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Old 04-08-2005, 03:33   #1 (permalink)
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Question Cold engine lifter noise

Has anyone with a MKII GT or GTP had experiences when cold starting for a about 5-10 seconds, lifter noise or rattle.

Just had its first service, with an oil change ( for good measure) and notices twice today on cold start up. Never had this before.

Anyone else with this? Is it oil pump or pressure problem, I dont trust these pod gauges at all. Mind of their own..
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Old 04-08-2005, 16:12   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Cold engine lifter noise

I wonder if this can be attributed to the whole oil saga. Perhaps you actually got a thicker mineral based oil which I believe is/was GTX3 for run in, and at first service they put in the thin castrol Type R which seems to be in use now. Perhaps this is causing the delay in comming up to pressure, but then again you'd think this would pump faster cold..............arrrgh, brain hurts.
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Re: Cold engine lifter noise

2 of the tensoniers of the front of the engine are made of plastic, the little neoprene seal looses about a mill of its sealing area and when the car goes cold oil drains out of the top of the engine, when you start it it takes a little longer for the oil pressure to biuld back up to full capasity causing it to "Rattle" for a couple of seconds, then it goes all quite again.

You can request your dealer fit the new tensioners that are made of metal.
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Old 04-09-2005, 13:56   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Cold engine lifter noise

Mine goes in next week for its Timing Chain Tensioner upgrade as the Ford nobs call it,apparently very common in Mark ones,you would think they would have sorted it by Mark2
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SO Bedflute, how did the procedure go?
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SO Bedflute, how did the procedure go?
Mcinerney ford in Perth did it and so far so good,they even lent me a new territory for the day,The service guy reckons very common problem even in some of the mark twos
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Mine goes in next week for its Timing Chain Tensioner upgrade as the Ford nobs call it,apparently very common in Mark ones,you would think they would have sorted it by Mark2
Yep, my MK1 does it too but only for a few seconds though. Glad to hear its fixable.
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Old 04-30-2005, 20:33   #8 (permalink)
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agreed on the fix, phew... every time I start cold I think is it a little more serious each time. I will now investigate and get it fixed.

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Re: Cold engine lifter noise

Mine also does this, only for 1 or 2 seconds, thought I should use some 0w-40 oil in its 15,000k service, I will now be requesting the tentioners be replaced with metal ones as well...
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How much did they charge for the timing chain tensioner upgrade?
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