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Old 06-20-2019, 08:41 AM   #1
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Different starting noises

my 02' will start with normal sound,..then other times it will make a loose chain noise ,other days it makes a growling type noise,..would changing all 3 tensioners make any difference . ? Thanks Frank

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[QUOTE=flmont;597942]my 02' will start with normal sound,..then other times it will make a loose chain noise ,other days it makes a growling type noise,..would changing all 3 tensioners make any difference . ? Thanks Frank[/QUOTE

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Old 06-20-2019, 10:11 AM   #3
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Not nescessarly. Some chain noise just after a start for a few secondes is normal.

Start with simple things first.

When was the last time the oil filter housing was replaced ? You can buy a housing with the filter for under $30.00. And it worth every penny believe me. I did last spring and it eliminated the chain noise that I got. It also eliminated an annoying valve tappet sound from the engine. The housing got a bypass valve at the bottom that may corrode and get stucked.

Also make sure you put the correct grade oil and replace with a good quality oil.


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I get that nagging rattle every upon the first start of the day and every time the car has sat for more than a few hours. I've read it's normal. A few weeks back I thought maybe it was the starter not expediently retracting... pulled it... was perfect. So... ratttly chain.

Changed the oil and filter yesterday... cut the filter... very few... very few of those dark colored plastic bits. About 6 half-the size of a pin head. Likely from the rails. So... normal.

Pomerlo offers good advice.
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The lifters and chain tensioners are hydraulic. They will rattle until they have built up pressure.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:35 PM   #6
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Yes,..But Iam surprised its so hit and mis,..its driven daily some days its noisy some days just fine,..I will change my oil canister to see if that changes anything Thanks Pomerlo
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FWIW, that noise almost entirely went away for me after switching from Mobil 1 0w40 to Joe Gibbs DT40. Which could easily be a coincidence.
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FWIW, that noise almost entirely went away for me after switching from Mobil 1 0w40 to Joe Gibbs DT40. Which could easily be a coincidence.
Yep ...same for me. Switched from Mobil 1 to liquy moly.
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The lifters and chain tensioners are hydraulic. They will rattle until they have built up pressure.
Now I know. Thanks!
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I use liquid Moly also and I have the hit and mis rattle,..thats why I thought I should change the tensioner's,.and now I will also change the filter canister Thanks to Pomerlo's info on said canister
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Ok, WTH is liquid moly... help me and others


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Old 06-22-2019, 05:37 PM   #12
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its a made in Germany synthetic oil SAE 5-40 called Liqui Moly,..Which I get from Pelican parts,the maintenance folder that came with my 02 box showed the oil changes were done with this product so Ive continued that for now...
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I don't know how I'd feel putting Amazon Basics oil in my Box, but it seems to have kicked Liqui-Moly's a$$

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc5i6Vevox4

Who is brave enough to try it?

Any thoughts?
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I don't know how I'd feel putting Amazon Basics oil in my Box, but it seems to have kicked Liqui-Moly's

Any thoughts?

Amazon sells me soap and pet food, books video and some electronics.

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Amazon sells me soap and pet food, books video and some electronics.

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Not even castor oil?

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