Facing regular noises on your car will probably be upsetting, a car is so complicated that it is generally difficult to track down its origin and even more complicated to find the component that triggers it. In the event you too have already experienced a cold engine noise on your Citroen C1, we can surely help you. Indeed, we chose to publish this document to be able to examine the main triggers of an engine that rattles when cold on your Citroen C1. First we will take a look at engines that is rattling only at start up, then because of improper oil and finally because of glow plugs.


The engine of my Citroen C1 is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Citroen C1 generates a cold rattles, specifically when starting and which disappear fairly quickly afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is responsible. Indeed, the oil strainer (the component that sucks up the oil and makes it rise to the top of the engine) can be malfunctioned and therefore take time to make the oil rise when it is still very viscous. If this is your situation, after a few tens of seconds the engine that slams your Citroen C1 should come back to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done naturally, make sure to verify the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Citroen C1 that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another possibility which can explain an engine which cold rattling on your Citroen C1 is that during an oil change the selection of oil was not perfect, indeed, engine oils differ on their viscosity, which we will review with the “W” value, the higher this value is the thicker the oil will be and vice versa. If a too fluid oil has been picked, it is possible that when cold, the lubrication it allows is not sufficient to limit engine slamming, compare the oil used and the oil suggested by the manufacturer, if your engine clicking is strong or if it persists on your Citroen C1, do not hesitate to change it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Citroen C1 cause of the glow plugs

If you have a diesel engine, your engine is rattling when cold, and it has difficulty starting when it is cold, it may be your Citroen C1 glow plugs that are nearly good to be changed. Indeed, a dead spark plug will induce the attached cylinder not to heat up and will cause a stronger rattles on an engine Citroen C1, so take into account evaluating the state of your spark plugs separately using a multimeter, it may be that only one is concerned like all of them. Here, we have explained to you, the main causes of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not hesitate to read our page dedicated to your car to find further information on all the breakdowns linked to your automobile.

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