Facing repeated noises on your car has a tendency to be annoying, a vehicle is so sophisticated that it is most of the time difficult to determine its source and even more problematic to find the part that motives it. In the event you too have already came accross a cold engine noise on your Citroen C3, we can surely support you. In fact, we chose to produce this article content in order to inspect the main motives of an engine that rattles when cold on your Citroen C3. First we will 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 C3 is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Citroen C3 produces a cold rattles, specifically when starting and which disappear before long afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is at fault. In fact, the oil strainer (the part 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 C3 should come back to normal functions because the lubrication of the engine will be done normally, make sure examine the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Citroen C3 that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another option which can explain an engine which cold rattling on your Citroen C3 is that during an oil change the choice of oil was not best, in fact, engine oils differ on their viscosity, which we will contrast 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 selected, it is possible that when cold, the lubrication it allows is not good enough to limit engine slamming, compare the oil used and the oil recommended by the manufacturer, if your engine clicking is strong or if it persists on your Citroen C3, do not hesitate to change it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Citroen C3 cause of the glow plugs

If you have a diesel engine, your engine is rattling when cold, and it has complication starting when it is cold, it may be your Citroen C3 glow plugs that are defectives. In fact, a dead spark plug will induce the connected cylinder not to heat up and will cause a stronger rattles on an engine Citroen C3, so think about trying out 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 factors of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not hesitate to browse our page specialized to your car to find extra information on all the breakdowns related to your vehicle.

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