Being the victim of constant noises on your car is likely to be annoying, a vehicle is so elaborate that it is generally complicated to locate its origin and even more problematic to find the component that causes it. In case you too have already came accross a cold engine noise on your Citroen C4 Cactus, we can surely support you. Indeed, our team chose to produce this article to be able to inspect the main causes of an engine that rattles when cold on your Citroen C4 Cactus. First we will look at engines that is rattling only when starting, then because of improper oil and finally because of glow plugs.


The engine of my Citroen C4 Cactus is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Citroen C4 Cactus produces a cold rattles, especially when starting and which disappear rather 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 damaged and therefore take time to make the oil rise when it is still very thick. If this is your case, after a few tens of seconds the engine that slams your Citroen C4 Cactus should go back to normal functions because the lubrication of the engine will be done normally, be sure you examine the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Citroen C4 Cactus that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another situation which can justify an engine which cold rattling on your Citroen C4 Cactus is that during an oil change the selection of oil was not perfect, 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 advised by the manufacturer, if your engine clicking is strong or if it persists on your Citroen C4 Cactus, do not think twice to replace it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Citroen C4 Cactus 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 C4 Cactus glow plugs that are at the end of their life. Indeed, a dead spark plug will trigger the attached cylinder not to heat up and will cause a stronger rattles on an engine Citroen C4 Cactus, so take into consideration diagnosing the state of your spark plugs independently using a multimeter, it may be that only one is involved like all of them. Here, we have explained to you, the main factors of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not think twice to read our page dedicated to your car to find more information on all the breakdowns related to your motor vehicle.

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