Facing constant noises on your car has a tendency to be unpleasant, a car is so complicated that it is generally challenging to locate its source and even more problematic to find the part that causes it. In the event you too have previously came accross a cold engine noise on your Citroen C8, we can surely help you. In fact, our team decided to produce this article content to be able to analyze the main causes of an engine that rattles when cold on your Citroen C8. First we will look at engines that is rattling only when turned on, then because of unsuitable oil and finally because of glow plugs.


The engine of my Citroen C8 is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Citroen C8 makes a cold rattles, especially when starting and which fades rather quickly afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is responsible. In fact, the oil strainer (the part that sucks up the oil and makes it rise to the top of the engine) can be broken and therefore take some 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 C8 should return to normal functions because the lubrication of the engine will be done normally, remember to check the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Citroen C8 that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another situation which can justify an engine which cold rattling on your Citroen C8 is that during an oil change the selection of oil was not perfect, in fact, engine oils differ on their viscosity, which we will compare 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 adequate 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 C8, do not think twice to change it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Citroen C8 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 C8 glow plugs that are nearly good to be changed. In fact, a dead spark plug will cause the linked cylinder not to heat up and will trigger a stronger rattles on an engine Citroen C8, so take into account diagnosing the state of your spark plugs independently 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 think twice to have a look at our page dedicated to your car to find extra details on all the breakdowns linked to your car.

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