Facing regular noises on your car has a tendency to be upsetting, a car is so elaborate that it is most of the time hard to find its origin and even more complicated to find the component that causes it. In the event you too have already faced a cold engine noise on your Citroen Ds5, we can clearly support you. Indeed, we decided to compose this article to be able to inspect the main causes of an engine that rattles when cold on your Citroen Ds5. First we will look at engines that is rattling only when turned on, then because of improper oil and finally because of glow plugs.


The engine of my Citroen Ds5 is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Citroen Ds5 generates a cold rattles, especially when starting and which ends before long afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is at fault. 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 viscous. If this is your situation, after a few tens of seconds the engine that slams your Citroen Ds5 should return to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done naturally, remember to check the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Citroen Ds5 that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another possibility which can explain an engine which cold rattling on your Citroen Ds5 is that during an oil change the choice of oil was not perfect, indeed, 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 picked, 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 suggested by the manufacturer, if your engine clicking is strong or if it persists on your Citroen Ds5, do not be reluctant to change it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Citroen Ds5 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 Ds5 glow plugs that are at the end of their life. Indeed, a dead spark plug will induce the associated cylinder not to heat up and will create a stronger rattles on an engine Citroen Ds5, so consider examining 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 revealed to you, the main causes of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not be reluctant to have a look at our page dedicated to your car to find more info on all the breakdowns associated with your vehicle.

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