Being the victim of frequent noises on your car will probably be unpleasant, a motor vehicle is so elaborate that it is generally complicated to determine its source and even more complicated to find the part that causes it. In case you too have previously faced a cold engine noise on your Citroen Xsara, we can definitely help you. In fact, our team made the decision to publish this document in order to review the main causes of an engine that rattles when cold on your Citroen Xsara. First we will take a 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 Xsara is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Citroen Xsara makes a cold rattles, especially when starting and which ends fairly quickly 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 harmed 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 Xsara should go back to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done normally, make sure to check the condition of the engine.

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

Another situation which can justify an engine which cold rattling on your Citroen Xsara is that during an oil change the choice of oil was not ideal, indeed, 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 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 Xsara, do not be reluctant to change it with the right oil.

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

If you have a diesel engine, your engine is rattling when cold, and it has problems starting when it is cold, it may be your Citroen Xsara glow plugs that are defectives. In fact, a dead spark plug will induce the connected cylinder not to heat up and will bring about a stronger rattles on an engine Citroen Xsara, so take into consideration evaluating the state of your spark plugs individually using a multimeter, it may be that only one is concerned like all of them. Here, we have described to you, the main motives of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not be reluctant to have a look at our page specialized to your car to find extra information on all the breakdowns related to your automobile.

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