Being the victim of regular noises on your car will probably be distressing, a automobile is so complex that it is most of the time difficult to discover its source and even more complicated to find the part that triggers it. In case you too have previously came accross a cold engine noise on your Mercedes Actros, we can surely support you. Indeed, our editorial staff decided to write this article content in order to review the main triggers of an engine that rattles when cold on your Mercedes Actros. First we will take a look at engines that is rattling only at start up, then because of unsuitable oil and finally because of glow plugs.


The engine of my Mercedes Actros is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Mercedes Actros generates a cold rattles, specifically when starting and which ends fairly quickly afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is to blame. Indeed, 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 Mercedes Actros should go back to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done naturally, be sure you verify the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Mercedes Actros that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another option which can explain an engine which cold rattling on your Mercedes Actros is that during an oil change the choice of oil was not perfect, 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 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 Mercedes Actros, do not be reluctant to replace it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Mercedes Actros 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 Mercedes Actros glow plugs that are at the end of their life. Indeed, a dead spark plug will induce the linked cylinder not to heat up and will trigger a stronger rattles on an engine Mercedes Actros, so take into consideration testing 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 described to you, the main reasons of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not be reluctant to consult our page dedicated to your car to find more information on all the breakdowns linked to your motor vehicle.

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