Coming accross repeated noises on your car will probably be annoying, a automobile is so elaborate that it is generally difficult to track down its source and even more difficult to find the part that causes it. In the event you too have previously faced a cold engine noise on your Mini Mini, we can definitely support you. Indeed, our team decided to produce this content page in order to analyze the main causes of an engine that rattles when cold on your Mini Mini. First we will take a 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 Mini Mini is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Mini Mini generates a cold rattles, especially when starting and which disappear fairly quickly afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is at fault. Indeed, 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 situation, after a few tens of seconds the engine that slams your Mini Mini should come back to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done naturally, remember to verify the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Mini Mini that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another possibility which can justify an engine which cold rattling on your Mini Mini is that during an oil change the selection of oil was not ideal, indeed, engine oils differ on their viscosity, which we will review 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 chosen, 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 Mini Mini, do not hesitate to replace it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Mini Mini 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 Mini Mini glow plugs that are defectives. Indeed, a dead spark plug will induce the attached cylinder not to heat up and will cause a stronger rattles on an engine Mini Mini, so think about evaluating 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 hesitate to consult our page dedicated to your car to find additional information on all the breakdowns related to your motor vehicle.

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