Facing frequent noises on your car has a tendency to be annoying, a car is so complex that it is generally tricky to find its source and even more difficult to find the component that causes it. In the event you too have already came accross a cold engine noise on your Opel Vivaro, we can surely help you. Indeed, our editorial staff made the decision to compose this article content to be able to examine the main causes of an engine that rattles when cold on your Opel Vivaro. First we will look at engines that is rattling only at start up, then because of improper oil and finally because of glow plugs.


The engine of my Opel Vivaro is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Opel Vivaro produces a cold rattles, especially when starting and which ends rather quickly 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 malfunctioned and therefore take 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 Opel Vivaro should return to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done normally, make sure check the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Opel Vivaro that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another option which can explain an engine which cold rattling on your Opel Vivaro is that during an oil change the selection 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 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 Opel Vivaro, do not hesitate to change it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Opel Vivaro 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 Opel Vivaro glow plugs that are defectives. Indeed, a dead spark plug will induce the attached cylinder not to heat up and will bring about a stronger rattles on an engine Opel Vivaro, so take into account testing the state of your spark plugs individually using a multimeter, it may be that only one is involved like all of them. Here, we have listed to you, the main causes of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not hesitate to consult our page specialized to your car to find additional information on all the breakdowns linked to your motor vehicle.

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