Coming accross repeated noises on your car has a tendency to be upsetting, a automobile is so elaborate that it is most of the time tricky to locate its origin and even more challenging to find the component that causes it. In case you too have already experienced a cold engine noise on your Volkswagen Fox, we can definitely help you. Indeed, our editorial staff made the decision to publish this document to be able to review the main causes of an engine that rattles when cold on your Volkswagen Fox. 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 Volkswagen Fox is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Volkswagen Fox produces a cold rattles, especially when starting and which disappear 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 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 Volkswagen Fox should return to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done naturally, remember to verify the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Volkswagen Fox that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another option which can explain an engine which cold rattling on your Volkswagen Fox is that during an oil change the selection of oil was not perfect, in fact, 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 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 suggested by the manufacturer, if your engine clicking is strong or if it persists on your Volkswagen Fox, do not think twice to replace it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Volkswagen Fox 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 Volkswagen Fox glow plugs that are defectives. Indeed, a dead spark plug will cause the attached cylinder not to heat up and will trigger a stronger rattles on an engine Volkswagen Fox, so think about evaluating the state of your spark plugs separately using a multimeter, it may be that only one is involved like all of them. Here, we have explained to you, the main factors of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not think twice to consult our page specialized to your car to find extra information on all the breakdowns associated with your vehicle.

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