Coming accross repeated noises on your car will probably be upsetting, a car is so sophisticated that it is generally hard to identify its source and even more challenging to find the component that triggers it. In case you too have already faced a cold engine noise on your Volkswagen Transporter, we can certainly support you. In fact, our editorial staff chose to produce this document in order to inspect the main triggers of an engine that rattles when cold on your Volkswagen Transporter. First we will check out engines that is rattling only when turned on, then because of unsuitable oil and finally because of glow plugs.


The engine of my Volkswagen Transporter is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Volkswagen Transporter generates a cold rattles, especially when starting and which fades rather quickly afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is at fault. In fact, 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 some time to make the oil rise when it is still very viscous. If this is your case, after a few tens of seconds the engine that slams your Volkswagen Transporter should return to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done naturally, make sure check the condition of the engine.

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

Another situation which can explain an engine which cold rattling on your Volkswagen Transporter 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 chosen, 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 Transporter, do not hesitate to swap it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Volkswagen Transporter 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 Volkswagen Transporter glow plugs that are at the end of their life. In fact, a dead spark plug will trigger the linked cylinder not to heat up and will bring about a stronger rattles on an engine Volkswagen Transporter, so take into account testing 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 listed to you, the main reasons of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not hesitate to read our page specialized to your car to find additional information on all the breakdowns associated with your car.

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