Coming accross constant noises on your car tends to be unpleasant, a vehicle is so elaborate that it is most of the time tricky to determine its source and even more hard to find the part that triggers it. In case you too have previously came accross a cold engine noise on your Volvo V50, we can certainly help you. In fact, our team made the decision to publish this document in order to inspect the main triggers of an engine that rattles when cold on your Volvo V50. 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 Volvo V50 is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Volvo V50 makes a cold rattles, especially when starting and which fades quickly afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is responsible. In fact, 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 case, after a few tens of seconds the engine that slams your Volvo V50 should return to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done normally, be sure you verify the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Volvo V50 that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another situation which can explain an engine which cold rattling on your Volvo V50 is that during an oil change the choice of oil was not ideal, in fact, engine oils differ on their viscosity, which we will contrast 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 picked, 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 Volvo V50, do not think twice to replace it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Volvo V50 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 Volvo V50 glow plugs that are defectives. In fact, a dead spark plug will induce the linked cylinder not to heat up and will create a stronger rattles on an engine Volvo V50, 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 listed to you, the main causes of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not think twice to have a look at our page specialized to your car to find more details on all the breakdowns associated with your motor vehicle.

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