Coming accross constant noises on your car tends to be unpleasant, a automobile is so sophisticated that it is generally difficult to track down its origin and even more hard to find the part that triggers it. In the event you too have already came accross a cold engine noise on your Volvo XC60, we can definitely support you. Indeed, our editorial staff chose to produce this content to be able to inspect the main triggers of an engine that rattles when cold on your Volvo XC60. 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 Volvo XC60 is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Volvo XC60 makes a cold rattles, especially when starting and which ends quickly afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is to blame. 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 case, after a few tens of seconds the engine that slams your Volvo XC60 should return to normal functions because the lubrication of the engine will be done normally, be sure you verify the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Volvo XC60 that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another option which can justify an engine which cold rattling on your Volvo XC60 is that during an oil change the choice of oil was not perfect, in reality, 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 chosen, it is possible that when cold, the lubrication it allows is not adequate to limit engine slamming, compare the oil used and the oil recommended by the manufacturer, if your engine clicking is strong or if it persists on your Volvo XC60, do not think twice to change it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Volvo XC60 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 XC60 glow plugs that are nearly good to be changed. Indeed, a dead spark plug will trigger the connected cylinder not to heat up and will cause a stronger rattles on an engine Volvo XC60, so think about trying out 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 described to you, the main reasons of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not think twice to read our page dedicated to your car to find further info on all the breakdowns linked to your vehicle.

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