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Date Registered: 06-2013
Location: Melbourne
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Engine whine/rattle


About every once in 30 starts my 2004 Xtrail makes this rattling noise for about a minute and then stops and doesnt happen again for another 20-30 starts. Hasn't happened mid driving at all, just when started. Sound appears to be coming from/near the alternator?

Here is what it sounds like


Any ideas?
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Date Registered: 02-2004
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That sounds like a loose timing chain tensioner

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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How many kms has the Xtrail done ?
What oil are you using ?

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jalalski wrote:

That sounds like a loose timing chain tensioner



I'd thought that might be the cause, thanks
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Revhead Kev wrote:

How many kms has the Xtrail done ?
What oil are you using ?



170k and valvoline engine armour or shell helix 10w40w
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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Re: Engine whine/rattle


For that age engine the 40 is the right stuff but maybe the 10 might be a little too thick for cold mornings. I would suggest 5W40.

Our timing chain tensioner uses a spring for initial tension on startup but when running uses oil pressure to keep the tension, especially at higher RPMs and the ticker oil on cold starts might not give it enough pressure until the engine warms up

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Date Registered: 06-2013
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Revhead Kev wrote:

For that age engine the 40 is the right stuff but maybe the 10 might be a little too thick for cold mornings. I would suggest 5W40.

Our timing chain tensioner uses a spring for initial tension on startup but when running uses oil pressure to keep the tension, especially at higher RPMs and the ticker oil on cold starts might not give it enough pressure until the engine warms up



Thanks, bought some 5w40 so will see how it goes
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