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#1 (permalink) Old 11-05-2004, 10:43 AM
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Does anyone else notice a noise from the intake when they start their car cold in the morning. Sounds like a noisy lifter but sounds like it is coming from the intake manifold. It goes away when the car warms up I only have 1500 miles on the car. Should I take it in or is this normal?
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It is inhierent with hydorolic lifters and is considered normal. Has to do with cold oil being thicker and not flowing as easily.
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time it one morning.

there is a 90 second auxilary pump that runs when your car has been sitting. it's very loud. (my parents say it sometimes wakes them up when i leave for school) but it only lasts 90 seconds then quits.

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