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Old 03-28-2009, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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engine has 93000, oil changed every 5k, have a knocking sound (valves?) at start up for only 1-2 seconds.
Any ideas what this may mean?
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more information / description of the noise required.
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sounds like a VANOS issue
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sounds like valves rattle when low on oil, but oil is full. It is not consistent. There a days when it does do it, sometimes it does it when cold or even hot. Knocking/rattle last only for 1-2 seconds.
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