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Hi Y'all

I've noticed that during cold start days my engine turns over and ignites but instead of getting that lovely deep engine sound I get to hear something of a 'mess'. It only lasts for about one second. I liken the sound to when the engine has already been started and you try and turn the keys again to turn it over.


Has anyone else experienced this?





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Funny you should post this - I've noticed in the past few days that mine is doing something similar. It still starts fine, but sounds a little bit different... doesn't last a second though. Maybe it's just the weather?

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Normally on these engines, you will find that its coming from the hydraulic lifters on a cold morning. The oil is alot thicker in the cold so takes slightly longer for the oil pressure to build up.

I found that the noise was greater reduced by putting a quality filter on and also swapping to quality oil. (i started using Castrol edge and the noise went)


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On 6 March 2016 at 3:31 PM, Mini-man said:

Normally on these engines, you will find that its coming from the hydraulic lifters on a cold morning. The oil is alot thicker in the cold so takes slightly longer for the oil pressure to build up.

The engine doesn't have hydraulic lifters.

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In any event, it was serviced by Lexus. I was assured the correct oil and filters were used, even though it was serviced 3,600 miles  and over a year ago - I'm not a big miler.

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