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Old 12 Sep 2016, 09:07 am
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My PT with only 20,000 miles (non-turbo) runs smooth and quiet when warmed up, bit on a cold start, for only 1-2 miles, the engine at idle makes a clacking sound. Has anyone else experienced this noise? What do you think it could be?

When I bought it 1 month ago from the original owner, the oil was down approx. 2 litres and was black - I can only assume they did not change it regularly. I changed the oil right away and it has remained clean for the past 2000 kms. It burns no oil and it doesn't leak either.

Thoughts? Any additives that could help? Is this a pre-curser for more serious issues down the road?
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Old 12 Sep 2016, 09:11 am
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Default Re: cold start - clicking or clacking noise

Does the clacking increase with an increase in rpm's?
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Old 12 Sep 2016, 09:54 am
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