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Old 10-03-2019, 01:04 AM   #1
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Timing chain and out of the blue cold start lifter noise. 2.0 duratec 2010.

So if had alot of mixed answers to this question. So I need to get some actual answers I have a 2.0 duratec which is a 2010 it's at 126 thousand and some change. It was a fleet car from nicer which is a pretty good company around where I live my grandma worked for them and told me they have to take care of their cars. I'm not sure if the timing has actually ever been done one it. Iv been told since it's a timing chain that I dont actually really need to worry about it until its pass double what a belt needs and also been told different. Also if got this out of the blue lifter nise that occurred this morning, now my mechanic whom I trust more then I do myself told me that its bevuse it's getting colder outside and the oils thicker when it's cold. He said that since it goes away when the cars warm or with in a few minutes of running not to worry about it.


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Fleet car from nicor*
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:31 AM   #3
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He's correct. The chain should probably last the life the car, unless something drastic happens. Make sure you use a oil filter with a anti drainback valve. That helps with cold startups.
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May not be lifter noise at all. These engines make a "Ticking" sound when the "Swirl flaps" or "Tumble flaps" need repair. They are butterfly flaps in the intake manifold that regulate air flow into the head
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I don't know if the 2010 still used the swirl flaps that had a problem with going bad.

Not sure on this. I just know at some point there was a change up.

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I changed the oil filter to a napa gold yesterday and today the noise wasn't even there. Aside from that this car blows my mind
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The mechanic is NOT correct, I've used thick oils for years and zero issues in winter doing it. Either straight 30 or 40 weight even in winter and the thicker the oil the less need you have of anti-drainback valves, The filter people only started using them when the world began to go to thinner oils.

THINNER oils drain back faster, the thicker ones have too much cohesion to easily drain back, why the oil company 'dry starts' thing is a total myth.
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The. Noise is gone today but as someone else said its probably just my intake flaps but the noise is gone so I dont know. It's got hydraulic lifters and my other mechanic who's also a good friend of mine told me that same thing about the oil, if running thinner mean it all drips back down that would explain why it was making a noise then because if I had thicker oil it would have stayed up in the lifters over night
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You want to use the thinner oils in these engines because of the tight tolerences and passages they have. I like to use Castrol Magnetec because of its ability to coat or stick to parts of engine.
Im sure most modern oils in thin grades do this. Mobil 1, valvevoline, etc...They are all good.
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The. Noise is gone today but as someone else said its probably just my intake flaps but the noise is gone so I dont know. It's got hydraulic lifters and my other mechanic who's also a good friend of mine told me that same thing about the oil, if running thinner mean it all drips back down that would explain why it was making a noise then because if I had thicker oil it would have stayed up in the lifters over night
Get a different mechanic. Your engine does not have hydraulic lifters.
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