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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #1
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Engine noise on cold morning start up


I have a remote start on my stang, I went out to start it and noticed a very slight tick noice that went away after about 5 mins of idle.

I just changed the oil with 5 qts of 5-20 royal purple and lucas synth to top it off. Is this just normal in the snow covered car and cold weather or do I have the beginings of engine failure?

This is the first time I have noticed this sound on start up, its about 14F out side.

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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:41 AM   #2
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I have a remote start on my stang, I went out to start it and noticed a very slight tick noice that went away after about 5 mins of idle.

I just changed the oil with 5 qts of 5-20 royal purple and lucas synth to top it off. Is this just normal in the snow covered car and cold weather or do I have the beginings of engine failure?

This is the first time I have noticed this sound on start up, its about 14F out side.

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Normal. It's freezing outside and these engines take for ever to warm up especially in the winter.

Why do you use lucas additive, I would think Royal purple alone would be good enough.

If I were you though I would start using 5w30 instead of 5w20 if you prefer a longer living engine over a non-noticeable increase in gas mileage.
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I agree that the Lucas additive is a waste at the least. If you do a search on it over at BITOG you'll see quite a few negative things posted about it, the worst of which is that it reduces the anti-foaming agents in the oil and allows the oil to "froth" or "foam" up.
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The lucas is like glue and all its doing is thickening the hell out of your oil until it warms up, i would attribute the thicker oil on startup to the noise your hearing, i would try just plain royal purple next time and see if it still makes the noise upon startup.
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