Oh wait, I meant normal hot. Sorry.
I guess the engine heats fast since the weather here is hot. (We're in the Philippines by the way.)
About the timing thing, that's my dad's problem now. He said he retarded the timing to try and fix the rattling sound. He tried advancing the timing but that didn't work either. Its like no matter what you do with the timing, the rattling sound's still there. But he did tell me the car started having rattling sounds when he changed the ATF.
When he went to a shop to change the ATF, the mechanic there said its fine to use an "S3" (I don't know if that's the correct term) ATF, so my dad agreed to have him put it on. A few days later, the car started having the rattling sounds. He called his friend asking why the car started to have rattling sounds and his friend told him that it was because he used an S3 fluid instead of a Dexron III fluid.
Anyways, thanks for trying to help out and cheers from the Philippines!
Friday, April 3rd, 2015 AT 4:25 AM