TOP-END CLATTER ON COLD-START IN THE MORNING......

  • Tiny
  • Atomicdr
  • 2001 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
  • 175,000 MILES

This car has the 4.6 engine that runs very smooth after running for a minute or so but has an extremely loud clatter coming from I believe the cam and rocker area. What would cause this? The oil is full and it was changed a few months ago with semi-synthetic at the Ford dealer. I'm suspicious about the oil pump. What do you guys think?

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Friday, December 9th, 2011 AT 4:00 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Cold weather can cause it if the oil weight used is too heavy. Was 5w30 used?

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Friday, December 9th, 2011 AT 4:10 AM

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