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    Engine clatter on startup

    Hello all. I was wondering if anyone else experiences a little engine clatter on startup until the oil light goes out? Maybe 2 seconds of slightly louder engine noise.



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    Yeah, mine does that.

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    This is one reason why some choose a thicker oil.

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    Mine does it too. Supposed to be normal.
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    Yup both ours do that. But with a slightly thicker oil it pretty much goes away

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    I noticed this after switching to K&N oil filters. I'm not sure if it was happening all along and I just started to notice now, but I am going to try some different filters and see if it helps at all. I thought it might be caused by a faulty anti-drainback valve in the oil filter. However if this is happening to everyone I guess I shouldn't be worried?



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