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My new kia rio 1.4 ex petrol engine has annoying ticking noise at start up from cold. Had to the dealers twice, but they cannot figure out what it is. (in other words they don't want to fix. I was wondering what engine oil to put into it, as it has 2000km done, and thought a thicker oil or different oil might get rid of it. Does some one know what oil goes into this motor, and would it solve the problem. Christchurch New Zealand
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The dealer would know what the problem is; they just don't want dismantle the top of the engine to adjust the valve lifters. It's quite common to have a momentary ticking from a new engine at start-up, but it should have settled by 2000km.

Oil grade recommendation is probably 5W-20 and I wouldn't change it just to get rid of a slight noise. Keep pestering the dealer to have it fixed if it worries you. Some oils (e.g. Castrol Magnatec) are supposed to be good for cold starts. Might be worth a try if you can get the correct grade for your car.
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The dealer would know what the problem is; they just don't want dismantle the top of the engine to adjust the valve lifters. It's quite common to have a momentary ticking from a new engine at start-up, but it should have settled by 2000km.

Oil grade recommendation is probably 5W-20 and I wouldn't change it just to get rid of a slight noise. Keep pestering the dealer to have it fixed if it worries you. Some oils (e.g. Castrol Magnatec) are supposed to be good for cold starts. Might be worth a try if you can get the correct grade for your car.
I don't think i can get any joy from the dealers anymore as they keep trying to get rid of me, and hope i will give up (which i have with them) and i will send all details to Kia Motors and see if they can resolve it. " what a great warranty this turned out to be"
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We at Cockram Kia have inspected your Kia Riofor the ticking noise after cold engine start up and after testing several similar Kia vehicles of the same model variant find that this is a characteristic within this model variant rather than a individual vehicle fault .

We are satisfied that no mechanical fault exists with your Kia vehicle and we consider the condition complained of as a characteristic of the model variant.

Your vehicle is covered by a 5 year/ 100km warranty and we will stand by the product should any engine failure occur [provided all maintenance requirements have been completed as outline by the manufacture].

Any problems please feel free to contact me.
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my Soul has the slight ticking noise after sitting overnight, but only last a few seconds, once its warm when you start it, say later in the day it doesn't do it. I would agree with the dealer its a characteristic of the engine, if it didn't disappear then I would be worried.
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If they cant find a problem what do you want them to fix?
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They have found a problem Ticking Noise I just want to get the loud ticking noise . It does not go until the engine is fully warmed up.
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Assuming it's a valve-lifter noise, on some engines (particularly older cars), there's an adjusting screw to regulate the clearance. It's an easy job, and you can isolate noisy "tappets" prior to adjustment by (temporarily) inserting brass shim.

Other cars have cam followers than need to be adjusted by adding/removing (permanent) shims; this requires removing the camshafts.

Not sure what your car has, but it's likely that it needs more than a simple adjustment.
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Assuming it's a valve-lifter noise, on some engines (particularly older cars), there's an adjusting screw to regulate the clearance. It's an easy job, and you can isolate noisy "tappets" prior to adjustment by (temporarily) inserting brass shim.

Other cars have cam followers than need to be adjusted by adding/removing (permanent) shims; this requires removing the camshafts.

Not sure what your car has, but it's likely that it needs more than a simple adjustment.
They are hydraulic. self adjusting. but this noise could be other things also .l like oil pump. drive chain / tensioner.
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