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I have a cold start knock, but it goes away after warms up. What could this be?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Kim, You may be low on oil, and after the top of the motor is lubed at warm up the knock is suppressed. Check your oil level and have leaks fixed if it is low. AJ Pierce

Donna Burmeister, Service Manager at Classic Nissan lack of oil, oil drains down after seating. When the pressure comes up, it pumps the oil to needed areas. Keep an eye on your oil level.

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