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is engine ticking normal in my 6200 mile 07 s 4x4?

i only hear it bouncing off the mcdonalds drive through wall....

don't all engines "tick" due to injectors??
 

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excellent.... i figured as much... i have never had a car that didn't tick, but i just turned 37 so you know.......used to fuel injection all my life....
 

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I figured out how to fix your problem. DON'T GO TO McDONALDS! Actualy I'll have to listen to mine to see if it ticks.
 

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well i go only for the lunch time grilled salad or the occasional m&m mcflurry...


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A McFlurry, why did't you say so earler!
 

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Yeah, the ticking has been there since day one, but one thing I have noticed is valve train noise on a cold start up that wasn't there when I bought the X. I was worried that I was running low on oil so I stopped and checked it, but it was fine. After reading a post on Titan Talk I figured out what my problem was. When I changed my oil I put in 10w-30. Apparently the lighter weight oil lets a little noise out where as 5w or 0w doesn't. I'm not due for another oil change for a little while so I won't know for sure that this applies to the 4.0 as it does with the 5.6.
 

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well, i didn't notice this noise until recently, when the dealer did the first oil change and they put in 10w-30 much to my disgust. I swapped it out for 5w-30 on my own the very next day, but i did know that the cold startup noise started around that time as well...

incompetent fouls.....


btw, nissan re-imbursed me for the oil change after i hollered at corporate.... the dealer at first wouldn't budge. I spammed every exec on this continent and that worked.... I am about to call nissan up to see about getting the second oil change, if they come back with 10w-30 that's what we use, then heck with them.....
 

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I'm surprised they can put 10w-30 into your car, isn't the minimum temperature you can run 10w at is 32*F? Only reason I used 10w was because I live in Florida and, well, it really doesn't get that cold here, especially in my garage... but in the next 1k miles or so it will be time to change the oil again and I am around 9k miles now, so I'll probably go with mobile one 0w-30... never know when the Ice Age will hit...
 

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you talking to me?

if so, well i didn't ask for 10w-30. they stuck it in there on there own and I ranted and raved for them to take it out and put 5w-30 in, but they would not. that infuriated me to no end so I spammed all execs in north america and cc'ed the service manager at southern states nissan of apex, nc....

i got the refund but am now concerned maybe it wore something being in there 2 days..... any thoughts or am i just overly paranoid?? can two days of 10w-30 mess soemthing up??
 

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The pour point for 5w-30 is -27 degrees F, and for 10w-30 its -33F. SAE for regular Mobil oil. Even better I'm sure for synthetic.

Per the owners manual:
5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred for all
temperatures. SAE 10W-30 or SAE
10W-40 viscosity oils may be used if the
ambient temperature is above 0°F (-18°C).

So much misinformation here.
A place to visit for info: http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/ubbthreads.php
 

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not per my 2007 owners manual...

the only viscosity mentioned in the whole book is 5w-30....

RECOMMENDED ENGINE OIL:
c Engine oil with API Certification Mark
c Viscosity SAE 5W-30
See “Engine oil and oil filter recommendation” in
the “Technical and consumer information” section
of this manual.


ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER
RECOMMENDATION
Selecting the correct oil
It is essential to choose the correct grade, quality
and viscosity engine oil to ensure satisfactory
engine life and performance. See 9Capacities
and recommended fuel/lubricants9 earlier in this
section. NISSAN recommends the use of an
energy conserving oil in order to improve fuel
economy.
Select only engine oils that meet the American
Petroleum Institute (API) certification or International
Lubricant Standardization and Approval
Committee (ILSAC) certification and SAE viscosity
standard. These oils have the API certification
mark on the front of the container. Oils which
do not have the specified quality label should not
be used as they could cause engine damage.
Oil additives
NISSAN does not recommend the use of oil
additives. The use of an oil additive is not necessary
when the proper oil type is used and maintenance
intervals are followed.
Oil which may contain foreign matter or has been
previously used should not be used.
Oil viscosity
The engine oil viscosity or thickness changes
with temperature. Because of this, it is important
to select the engine oil viscosity based on the
temperatures at which the vehicle will be operated
before the next oil change. Choosing an oil
viscosity other than that recommended could
cause serious engine damage.
Selecting the correct oil filter
Your new NISSAN vehicle is equipped with a
high-quality genuine NISSAN oil filter. When replacing,
use a genuine NISSAN oil filter or its
equivalent for the reason described in “Change
intervals”.
Change intervals
The oil and oil filter change intervals for your
engine are based on the use of the specified
quality oils and filters. Using engine oil and filters
that are not of the specified quality, or exceeding
recommended oil and filter change intervals
could reduce engine life. Damage to the engine
caused by improper maintenance or use of incorrect
oil and filter quality and/or viscosity is not
covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.
WTI0183
Technical and consumer information 9-5
 
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