Ford Ranger 3.2 engine rattle when cold

Benr

Member
Location
North Devon
Our 66 plate ranger seems to be rattling more and more when you accelerate from low revs for about the first 10 minutes.
I recorded it this afternoon on the link below, you can just hear it.


Always give it a bit of time to warm and go gently until warm but it seems to be getting worse. Any ideas what it could be? Expensive?
 

FIL46

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
M thats a short clip sounds like injectors missing, is she down on power, any smoke, or worst case may be big end bearings How is the oil level
 

Benr

Member
Location
North Devon
M thats a short clip sounds like injectors missing, is she down on power, any smoke, or worst case may be big end bearings How is the oil level
No power fine, no smoke. Once it has warmed up the noise completely goes.
Yep oil checked regularly, we have had it from new and serviced on time etc.
Is it much of a job for a garage to see if it is an injector?
 

FIL46

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
Don't hold me to it but what you have described I would say Glow plugs, I see the 3.2 is a 5 pot so you may have more than on faulty glow plug, get someone to take them out and test them, take it easy when removing them lots of wd40 ect they can snap on removal be gentle, It may be a injector but Defo start with glow plugs first
 

MarkT5

Member
Location
Sheffield
Be an injector leaking back over night. Glow plug only does the heating for starting, doesn’t contribute to how the actual engine runs unless there is a hole in it and losing pressure but you say it runs fine once warm so I’d say injector. Get a leak back test done. Or just take them out and send to a diesel man to check them over.
 

FIL46

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
Some engines the glow plugs will run on till the engine is to a preset temp you can sometimes here the relay ticking on and of for a few seconds it may not put up a warning light as it will try and fix the issue by running the glow plugs longer, as said it will depend on the ecu software
 

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