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  1. Steve101

    Steve101 New Member

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    Hi all, will post a snap of my motor soon, in the meantime I have this following problem.

    Model is XLT (late 2011 5.4L petrol) only 30,000 plus miles on the clock.

    When I start the motor first thing in the morning it sounds like a tank (diesel engine) starting up then after about 2 seconds it sounds normal. Drives ok for about 30 miles then I will feel the car missing every now and then. Any ideas, I know its a long shot, hope to get to garage soon to have checked out.

    Appreciate any info that might help me out.

    Regards

    Steve 101
     
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    Welcome to the site.

    CEL on, have you read the codes?
     
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    ??? im lost with that reply

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    CEL is the check engine light

    When the engine computer (pcm) detects something isn't right it will put a code into memory and turn the cel on. Mechanic will connect a code reader or scanner and retrieve the code(s).
     
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    Thanks, will head off to the mechanic who has that set up next week, thanks

    Steve101
     
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    stamp11127 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    P. I. T. W. we're P. I. T. W
     
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    What does that mean?
     
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    stamp11127 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a "famous song from the workplace".

    I is in
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    W is wind

    Use your imagination for P
     
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    Missing is typically a spark plugs or coil issue.

    Noise on startup seems to be common until the timing chain tensioner fills with oil pressure again.



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    Thanks for joining Steve, It's great to have you here

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