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#16 thebigmg

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:25 PM

Hi all, Sorry to drag up what maybe an old topic but I have exactly the same problem. Following an oil change the engine makes a wirring noise at about 1700 revs but not when cold only when the car is at optimal temperature. The mechanics have taken the sump off and changed the oil filter but unlike the poster above my problem still remains. The belts have been sprayed to make sure there is no oil on them. Car drives absolutely fine but this wirring noise (a bit like an electric window) carries on. Would love to hear from anyone who has had this problem and it didn't clear by taking the sump off. Mark

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:29 PM

very frustrating! It was for me too...took car back loads until they took sump off and garage told me the noise was still there, however when I drove it home it had disappeared! All from an oil change, makes me reluctant to get another oil change in case it comes back again! Hope you get it sorted let me know if you do. I have read other people with same model getting same problem, I guess someone from Ford may know exactly what it is?

 

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

perhaps the wrong grade oil was used in your car Mark?



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

Well.

It randomly went away. On day it was making its odd noise then it just went. Nothing to note performance wise. Oil was ford spec. Who knows?

Car died in many other ways anyway. On the Mondeo train now.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:00 PM

Well I can only hope it mine randomly goes away. My father in law did the oil change (he is a manager in a garage) so knows what he's doing. One of the other managers did the sump today and a new oil filter but it remains there. As the wife says.. it didn't do it before so there must be something wrong... Olly... How long before the noise went away?

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:12 PM

they probably used something compatible, its just a case of was it the right spec, for example, full or semi synthetic, also the same can be asked for did they use 5w30, or 5w40.

 

Its only an avenue I am thinking!



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:43 PM

Hi jeebowhite I'm informed 5w30 Semi - Gets delivered in a barrel and they just pump it into a pour bucket.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:28 PM

sounds right, although full synthetic is the preferred, so its less likely to be the issue.

 

they should be looking into it further to get it fixed, as if it wasnt that way when it went in, it shouldnt be that way when it comes out.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:33 PM

They did a thorough investigation today and even said the noise was coming from the sump so it wasn't opened up just as a possible cure they believed that's where the noise is originating from. i'll record the sound and post it up to see if it matches what a couple of you guys have had with your cars. (Will be tomorrow now). Sadly I am no expert so I can only go on what the men in the overalls tell me lol Thanks for all your help so far its much appreciated.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

Mine was 5w30 semi. It had been driven 15k without a change so semi or full; anything was better. I'd say it stayed sounding like like a vacuum/buzzer for a couple of months, 4000 miles. Did no harm. Just annoying. And only when warm.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 05:16 PM

Have you checked your air filter housing is screwed down right?
Ps:oil difference between 5-30/5-40 will make no difference whatsoever

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 04:17 PM

I too am having this problem.

Oil and filter change and then after when warm, I am getting this whooooing noise :(

 

confirmed parts are all correct and correct grade oil used, tried re-tightening oil filter and what not but no luck :/

 

I have read other places about the oil filter housing causing problem but why all of a sudden



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:30 PM

Not why.whoooooooo lol
Seriously though if we knew the answer ti that one we'd be rich men eh

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:40 PM

do you fill the oil filter prior to fitting?



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

I don't

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