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Question Multijet 1.3 Engine noise over 50mph

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I have asked about my 2003 1.3 Multijet Mk2b (now has 122,000 mil on the clock) before but not really gotten much of an answer... the story is that in May I changed the oil and filter. No idea what was in there before, but used Fuchs SuperSyn Longlife 5W40. Since then the engine noise when going faster than 50mph - 2200rpm in 5th gear has gotten louder. It's loud to the point where you need to turn the radio up to hear what you're listening to. In my previous question I wondered if this was down to the timing chain, but after taking it to an independent garage that dealt with Fiats, they couldn't find anything wrong with it. Said that the problem with timing chains snapping was down to being starved of oil or wrong kind of oil in the engine. As a fairly new driver I kinda bowed to their experience, especially after they told me that 3 people took it out on a test drive and one of the mechanics accompanied me for a drive, but sadly due to roadworks, we weren't able to get it over about 40mph...

A friend of mine who has a lot more experience with cars and engines than I do said that high mileage engines would be less noisy with thicker oil, I understand that oil does dampen the sound of the engine. However which grade should I go up to?

Really I need a sensible answer - are these engines supposed to be loud at higher speeds or is there something wrong or is it just age/mileage? Certainly it helps in reducing my desire to speed - at 80mph sounds like it's about to explode!

Thanks...
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Re: Multijet 1.3 Engine noise over 50mph

hey any chanse of a video of how loud it gets? i have same car and for my knowlage it gets abit loud to, but never thought about it as a problem, id like to hear how yours sounds so i can fix my to if it has the same noise.
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Re: Multijet 1.3 Engine noise over 50mph

Don't put thicker oil in a 1.3 multijet. The engine is designed to run on thinner oil for the chain, fuel pump and turbo and I think these have hydraulic tappets, which really don't like thick oil and will make more noise if you put the wrong oil in.

If the chain guides are worn this can cause a lot of noise as the chain becomes slack and moves about.

Unless you have had the car from brand new then don't assume it's been correctly looked after with the right oils, most garages will use generic 10W 40 on every single car that comes in.

All of this said, it's not a very quiet little engine and there is little sound proofing in the mk2b so without being in the car it could all be perfectly normal
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Re: Multijet 1.3 Engine noise over 50mph

Quote Originally Posted by AndyRKett View Post
All of this said, it's not a very quiet little engine and there is little sound proofing in the mk2b so without being in the car it could all be perfectly normal
yeah true that, thats why i never thought of any problems, what oil do u recomend for this engine? if repairshops use one for all i rather do my own since it aint that hard. i have a yearly maintnance coming up,
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i would suggest another oil and filter change and make sure filter is a quality one as the one fitted now might be restricting flow if fitted wrong or collapsed
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Re: Multijet 1.3 Engine noise over 50mph

Quote Originally Posted by Jaka Cvajnar View Post
hey any chanse of a video of how loud it gets? i have same car and for my knowlage it gets abit loud to, but never thought about it as a problem, id like to hear how yours sounds so i can fix my to if it has the same noise.
programs show to use 5w40, if it got dpf then 5w30 c2 low ash
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