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    Cold = Strange sounds??

    This past ''warm'' season, my car never made a squeak, or a rattle, and the egine sounded good. So 2 Questions..

    Does cold weather make F-Bodies make strang noises.. or am i losing it. Seems like everything squeaks now..

    And in the morning my engine, even when i let it warn. Makes a rattle somewhere under the hood. I had all my belts checked. And there all fine. Is this common in cold weather? Could it be my oil? Im bout 700 miles from a change.

    Im OCD about my car.. i guess thats a good thing.

    Thanks..

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    It could be normal and it probably is but there's no way of knowing without a detailed description of the noise. Think of it this way, do you move better or worse when it's cold outside?

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    well i can tell you that my piston slap is much worse...takes longer to go away....also i get a lot of creeks and rattles from the plastic etc in the car.....lately its been the damn t-top shade on the driver side rattling. I have SFC's so I dunno if that makes cold vibrations worse or not. The other thing that always f-ing rattles only in cold weather is the damn plastic tube coming off the antenna unit.....and it only does it right around 1500rpms where the vibration is right for it......i think its just these cars, they arent the most soildly built on the inside so cold does its thing on them

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    Well the car moves better, but the Road/ track is CRAP!
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    Yea, my car makes more noise in winter and the piston slap gets worse and took longer to get rid of, so I got a block heater and no more piston slap. The plastic does seem to make more noise in winter, also if you have ice on the car that can make a surprising amount of noise vibrating.

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    Mine rattles like a carucca between the cold weather and stiff springs

    Your engine noise is the "normal GM piston slap".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 346ci View Post
    Yea, my car makes more noise in winter and the piston slap gets worse and took longer to get rid of, so I got a block heater and no more piston slap. The plastic does seem to make more noise in winter, also if you have ice on the car that can make a surprising amount of noise vibrating.
    what kinda of block heater did you get, how much and from where?

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    If i recall, the answer is yes. I haven't driven a cold fbody in almost 2 years now though, but i recall going through 1 winter with the Batmobile and it was kinda creeky

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    I got the block heater from my dealership, $24 my price, so probably $30

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    how did you hook it up and how long did it take

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