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Hello, I literally just pulled out of my local Nissan and the engine immediately just starts making this loud ticking noise and at first it was only at low RPM

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Old 02-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I literally just pulled out of my local Nissan and the engine immediately just starts making this loud ticking noise and at first it was only at low RPM up to 3000 but not idle. Now it's even louder and at every RPM including idle. Also, the car has lost a significant amount of power. No check engine lights, just loud ticks. 27,000 miles. I am due for an oil change though, but still. Help?

Also, if I take it to the dealership, while still under warranty, will they give me a rental car to use while they are investigating?

I do not believe it is an issue with lifters or rocker arms because that would change the sound of the exhaust, which the sound is exactly the same as normal.

Not to mention the oil temps are unnaturally high for an unknown reason. (after putting in 5 quarts)

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Check your oil level ASAP

What did the dealer perform on your car?
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Check your oil level ASAP

What did the dealer perform on your car?
Nothing, I just went to pick up a part. Could this problem go away with an addition of some oil?
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Took 5 quarts of oil to put it back to normal levels....... WTF is that!? This is a brand new car!

Plus, here are videos of what it sounds like even AFTER adding 5 quarts of oil and 20 minutes later.

Not to mention the oil temps are unnaturally high for an unknown reason. (after putting in 5 quarts)

Nismo knocking - YouTube

Nismo knocking 2 - YouTube
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Nothing, I just went to pick up a part. Could this problem go away with an addition of some oil?
No oil? Well, there's your ticking sound. Let's hope you haven't done too much damage.

Fill oil!
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Took 5 quarts of oil to put it back to normal levels....... WTF is that!? This is a brand new car!

Plus, here are videos of what it sounds like even AFTER adding 5 quarts of oil and 20 minutes later.

Not to mention the oil temps are unnaturally high for an unknown reason. (after putting in 5 quarts)

Nismo knocking - YouTube

Nismo knocking 2 - YouTube
You've probably done some internal damage to that engine. It probably won't get any better.

Good luck. (And no, I'm not being sarcastic.)
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how often do you check your oil?
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Take it to the dealer to have it looked at

Sounds like a cylinders out or rod?

Not Good at all
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Sounds like a knock.
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Fuuuark. Thanks.... But seriously, never in my life have I seen a car literally eat up all of the oil. AND a NEW car.
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Took 5 quarts of oil to put it back to normal levels....... WTF is that!? This is a brand new car!

Plus, here are videos of what it sounds like even AFTER adding 5 quarts of oil and 20 minutes later.

Not to mention the oil temps are unnaturally high for an unknown reason. (after putting in 5 quarts)

Nismo knocking - YouTube

Nismo knocking 2 - YouTube
It took 5 quarts to fill it up?!?!?
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It took 5 quarts to fill it up?!?!?
Yeah, no kidding man. That's ridiculous. Engine wise I've treated this car with nothing but respect. How can it just eat that much oil?
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Yeah, no kidding man. That's ridiculous. Engine wise I've treated this car with nothing but respect. How can it just eat that much oil?
You are going to need a new engine.
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You are going to need a new engine.
Is this a warranty cover....?
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eww. I've heard that noise in a bike before but a car? Thats a big hit...

why didn't you just turn around and go back to Baker right away??
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