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We use timing chains which tend to be louder on startup. Especially when cold and when the car has sat for awhile. Not saying it's not piston slap but just sharing my knowledge of nissans. This is the 6th nissan I've owned wiith a timing chain. I've also found that you can get less noise if using a quality oil and oil filter.

Everything is louder in the winter/colder months. Even the injectors seem to tick louder. My car sounds totally different on a 90* day as opposed to a 30* day.

BTW since your car is new drive down to the dealer one morning and start up one of theirs with the nissan tech there. If it sounds the same as yours then nothing you can do. If it sounds normal and not like yours tell the tech to make it sound like that. Your under warranty and not saying it is but this could be the start of a bigger issue.
 

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Atleast its not this bad.... :biggrinjester:

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I played the video, my father heard it and said "what is that a diesel?" I said, nah it's a Versa. Then he said "that's oil, or lack of oil"
I don't know if what he said stands.. but thought I'd post it
 

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I played the video, my father heard it and said "what is that a diesel?" I said, nah it's a Versa. Then he said "that's oil, or lack of oil"
I don't know if what he said stands.. but thought I'd post it
ironically enough it had brand new mobil 1 oil in it, not even 2 weeks old.
 

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We use timing chains which tend to be louder on startup. Especially when cold and when the car has sat for awhile. Not saying it's not piston slap but just sharing my knowledge of nissans. This is the 6th nissan I've owned wiith a timing chain. I've also found that you can get less noise if using a quality oil and oil filter.

Everything is louder in the winter/colder months. Even the injectors seem to tick louder. My car sounds totally different on a 90* day as opposed to a 30* day.

BTW since your car is new drive down to the dealer one morning and start up one of theirs with the nissan tech there. If it sounds the same as yours then nothing you can do. If it sounds normal and not like yours tell the tech to make it sound like that. Your under warranty and not saying it is but this could be the start of a bigger issue.
Robj80

I'm using Mobil 1 5/30 synthetic and a Bosh 3300 filter
 
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