Nissan Micra Timing Chain Noise when starting from cold

2011 Nissan Micra Problem

CarNissan Micra 1.2 Petrol with 60000 Miles on the C lock
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When you start the Micrs from cold there is a pronounced rattle / noise from it for 2 to 3 Minutes and then it runs as it should i.e. much quieter. If the Car is warm and you start it the 2 / 3 Minute rattle is not present.

I am told the Timing Chain and Tensioner should be changed and the noise is probably as a result of the incorrect Oil being used in the Car. I was of the impression that the Timing Chain would rattle continously if it was in trouble. Has anyone come accross this problem and cured it without doing the T Chain. If so what is the cure. Nissan have refused Warranty on it saying the incorrect Oil must have been used.
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11808 | View Garage
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Common fault on that car .Usually frequent oil changes helps .How Nissan can say the wrong oil has been used without proving it beats me .

Posted on Friday 29th of November 2013
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