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This is a discussion on New oil change valve train noise within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I would like your input on a problem I have with this car. (06 STI) When I change the oil, ...

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    New oil change valve train noise

    I would like your input on a problem I have with this car. (06 STI) When I change the oil, the next day and for approx. a week after, every morning it has valve train noise. I park it on an unlevel surface all the time at night. I park on level at work and when I start the car to go home no valve noise with fresh oil change. The valve train noise appears to go away after oil gets one week or so old, even when car is parked on unlevel surface. Oil light behaves consistently at all times, it goes out instantly after car starts. I have tried both conventional and synthetic oil. Also what is the best oil for this motor?
    Please let me know what you think, Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

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    There is no best or for that or any other motor. Read the manual, find an oil you like and priced right that meets the specifications stated in the manual, and that's that.

    From what you say, it's the surface, not the oil. Assuming your oil level is always correct, try engaging the starter without starting the motor if possible by just quickly turning the key a few times before the motor can actually start. This will give the oil pump a few turns and may get some more oil up to the heads.

    Either way I'd not worry.
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