Last post on Sep 27, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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#2 of 10 Re: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS Engine Noise [macuis]
Jan 01, 2008 (3:31 pm)
There have been others that have mentioned this, search the Outlander forums to see what they did, but I think the dealer said it was normal engine noise.
I can hear a slight tick on mine, but I figure it's just the injectors or whatever so I don't worry about it. At least we have 10 years of warranty if something major were to develop.
I had a Ford Ranger 4x4 that ticked loudly since I bought it new-the dealer said it was the fuel injectors, and I had no engine problems in the 13 years I owned it.
#3 of 10 Re: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS Engine Noise [toomanyfumes]
Jan 31, 2008 (8:18 am)
The V6 Outlander has a SOHC engine(Single overhead cam). Majority of V6 engines have the DOHC. It appears that this feature may differentiate the noise. The Toyota RAV4 has a V6 engine and according to some member of this forum no noise at all.
I have a SC300 V6 and sometimes I have the problem of start the engine when the engine already is on.
There is not scape with the Outlander the 2.4L 4cyl comes with CVT engine but this is also noisy while accelerating.
I know that the old Honda Pilot has also a SOHC engine but I don't know if it is noisy or not.
#4 of 10 Re: 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS Engine Noise [batman47]
Jul 07, 2008 (12:16 pm)
Just tested the 4 cylinder and noticed a ticking noise at idle when I lifted the hood. Told it was normal, its the valve train, over head valves- cam shaft etc. If at some point when you want to resell privately you may not have any buyers as they might think the ticking is a problem-defect as I thought it was...
#5 of 10 WARNING - ENGINE NOISE
Jan 05, 2009 (9:43 am)
I bought a 2008 Outlander 3 months ago, I started to notice the same noise you were talking about especially in the cold.
Then 2 days ago I was driving home (6 hour drive) and after a few hours of driving my engine light started flashing and I pulled over right away. When I stopped the vehicle and popped the hood there was oil ALL OVER EVERYTHING it looks like its a gasket that blew and sprayed oil all over the engine including the alternator and has wrecked everything!!
We were in the middle of nowhere and had to wait 3 hours in -33 degrees in the truck.
I had even had it at the dealership 4 days before this happened.
So if you notice the noise take it into the dealership and make sure you ALWAYS carry and roadside assistants pack
#6 of 10 Re: WARNING - ENGINE NOISE [eden]
Jan 05, 2009 (6:11 pm)
Uhh, can you get back to us and tell what the problem actually was? I don't understand from your post why you think this had anything to do with the engine noise. It sounds more like what would happen if somebody left the oil filler cap off and drove around for awhile. Please let us know if it was indeed a gasket.
#7 of 10 Re: WARNING - ENGINE NOISE [wheel_dawg]
Jan 06, 2009 (2:28 pm)
It turns out that the PCV valve blew, he had asked me why I was driving it in the cold because that cause the valve to constrict and blow he also told me that the engine noise is common when it gets cold out!
The person in the first blog mentioned that the noise was more apparent in the cold.
Just trying to warn people that maybe this isnt the best vehicle when in cold temperatures ie (-33).
#8 of 10 Re: WARNING - ENGINE NOISE [eden]
Jan 07, 2009 (3:00 am)
PCV valve - interesting. -33 is pretty extreme. For my 08 Outlander (U.S. market) I think the owners manual says something about the transmission not functioning below -31 until it warms up a bit.
Thanks for getting back with the update.
#9 of 10 engine noise normal
Sep 27, 2009 (9:57 am)
I test drive the outloander 2009 around the block. The engine sound noisier on acceleration compare to Hyundai Santa Fe.
Does anyone notice the noise? I am referring to normal engine noise.
#10 of 10 Re: engine noise normal [picard12]
Sep 27, 2009 (12:24 pm)
You comparing 4 cyl. to 4 or V6 to V6? I've driven both cars and I think the Sante Fe is a little quieter overall. The Outlander V6 is not a noisy engine, I've never driven a 4 cyl. model.