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I have an '05 XT which is parked out overnight on a slight hill with significant camber.
On particularly cold mornings, it starts fine but sounds like a tractor and is sluggish for the first 5-10 seconds until the noise disappears and all is well. I am not technically adept, but could it be lack of oil or a blockage of some sort. Levels look okay.
 

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Can you park it on the flat on night and see if it does the same thing in the morning?
 
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Parked it on the flat during the day and the oil level wasn't great. Have now topped up and we'll see what happens!
 

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You are probably getting was is known as piston slap. It disappears when the car heats up right? If so, then this is most likely what you've got. It is a known issue and there really isn't anything that can be done.
 
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Sadly it is still there this morning. I have visions of dry pistons gouging deep score marks up and down cylinders. Looks like I have a "slapper" :D
 

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try parking it pointing round the other way.

could also be the cambelt tensioner btw - the sounds are similar and I wouldn't expect a my05 to be slappy tbh..


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Happens when parked facing down as well...only in the cold though. It clears up approximately five seconds after setting off and power picks up suddenly at the same time.
 
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