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It has been doing this when it is completely cold, sounds like something is going to come apart!!! Oil level is fine.

Should I be worried about this?

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Something doesn't like getting woken up that early! My guess would be something on the serpentine belt. Perhaps the idler pulley. Then again, given the Cruze's track record with water pumps, it would be high on my suspect list as well. Especially if you were pushing the limits of your antifreeze and ending up with ice in the bearings.
 

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@jblackburn Does the Gen2 sound like it's going to rattle and explode into a million pieces upon cold startup?
 

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@jblackburn Does the Gen2 sound like it's going to rattle and explode into a million pieces upon cold startup?
Lmao. Nope, but my '12 didn't start the piston slap til about 30K. Supposedly there's a coating on the pistons that wears off over time, and they rattle around until they warm up and fill the bore completely.

Here's the 16. The DI injectors do sound very strange in the cold, especially when driving. It's almost like a card in the spokes of a bike kinda noise:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui4UTLYtwGA

And if you want even more cold start ones:
Here's a '12 Camry with the famous camshaft gear rattle (had it replaced under TSB 3x and gave up when it still did it anyway)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cls1-owwapM

And here's a 3.5 V6 with forged pistons that sounds like it's out of oil til it's warmed up :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gybGw3POPyc
 
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