Disconcerting Ticking in Cold Weather
I have a 1999 3.0 Flex with 141500 on it. It is a daily driver.
Now, on a daily basis, in the cold, when it's been sitting for more than 6 hours, when I start it, the engine ticks, somewhat loudly, than it quiets to a soft tick, then stops altogether.
My thought was, since it only does this in the cold, that it's trouble with the oil flow.
My oil pressure gauge has acted funny in the past (needle flickers crazy like around 2100 rpm, sometimes doesn't even read until warmed up).
The bulk of these issues in only in the cold weather. Like, 99% of the time.
Is it she doesn't like the cold, or is there something worse going on here?