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    why now????????????

    right, as some of you may know, i'm trying to sell my car at the min (2003 1.8 SRI mk4) anyways, been running sweet ever since the day i bought it no problems at all. I'm booked in to go and look at a car on thursday (non-vaux), very likely i'l be buying it as it's what i want an they already offered me a good px price.

    Problem is now, my car has started a rattley / tappety noise when its cold and sounds pretty rough. Once the car is warm it goes, any one got any ideas what it could be??

    do i pop to a stealers tommorrow on the off chance they can fix it or do i leave it and hope the garage i might be doing the deal with only look at the car when its warm????

    had to be now aswell, why not a few weeks ago - typical

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    yep, only did an oil change a few weeks ago. levels right where it should be.

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    leave it they wont say anythin as i have a mate that traded in his megane coupe with a blown engine and they still gave him 1500 quid for it and it was a N reg with about 80000 on the clock

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    what garage is it,main dealer,fords,bmw etc?
    I would just take it for good run when goin to look at the car or even go in another car and if you want it then take it back another time so it will be warm when u turn up and then it wont be a problem,ive part exd a few cars into garages and none have looked under the bonnet at all!!!

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    its a performance car specialist so not sure whether they'l be a bit more thorough. mite pop into a dealer tommorro see if they can give me idea of what it is, then take it from there. Hopefully it won't be anything too serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astraSRI
    Problem is now, my car has started a rattley / tappety noise
    im not sure about this, does it effect performance or is it just a noise??

    if its just a noise it may well be the carbon canister valve opening and shutting. it does this to get rid of unburnt fuel and makes a clickety noise. maby doing it more due 2 the weather. this is only what i have found from searching on this forum, as i understand the noise is quite common question from people.

    however, again im no expert . good luck getting it sorted

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    if it stops when the car is warm drive it in warm. sold as seen.

    i doubt the dealer is at home worrying about a fault with the car hes about to sell you.

    my car was a catd d recored when i part exed it. the boss wasnt even there and gave a trade in price over the phone to the salesman. your astra will probs go to the auction anyway so i doubt they care whats wrong with it

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    When i traded my first car in, the garage never even drove it, only sat in the car to check the milage, didn't even start it

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle247
    When i traded my first car in, the garage never even drove it, only sat in the car to check the milage, didn't even start it
    same with me, and i had blown the gear box, so anything over 5 mph and it sounded really bad, they must have thought i was a carfull driver when i creeped across the forecourt!!!!

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