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    Loud startup tapping *Videos*

    Okay just done a video and here is one of the engine noise.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV_TUZ_E0Es


    This one is of the revs..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eWmNFizzcQ


    Notice how in the first vid it will sound like a van but die down quite a bit?

    And notice in the second vid, its already basically gone?

    Im still baffled

    (Created a new thread cos people might be more interested now theres videos or might be able to give an opinion as they can hear it now)

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    Is coming from the cambelt side?have you done a cambelt and tensioner ever?
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    cambelt was done at 58k.. its now at 75k and im actually having a crankshaft oil seal done and doing just the cambelt again as its gotta come off anyway
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    Just take the poly v belt off,and cambelt covers off and run it up for 2 seconds,check the cambelt tensioner visually,be very careful,watch the fingers,im only saying cambelt as the tensioners tap on the end stop when wearing out
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    poly v belt off? I'm hoping this is it
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    Poly v(alternator belt),soz,just a tech name for it,basically if your having the crankseal done,its an ideal time just to check it
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    This is beginning to look too pricey. Is there a way i can check the cambelt and tensioner without tools?

    This noise is really bugging me because of the amount of things it can be.. Some people say tappets, others say cracked manifold, my mate who is a mechanic is saying something about lifters and that i don't need to worry?
    Now your suggesting the cambelt and tensioner which was done 17,000 miles ago.. I'm so confused
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    Basically youve gota stick with the mechanic thats seen and heard it in person,im a tech too,but from a vid its hard to distinguish where its coming from,he should be able to guide you best seriuosly,is he vaux specific?
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    He worked for vauxhall for years. He heard it and after the oil change he was holding at at about 3000rpm for like 5 mins and the noise got better but i said to him, still sounds a bit like a diesel though? and he goes, nahh sounds fine. Its just the startup when then engine is cold..

    I don't want to have to deal with that noise, i bought the car a few weeks ago, and no there is no warranty. But what i do not understand is that it was running sweet before i did a 250mile journey ..
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    Was it low on oil or coolant before that journey?
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