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    Car sounds like a bucket of rusty bolts......HELP PLEASE.......

    High guys n gals........not been on for a while but i finding i'm in need of some opinions.......
    I have a astra mk4 2.2 sri and it sounds like an old style london black cab.....(a knackered diesal)......i've check for leaks and made sure it has oil and all is well.....the noise is loud and coming from the top left of the engine area and it seems to be down on power a little....
    any idea's on this would be gratefully recieved ......many thanks in advance.......TAZ
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    timing chain failure??

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    id say timing chain too, very risky if your still driving it too!

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    as above ,
    sounds like it could be costly aswell

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    would that not cause misfireing and ruff idle.....everything runs as normal rev's ect just very noisy..........could it not be oil pump failier not pumpin oil round or maybe even a blockage.......many thanks for the replies......TAZ
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    anybody know if this can be done myself and how hard it is to do.........
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    when the chain is nearing the end of its life it will start to loosen up and make a rattling sound. i wouldnt drive it inless its to a garage to have the timing chain done. can be very expensive to fix if it blows

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