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    2.2 bertone sounds like a diesel!!!!

    My car has just started to sound like a diesel when at idle. My guess is a pulley/bearing waterpump or timing chain. Car driving fine, but don't want to risk it if chain etc

    The noise is on the left hand side of the engine as you look at it. Any advice on trying to narrow down the problem and/or any garage recommendations in south east Kent area??

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    Could this be the alternator?? Someone had a quick listen and reckons not chain as would be really ratly. So at least that is ok

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    how many miles has the car done?

    this happened to my mk4 when I had it, it turned out to be the water pump

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    could be the chain ,when was it last changed do you keep up with regular oil changes

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    121K FSH

    So regular oil changes-gonna do a mini service around now anyway-plugs/filters/oil

    Been to Caffyns in Folkestone today and they said might be chain, might be water pump, might be something else-so not really much help there then.

    Tad annoyed as they found my hole in the exhaust (that I already knew about) and now exhaust bangs on bottom of car when started which it didn't do before!!!!

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    have you got any evidence of when the chain was last done ,ive got a 2.2 vec its on its 3rd chain ,1st one snapped at 40k i bought the car with 84k on it and the chain was rattling then so got it done quick .its now on 104k and runs sweet
    so what people say about a chain lasting 100k is not necessarily right ,i'll treat it as if its a belt and get it changed at 124k,i do an oil change every 6 months regardless of how many miles ive done
    if you want plugs get these
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=250636822409
    i consider them the best for this engine

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    Chain done at 80K, but now another 40K so may do it again. Just got a lot of probs with car at mo and need to decide if it all worth doing. Broken coil spring, corroded rear disc, gear linkage (I think as really notchy) and exhaust which is horrendous price from Vauxhall!!! Car drives really well and I like it, but there comes a time when you have to throw a bucket load of dosh at it or move on. Anyone recommend decent vauxhall garage/specialist in East Kent??

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