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    weird noise from cambelt/alternator area

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    my z18xe has started making a weird noise from the cambelt area everyone keeps telling me my exhaust is blowing and i know the manifolds are prone to cracking but its not that its definately from the cambelt area just wondering if anyones got any ideas wot it may be

    thanks for any help in advance
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    What sort of noise is it?? Does it change with engine speed etc??

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    its sounds very much like a exhaust blowing and it gets louder and quiker when u rev the car iv been told it could be that the alternator has dried out an needs wd40 or summet on it could it be that
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    Water pump perhaps? Tensioner/rollers on cambelt may make a noise when worn too.

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    i am actually having my cambelt waterpump Tensioner/rollers changed next week not because of this reason but they are due to be changed so that might sort it out thanks for the help
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    Worn timing belt tensioners and pulley etc will sound quite different to an exhaust blow. Get and experienced mechanic to listen as we'll all be guessing

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