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Hmmm A Bit Of A Rattle????

hi There I Have A Little Problem, When I Leave My 146 T-spark Sat For A While And Then Start It Up To Go Out It Starts Fine But For About 1-2 Seconds Sounds Something Like The Oil Is Not Getting To The Top Of The Engine. It Sounds Like Really Noisy Tappets But Like I Say Only For About A Second Or Two. Any Ideas. Thanks For The Help.
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Re: A Bit Of A Rattle????

Sounds like the variator - search the forum for 'variator', & you'll find no end of threads on the subject!
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Re: A Bit Of A Rattle????

If it sounds like a diesel then it is def your variator
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Re: A Bit Of A Rattle????

Not always variator (though there is much evidence that the variator is usually the culprit), it could be the hydraulic valve lifters; my 33 makes this noise if left for some time and it does not have a variator!
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