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Rattle on start up?


Having already had 5 variators on my 2001 156, that awful 'diesel' sound reappeared so obviously the variator was the obvious choice of the noise BUT no..............thankfully(?) on closer inspection it turns out to be yet another cracked exhaust heat shield..........this is the 3rd heat shield too and it was just out of its warranty............but at least its cheaper than having a new variator fitted!
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Re: Rattle on start up?

The sounds are quit different if you ask me. My heat shield is also cracked and the variator had better day...
Bought both last week. Variator will go in 5k kms (120kkms service). Shield will go asap.
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