enjoying ma julie
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Strange Noise When Cold ?????
sounds like you mean the variator noise.
oil gets pumped round it on start up, and it will quiet down once it gets going. not an issue really - small perfomance negative if really bad.
it sounds like a diesel on a cold start if its a bit past its best.
if the noise dies in a few minutes its still good to go for a while.
you need to remove cam to fit a new one so stick it out til next cam change.
cam needs done every 32k miles at most, and an extra £120 or so will fit you a new variator and kill the noise at the same time.