156 2.4 JTD Crank Pulley
We have had a slight rattle from the engine for some time. It sounded like the aircon compressor and got worse when you turned the aircon on or turned the steering. Yesterday it got a lot worse.
Took it into BLS and it turns out the crank pulley for the serpentine auxiliary belt has an internal rubber damper and it has disintegrated, so not disastrous, but its another 'heads up' for 2.4 engined car owners to listen out for. It got 87,000 miles on it so its an age/miles related failure I suppose.