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What was that noise?

I had this tiny little noise that came from my engine when started from cold, only for about half a second like a little rattle.
Yesterday I had the cambelt changed on my 2.0 selespeed and that worrying little rattle has now gone great!

I still wonder what it was, any ideas? was it the variator on its way out?
I feel I did the right thing now even though the car has done 35000 miles only.
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No ideas anyone?
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People seem to be ignoring you don't they??
Sounds a bit like the infamous Variator, but I never heard the problem myself so it's a guess.
Like most of the little glitches with Alfa's if it's gone don't worry about it.
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sounds to me the variator on its way out, mine started to rattle a little at around 60k in the rev range of 1800-2000 faded away above 2000.
It has returned now with 89k so I may have to renew it, the problem is that also the belts need to be replaced which is sorry because they are renewed at 60k.
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