Please just say the garage was in the south east, but at least the variator was changed, it's the only reason they'd undo it.
Alex it was not me that did the timing belt/variator change 15000 miles ago.
BUT I DISCOVERED this issue last week when Arklow156 dropped his car down for ARB bush replacement.
AFAIK Arklow156 didn't notice the noise as abnormal but I
I had to remove the cam cover to replaced a leaking gasket, coz the gasket was hard &it wasn't replaced duirng the timing belt change ...something which I ALWAYS do is replace the cam cover gasket.
Also 3 of the 9 bolts were left loose ..
Again, I did not do the original timing belt replacment.
So an apology form YOU Alex would be nice for your impying that i did this bodge work.
I future get yur fact straight before accusing anyone
I tightened the bolt as best i could without removing the inlet pully & informed Arklow156 of this issue..... the picture he posted was the picture I took of the problem.
So i think I did him a great favour ... don;t you?