Engine rattle between 2k and 3.5K
i have a recently purchased 2004 156 2.0 JTS, 60000 miles and it has distinct rattle from 2k up to about 3.5k. The noise is in time with revs of the engine and is possibly more noticeable when not under load, hard to tell for sure though i guess.
It is about 6000 miles away from its second cam belt change, the first having been carried out at 30000. I've read a few threads about similar sounding worrying noises.. and was hoping that someone could shed a bit more light on the possible reasons for this. At the moment the things on my mind are;
1: god help its not the big end..
2: hopefully its just that it needs a new variator maybe?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated by a first time owner..