I have a 156, 1.8. Since last week, there has been a loud vibration noise coming from the engine. Ominous.
Narrowed down the sound to be the right side of the engine - near the clutch. It doesnt make a difference as to whether I press the clutch or not. It sounds like there is a bit of metal in with the clutch - a bit of metal in a blender sort of noise.
Engine performs the same, clutch pedal is the same. No recent maintenance that could have affected it.
It happens in various degrees - really loud, loud and not at all. Generally, start the car - really loud. Turn it off, turn back on, then its either loud or not at all.
(Note: This would be made easier if my car was starting properly. Seems like there isnt fuel in with the sparkies. Other posts seem to point to crank sensor. Agreed?)
So I don't think it is the engine, nor the gearbox - so must be clutch? Advice, repairs, cost?
Thanks all - Ben