147 1.6TS Variator
I appreciate this might have been covered already, but I am now a little worried about the "Diesel" noise my engine makes on start up. It only lasts for a couple of seconds. A colleague (who is an ex mechanic) said not to worry, its the oil being pumped around the engine. But still, after reading through some threads on here its begining to play on my mind.
The car is a facelift version on a 05 plate. It had 20k miles on the clock when I bought it (from a Renault dealer in Exeter) in July 2010. I have since done 6k in it. The dealer changed the cam belt for me after a lot of nagging, so I am wondering if the variator is something they should have done at the time. I asked for the change as the car was over its 3 year cambelt change.
I bought the extended warrenty from the dealer, hence the cambelt being changed. I was worried that if the cambelt had not been changed and it snapped I would be responsible for the repair.
The car has all the service stamps in it from the local Alfa dealer apart from the last one which was done by a local mechanic.
What are your thoughts?