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Hmmm Engine Noise At Start Up

I have a 156 T Spark, 51 plate. Whenever I start up the engine for the first time every morning, I get a sort of wheezing sound after I've tunred the ignition on and a split second before the engne starts. I think it sounds like a wheezing sound but dunno what other description to give it!!

It had it's 3rd service about 4 months ago. The noise only happens when the engine is cold. When it's warm and I turn it on then there's no noise!

Any ideas???


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Re: Engine Noise At Start Up

I have noticed the same during the last days, which have been rather cold here (+3C). However, if I rev the engine up (over 1000 rpm), the noise dissapears.

But today, the ambient temperature was slightly higher (+6C), and the noise did not appear at all.

Some threads say this could be a tensioner problem. Any further suggestions?.

Mine is a 156 1.9 JTD.
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Re: Engine Noise At Start Up

Tensioner problem eh?? Can this be rectified quite easily or does it require the services of the over-priced folk at Desira Southgate??


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