Still trying to find
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Hey lacken156, sorry to hear that misfortune on your bella,
i heaven't had a plume of smoke yet! but i can only notice the raspy rattle when driving with the windows down, and going past a wall, (when i hear echo's coming back).
But you said about the power on yours before it went... saying that, when my father had a 2.0L 164, that had very good power pulling off the lights, even thought i was a bambino at the time, but compared to my 2.0L 156 it seems a bit lacking in power...
but revving her up i could finally pinpoint the noise (as i know it's 90% the Catalytic converter)
this raspy rattle had only started after i replaced the front flexi-downpipe, but when i took the sections off i banged the Cat on the floor to get any debris out of it, and there was a few bits that came out... maybe i dislodged something, resulting in the rattle...