Horrible noise on start up
I'm pretty sure from reading other posts that I already know the answer to this ... but here goes anyway
I have had a 147 2.0TS (64,000 miles) for several months now, and it has started to make a bloody awful noise (especially heard from outside) on start up. It's a sort of screeching/grinding sound but only lasts for a second or less. I first thought it might be the starter motor, but it's definitely from the top of the engine
As this noise only happens on cold start-up - and while I haven't particularly noticed it sounding like a diesel as others mention - I guess it's a knackered variator?
Particularly annoying as supposedly a new one was fitted about 1000 miles ago, along with a new cam belt when I got a crank end oil leak fixed before my 6 month Parts & Labour warranty ran out from the local garage I bought it off. How easy would it have been to **** up fitting it - that garage is usually quite good, but probably more used to Fords and Landrovers
And ... as that garage is not very local to me right now - anyone recommend the best place to get anything done as close as possible to Southampton?
Other than that I love everything about the car - just hope I haven't got a "Friday afternoon" engine ...