Re: 1.6ts engine noise
I had a noise that sounded like a "kata kata kata", it happened a low revs when warm between 2300rpm and 2400rpm, and also for a fraction of a second as the needle shot past 6000rpm.
I took it to my local dealer and he said it was a fractured exhaust bracket just before or after the pre cats, i cant remember which now... He said nothing to worry about if you can put up with the noise, but if it gets worse or happens for extended periods of time get it fixed. "kata kata kata" is the exact noise i made to explain to the technician at the dealer!
Hope that helps!
Also...I have a 156 1.6 TS, i sometimes get a noise exactly like a diesel when starting up from cold, it comes on about 2 seconds after start up and lasts for about 2 seconds - maybe 3. What could this be??
Dispite the cost of living now-a-days, have you noticed how it still remains so popular?