Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Peterborough UK
Re: engine noise
I think the same has just happened to my '95 2.0 16V. Revved it a little higher than normal on the way home this evening (but didn't even hit the rev limiter) and when i slowed down I heard a nasty rattling noise. Not valve-piston type tapping, a lot deeper sounding knocking. The engine ran perfectly getting me home (although I crawled back on 1k rpm just to be safe), and the rattling only showed upon raising the revs higher than that.
After what some people have said here I'm getting the horrible suspicion that an engine bearing somewhere has failed. And I know it would be an expensive repair. I've already spent several hundred replacing the alternator, now this expensive repair, and I only got the damn thing in September!!
How much am I looking at if a crank/conrod bearing has gone?