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As I am new to the site, please excuse me if I am going over old ground, but I have had problems with several variators in my 155 & GTV, both with 2.0 16v engines. Two started being noisy on starting at 8/9000 miles (18 months ) and one at 3000 miles ( 6 months ). I use Selenia 20K oil.
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the key to protecting your variator is keeping an eye on your oil level and making sure it is always to the top problem with the oil that you are using...a noisy variator will not damage your engine but it can slightly reduce your top end revs and of course it can be a wee bit embarrassing...

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I have in the past, very successfully, used a good quality engine flush prior to changing the oil to quieten down a noisy variator... they are pretty intricate inside and can get easily blocked, although it is a bit of a concern that they have made themselves known after such a small mileage....
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/\ Wot he said. Shouldn't be noisy that early in their life. There's 3 stages to a variator's life. The first stage is the nice stage where it is quiet. The second stage is where it only sounds like a tractor while the engine is cold, but quietens down when it heats up. The third and final stage is when the variator remains tractor-esque all the time. Not damaging to the engine but a bit of a pain in the backside (and the ears). I presume your oil levels are constantly normal, your oil changes are regular and it doesn't burn/dirty its oil a lot.

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