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Any 159 2.4JTD owners out there ?

Test drove 159 SW 2.4 JTD (13K miles) on saturday and was surprised how noisey the engine was when cold. At present I drive 156 2.4 JTD and it is quieter (48K miles).

The 159 seem to have what I would call a diesel "Tick" when cold.

Was it just this car I drove or are they all like it now ?

Having said that, once warm, engine was quieter that 156.

I couldn't make up my mind if the 159 was as quick as the 156 or not, any body know ?
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Re: Any 159 2.4JTD owners out there ?

mine sounds like tractor when cold but quickly warms up where it is much quieter. I think the 156 is quicker marginally as it has less power but is quite a bit lighter than the 159.
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Re: Any 159 2.4JTD owners out there ?

my first 159 had the metallic clicking - almost sounds tappety- no idea why, but the new one doesn't have it and sounds great "opened up" !
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Re: Any 159 2.4JTD owners out there ?

A slight tappy noise when cold and then nothing when warm on mine.

BTW the engine seems to warm up much quicker than my old 156.
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