My first Alfa and
Join Date: Aug 2014
Another Newbie question...
Under hard acceleration I hear a "rattling" or "ticking" noise from the engine bay. I'm assuming this is normal as my 2010 159 JTD has just had a service and only just passed 21,500km.
Is the noise I'm hearing the timing chain reacting to the hard acceleration?
The odd thing is I only hear if I'm driving with the window down and in a built up area where the sound can reflect off solid surfaces. No discernible noise when windows up. (Sound dampening material must work well!)
Thanks also to everyone for their comments and advice to date.