I don't label myself as a die hard, but I am not a quiter.
So I have some noise coming frm the car.
I have consider the worst which is bttom end. However I have done some job around.
I have change the inlet cam shaft (two lobe worm out), I have change the valve lifter, in 10 k m I have change twice the oil with flushing procedure. Now running on 10w60. The variator has been change too. I have change the crank shaft bearing as well (not damage just a bit worm out). I have just past 100 k km mileage.
With all that my car still sound like a ******* diesel engine, cold when I off the accelerator (engfine break) I can hear a concerto of valve lifter. However all that is not all the time.
But the tappet noise is, I am planning another oil change since it is almost due, looking at trying 5w40. WHat do ya think?
Am on selinia full synth of course.
I have kind of decided that this is not the bottom end, what the F, after 10000km of driving fairly hard, I like reving at 5/6 on a regular basis. Oh well I am driving an alfa
SO I can't help thinking that the engine would have given up on me already..
My mecanic doesn't know what's the prob, but he is not the charpest tool...