cold startup noises
Hello from a newbie.
I'm hoping someone can help diagnose a problem with my 1999 GTV 2.0TS that I've run since new.
It has developed a rather nasty clanking sound at cold startup in the mornings. Its more prevelant the colder the morning. The sound fades after 10 to 20 seconds.
I'm guessing its not the pesky variator because I had that replaced last summer, and the 'diesel' noise it made was very different (which, sadly I think is starting again on hot starts, but that, ho-hum, is another story)
Overall I'm noticing a slight drop off in smoothness and performance in the engine as well, but fuel economy seems fine at present.
So, any ideas? Sure-fire diagnostic tests? Major wallet surgery? I'd be gutted to say goodbye to my alfie.