Farewell and thanks
Join Date: Feb 2003
Thanks both for the replies. I think that you both could potentially be right. I had the variator changed two cam belt changes back, in 2007. It has done about 22000 miles since then, however, the sound does appear to be coming from the bottom of the car, which makes me think that it almost certainly is the cat starting to disintegrate. Hmmm, better start saving. Those puppies are made of platinum, so won't be cheap!