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Hi guys, my 2.0 ts gtv is not getting driven much these days and today after three/four weeks when i stared it up abar from the belt sound rough, there is click, click, clicking noises from the engine bay. Im thinking maybe change the plugs or could it be the injectors or something else?

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the aux belt noise went after a good Italian tune up but the clicks were still clicking?

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Don't think that's electrical, it's to inconsistent. When was the belt and tensioner last changed?
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Sounds like the electrical crack you get when you have HT lead breaking down and leaking.
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Hard to tell from audio but if my ears don't deceive me then it doesn't seem to be effecting ignition or combustion so I would discount plugs/leads or injectors, I'd go for a bearing starting to pick up in the Alternator or cam belt idler. It seems to lessen as the engine warms ?
Be VERY careful avoiding trapping hair and clothing in auxiliary belts, and use a listening stick (long dowel or screwdriver works well) to locate the source better.
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