Re: Diesel Noise Problem!!!
If i don't use my 33 (boxer engine) for a while and then start it it will give the same sound as the lifters fill with oil, then the sound will go away and if the car is used daily does not reappear. I'm led to believe that when the variator (TS) goes it makes this sound every time it is started. I've bought all the parts to do cam and balance belts and tensioners on mine from Mangoletsi on eBay for £155 plus the tools to do it, £120. The variator can be had for about £70. It is possible to get deals in the UK for this combined sum but, as I intend to keep the car for some time and my daughter is after a 147, I've made the investment in tools. Cannot give you idea of prices in Australia, you'll have to ask another Aussie!