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Spider 2.0 T.spark sounds like a diesel
The headline says it all, I have sufficient amount of oil in the engine but according to the PO it`s some cheap semi-synth and I`ve heard these things are pretty picky about the oil. The problem occurs at idle in the form of a... more of a clatter than a real valve knock, it mostly goes away when I rev the engine but comes back pretty quick when I go back to idling. It really sounds like a diesel engine and it`s a bit frustrating and embarassing at shopping center parking lots. Do these things suffer from oil pump issues or do you have oil (or other) recommendations to cure it? Or am I looking at a valve job? As said it`s not really a sharp knock so doubt that it`s a valve lifter issue.