Just wanted some ideas and suggestions on this...
I purchased a rather neglected 147 last week to fix up.
It has apparently been standing for 6 months, I've gotten it running but it sounds like a diesel under load, I know its definitely not the variator.
It starts up and sounds like a perfectly normal TS until you rev it, its also quiet if you rev it gently.
The noise sounds like its coming from the center of the inlet camshaft.
I checked (and corrected) the timing and I noticed that the threads for the cam caps, were you place the cam locks were stripped, I can only tighten 1 bolt in each cap... I thought this might be the issue, what do you guys think ?
I'm guessing it could also be a noisy lifter or two but not sure yet.
I thought of doing an engine flush before changing the oil but this might do more damage
Any advice is welcome