Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Re: 147 Change in Engine Noise after Cambelt Change
If it sounds like a diesel on startup it's more often than not the variator. I would have thought the sound from the heat shield would be more 'clangy' as its metal or metal - not sure though, the first owner of my car had to have the shield replaced after 500 miles :s
I would say, based on that, you are been fobbed off. But need other opinions on the heat shield sound first. And, the variator is a reasonably big job, so they won't be going head over heels to do it.