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engine noise 156 t spark

got a slight diesel sound found it last night whilst at the drive through sounded like a quiet diesel car. thought possably big end but sound seems to be higher up in the engine.Could i need thicker oil?could it be the tappets? its constant from idle and speeds up with with the idle speed.
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Re: engine noise 156 t spark

Sounds like a classic symptom of a very worn cam variator. Do a search for "Variator" as this is a very coomon complaint.

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Re: engine noise 156 t spark

It does, but it normally dies down a bit. I'd get it checked out just in case. It could just be dead!
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Re: engine noise 156 t spark

Does sound like variator to me also.. When was the last time you had a cambelt change by the way?
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