Re: Ominous clicking noise...
Ok, well the time it takes to go away varies.
The other day it took about 45 seconds. Then later that day didnt happen at all. And yes, it does sound slightly like a diesel engine.
Today it went away after about 1 second. Though, there is a 'whirring' sound that starts as you accelerate a little in first-gear... (Didn't drive long enough to find if that goes away after a short-period or not. Probably just oil for the gearbox not flowing fully after its been sitting a few days.)
Checked oil, the level is where it should be.
There still appears to be no leak anywhere.
The cambelt was changed very recently so I doubt that it is that.
So, possibly variator huh?
Anyone know what type of tappets(spelling?) it has? An engineering friend thinks it may be to do with the valves and their tappets...
I plan on taking it in to speak to a mechanic, I just wanna be armed with some possible things.
PS, if it is the variator, is it going to be expensive to replace?