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...variator...Nope

no loss of performance :confused:

...sounds like a diesel tractor...anyone?
(2ltr TS in a 155)
 
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You absolutely SURE it's not the variator?

when is it making the tractor noise...tickover or whilst driving?

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...tickover :(

thought I'd checked the variator out...could be wrong :(
 
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Could be variator...or perhaps noisy tappets....but variator is the favourite so far :(

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Are you sure they did`nt slip a Bag of Hammers under there while they were MOT ing it :p :p :cheese: :cheese:

Variator is looking to be the candidate........................either that or theres no oil in it :rolleyes:
 
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I reckon you've bent your crank, best line up a recon engine.
Or, could be your variator.
 
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Nah, gota be the big ends!

Or maybe the varithingimbob.

Perhaps the engine mounts have all broke and the engine is about to fall out :eek:
 
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does it sound rattley? or just louder than normal and does it get more rattley as you rev? i dont get how it could be anything major if there is no loss of performance/warning lights comin up...
 

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So far we have

Variator
Bent Crank
Big Ends
and Engine Mounts,

I think quinn may have wanted some one to put his mind at rest and say its just a "characteristic" :eek: Basically we have lined him up for a new engine :eek: :D

I would check the oil, tappets may be a bit starved if its low, have you got good oil pressure btw? :)
 
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:cheese: :cheese: :cheese:

...thanks you lot...I'm guessing Wrinx was right in the first place
and it just is the variator...

...but...er...I'll get a new engine just in case :eek: :cheese: ;)


Oil and pressure fine btw... :)
 
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What makes you think it's not the variator though Quinn? How did you rule it out?
 
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all looked clear and fairly unworn on general basic inspection
:) ...it's only done 47K

...but I think it is the variator!!...I was being a bit lax :eek:
 
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Huh?

Who did the inspection of the variator :lol: I'd like to have seen that :rolleyes:

"Only done 47k" :eek: Have you learnt nothing from being here Quinn :rolleyes:

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wrinx said:
Huh?

Who did the inspection of the variator :lol: I'd like to have seen that :rolleyes:

"Only done 47k" :eek: Have you learnt nothing from being here Quinn :rolleyes:

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Aldridge Service Station...and in answer to your second question
....obviously not
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Quinn

Here’s how to check the variator. Please note that the circumstances that you check the variator are the same as when the noise manifests itself (cold engine or warm engine or both :rolleyes: )

And supposing this hasn’t been ongoing for a good while.

Here we go, easy peasy;

1; start engine, probably sounds like hell,
2; rev it to ca 1800 - 2000 rpms, and the noise disappears = variator knackered
3; the noise doesn’t disappear. Erhm :eek: :confused: it could be the hydraulic tappets or a VERY shot variator. If possible make a recording of it and mail it to me.

HTH

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My money's on the variator- ripe for changing.
 

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Hoygaard said:
1; start engine, probably sounds like hell,
2; rev it to ca 1800 - 2000 rpms, and the noise disappears = variator knackered
3; the noise doesn’t disappear. Erhm :eek: :confused: it could be the hydraulic tappets or a VERY shot variator. If possible make a recording of it and mail it to me.
Hoy,
If noise exists at start-up, does this mean that the variator is failing to change the phase of the cam-shaft at the designated RPM, or is it just running noise, but still operational?
 
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Its running noise its just the things way of saying i'm knackered. :eek:
 
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