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My GT JTS 08 model has this tapping noise at the start. It goes away after driving for a few minutes. Is this normal or it means the cam variator needs replacing?
 

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Sounds like you have a weak hydraulic lifter in there. Whats your oil level like and how long since it was changed. Almost def not the variator. That sounds more like a diesel noise and doesn't go away
 

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could be the exhaust manifold. i needed to get mine done on my 156 but it was more of a ticking noise to be honest coming from the front of the bonnet.
 

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The car is almost new. done only about 2000km and i check the oil level weekly and make sure it's max. I suppose if it were the variator, the sound would not go away. But it's only on a cold start that i get the tapping noise. Will take it to the agent for a check and give an update.
 
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