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Hello everyone, I have the following question. When my engine is warm and it runs stationair then I am hearing a low bumping/thumping noise! You have to listen carefully but it is there! My oil pressure is at this time 2-3 bar! What can this noise be!!! P.S. he is also sweating a little bit oil at the carter pan!

Please help!!

Ben
 

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I hope not, but it could be your cam variator, for more info check the forum for it, cam variator should be there somewhere
 
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THAT's IT! The Cam variator. It does sound a little bit dieslel! Yak! I checked out the forum about this cam variator, but still some questions? Where do I have to find it and what does it look like! And what is its function exactly? And can I drive further when I decide not to replace it?
My Alfa has driven 88.950 km and is nine years old!

Thanks Da Londo
Ben
 
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I would advise to get changed ASAP, if it breaks completely it could make your engine very very ill... bending valves and stuff. not good at all.

you need to take the timing belt off to get to it, you may as well change that at the same time too.

good luck!
 

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DEAR DA LONDO:
IF YOUR CAR HAS 9 YEARS OLD IT CAN´T HAVE CAM VARIATOR.
YOURS IS A 8 VALVES? WELL THEY DON´T HAVE CAM VARIATOR AT ALL
TAKE CARE
JORGE
 
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Hi 1,8 TS Lusso
I saw in the General section that your car is a ’92 1,8 TS which doesn’t have the infamous Variator type of the 16 valve engine (and not the tooth belts either). Your engine is of the earlier type and have a different and much more reliable valve timing system; chain drive for the cams and a different Variator on the inlet camshaft.
If the timing gear of your type of engine is noisy, it’s usually the chain tensioner that is worn or in cases of a high mileage (many kms) worn chain and/or chain wheels. Have a Alfa specialist (who know the early type of engine) listen to the engine.
Good luck finding the fault.
Regards
Erik
 
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I am speculating here, but can't it be just the timing chain that needs to be tensioned?
I don't know the TS 8v engine at all, but on my old Giulietta the timing chain must be checked, say, every 20000 km and tensioned if necessary. I have heard a lot of those old Alfas sounding awfull with loose/sagging chains. They usually wear 3 rows of "tracks" inside the head casting if not properly adjusted.
I suggest you just check the timing chain.
 
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Thanks everyone for replying...I am going to my alfa dealer tomorrow to check the sound out! I hope it's something little! We will see! I do not know that much from my Alfa yet, but I am learning (and willing to learn everything)! So I will keep asking questions! P.S. were can I find something about my engine on the internet?? Does someone know?
Thanks again Ben
 
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I've been to the dealer! And it was not the cam variator! It were the valves and camshaft! He was running very poorly! But now he's back!!! It was not expencieve and that damn noise is gone!!!!

CU..
Ben
 
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