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    Every now and again when the car is sitting staionary, it sounds like a diesel from inside, but doesnt sound bad from outside ?

    Very intermittant, any ideas, 2.2 Direct 06 plate

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    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

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    Year : 04

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    Is it when the ehgine is cold?

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    Not really Ed, i started to notice it on Friday, drove 15 motorway miles then around a few streets, pulled over and thats when ni first heard it,

    Will try and record it tomorrow if it does it, looks like time to look out the warranty booklet

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    Could it be a rattle from the engine cover or maybe the bonnet?

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    I will check the cover tomorrow, but to me it sounds like a tappit noise ?

    But only when you sit inside , from the outside it sounds fine

    Really strange one

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    cam chain ..../ tenstioner

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny View Post
    cam chain ..../ tenstioner
    Hope Not

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    What oil do you use. It might be too thin. But the noise would be more prominment when the engine is hot, as to a "duff" tappet, that would make the noise when the engine is cold. A rattely chain could be confused with a tappet noise though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    What oil do you use. It might be too thin. But the noise would be more prominment when the engine is hot, as to a "duff" tappet, that would make the noise when the engine is cold. A rattely chain could be confused with a tappet noise though.
    Think the last service was 5w/30 maybe ?
    Will check tomorrow and also check oil level just incase

    Can vauxhall check the tensioner at all or do they need to hear it ??

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    mate did a chain the other day and sounded like a diesel before hand.

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