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Mk3 top end rattle

Postby tigi » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:18 pm

Hi folks,
I am having a problem identifying a rattle coming from the top of my engine. It's a 2006 1.8 74.000k. We have eliminated HLA,and Big End noise.
I am now wondering if it may be Timing Chain tensioner or Inlet Manifold tumble/swirl flaps.
Have any of you folks encountered problems these problems on mk3's and is there any easy way to check them.
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Re: Mk3 top end rattle

Postby drumtochty » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:47 pm

There are problems with belt tensioners on those cars. These can be noisy.

Not heard of timing chains causing problems.
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Re: Mk3 top end rattle

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:53 pm

Sounds like the tensioner.
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Re: Mk3 top end rattle

Postby tigi » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:42 pm

Thanks chaps for your imput I will check it out
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Re: Mk3 top end rattle

Postby nedski » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:31 pm

I have a 2.0 with a slight chain rattle on start up for maybe 2 seconds. Still not got around to sorting it duh.
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