Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 20:25:21 -0700
From: (Jim Collins)
Subject: Re: engine noisy when cold

In article <>, says... I had a similar noise on my 87 Turbo 900.....the timing chain was stretched and the rubber chain "guide" mounted on the underside of the valve cover was as hard as a rock. What you are hearing is the chain hitting that rubber. Replace the rubber and the chain and be sure to inspect the tensioner to make sure it is working properly and "reset" before installing the chain. JC > my 1990 9000 CD has 130,000 kms on it, and it is very quiet in the > summer time but when the temperature started to drop this fall (40F) it > began making a lot of noise ("rattley" sounds) when it starts, the noise > > becomes quieter as the engine warms up about 10 to 15 minutes right now, > > it but does not completely quiet down until the temperature gauge moves > into the normal range, it does not make this noise on a warm start, the > noise > seems to be coming from the passenger side of the engine (front of the > block, > timing chain ??),I am using Castrol 10w30 oil and it was just changed, > any ideas ? > Thanks, Bob.... > > > >

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