Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 01:20:39 GMT
From: "Ask The MasterTech" <>
Subject: Re: Some problems in 9000i '89

The noise is either a rattling timing chain or a faulty valve lifter. The shake at idle is probably caused by fuel control module starving at cold start. Hopefully this will help! TW <> wrote in message > I have 9000i '89 which has now 312 000 km. I have had the car for 20000km > and the biggest worry so far is the engine noise. When cold, it makes a > rattling (diesel-like) noise. In the normal temp the sound becomes > smoother and more quiet, but still the engine noise is somehow coarse with > tick-tick-tick sounds. The idle also wanders between 820-880 rpm. These > symptoms have been the same last 20000km. I'm not satisfied with the > car's performance (I have reached only 182km/h), even though I know it > never has been a racket, should have bought the turbo... > > But what might be the cure for these sounds? Changing the timing chain or > something bigger and more expensive? Could some products (e.g Forte engine > flush) prolong the engine's life and make the noise smoother? The car has > had Shell's synthetic oil which has been changed after 10000km. > > One more thing: What might cause mild shaking of the clutch and engine > especially at cold start? > > Thanks, Terho > >

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