[quote name='soulvapour' timestamp='1302277069' post='122164']
hi im back again
after having a new kit and pulleys fitted the noise is back with vengence, the day after was a few squeeks so i thought it would be pulleys bedding in then as the days go on its tapping again, i took it back to the mechanic he heard the noise but couldnt tell where it was coming from cos has the engine warms up the tapping sounds like everywhere in the engine until u put aircon on, he said the belts streamline and it looks ok but hes not heard it when its been first started, he said it could be a faulty camshaft pulley, so i went to the suppliers where i bought it from and explained, so they ordered me another one to try, do you think this could be the cause anyone? thanks.
Hi Soulvapour i am going through the exact same process as you right now. I have just ordered the Gates tensioner kit after finding out my tensioner's bush is worn out. My car also sounds fine when warm but horrible on start-up. I am going to get my mechanic to remove the cam chain cover and check the chain tensioner to rule that out. I its a known problem with these cars, perhaps when they have your crank pully off they could check this also as its on the same end of the engine and will only cost you a gasket to be certain.
also will your foot on the clutch on starting does it makes the noise ? the dual mass flywheel can be another rattle, having your foot on the clutch (not just the stick in nuetral) on starting will rule this one out.