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Hi all,

This evening I pulled in and noticed a worrying noise coming from the engine of my 146TI. Every second, regularly, a double 'tick' comes from the engine. It sounds like it is coming from the lower left side as you view the engine (e.g. where all the drive belts are)

Has anyone had anything like this before?

Thaanks

John
 

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No but, just before the tensioner failed on my wifes Ti she mentioned 'strange noises' so to be safe if you can, get it to a garage you trust and have the belts & tensioners checked and replaced if you are not sure when they were last done including the tensioner.
 

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£500 paid to a garage and the problem is fixed. The cowboy who I bought the car from had the cam belt and sprocket changed but not the balancing belt or any of the other tensioners etc. These were worn and the belt had lost about 10 teeth!!! Luckily I caught it before it went, and the car now has new everything and sounds great.
 
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