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Old 30th October 2009, 22:47   #1
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Metal on metal noise at driverside, camshaft tensioner at front of engine.

I was told there are hydraulic tensioner and accumulators?? The car can sit for 7-10 days at at time between drives, I changed oil about 250 mi ago, the noise was very noticable, drove gently around for a few miles never stopped. Tried a few days later same noise. Few days later and it is gone, drove car yesterday fo 1 hour no noise, no noise today.Ant comment or suggestions, Thanks.
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