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Old 07-01-2012, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by RoyFokker View Post
Its not coming from the VANOS or any of the tensioners on the belt system. It makes the sounds independent of the A/C. It could be the chain tensioner. If it's that or the oil pump, huge dollars to drop the oil pan I've been thinking about putting thicker oil in to see if it helps.
Hard to say what it is from that video. Phone camera's don't pick up sound well. Personally, I think it sounds like valve train noise, and maybe normal. Chain tensioner's and oil pumps are unlikely failure points. Is your car full of the proper weight oil? How often do you change it and when was the last change?

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Originally Posted by Fast Bob View Post
now, go burn your Man Card, and buy yourself a Camry....
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