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Today I noticed a slight metallic rattling noise coming from the engine on idle. More of a tinkling noise really. Seems to be coming from the vicinity of the Alternator. Car's only done 43K so I'm hoping it's one of the ancillaries rather than valve gearing etc. Just wondering if anyone's experienced this and what the most likely cause might be. TIA.
 

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Ok. I had a good listen and it appears to be coming from the vicinity of the front cam sprocket. You can hear it on choke idle but higher revs drowns it out.
 

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Had someone briefly look at it today and he thought the noise had something to do with the belt tensioner. Although, I don't really understand how it could cause the tinkling noise on the top sprocket. Just thought I'd fish for some advice before I put this thread to rest.
 
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