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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Hello l have a 2.5 TDl [2000] and it has been making a noise

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Hello l have a 2.5 TDl [2000] and it has been making a noise similar to Thomas Svensson's van 5th one down on the troubleshooting page [google]. l had to change the vacume pump 2 weeks ago but that did not change the noise! a mecanic changed the hydraulic valve lifters last week but it was not that! On a previous van the fuel pump rod was tapping and it dosent sound like that. A couple of months ago the cam belt was checked but it was not that. Any ideas? The van dos'ent seem to have any loss of power.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
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Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.

I'd first try removing the auxiliary drive belt and turning every pulley and ancillary ( power steering pump , alternator etc) by hand. All should turn easily (with the exception of the AC pump) with no grittyness or wobbly pulleys- If you do find a sticky pump / alternator then it should be replaced or repaired
If the engine is stone cold you can briefly run it with no belts to see if the noise changes or has gone away, this will help show if an ancillary is the issue
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you Matt, your answer is rational, it makes sense, will contact you in the future, with either another question or result, thanks. Out of curiosity did you get to listen Thomas Svensson's engine noise [VW T4 trouble shooting] ?

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.

sorry I couldn't find it

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Matt Still havent had it checked over using your advice , when your idea has been tested i will rate you so you can get your money!


Thanks Alan

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
Ok no problem