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RE:Noise at start up (archive)

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Posted by Big J on June 07, 2000 at 08:15:02:

I own a beautiful '91 red M3 convertible. I've only had it a few days and it is making a 'diesel' noise on start up. It only has 55k miles on it. Is this not a little early in the engines life to be showing signs of wear?? Could the timing chain be worn that much already? There is no noise from the chain after this initial rattle. Could it possibly be anything else?
I'm going to get the dealer I bought the car from to change the tensioner anyway but if it could be anything else I can get them to look at that as well.
Cheers...... (Angus I'm hoping to hear from you)

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