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"Kieran Turner" <kieran@SPAMTRAP.kemptown.org> wrote:
> Hi group,
> My Disco 300Tdi (1995/6) has just started making a noise like something
> dully tapping something else each time it rotates.
> It happens whenever the engine is running and the clutch is engaged, in
> neutral, first, second and third gears - but NOT in fourth or top, nor when
> the clutch is pressed. It increases in speed along with engine speed.
> I'm presuming it's gearbox, not clutch, because of the way it seems to go
> away in fourth and fifth. Is that likely? Is there some part of the gearbox
> used up to but not including those top gears?
> It happens in low ratio too, by the way.
> Hmm. Expensive repairs aren't really what I want having had several lately.
> At 220,000 miles, it's not the easiest decision to justify.
It sounds like layshaft "chatter" - not fantastically unusual. If it is
it might last quite some time before something gives, or it may give
up tomorrow. Whether to fix it or not................
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