I'll start straight away by saying that I don't own a B5, I own an 8L. I tried very hard to own a B5 but couldn't find a TDI quattro so I got a facelifted '02 5 door 8L TDI quattro instead.
I've got a sound coming from the engine; brought on by the recent cold which isn't so much a whining as a rattling bearing type noise. How much TDI knowledge is ther in the B5 world? I'm asking this here, as you see 10 B5 TDIs for every 1 8L TDI and the 8L forum seems to be 98% S3 chat.
Given the ubiquity of the B5 TDI, does anyone know immediately that this will be a certain tensioner or something like that? Is there a classic TDI issue?
It's got 99K on it and I had the aux belt done in the summer. Timing belt not due until "125K" apparently...
Thankyou in advance