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Re: Audi 90 Quattro 20 V, 1990(dist rattle?)

Don't forget that a loose timing belt on a 20v can cause the distributer
rattle noise.

Eric Renneisen wrote:
> Hairless red tadpoles from Jupiter made Andrew Duane say:
> >Hairy green toads from Mars made George Stroe say:
> >> 1.Engine noise like a rattle, around 2,000 RPM, when
> >> decelerating only. Seems to come from the rear of the engine.
> >> Audi mechanic says no big problem, but unable to say what it
> >> is without dismantling valve cover
> >
> > This one is probably easy. Angela's '90 90Q20V did this for
> > quite some time, I finally got pi$$ed enough to track it down.
> >
> >
> > Slide underneath, follow the exhaust downtubes down from ...
> [snip]
> The 2000rpm range and the valve cover comment from mech. makes
> me think it could be the infamous distributor rattle. Some have
> fixed this with thin washers, others have had to replace the
> distributor. For details, check out:
> http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/3229/engprob.htm