My apologies - I just posted this elsewhere and it occurred to me it
would be better here...
Can anyone help me here...
I have an 80 16V 2.0 that has done 130k-ish miles and quite frankly
sounds like a diesel. Not only when it starts (I know about hydraulic
tappets needing to get up to pressure etc), but all the time.
Is it fixable with an oil/filter change? Does it sounds like it needs
new tappets? Or is the whole thing about to go up in smoke?
Timing belt needs changing (and is about to be done). Chain need
changing too maybe?