A noise started/ I noticed a noise yesterday coming from the engine bay.
On closer inspection (in the rain and darkness) it appears to be coming from within the cam-belt cover . But not so sure how serious this is? ...
...Because its almost like the cambelt has a label stuck to it and it catches once every rotation (like a spokey-dokey on a bike wheel kinda noise).
Noise is related to engine speed..ie increase revs (in or out of gear) and the frequency of the noise increases.
Hasn't seemed to have affected engine performance at all though.
Cambelt is changed regularly (yearly/10k).
Rollers/pulleys have been changed within 2 years/20k.
Water pump was replaced within the last 6 months.
I've continued to drive on it (i know, i know, i shouldn't) but i've had no choice because of work and tbh am looking for a reason to replace it
Any suggestions/help much appreciated.