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We had timing belt changed by a mobile mechanic who took the car away to do job early this year , he brought it back 2 hrs later saying job done .

Just last week the vehicle was booked into a local garage for a cylinder head job , the timing belt was found to be cracked, worn and loose , the verdict was that the belt was ready to fail any time . beware of these mobile mechanics  if they insist on taking car away to do job seems to be the lesson learned here .

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On 12/12/2019 at 20:24, geared said:

 

Nope, even on a older car that was not fuel starvation.

If the exhaust stinks of fuel it's simply not burning it, indicating an ignition problem not fuel delivery.

 

Change the spark plugs, coil pack(s) and ignition leads (if it has them)

I removed the plugs and the centers are a smooth black indicating that the fault is giving a rich mixture. I've ran the coils and the flash from all 3 plugs lights the garage up. Would this indicate the coils are ok? The engine now fires but stops after 2-3 secs.

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got a strange issue with my car just wondering if someones had similar as garages have no idea car is a petrol it starts drives briliant alls well till it warms up then exhaust from front of car rattles like mad sounds really rubbish does it mostly going up hill very rarely on flat  let car stand an hour its fine again somedays it dosent do it really getting on my nerves its a nice car other than that any suggestions appreciated apart from scrap it car has 47k on clock with full dealer history so its well cared for

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2 hours ago, Hans-solo said:

got a strange issue with my car just wondering if someones had similar as garages have no idea car is a petrol it starts drives briliant alls well till it warms up then exhaust from front of car rattles like mad sounds really rubbish does it mostly going up hill very rarely on flat  let car stand an hour its fine again somedays it dosent do it really getting on my nerves its a nice car other than that any suggestions appreciated apart from scrap it car has 47k on clock with full dealer history so its well cared for

There will be a flexible joint on the front section/front pipe of the exhaust, these can be prone to rattling. As heat expands this joint the noise can be more pronounced. That would be the first place I would be looking. Also front exhaust hangers/mounts although these don't tend to be affected  by heat.

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1 hour ago, Dardandec said:

There will be a flexible joint on the front section/front pipe of the exhaust, these can be prone to rattling. As heat expands this joint the noise can be more pronounced. That would be the first place I would be looking. Also front exhaust hangers/mounts although these don't tend to be affected  by heat.

Cheers I'll look into the flexi pipe 

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On 25/01/2020 at 20:38, Hans-solo said:

got a strange issue with my car just wondering if someones had similar as garages have no idea car is a petrol it starts drives briliant alls well till it warms up then exhaust from front of car rattles like mad sounds really rubbish does it mostly going up hill very rarely on flat  let car stand an hour its fine again somedays it dosent do it really getting on my nerves its a nice car other than that any suggestions appreciated apart from scrap it car has 47k on clock with full dealer history so its well cared for

You don't mention the age of the car or the age of the exhaust.  Parts fail and wear out over time as well as mileage.

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1 hour ago, alchresearch said:

You don't mention the age of the car or the age of the exhaust.  Parts fail and wear out over time as well as mileage.

It's a 2011 plate hyundai i20 middle and rear are new about 6 months ago

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