Hey guys / gals, my 2000 targa lx only has about 800 km on it and it's really rattling bad now. I posted something about this a few months ago when i was around 500 km.
I removed the right side cover last night to see if there was anything obvious, but i couldn't determine anything. Clutches, springs, etc looked fine, and there was no excess metal in the oil when i drained it.
So, I'm wanting to pinpoint the problemif possible and fix it myself rather than mess with the dealer and whatnot cuz I need the transportation. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has ever started the engine with the clutches removed...I put the nut back on the crankshaft and was trying to turn it with a ratchet fast enuff to start it, but no go. I didn't really notice whether the engine tirned clockwise or ccw from the perspective of the right side. I was thinking of putting a socket on the nut and spin it with a drill to try to start the engine. If the rattling continues, then it's probly the connecting rod on the crank end. I checked the piston end a while back already.
Anyways, if any of you guru's have any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate them.