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post 13th April 2006 14:43
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I finally got around to dismantling the Variator today. See pics below:

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Its quite a simple thing when you examine it but I still can't see what causes it to rattle.
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F355   Variator: The Innards   13th April 2006 14:43
CMA   Nice pics. I think its because the timing is out ...   13th April 2006 15:27
F355   No its definatly the variator that rattles. I th...   13th April 2006 16:01
symonh2000   The variator works by hydraulic pressure from oil ...   13th April 2006 16:53
GialloEvo94   Nice one :D I was going to take my old one apart...   13th April 2006 19:28
F355   I will take a picture tomorrow. It has helical c...   13th April 2006 21:12
alfista146   Great pics, When I did mine the local alfa garage ...   13th April 2006 22:38
crit71   I know that you can get a repair kit for them, whi...   14th April 2006 19:33
GialloEvo94   Not content with seeing Ian's in pieces, I als...   14th April 2006 23:43
F355   Thats intresting... they seem to have made it mo...   15th April 2006 11:12
GialloEvo94   Mine just rattled for about 30 seconds after star...   15th April 2006 12:34
alfats   I know that you can get a repair kit for them, whi...   24th July 2008 18:29
GialloEvo94   bit out of time do u know where i can get repairt ...   25th July 2008 08:40
paulcanning69   the rattle can come from the metal bearing round t...   15th April 2006 10:12
GialloEvo94   If that's the case then why does the whole va...   15th April 2006 11:04
F355   If that's the case then why does the whole va...   15th April 2006 11:19
paulcanning69   well try and replace the shell bearings that could...   15th April 2006 11:19
F355   It isn't, trust me!   15th April 2006 11:21
GTA   What is the worst that can happen with a worn vari...   17th January 2008 10:44
GialloEvo94   What is the worst that can happen with a worn vari...   17th January 2008 11:53
AforAlfa   another worn variator story, speaking to a fiat co...   18th January 2008 14:58
Ransoman   I didn't think the 20v turbos had variators? ...   19th January 2008 00:31
JeremyG   I've read elsewhere about variator repair kits...   5th January 2019 18:00
Ganz   Not tried it but I've heard from someone who h...   5th January 2019 23:37
dante giacosa   Not tried it but I've heard from someone who h...   6th January 2019 22:23
JeremyG   P.S.- you win this years' thread-resurrection ...   7th January 2019 13:57
JeremyG   Haha! No point re-inventing the wheel, eh? Ha...   12th January 2019 17:15


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