So... about a couple of weeks ago my MR2 started clattering like a hornet’s nest had just been shoved up it’s arse. A clattering that has steadily been getting more frequent and louder.
Not my car but the exact same sound.
Turns out it ran out of oil (no light and the dipstick still had a 1/4 left). Now I knew these liked a drink but man alive, less than 2000 miles and I’m almost dry. Admittedly the chain tensioner leak isn’t exactly helping but it’s hardly a geyser. Either way all it well now, just needed to add oil as it turns out because with a 1ZZ low oil is the same as no oil.