Hi All - long time no postey at least it means the beast is running well. yesterday a godawful noise started intermittently coming from the engine - sort of a screech raspy wheeze. not that high pitch and could be mistaken (I hope mistaken) for almost a gravelly sound? I have over last couple of months had a very intermittent "clunk" or "pop" as slowing down no idea if related... it is running ok... just crazy noise - clearly need to fix but I've as of 6 months ago decided to do all my own work on the kombi (as far as practical)... a quick squiz at the forum and I'm guessing some sort of exhaust manifold (if there is such a thing) or something similar... I think it is some sort of wheezy squeak from a hose of some sort... The Haynes manual is particularly unhelpful referring me to chapters where there is no mention of the thing it sent me there to look for. The big question is: Would you trust it for a camping trip (1.5 hr drive there) this weekend or do I have to take the car and tent... 1990 is it 2.1l manual The oil level is ok, coolant ok. The Haynes under the fault finding bit: one option is "blowing cylinder head sealing ring"... hope not that? Cheers all although I'm sure the most sensible answer is "Take it to a mechanic you goose"