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Vauxhall Movano Van - engine noise - escaping air form pistons?

I have a 2001 Movano Van. Diesel. When I start it the engine has started to make a noise in time with the engine rhythm. It sounds like escaping air, a bit like when you inflate your types and when you remove the valve a fast 'ssshhhh' noise until the valve kicks in. I have checked oil and all other levels all okay, the noise seems to come from the top of the engine area. I have checked other tubes etc but nothing seems perished or leaking. There seems to be no difference in power when driving although not really pushed it incase I do damage.
Any suggestions / tests to try and diagnose would be helpful - pls not I am a non car mechaniky person -ie feedback in simple terms please ;-)

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hello first thing you need to do is take your starter out the starter drive gear either has busted teeth or the flywheel does with the starter removed mark the flywheel with chalk crayon so you no were you started from look at the teeth good keep turning the motor by hand checking till you come back to the original mark you made if there are no chips or missing teeth look at the look at the starter drive teeth there most likely busted or chewed down replace the starter goodluck please rate

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alot of cars show a crankposition sensor on a test if it was bad car would not run unless you have a problem with car stalling or running bad when it gets hot not a ignition module if car still runs good not a major problem one problem would be a bad 02 sensor does not mess with car alot gas milage loss mabe slight hesitaion look at sensors that dont mess with engine if not 02

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The rapping noise makes me think that it might be a broken belt or even the lifters. It could be even your fan. Check the blades to se if they are bent or broken.

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