2.0L (AEG) Whine from front of engine; near oil filter
Hi, looking to purchase a 2.0L petrol beetle but have an intermittent whine from the front of the engine, used stethoscope and it would appear to becoming from the oil filter housing and changes with RPM.
It is not the secondary air pump;
doesn't change with AC switches on or off,
doesn't change if steering turnt to full lock (i.e. stressing the pump).
the sound is from center front of engine.
I wondered if its the oil pump, I believe its chain driven but this is a definite whine - it reminds me of a 'fuel pump with trapped air' type of whine.
Worried about buying an otherwise nice car - guess its not normal but should I walk away from this car ?
Thanks in advance