Nasty Engine Rattle

MaseratiGent

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That title is enough to give anyone reading shivers...let alone the owner!

I came home and fired up from cold and allowed my usual 1 min at idle. I have a 4.2L 2009 so the cam variators may be an issue. That said this lasted 3 min. It sounded like something was literally loose in the engine. After 3 min the engine disappeared. Shortly after this I recorded the follow (which still sounds a bit 'tinny' to me):
 

Gazcw

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The engine disappeared! Gulp.....

Variators would rattle on initial start up and would have been doing it for some time to still rattle after 3 mins
 

JJbing

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As far as I was aware, variators only rattle on the initial start up as the oil then gets to where it's needed? This could be something else, fingers crossed cheaper..