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    Ticking noise after car is mapped?

    Hi All,

    Does anyone else have this? I start the car as normal, drive off and at around 2 - 3k revs there's a ticking noise you can hear inside the car.. It disappears if I rev higher.. It's as if there's something spinning and its constantly hitting something until the turbo spools up?

    Sounds like its coming from behind the heater panel inside the car - when the cars been running for 10 mins the noise is a lot less quieter.

    Never drove a mapped S3 before so don't know if its normal, Niki did mention that the manifold was slightly blowing at the join - said to ask the garage to tighten the bolts when they do the clutch (if anyone knows cheap places to have clutch replaced on a S3 in the Midlands it would be greatly appreciated )

    Thanks in advance, and sorry for all the questions lately..

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    Nope not normal.

    Unless it is the noise of the turbo finally working.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Manifold blow will give you your ticking noise. Gets better as it gets warmer as the manifold expands with heat and reduces the gap.
    2008 8P S3- Black edition. 'all the options....'

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    Thanks guys! Thought it would be the manifold.. Does sound like it to be honest - but thought I'd consult with the Audi Gods

 

 

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