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    Rattling sound when idling

    Hi guys, after what is easiest described as drifting round a roundabout (back end slid out in the rain due to my heavy foot), my motor seems to occasionally make a strange loud rattling / ticking sound when idling (i.e at traffic lights in neutral) ... I'm just concerned I may have broke something. Any ideas such as what 'may' have broken, should I take it to a garage etc?

    Just to emphasize, I know drifting is fun but this was completely unintentional lol.

    Also, first post here as I'm an newbie =)

    The motor I speak of is a 2002 A3 Quattro 1.8T

    Thanks in advance for any advice!


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    Sounds like the normal sound you get from the charcoal canister area.

    If so, it's normal, nothing to worry about.

    Welcome by the way.
    99' A3 1.8T Sport KO3s Custom Code stage 2 - Current

    99' A4 1.8T Quattro Sport 180 - Sold

    97' A3 1.8T Sport KO3s 236 BHP - Sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick101 View Post
    Welcome by the way.
    - Thank you! :D

    My main concern was this sounds awful and wasn't a sound i'd noticed before the drifting incident lol. I'll see how she goes in the morning and hope it goes away.

    I'd like to think the 4WD could handle a little bit of sideways movement once in a while anyway



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