Chris NottVolks Autos
Results 1 to 17 of 17
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Andrew@A.L.D
  • 1 Post By Gops

Thread: Bent rod

  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    138

    Bent rod

    Any way of telling a rod might be bent without taking anything apart,recently had a ticking noise start on the engine,have used a stethoscope and can find the noise when it was on the o/s engine mount but nowhere else,I thought it may have been a tensioner or water pump so did the cambelt and its still there,been looking around the net a little bit and noticed a few people day they've had a ticking noise and turned out to be a bent rod

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    <tuffty/>'s Avatar
    Badger 5 Edition

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    15,607
    Use something of a known length to stick down the plug hole... set cyl 1 at TDC and measure the height of the 'stick' from the cam cover on cyl 1 and 4, repeat on cyl 2/3 by turning the crank round 180 deg... if any one cyl is a lower height then you have your answer

    <tuffty/>
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    138
    Ok cool cheers didn't think of that,I will have a look on my lunch break

  5. #4
    RIP S3dave

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    nr Glos
    Posts
    7,195
    next is remove sump and looking for the oil squirter which may be sat in the bottom
    **http://www.facebook.com/Badger5Ltd**

    NEW NEW NEW eShop now LIVE>
    www.badger5.biz

    Badger 5 Ltd, Queen Annes Gate, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 2DG


    http://www.badger5.co.uk, Tel:01453822880
    bill@badger5.co.uk
    **NEW** Badger5 Section CLICK here>> http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/213-badger-5/

  6. #5
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    138
    Ok will try have a look inside the sump tonight after work,do all the 1.8t engines have the oil squirters as its an agu engine in my s3

  7. #6
    <tuffty/>'s Avatar
    Badger 5 Edition

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    15,607
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesymk2 View Post
    Ok will try have a look inside the sump tonight after work,do all the 1.8t engines have the oil squirters as its an agu engine in my s3
    Yes...

    <tuffty/>
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

  8. #7
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    138
    Ok cheers

  9. #8
    Andrew@A.L.D's Avatar
    Cylinder Head Master

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    3,472
    I thought this thread was slagging Rod off for being gay
    calico101 likes this.
    RIP S3dave/David Marshall stickers now available

    FOR SALE
    None resonated Milltek exhaust,
    Adjustable FPR from 1-5 bar, 2 sets of Unused ARP 3/8 2000 rod bolts, relentless 200 cell cat pipe, Std AGU Crankshaft. Ported & Reconditioned Cylinder head service.

  10. #9
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    138
    Just had a screwdriver sat down on the pistons and number 1 is sat about 1mm lower

  11. #10
    <tuffty/>'s Avatar
    Badger 5 Edition

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    15,607
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesymk2 View Post
    Just had a screwdriver sat down on the pistons and number 1 is sat about 1mm lower
    ...than number 4? bolt upright? 1mm is not much, if the screwdriver is not bolt upright that could account for that deviation... most I have seen are more than that..

    <tuffty/>
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

  12. #11
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    138
    Yeh 2,3 and 4 are pretty much spot on to each other but number 1 is slightly lower,screwdriver was a snug fit in the spark plug hole so hardly any room for a slight deviation,will check in the sump tonight if I get the time

  13. #12
    <tuffty/>'s Avatar
    Badger 5 Edition

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    15,607
    Sounds plausible then... with the sump off you should be able to look up an d see if the rod is bent... that and finding an oil squirter in the sump

    Good luck dude...

    <tuffty/>
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

  14. #13
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    138
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Sounds plausible then... with the sump off you should be able to look up an d see if the rod is bent... that and finding an oil squirter in the sump

    Good luck dude...

    <tuffty/>

    Cheers will let you know what I find,hopefully it's the latter of the 2 otherwise the car might get sold for bits

  15. #14
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    138
    Finally managed to get the sump off this afternoon and number 1 rod is bent :-( its bent 2 ways aswell so that accounts for the slightly lower piston,just new to decide what to do with it now as its been loads of grief since I bought it

  16. #15
    Gops's Avatar
    6th gear @7000rpm

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    2,640
    Don't sell it. Fix it and make it fastaaaaarrrrrrr! You'll love it more.
    Lavis89 likes this.
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    its either mapped or broken...

  17. #16
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    138
    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Don't sell it. Fix it and make it fastaaaaarrrrrrr! You'll love it more.
    Trouble is I live on my own and don't really have that much spare cash each month as it is so its hard to keep having to pay money out on it even worse when something like this happens

  18. #17
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,533
    Put some cheap chinese forged rods and oem bearings in it and close it up.
    Cheapest and easiest way of possibly resolving it.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. clutch master cylinder rod bent
    By delboy87 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 6th May 2012, 21:48
  2. more power = bent rods
    By shanejess in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 98
    Last Post: 25th May 2011, 10:20
  3. Anyone ever bent a rear tie rod on a quattro?
    By jcb in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 22nd February 2010, 20:43
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30th October 2003, 03:20
  5. Bent alloy :(
    By TIRO in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 18th September 2003, 11:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO