So driving home yesterday my 2004 8P TDI starts making an intermittent squeaking noise and it got progressively worse, to an almost constant squeak noise. Sounds like its belt related to me. On closer inspection when home it is definitely from the engine bay and I think from the left hand (looking into the bay, alternator) side. I also found these two piece of sheared metal laying in the bay. One odly made it to the where the dip stick goes through the engine cover and the other had fallen to the undertray. There must be more somewhere I guess!
Having spoken to a fellow forum member I have my suspicions as to what has happened, but thought I would ask the open forum for suggestions before I comment any further.
Any comments appreciated on what my squeak is and where these rather important pieces of metal have come from!