Hi, I’ve been browsing the site for a few weeks now so thought it best to introduce myself!!
I’ve purchased an ’05 Sportback 1.9TDi Sport at the beginning of September and have been loving ownership especially the improvement in fuel economy over the 2.5TDi Quattro A4 I traded in!
I’ve attached a picture taken after I spent 8 hours detailing with Meguiars Clay and the Deep Crystal 3 Step System.
So as it would appear things were sweet until the airbag light came on, I noticed a creaking noise from the steering when turning left… and then what I believed already to be a noisy engine started to become noisier! 38k miles when I bought it, full Audi history, excellent shape inside and out. Basically it sounded a bit tappety but I was aware the PD engine is noisy so just ignored it.
Anyway fast forwarding to last week I booked it in for Audi to investigate… Information from here suggested the steering rack would need replacing so it came as no surprise that this was the diagnosis. As for the noise on the engine though, this came as a shock…. a low oil pressure problem due to an unknown blockage in the engine meant it needed to be replaced!!
Got her back from Audi yesterday with a new steering rack and a new engine!! (oh and a fair few light scratches over the bonnet off the 17 year old car washer!! )
The new engine feels so smooth and is a lot quieter I’m one happy guy because it was all under warranty! Phew!!