Strange noises after driving through a lot of slush & snow
Went out yesterday looking for snow in my A4 2005 2.0t quattro. Some roads were very wet, some very slushy and at times a good 8" deep in snow.
Was having great fun until the car started making horrible noises - coming from beneath the car.
It sounds like the sizzling water along with some very loud ' between radio station' noises. It was quite concerning! Even driving home along a main road - it continued to make the noises - but gradually faded as I neared home.
The noise was present whether freewheeling or accelarating, even at 10mph it was there.
When I stopped the car, the noise went - even when I reved the engine..
Today I've been out and there is a noise of chunning snow when I travel above 35mph. It's quite a loud noise and comes from beneath the car on the passenger side.
I'm thinking either the quattro drive system or the long-life stainless steel exhaust system I have?
Any ideas what this problem is?
Yorkshire & Humber Rep.
jack iy up and have a quick look
Grumpy Old Man
It's possible snow is building up between the engine under-tray and the sump.
A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Automatic. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; front/rear parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 HD camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs.
Thanks. Had a good look under the car and there is some plastic covers hanging down.
Will get into garage tomorrow & hopefully no other damage has been caused.