A3 1.8TQ - A Few Niggles, Advice would be much appreciated
Here goes, my first post on this truly excellent forum!
I Have a A3 1.8T Quattro on a 2000 W plate with 68000mi and I absolutely love it, Apart from a few niggly problems I have.
I have been looking around the forums for a couple of days trying to find a resolution, but have yet found nothing specific.
The problems are:
Creaking noise when travelling over uneven surfaces
Now I believe this could be the ARB bushes as mentioned in previous posts so I have had the front bushes and metal C shaped clamps replaced which cured the noise for about 3 weeks but it is now back and sounds quite a bit louder and more from the rear of the car.
Is this just simply the rear ARB bushes need doing as well?
If so can anyone give some advice as to exactly which bushes it is on the rear as the majority of detailed ARB forum posts seem to be about FWD cars and not 4WD, or is it the same?
Noisy Air conditioning
Air con works ok, blows nice cool air (not as good as it should be though i think) but when it is on there is substantially more noise coming from the engine bay (compressor maybe?) and the revs at idle drop about 100-200rpm.
Is this normal or is something on the way out?
And Finally, hesitation on acceleration when engine is cold
Right up until the engine reaches temperature the acceleration through the low gears seems quite hesitant. Its not massively noticable but very annoying, any ideas?
Any advice that you guru's can give will be nuch appreciated.