A few Weird Noises and a brake problem from my S3
I though I had better start a new thread for this one and wanted to test your knowledge as there is some crazy knowledge floating about on these forums!
Have got the usual minor S3 :s3addict: problems drivers window not going up properly, rear washer pipe leaking in boot etc but even though my car has just passed it MOT (unfortunately failing on a side light and a snapped front spring with 1/2inch missing off the end!) the car now has problems that are more a major concern but NOT an MOT failure.
1) After 30 seconds of starting the car from cold say in the morning it makes a screeching noise for about 2 seconds my thought are that it may be somethin adjusting as it warms up or a belt starting up?
2) Pretty much since I bought the car back in April when you get to a speed of about 50mph and cruise steady it starts to make a faint rumbling noise, my first though was bearings but maybe tyre rumble??
3) BRAKE PROBLEM - Once I get to motorway speed of 60+mph and I need to brake I really dont want to press the pedal as it judders and braking does not feel confident at all :crying:. I think this has got worse since owning the car but I do not push the car hardly ever and am always gentle on brakes. I was told by two garages (Audi and specialist) that my brake discs are corroded pretty bad but they passed MOT. I realise that the test on MOT is to get to like 30mph and brake and this is easily passable in a S3 with even shocking brakes. I know that I may have answered this already but I thought it may be a bearing/hub problem? Hmm.
Your thoughts on these matters would be much appreciated, sorry for the insanely long post. I clumped these points together as I thought numbers 2 and 3 may be related.