HELP with rumbling noise....S3 experts needed!
Recently got fitted a second hand clutch and luk dmf which had done 4K and ran fine. Sorted my slipping clutch.
Now recently it's making a rumbling noise on idle which vibrates through the clutch pedal and is a rumbling noise when I come off the accelerator when driving. When it's on idle if I rev the car slightly it doesn't make the annoying noise!
Took it an Audi specialist and they said its a noise coming from the transfer box and gearbox, which will cost £550 labour to remove and refit and a gearbox specialist could be anywhere from 300-900 for a rebuild.
I would like a second opinion, could it be anything else? Like my second hand flywheel, would that make the noise. I checked the degrees of play in the flywheel and it was hardly anything! The clutch was like brand new too.
I don't want to fork out all that money and for it to be something else, neither do I want to sell my beloved S3 after 8 years of ownership. Also I have a 3month baby and I can't bear to sell it because i won't get anything for it :-( diesel 5 door s probably the way forward but S3 are worth next to nothing now a days for such a good car!
Cheers guys and girls in advance :-)