after thinking i'd sound like an idiot posting these questions i've spent the last few hours searching and it seems most of you are as 'noise concious' as me...
I've picked up on the following so far and would like some suggestions so i can put them forward to the dealers:
1) burbling noise when the engine is cold - this isn't the usual clicking noise i've read about in the threads regarding TFSI engine noise (although i do have that and have been told it's a characteristic of the engine). The noise only happens when cold and the best time to experience it will be to switch engine on, drive for 10 seconds so auto choke goes off and revs drop to 825ish... whilst ticking over the engine then sounds like it's burbling, bubbling ( reminds me of the distinct noise an impreza makes) although not as loud. I can feel this through the car, more so the foot well. The noise will disappear after a few minutes of driving... ANY IDEAS?
Could this be linked to the problem i'm having with the car starting ( it won't turn over smoothly and engage, it will jump a couple of times before the engine starts..)?
2) when going over bumps i'm noticing a faint knocking noise but can't locate the area. It can be heard more so going over shallow bumps rather than a big bump - from what i've read this could be a drop link?
3) when driving at low speeds, around 20 to 40 road noise sounds excessive, like i can hear the drive terrain grinding faintly (tyres are Pirrelli somethings and have covered about 3k - sorry to be vauge)
4) at higher speeds, say 50 to 80 i can hear a noise which could be described as driving along that crappy pinkish coloured surface you see on some motorways (m42) or maybe when you go over a thick white line, it's a kind or high pitched faint vibrating noise. This noise is more noticable under deacceleration from 80 downwards and seems its loudest at 60mph...
I'm sure a few of you may say take it to the dealers - i will but any suggestions i get on here seem to help a lot with these guys...
So far they have not been able to sort out this problem with starting and have suggested it may be a sticky injector but cannot prove it as there are no faults registering. All they could do was put an additive in the fuel and hoped it may solve the problem!!
this might be a lot to digest so thanks for any replies.