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2.0TFSI Rough sounding, (with video) ideas?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by wuta3, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    So after a few weeks of ownership and 1,500 miles ... im ironing out any latent issues. Pickup pipe changed, PCV valve changed (for an erratic idle issue).

    Now i'm getting down to other stuff to get the car in top-shape before a remap and stage 2 mods. The car recently had a compression test which was consistent.

    I have started to notice the car is sounding a bit rough, like a TDI. The exhaust burbles with the same frequency (it isn't smooth). The "chugging" increases with revs (as you'd expect). Is this normal for the engine?

    Here's a quick video from of the engine idling ... though my phone picked up the higher pitch sound of the roughness more :



    Also in addition to this, reverse gear is hard to select (occasionally) and reverse/1st are a bit lumpy to select.

    Any ideas greaty appriciated, i'm quite new to doing-it-yourself :) Car has 56k miles, VGSH.

    Thanks! (and please ignore my cracked cover, it wasn't me :( )
     
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  2. PH1L

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    sounds clunky though the sound quality isnt the best
     
  3. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Yea it isn't great, but with my headphones on it sounds almost as-is ...
     
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    Sounds normal to me. Perhaps check the N80 valve and High Pressure Fuel Pump cam follower.
     
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    I should say mines had all the normal stuff done pcv and cam follower plus service and no fault codes just noisy mate
     
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    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that JamesO ... all is normal then, thanks for posting some video :)
    Suprised it is naturally that noisy/chuggy.
     
  8. OVRA3

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    When I first got mine I thought the same but they are noisy engines a good engine but def noisy sometimes i think I've got a tdi well till I put my foot down :)

    Here is a golf mk5 same engine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTgoQtU3DEI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
     
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    Cool, yea sounds the same. Odd :) Thanks again.,
     

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