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3.2, picking it up tomorrow quick question.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mikemk4gti, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. mikemk4gti

    mikemk4gti Member

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    Had a look at a 3.2 s line a few times now and today took the plunge so I'm picking it up tomorrow.
    One thing I noticed is that when its ticking over, if you undo the oil cap or take out the dipstick you get a hissing noise and it starts the run a bit lumpy, is this normal???
    Thanks,
    Mike.
     
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  3. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    Could be normal, I remember reading that the reason it happened on my old E30 BMW was the way the engine used air from the sump fed back into the air intake & when you took dipstick out it let more air into engine/intake weakening the mixture thus affecing the idle.
     
  4. mikemk4gti

    mikemk4gti Member

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    ok, sounds possible. It ran perfect otherwise. thanks.:icon_thumright:
     
  5. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Yup...they do that.
    Check that in neutral you can hold 2krpm steady on the rev counter
     
  6. Hunty

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    +1 ^
    Don't want to get caught out by that bad boy!
     
  7. magnus911

    magnus911 R8GGA

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    Man, I miss my 3.2/.
     
  8. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    People with S3's are not supposed to miss 3.2's :)
     
  9. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    lol, I love my 3.2 but would swap you lol :eyebrows:
     
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    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    Maybe i'm lucky (famous last words!!!) but mine doesnt do that. Can 'hunt' abit when setting off around 2krpm but usually only on these really cold mornings!
     
  11. mikemk4gti

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    tried the 2k rev thing but seems ok, One thing is that when i locked it tonight the cooling fan came on, i turned the ign on and check the temp but it was only aboiut 1/4 on the gauge and the fan went off when i put the ign on??
     

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