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A couple of questions...

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by clockwork.satan, Oct 12, 2011.

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    [Oct 12, 2011]
    Hi guys,

    Since I'm new to my A4, I've got a couple of burning questions after driving it around for a week...

    • When I'm in first gear in stop-start traffic I've noticed what can only be described as the occasional 'rumble' from the back end. It sounds like it could be fuel sloshing around in the tank as it doesn't happen every time - has anyone else noticed this or should I get it checked out?
    • There is a bit of 'lumpiness' when the engine is idling. I'm guessing that it should be super smooth... Any ideas what the cause of this could be and, again, should I get it checked out? ...It's a TDi 140, by the way.
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    Hi,

    I'm not sure about your first problem. But as long as i've been part of three audi forums, i've never heard a single person complaining about sloshing from the tank or any major tank related problems. Its probably something else. Sorry i cant help much on that.

    The latter question, well No. The Pump duse engine in your 140 tdi isn't smooth. Its nowhere near smooth. It has a rough idle, it sounds like a bag of nails and keeps 'misfiring' during idle. Sit in to much standstill traffic and you'll start to lose your teeth. The newer common rail A4's are pretty silky smooth, but we're not that privlidged i'm afraid. Its something you have to get used to.

    There are a few things that people have tried to improve the idle judder. One reason for excess lumpiness is if yours is a manual a4 and needs a new dual mass flywheel. (not cheap). You could also have worn/brittle injector harness, which you could change and perhaps clean the EGR valve.
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    Cheers, Fahim.

    I guess I'll get it back to the dealership to get the 'rumbling' noise checked out. I doubt that it's anything serious, possibly rear-suspension related, but best to get it checked out.

    I'm quite surprised that you say that the TDi 140 engine isn't smooth - ok, I have to admit that it's not as smooth sounding as the M47R BMW engine in my last car (an MG ZT CDTi), but it's got wayyy more grunt. And this engine isn't common rail? Hmp, that's surprising too. I'll have a look at the EGR and the injector harness thingy to be sure.
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    [Oct 13, 2011]
    Is your car a Quattro? Mine makes a noise when setting off sometimes which I have put down to the differential doing its thing...
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    [Oct 13, 2011]
    Nope, it's an S-line FWD one. I only ever notice it when stopping/starting or going at really slow speeds - there's no roughness of ride quality or anything, just the odd rumble/muffled popping sound.
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