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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by harvey01, Jan 5, 2012.
as above has anyone had this happen or is it cam chain rattle ?
Sounds like the cam chain tensioner...... rattles while pressure builds up
can i just change the tensior as its not long had the cambelt done
tbh its fairly normal.. if it rattles all the time is when it normally needs changing... I have rebuilt the majority of my engine including new oil pump and non return valve/oil filter housing .... mine still does it occasionally... normally when cold and it is cold out atm...
Non VVT tensioners are around Â£100 but VVT ones are Â£350 odd...
Its worth mentioning you can get hold of the plates/shoes now that the chain slides on and is more likely to wear for around Â£30
Replaced mine and still rattles first start when cold
Mine does this, i was told that it could be the starter moter on its way out.
Iv'e had a new OEM VVT fitted and it still makes the noise on start up so keep your money and spend it something you need.
Same here, I get the rattle as well.
your best off cranking your stereo up for those first few seconds :icon_thumright:
I have this too when starting in a morning when it's freezing, my mates a VW tech and said don't worry unless it does it all the time, it's just the pressure building
ok thanks chaps o and chapses