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car makes a wierd noise on start up

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ru4shaw, Jul 17, 2009.

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    my a3 has been making a odd noise when i start it not every time but usually when i havent driven in for a few hours its like a rattle noise from the engine
    does any1 know what this is?
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    You need to post a vid or sound clip to get any realistic help here.
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    petrol or diesel?
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    Specific engine would also maybe help.
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    its a petrol 1.6 fsi
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    i was guessing starter motor but if its a rattle..then it could be something to do with your mounts.. does the engine rock alot?

    then again like staz says post a video or give a better description this would eliminate the guessing games
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    il try get a vid of it it only happens when its slightly cold, it was fine today becuase its walm. itonly lasts few seconds bbut ill try get a vid
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    you used to get clattery noises off sticky bucket shims especially on cold engines. Dont seem to hear of that nowadays much though. Drive belt tensioners/water pumps can make noises when cold too.
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    algright thanks ill try get a vid up
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