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Change in engine tone???? Gone deeper!

Sarah's A3 Jun 23, 2011

  1. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hopefully is nothing but thought i'd check. Got the car yesterday (whoop whoop!!) and thankfully not a mark on it. Bearing in mind the cars been in a container since 28th March it did need a jump start! Anyway, on start up, alls good but when accelerating, not hard as its on temp permit, I noticed a slight judder and the engine tone is sooooooo deep!! Anyway, the journey home was only 20 miles and the judder did go so am I right in thinking this is all to do with the fact hes sat for over 13 weeks??? Hes still very responsive, gears smooth as silk and no clunks or whines etc. Just the deeper tone. Its not been so long that I have forgotten how he sounds lol but just wanted to make sure it can be normal for things to need a good run to lubricate everything.

    cheers
     
  2. jasonallen

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    would probably say it was because it has been sitting there mate if it happens again id investigate
     
  3. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    Prob just because it's been sat around... Or maybe because it's now driving upside down? :p
    Bet your glad to have it with you finally!!
     
  4. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    lol, yeah im made up, had a huge grin on my face! Was odd driving it home with UK plates on though, felt naughty lol But loved being back in there, was brilliant. To get them on Aussie soil, well sand lol is ace. So after being tested and registered we will wash, polish and do some pics
     
  5. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    haha id make the most of the uk plates before they are whipped off and they know who you are lol
     
  6. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Ah ive bought private ones once hes registered, so cant wait. Apparently they destroy the UK ones, seems sad, was going to put them on the garage wall.
     
  7. Denty

    Denty Active Member

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    just keep the uk plates for the garage wall - then say u woke up in the morning and they were gone, must have been nicked off the car....no probs:beerchug:
     
  8. gareth_oau

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    I'm confused Sarah. what are these miles you talk about? did you import them as well LOL?

    did you have to change over your speedo to km, or just put a sticker on it?
     
  9. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Oi cheeky! I meant the journey from the holding warehouse to the rental lol!

    Ive changed the speedo to km but the standard dial is the same so the larger figures are mph with km being the smaller! No stickers here!!!
     
  10. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Member

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    you realise its 50km from your place to my place and we are still in the same city.

    Isnt that the same as driving from London to Glasgow and back 3 times? LOL
     
  11. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Something strange going on here S
    Just got a PM from you today Tues) to say the containers have docked but this thread says you got your car a week ago ? Huge delay on PM's it seems , did you get my last one last week?
     
  12. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Hiya P, noooo not got your pm! Send me an email. Yeah got the cars a week ago but had to wait another week to get a booking at the test station. Happily mine flew through but as we were in the UK when we got the approval to ship they only send copies out and to get the vin plate you need originals aarrggggg! Why didnt they say they were copies!!! So we now have to wait to get the originals in the post before I can send off for the vin plate. Could be another 2 weeks before I can get him registered! This is driving me mad now! Sadly Daves didnt pass. He's had to remove all his tints!!!!!!! Unreal! and annoying! Hey ho, keep singing!
     
  13. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    lol what are you on about!!! You nutter lol 50kms is nothing!!!! You should try driving to Glasgow - London once lol! Hey its not the distance here its the flippin traffic! Peak times are crazy!!!! Will get to your as soon as the cars registered!!! Its driving me bonkers now!:keule:

    But technically there are a few cities over here! Wanneroo seems to be one for starters!! lol
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011

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