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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by scotty_24, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. scotty_24
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    Hello, I have a 51 plate S3 which has some creaking and groaning issues.

    when coming to a stop and braking lightly, i can hear a "errrrrr eeee errrrrrrr eeeeee" noise which sounds rotational coming from the passenger side front.

    Also, when going over speed bumps I get a creaking from the rear, which makes the same noise as a parcel shelf jumping around in the back. I took my parcel shelf out to make sure it want that!

    The noises have got my head done in, please help!

    Cheers
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  2. Andrew@A.L.D
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    Andrew@A.L.D Cylinder Head Master

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    Got the same problem and was told it's the arb/brackets/bushes one of them or all three?
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    you just need to grease/oil your arb bushes, drop links & suspension
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    Hmmm ...


    I wonder if this is down to the weather as I've been having the same problems and doing a bit of searching showed up a lot of recent threads from people having the same issue.


    I found this:

    http://www.wak-tt.com/antiroll/antiroll.htm


    I know it for a tt but the principle is still the same.



    I went to halfords and it seems they have stopped selling the “nylon/rubber lube” so i had to buy this:



    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_219033_langId_-1_categoryId_165705


    I think its the same thing only re packaged.



    Ill let you know how i get on ;)
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    Anythings worth a try, if it is the ARB bushes Is it worth getting powerflex ones?
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    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    i get this only going round left corners and going down bumps slowly just booked car for new suspension as i h8 the s3 suspenion not stiff enough will give the grease a go and hopefully will last till 11th june till get full ap coilovers, new tie arms and full bearings and top mounts all round.
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    yeh as standard ones will go again eventually the powerflex ones will last a lifetime
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    same problem here, changed all my bushes about 6 months ago so I think the weather over Christmas might have done some damage!? Got some of that original silicone spray somewhere gonna give that a shot.
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    Gave mine a good spraying today and it works
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    found my problem rear drop link has gone jacked car up and it was waving at me saying help me so gonna tie wrap it in place for now
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    loose some weight you fat ****
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    popped again? no need:noway:
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    I sprayed all my bushes and still got a creaking noise over bumps. All droplinks look ok, what else could it be?
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    lighten up lol
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    Is everyone using the halfords silicone grease i posted up?


    I've not had time to do mine yet but i think when i do ill use the straw that come with wd40, to really get in there....lol


    Ill let you know how i get on ;)
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    I used some spray grease not Halfords silicone stuff
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