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I HATE MY CAR!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MartayMcFly, May 2, 2009.

  1. MartayMcFly

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    Just picked up the car after the replacement springs went on, and RSTTs, but now I'm hearing a fluttery, ticking sort of noise as the turbo kicks in (sounds like a bearing, or maybe a gasket leak... hard to tell). Looking through threads, I'm thinking downpipe though. I've only driven it once since it had the exhaust manifold replaced, too. :keule:

    Do Audi do "approved" checks on cars they're not selling? I want to just find someone who can make a list of everything that's about to go/needs replaced so I can figure a price and just get everything sorted in one go.
     
  2. S3Matt

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    They do something very similar. I'm sure they won't charge much....!

    I bought my car from an audi dealership for peace of mind, but if I bought privately I'd probably have popped it into audi for a health check anyway. When you're spending £££ on a car you love it's good to know that it's in top nick. And I am by no stretch of the imagination mechanically minded...

    I used to live in Aberdeen btw, seems to be lots more s3's on the go up there now... or maybe I'm just noticing them more,,,
     
  3. wibble111

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    Could the fluttering maybe be a split dv? Or boost leak??
     
  4. speedicar225

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    Read the fairly recent thread "Engine chirping noises on start up". If your noises are similar, get ready for another possible spend!!

    Good luck!
     

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