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i have a tick!, two actually!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by James TQ, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. James TQ
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    when the bonnets up and engine running, i can hear a ticking sound, one sounds like its in the rocker head :/ any ideas on this? common, be worried?

    the second one is in a part in the side of the bay, in the picture below its the black box between the coolant and the window wash fluid, next to the power steering res, if you put a finger on it you can feel the tick...what even is this element?

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    The black box is the charcoal cannister and is designed to tick
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    well i feel like a tool....Thanks pal!
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    +1 on that, the first just sounds like a noisy tappet, if it gets any worse then start looking at other things it could be with a stethoscope.
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    Or injectors they tend to tick on the 1.8ts.
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    ultra sonic clean?
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