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Loud ticking noise

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MrLapou, Apr 20, 2012.

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    [Apr 20, 2012]
    When starting from cold, there is a distinct loud ticking noise from the engine. After a min of so it quieten downs a little, but can still be heard.

    Using a screw driver to the ear, I found the item circled in white is the culprit. It's attached to a pipe coming from the vapour recover carbon canister. Is it normal / faulty?

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    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    [Apr 20, 2012]
    Normal, carbon filter bit ticks on all of them. I thought it was at the back of the engine bay though, might just be on S3s.
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    My 61 plate ticks like crazy. Been told its normal on that type of engine though.
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    shut the bonnet run like **** its gonna blow
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    hahaha he lives in Dorset not Bradford!!
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    [Apr 22, 2012]
    on a serious note i was really suprised to hear the tfsi engine its sounds like derv on reversing and tickover well the ones i heard at ace did anyway
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