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Noise from engine area?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by johal87, Jan 12, 2011.

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    [Jan 12, 2011]
    Hi guys

    I'm hearing a noise from the engine area on tick over, it's hard to explain the sound, but if you imagine a slight tapping for a few seconds? Then it will go and come back again.

    Applying revs and the sound goes..

    And I can't hear the sound when I'm driving..

    Any advice would be great
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    Engine?? Age?? Mileage?? Rough location of sound?? etc??
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    only on startup? Has it always done this? Do the new A3 engines still have a cam chain tensioner operated by oil pressure?
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    Engine: 2.0 TDI - DSG
    AGE - 2005/54
    MILES - 87,000

    I would say the sound is more to the left of the engine, if your looking at it head on.

    Not just on start up, it will happen all the time on tickover, say parked at the lights etc.. for a few seconds, then it will go, and come back..
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    the charcoal canister makes a ticking noise... not really clued up on your engine as mines an 8L 1.8T

    ah, and yours is a TDI
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    Does the noise go if you depress the clutch pedal? Could be the DMF if it is
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    I've got a DSG box mate, so its just the brake and go! if I raise the revs slightly the sound goes..
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    Thats bang on! Exactly whats happening,

    If you dont mind me asking, how much did it cost you too sort this?
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    I have the same problem with mine.

    2.0 TDI DSG

    60,100 miles on the clock

    54 plate.

    Fly wheel hey? Thanks for the tip.
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