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    [Jan 16, 2011]
    Hi guys, Ive attached a video of the sound coming from the engine..

    Alot of people have said thats its most likley the DMF..

    But then a few people have said it could be the cambelt, or something to do with that..

    The sound is brought on more when the cars warm..

    Any advise would be great..

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    could well be the dmf does it go when the clutch pedal is depresed that usually a give away if its fooked
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    A little bit more infor about the car would help
    manual/dsg
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    year

    press the clutch and start the car if the noise is there then most likely DMF, if it comes when you release the clutch then its gearbox bearings.
    i have the exact same thing, but mine doesnt rattle as much, my mechanic told me about the gearbox problem because he had the same thing in his car
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    Sorry guys

    2005/54
    87,000
    DSG

    Is there any tests I could do with the DSG Box?

    The sound goes away in drive and reverse, even at stationary
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    hmm headscratcher my guess would be dmf then if not a manual gearbox
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    mine is also 2005, and 85,000 miles but manual. not a good year for audi.

    if it is the gearbox then i was told the bearings are plastic and if they go they wont damage your gearbox, not sure how much damage a flywheel will do.
    best thing to do would be to take it to a garage to have a look, if its the gearbox then you will need to have that fixed and a new clutch and flywheel.
    if its not the gearbox then you will still need a new clutch and flywheel.

    either way you will need a new flywheel and clutch.
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    To me it sounds more like the Alternator pulley tensioner has gone. I could be wrong but it sounds more like a failed bearing unit within the tensioner than the DMF.
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    Actually I've just watched it again and it could be a hole host of things! Obviously a need to get someone to check it out!
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    I don't mind someone checking it out, I just don't want a cowboy to say the first thing on his mind..

    Any recommendations in the Birmingham area?

    I hope it's the alternator? Too be honest sometimes it starts after a good few seconds, maybe it's not making a charge?
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    [Jan 16, 2011]
    that does sound likr the DMF to me... but again it will need a good inspection.... but usually when a DMF is that bad it makes the car shudder on pull away ect...
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    the car doesnt shudder at all, drives spot on!
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