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noise when starting

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by JamesA3, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. JamesA3

    JamesA3 Member

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    when I start the engine from cold there is a loud resonating sound which last for a second or so, only happens when cold, any ideas?
     
  2. MushroomMan

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    might be the coilpack starting to go. They tend to go more frequently in the cold.
     
  3. JamesA3

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    sorry for sounding like a muppet but is it expensive and can I do it myself
     
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    when i turn the ignition on, then fire it up there is a diesel engine sounding noise(like a diesel car when it is idling) before the engine starts.then when i turn the igntion off, the car kind of shudders?wot does this mean?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    leespears1 said:
    when i turn the ignition on, then fire it up there is a diesel engine sounding noise(like a diesel car when it is idling) before the engine starts.then when i turn the igntion off, the car kind of shudders?wot does this mean?

    [/ QUOTE ]sounds like you have got a diesel then /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif
     
  6. S3_MCD

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    could be the air con.
     
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    My S3 does the same, wondered myself but never caused me any problems so havn't worried about it. Maybe its the tappets filling with oil?
     
  8. JamesA3

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    turns out its the starter motor, not quite sure whats wrong with it but it seems to be the source of the problem
     

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