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Noisy Engine - S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jp825, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. jp825

    jp825 New Member

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    Hi,

    Just joined the forum as I am looking to join the audi family very soon. :rockwoot: I ve been looking to buy a used 08 S3 and I went to see one last week, everything is great except the engine seems to have this tapping noise which I thought its a bit loud for a petrol car. It almost sounds like a diesel if the bonnet is up.

    The car seem to drive fine though.
    Can anyone confirm if this is normal?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. consilio

    consilio Up the owls!

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    Totally normal mate, they sound like a bag of nails when idle
     
  4. Jamiekip

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    Yep that's normal. It's the direct injection system
     
  5. jp825

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    Thanks for the quick response guys.

    Is there anything else I should be looking out for? I also notice a loud mechanical sound under the floor whilst driving, but I take it thats normal given its 4wd, it sounds like the drive shaft or something.

    I think I will see another just to compare anyway. I never owned an Audi before so this will be my 1st one.
     
  6. beanoir

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    The engine noise is normal, they sound worse than diesels.

    Not sure about the mechanical noise, that sounds a bit iffy to me. Mine doesn't make any mechanical noise like that from the Haldex (4WD system). I do however have a knocking exhaust which has been in to Audi twice since Jan to have it tightened up, normally notice a knocking exhaust when you come off the gas to change gear.
     

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