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Rattling sound when idling

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by timination2012, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. timination2012

    timination2012 New Member

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    Hi guys, after what is easiest described as drifting round a roundabout (back end slid out in the rain due to my heavy foot), my motor seems to occasionally make a strange loud rattling / ticking sound when idling (i.e at traffic lights in neutral) ... I'm just concerned I may have broke something. Any ideas such as what 'may' have broken, should I take it to a garage etc?

    Just to emphasize, I know drifting is fun but this was completely unintentional lol.

    Also, first post here as I'm an audi-sport.net newbie =)

    The motor I speak of is a 2002 A3 Quattro 1.8T

    Thanks in advance for any advice!

    -Tim
     
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  3. Nick101

    Nick101 Boost fiend

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    Sounds like the normal sound you get from the charcoal canister area.

    If so, it's normal, nothing to worry about.

    Welcome by the way.
     
  4. timination2012

    timination2012 New Member

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    - Thank you! :D

    My main concern was this sounds awful and wasn't a sound i'd noticed before the drifting incident lol. I'll see how she goes in the morning and hope it goes away.

    I'd like to think the 4WD could handle a little bit of sideways movement once in a while anyway :p
     

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