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S3 tickover question

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by simon-s3, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. simon-s3

    simon-s3 Member

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    Are these engines normal a bit "clicky" at tickover ?
    not sure if it is tappetts or noisy injectors. at tickover it has this fast, regular clicking (when stood outside the car in front of it, not sat inside), but if I raise the revs to 2000RPM all is as smooth as can be. Sat inside it sounds smooth and quiet.
     
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  3. JohnS3

    JohnS3 Active Member

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    Sounds normal to me. Anyone else?
     
  4. simon-s3

    simon-s3 Member

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    that makes me feel a little better already. It only has 7000miles on it. My Imprezza I had a couple of years ago was a bit like this and that was noisy injectors.
     
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    klauster Well-Known Member

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    ruff as a badgers ass at tickover the S3 engine, sounds much better with revs..... well mine did anyway
     
  6. julians

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    S3 sounds like a diesel at idle, so its probably normal, if not just drive it until something significant actually breaks then take it back and get it fixed under warranty.
     
  7. simon-s3

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    thanks, feleing better all the time. So it's normal, Drive it like I am trying to break it and get it fixed under warraty when it does. Sounds like a fun plan. ............I will still warm it up first though
     
  8. DemianM

    DemianM RWD sucks!

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    Same with mine, my garage is very closed and small and when you hear it bouncing against the walls it sounds terrible!
     
  9. jamiekip

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    Mine's the same, I think it's something to do with the FSI. Nothing to worry about.
     
  10. t&biskits

    t&biskits it`s all black

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    i`ll go with that too, mine sounds like **** at tickover. a friend did once ask if it was diesel!:faint:
     
  11. Oli.

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    Its normal - Its just the injectors. My GTI sounded **** as well!!
     
  12. S3-N

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    another diesel sounding S3 here
     
  13. consilio

    consilio Up the owls!

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    Same here. But it sounds amesome for a 4 pot when doing anything above 2k.

    Love the whinning noise and exhaust it gives when you ease off the throttle
     
  14. richs2891

    richs2891 I cant spell !

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    Yes mine sound rough / diesel like when first start up but I dont think it sounds that good for a 4 pot - I miss the noise my old Scooby made - much better than my current S3 !

    Richard
     
  15. consilio

    consilio Up the owls!

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    Yea i know what you mean, if you like that sort of thing. Scoobies as a bit much for me, too boy racer
     
  16. JamS3

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    Its normal! Its due to the high pressure FSI injectors and that's the noise you can hear. It also has a secondary injection system that operates when the engine is cold.
     
  17. simon-s3

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    Cheers, I feel fine about it now. All these S3's sounding the same says it's normal to me.
     

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