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S4 V8 engine rattle when starting only

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Boomerations, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Boomerations

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    Hello,
    I wonder if any one has come across this problem on my 53 reg S4 Avant V8 no matter whether the car is cold or hot there is a bad rattle for a few seconds only when starting
    Many thanks
    Jason
     
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    Slack in the chain possibly, sure it uses hydraulic tensioner, so its possible this has slowed down on startup, as it takes the slack out of the chain upon start, I had it on my S4 B6 avant aswell, but everyone I asked said it was normal mate, wouldnt worry to much until, it is doing it whilst running aswell.
     
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    or maybe just a heat sheild.
     
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    I know that name Crasher from somewhere.

    Can you post in here his info as requires signing up to see that info.

    Yeah as I thought, tensioner for chain, never caused any issues on my S4 in 2 years of use, made the tiny bit of noise rattle for split seconds but worked perfectly
     
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