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Sucking noise??!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MyS3, Feb 4, 2009.

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    Hi all, long time lurker of this very good forum. I have enjoyed reading all the posts, the useful, funny and inspiring ones so thanks for that.

    Bought my S3 way back in 07 and i still find the slightest excuse to go drive it.. :yellowrs4: i'm sure majority of you guys/gals? feel the same.

    Anyways,started her up this morning with the usual silly grin in anticipation of driving and noticed an unusual sound... wound down the window and yep there's a sucking noise coming from the engine bay drivers side..like a pump sucking air..best way i can think of describing it!! It stopped after a couple of minutes of driving and didn't seem to be lacking in power!

    So does anyone have an idea what this could be? Anyone experienced similar before i take her in to the dealers!

    Any help would be appreciated..
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    consilio Up the owls!

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    lol, not the thread I thought it was :arco:
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    lol..yeah i did wonder if someone might get the wrong impression about that title!
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    I was thinking Gillian Taylforth might be involved!! :ohmy:
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    Gillian Taylforth! ls this a personal confession or wish?
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    I'm just surprised the thread is an hour old and no contribution from NHN :lmfao:

    err, sorry I dont have a turbo so cant help you.
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    "She ain't my cuppa tea guvna" Wasn't she ehm, caught in a compromising situation some time ago in a range rover?
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    I recall Hugh Grant had a similar problem.
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    It's your fuel pump priming the injectors and is normal on most modern cars.
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    Gillian Taylforth..Now you mention it she did (in the range rover..allegedly).

    Thanks CJP80 i thought it might be that,never heard it before though and my previous 2.0 FSI sport had a slightly different sound for the fuel pump priming.

    Cheers fellas.
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Get married.
    That will make the sucking noises go away.:ermm:
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    Dunno about that, my S3 and mom's tiguan gives a mechanical whirl sound and only for a second or two at most, usually when you open the driver's door, and it'd be done even before you can sit properly. He did mention hearing the sound for a "few minutes"?
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    secondary air injection?
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    ..lol yep it certainly does!!!

    boggysv..had that same (whirring)noise on my previous A3.

    Time for the dealer me thinks!
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    This.
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