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TDi170 Engine Concerns

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by coupe-se, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. coupe-se

    coupe-se Member

    Oct 31, 2006
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    It is very rare for me to be outside the car with the engine running.

    Yesterday I started the car and hopped out to clear leaves from under the rear wiper blade. As soon as I got out of the car I could hear a very low pitched rythmic and barely audible deep knocking/thumping noise from the engine!!

    The sound went away when I revved the engine but it did sound worryingly like a big end knock. :crying:

    Since new in July 06 the car has only done 24k miles, doing mainly motorway miles by the wife who is very lightfooted. I drive it spiritedly at the weekends but don't thrash cars.

    I'm going to have another listen tonight and then look at getting the dealers to have a listen to it. I seem to remebera nother thread some time back about engine failures on the 170 which I was quite cyncial about at the time.
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  3. steve184

    steve184 Active Member

    Apr 10, 2004
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    diesels do sound like a right bag of spanners though don't they? Easy to mistake this for a big end knock when cold!

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