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Ticking noise on the left

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by edwin98, Jun 28, 2003.

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    When i open the bonnet and the engine is running, there is a "loud" ticking noise on the left. Does anybody know what this is?

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    The ticking noise, as long as it's not too loud, is normal on the S3.
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    assuming its not something faulty and you mean on the left as you stand in front of your car, its probably the charcoal filter - on the left by the water bottle - noisy ticking sound, when engine is hot (but no, I dont know what a charcoal filter is)

    Of course if you are worried stop by an Audi dealer and get them to listen

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    I`ve had this happen on mine too, only when really hot though..... nothing to worry about but like Dunc said if your worried get it checked out by the Audi dealer /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue_out.gif
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    Why has this post gained a 5 star rating with only 4 replies ?? Who's kissin who's butt ??? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/fuck_you.gif
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    A3 Engine

    I had the same question a while back, if you put your finger on top of the box above the (23) in the diagram and you can feel a ticking then its the charcoal filter. Its perfectly normal on a 1.8T engine according to my local dealer.

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