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Turbo intermittent problem?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by culshaw, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. culshaw
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    [Oct 15, 2010]
    Hi

    I've had my 8L 225 for around 2 months now and every so often (sometimes when water is around 70-90) my turbo makes an odd grinding like noise i've got no experience with turbos so me saying it sounds like a bearing will mean nothing, another friend suggested maybe injectors.

    Sometimes this happens, sometimes it sounds beautiful, is that my turbo telling me it needs a service or telling me its time to buy a new turbo? (Car has done 100k).

    Also hearing a squeaking/grinding when turning on full lock

    Thanks for any help you can give, any more details just ask, please help me diagnose :)

    Ian
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    [Oct 15, 2010]
    With a problem such as that id recommend taking it to a garage as it could be doing costly damage.

    I would personallly be looking at the powersteering pump, check fluid level.
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    [Nov 1, 2010]
    Got it booked in at the garage so hopefully will get to the bottom of that, however can't find PAS fluid bottle (for lack of a better word), does it pull it from the brake fluid bottle?

    Cheers
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    [Nov 1, 2010]
    No its got its own resevoir on my 1.8t its by the washer bottle so i would think its the same on the s3 so look around there. It will have a thick black rubber pipe going to it.
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    [Nov 1, 2010]
    It is under the cover on the left hand side next to the washer bottle...
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