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Turbo problem :(

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ashley298, Feb 10, 2014.

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    Hi just a quickie driving home from the girlfriends last night, and after pulling up at lights I thought I heard a noise but didn't think anything of it till I set off, when I set off my turbo seems to have developed a crazy rattle, I know it's the turbo as on idle you can't hear anything and when you listen you can hear the engine fine but notice the rattle, just woundered if someone could tell me what it was and wether I need to buy a new one. It's a k04 turbo
    thanks :)
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    Take the turbo inlet pipe off and have a feel of the wheel ...
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    Ok I'll have a look when I get home, do they have a little play in them or none at all
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    Took the inlet off and looked at the wheel at felt it it's spinning fine with little or no play
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    [Feb 10, 2014]
    maybe a broken up cat, with the car cold get under the car and give it a good thud with your hand to see if it rattles
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    If it was the cat would it increase sound as the revs go up? Been having a good listen today and it sounds like there a hole in manifold but I dno think ill take it to a garage it drives spot on and hasn't lost any power or anything
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    Fixed the issue it was the temp gauge that goes into the manifold it had come out
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    Its the EGT probe that you are referring too dude...

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    Ok thanks glad you told me because I think I might need a new one
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    I hope not lol... they 180 quid and up from a dealer... eeeep!

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    i got my egt probe off german ebay for about £50
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    I'll have to have a look are they easier to swap over?
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    £180 for that little piece of metal with some thread on it? That's ridiculous
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    Its attached to a sensor... and yeah... silly price but thats VAG for you...

    Looks like this in its entirety...

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    Thanks that's a huge help mate much appreciated
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