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WEIRD NOISE ON MY S3 ??????

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by TanyaS3, Aug 1, 2003.

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    [Aug 1, 2003]
    Hi

    Got this weird noise on my S3. In the mornings when its cold when i turn the ignition on i get a very strange cruch noise before i have even touched anything????
    Any one know what this could be at all?

    thanks

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    Tanya, can u describe the noise a bit more plz, if the crunch noise ur referringto sounds more like a tractor on start up then thats normal on the S3's. Our cars have been designed to sound like massey ferguson on start up.
    The noise dissappears straight away and occurs due to the hydraulic tappets not having enough oil on them on start up. As soon as it starts up the tappets get coated in oil and the noise dissappears. Lubrication is very important even in cars !! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
    If ur car continues o make a weird noise then it needs to be looked at by a dealer as soon as.


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    Hi

    Its just like a loudish crunch noise and then just stops.
    Car is running fine just weird noise.

    Tanya
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    Provided it only happens when u first start the car and dissappears immediately then its probably the symptoms i described above.
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    Hi

    Ok thanks. Ill ask audi tommorow as my bloke is picking his S4 up so ill c what they say. Its not like just the start up of engine sounding like tractor its a loud destinctive noise that cruches for a second.

    thanks

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    In that case it probably just needs a new engine, /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif
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    lol :p
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    [ QUOTE ]
    tanya said:
    Ill ask audi tommorow as my bloke is picking his S4

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    What! You never told us you had a bloke! Tanya, you will have broken a few blokes hearts on here now. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

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    Tanya
    I woudn't describe it as a crunching sound but the the aircon unit makes a noise a few seconds after starting the engine. Try switching off aircon and then restart the car.
    Ian
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    Can it be the tensioner belt (or something like that?)

    I had it also in my previous car (A3).
    Just noisy, for the rest nothing wrong.

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    Try dipping the clutch before turning over the ignition and take some stress off the starter motor.
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    Ian_S3 said:
    Tanya
    I woudn't describe it as a crunching sound but the the aircon unit makes a noise a few seconds after starting the engine. Try switching off aircon and then restart the car.
    Ian


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    I dont leave air con on /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I shall try dip clutch tom morn /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    thanks all.
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