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yet another dump valve question!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by spencerjoel, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. spencerjoel

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    My '99 A3 quattro is making that famous dump valve flutter sound. is this likely to affect my MPG at all? as it seems to be a bit low, (22-25 MPG), even when im doing plenty of motorway miles. any opinions would be greatly appreciated guys
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  3. jimboA3

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    get it replaced bud , if you can hear it then its on its way out !
     
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    What sound does it make when its on its way out, my valve isnt making any noises but would be good to know for future reference.

    Well i say its not making any noises, i can hear the turbo spool up nicely as i rev it but i dont get any noise when lifting off, which is what i assume you would get with a faulty valve???

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    cheers everyone, i'll get it sorted, just out of curiosity where did u get yours done?, garage, audi or DIY, and how big a job is it to do myself?
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    NWMark said:
    What sound does it make when its on its way out, my valve isnt making any noises but would be good to know for future reference.

    Well i say its not making any noises, i can hear the turbo spool up nicely as i rev it but i dont get any noise when lifting off, which is what i assume you would get with a faulty valve???

    Mark

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    It sounds like a quiet dump valve with a slight chirrup... You will know it when u hear it.

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    spencea3quattro said:
    cheers everyone, i'll get it sorted, just out of curiosity where did u get yours done?, garage, audi or DIY, and how big a job is it to do myself?
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    Piece of piss m8! Get yourself some jubilee clips and something to prize off the old clips and you will be done in 15 minutes!

    Rich
     
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    spencea3quattro said:
    cheers everyone, i'll get it sorted, just out of curiosity where did u get yours done?, garage, audi or DIY, and how big a job is it to do myself?
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    As Rich says it's a doddle, but if you need assitance then take a look at Forge's DV installation .pdf which takes you through it step-by-step.
     

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