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3rd day and still none the wiser...

Happy Grumpz May 24, 2018

  1. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    I’m going to mention this to them, see what they say :icon thumright:
     
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  3. f1nny

    f1nny Active Member Saloon Team Tango S-line owners group Audi A4 Manual

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    Audi couldn’t find an issue with it.

    Like your it only seemed to happen after 30 mins of driving. The noise seemed to come from behind the dashboard in the engine bay. This was on an A3 thought. Not sure if they new 2.0tdi is still part of the ea288 engine series. I got rid of the car in the end, not because of that noise though.

    However I have come across some tech lit that shows that the high pressure part of the oil pump in the engine kicks in at 3000 rpm.

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    This could all be totally unrelated to your issue but thought I’d share as mine 2as a buzzing mechanical sound.
     
  4. WesT-gefül

    WesT-gefül Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    I also have heard this on the A6 but only once I get the car out. Sounds exactly the same. Like a system that runs when powering down. Could be something in the oil pump.
     
  5. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    That could easily be the coolant pump or,on a diesel, the radiator fan running after a regen?
     
  6. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Today’s update...

    The noise isn’t coming from the pedal area anymore, the now think it’s coming from around the gearbox.
     
  7. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    DMF? I believe the stronic has one...
     
  8. WesT-gefül

    WesT-gefül Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    Oh man. It’s like pick and mix. Sorry to hear
     
  9. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Sorry @cuke2u, it’s been a long week already... DMF?

    Edit: just googled it lol, if it was an issue with that, you’d have though they’d have heard that noise before, but who knows.

    Yup, tell me about it.
     
  10. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    You would have thought so however, these days, if it doesn't give out a fault code than they appear to be lost for what to do..
     
  11. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Very true
     
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  13. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Same scenario with our new Fiesta, although not as worrying. When we close the tailgate often as not the car will indicate it isn't closed properly, puddle lights stay on and the horn 'parps' twice when trying to lock it. They had the car in friday and found no fault code so they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it and maybe it is just because it is new, LOL.
    Car is currently with Ford as I dumped it back on their forecourt Monday first thing as it did it again Friday evening and we have a salespersons own vehicle as a loaner.
    They have to deal with me now, not my partner so I have their full attention...
     
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  14. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    I always find their "minds" are more focussed when you have one of the staff cars :icon thumright:
     
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  15. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Possibly, however in talking to the salesperson he wasn't bothered at all if it got damaged...
     
  16. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Don’t think they are bothered if it gets damaged, but more would
    Like wheels back quickly.
     
  17. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Quite...
     
  18. doncarlyon

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    ha ha good old Ford

    On my Mk1 Focus RS, a fix for a tailgate "knock" when going over bumps was to put some insulating tape around the locking post. (if that is the right term for it).
     
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  19. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Today’s update...

    They have the whole dash out and have been driving it like that to try and pinpoint the noise (still no luck) although with the dash out it’s now easier to hear.

    They’re now using ‘chassis ears’ to help locate the noise.

    It gets crazier and crazier.

    I finally lost my blob yesterday as this is now 6 weeks. I told them I wanted a better car than the A3 they’ve provided, Audi uk are now involved and they’re providing me a ‘like for like’ car tomorrow. When I asked them to explain what their ‘like for like’ policy was, I was told it could be an A3, A4 or A5. I told the guy if it’s an A3 then they’ll be taking it straight back lol.

    And so it continues
     
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  20. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Well aside from the urgent safety recall for a faulty servo, which they weren't able to look at for four weeks, so much for being urgent, and a puncture in the first week of ownership our new fiesta is proving to be no better, or worse, than an A4 it seems.
    The tailgate issue is no more, in my eyes, than a simple adjustment of the locking mechanism, but hey, if it doesn't give a fault code then, obviously, owners are telling lies...
     
  21. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    It’s 9:44 I’ve had 3 calls and been offered the following cars (after telling them it has to be an A4 size car with 4 doors and an automatic)

    Golf GTI
    Tiguan manual
    2x A5 coupe

    Lol, it’s going to be a long day
     
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  22. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Well, it looks like I’m getting an A6 Avant
     
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  23. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Nice, my old car, you won’t want to give it back, apart from the older Tech.

    My Q5 went in on Tuesday for minor rattle (which I had pinpointed to them) and was given A6 avant for the day. Is a lovely car, but I do prefer my Q5
     
  24. maui

    maui Active Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Sorry to hear about all your troubles @Happy Grumpz ! Makes one glad that I've not had any frustrating noises within the 55k I've put on it!
    Makes my frustration with dealership doing bodyshop work on mine delaying it because they did not book into service dept. for radar recalibration a rather minor thing! I'm just keen to have mine back.

    In saying that, I am currently pottering around in a rental 67 plate Merc C220 Estate with 10k on the clock, and the amount of buzzes / rattles in it are shocking. The build quality and functionality in the car is not a patch on the A4! I did have the C-Class on my side list when choose the A4, glad now I didn't waste my time in testing the Mercedes out!
     
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  25. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Honestly, it’s like Comedy Central...

    There appears to be an issue with the A6 and they now can’t provide that so they’ve now offered me a Q5 instead
     
  26. DaveW

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    Wow, nightmare
     
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  27. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Enterprise rentals not suprised, this is the state of the a5 coupe they gave me that I rejected:
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  28. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    What a clip that is.
     
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  29. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    It was described to me, rather estatically by audi assistence, as being a a5 saloon. I rather feel enterprise rental are taking the pee out of audi..
     
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  30. Fozzie1960

    Fozzie1960 Active Member TFSI Owners Group Team Tango S-line owners group saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    I know this is a difficult time for you, but I have to post this. I have just started wearing an hearing aid. I am beginning to wish I hadn't as I can hear all manner of creaks and groans when I'm driving.
     
  31. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Sorry @Fozzie1960 but that really did make me laugh out loud.

    Hopefully Audi ain’t reading this otherwise I feel this may be their solution...

    https://goo.gl/images/A377Sp
     
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  32. Fozzie1960

    Fozzie1960 Active Member TFSI Owners Group Team Tango S-line owners group saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Don’t be sorry @Happy Grumpy I wanted the post to be light-hearted.
     
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  34. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Say again, I didn’t hear you...

    :icon thumright:
     
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  35. Fozzie1960

    Fozzie1960 Active Member TFSI Owners Group Team Tango S-line owners group saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    It’s half past 10 - lol
     
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  36. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    Well, well, well...

    Today was a rather nice surprise. They've provided a brand spanking new Q5 S-line :icon thumright:

    What a beautiful car to drive and just be in, very similar inside to the A4 but obviously with a much better view.

    I'm driving from Newcastle to Farnham tonight so that should be fun.
     
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  37. maui

    maui Active Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Glad they got you moving in a decent vehicle, I had a colleague that got a Q5 a few months after I got the A4 and it is very similar inside - nice height and drive.

    Hopefully won't be getting too used to it and they get your car back soon!
     
  38. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Careful, they (Q5's) get slagged off on here, being an SUV and all that, I love mine :icon thumright:
     
  39. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    I don't know what you mean :whistle2:
     
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  40. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    didn't want to say your name :chuncky:
     
  41. cjp2k

    cjp2k Active Member Team Daytona S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    If its from Eurocar be careful on charges for fuel not replenished, we had a replacement car from Eurocar provided by Audi, it came with 1 bar of fuel missing, I returned it with 1 bar of fuel missing,

    Eurocar billed audi for £33.52 for non returned fuel, who then billed me.

    I had already made the replacement vehicle team aware it wasn't full, but had to email it to them, when I was talking to the lady at Audi replacement vehicle team, the first thing she said "was it eurocar"apparently they try it on all of the time

    I rang the local depot who dropped the car off and was told they had mistakenly invoiced me for 22 litres of fuel.

    Even if I had owed them fuel, there was no way to squeeze another 22 litres into the fuel tank!
     
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  42. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    I am not the only one, but I have no ruck with anyone who purchases a 4x4 for its true purpose. Its just those silly awful jacked up estates that seem to be pushed out like there's no tomorrow...
     
  43. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group TDi saloon Audi A4 quattro S tronic

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    My opinion on the Q5 after doing a 311 mile journey... (for anyone interested)

    It’s alright, it’s not as nice inside as my A4, the MMI controls are definitely not as nice buts it’s alright.

    I love the placement of the wireless charger, it’s very slick the way it slides back and forth.

    I was impressed with the mpg, it managed 44.5! That’s not bad for a big old bus imo.
     
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