Do Audi actually do any "work" during an inspection service?I got 4 friends working at Audi (whom can actually use their brain) so please ask And you'll probably get a better answer in here than asking your local Audi shop anyway
Are there any Audi technicians in here please I could ask about a problem , Thanks
Do Audi actually do any "work" during an inspection service?
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Here is my problem : I have 1.8tfsi A3 Saloon S Line , it’s a 14 reg with 47k on click and full Audi service history , I bought it in August last year from Newcastle Audi and got a 2 year warranty with it . I live in Fife in Scotland so use Perth Audi . Here is the problem : When you are just starting to pull away there is a “tring” noise , it does it once, you then dip the clutch right away and it does the “ tring” noise once again. You can sit and rev ( blip the throttle all day and will not do it) as soon as you go to take up drive it does it , ( tring on revs up and then “tring” when revs fall back down) . I sounds as though the noise is coming from the Turbo area, I had it into Perth Audi who checked it over , they said the noise was coming from a Cam Adjuster Solinoid Valve , ( the first one that’s nearest the turbo and the timing chain end) . The thought the noise was coming from here as when they disconnected the electrical plug to it, then started to take up noise and try to get the noise then the noise was away , plugged it back in and the noise was back instantly . The Tech ordered the valve but said it would not be covered under the 2 yr Audi warranty because it was only noisey ( didn’t think that was right , however I was willing to pay for it) . The new solenoid came in and car went back in, he changed the solenoid and came to tell me still the same . Exactly the same thing, only when under load ( can sit and rev and there is nothing ) under load it goes “tring” and then dip clutch and leg revs fall it then goes “Tring” again . He tried disconnecting the new one and exactly the same as old one ( the noise it gone , even when under load )
The tech then said he had found a Technical Bulletin and it is a “ Characteristic “ of the engine .
I am sure this ixx sac not the case and is the easy way out for them , there had to be something wrong with something to do with the system that this Cam adjuster Solenoid valve is in . The Tech had said it’s something to do with the Vvti system .
Please can someone help me as there is clearly a fault with something here but they are now trying to wipe there hands if it and putting it down to a “characteristic “ of the car which I know it’s not
Many thanks in advance folks
You should write him an e-mail asking him for the specific TPI number. If he can provide this and it says it really IS a characteristic of the car it's unfortunately just how it is. It's like the TPI for the wastegate rattle (2036787) which is also just a "characteristic" of the car.
I know, I have used Brian at Star Performance before , the only thing is I have a 2 year Audi warranty on my car from August when I bought it so should not have to pay anyone else to look at it and fix the problemGordon seeing as you're in Fife get yourself over to Star Performance, Brian or Ewan will sort you out mate.
They're both proper mechanics, not like the clowns you find in dealerships.
Been using Star for over 20 years.
Hi , this is very Bizzare , I am actually in Audi at the moment , my car is booked in for them to check the noise . Audi technical have sent through a load of checks and parts to check , will be about 3 or 4 hours when they are checking it . I will let you know how I get on . Can you send me a video of your noise and I will see if it is the sameHi; any solution for that sound on audi a3 8v ???
did Audi tell you something? i have no a video about that sound, i will get it. but the mettalic sound when im driving, later i break my car, and before it stops at all, i accelerate again and has that mettalic sound. please let me know any new.Hi , this is very Bizzare , I am actually in Audi at the moment , my car is booked in for them to check the noise . Audi technical have sent through a load of checks and parts to check , will be about 3 or 4 hours when they are checking it . I will let you know how I get on . Can you send me a video of your noise and I will see if it is the same
Hi GordonAt what rpm can you hear your noise at , does it make a “tring” noise when the revs from back down to idle( about 850/900 rpm ??
Could you help me with this problem please? I have the same sound in my A3 8v 1.8 TFSI. I saw your video in YouTube and is the same sound at the same rpm.
How you fixed that?
Thanks for your help
Thanks for your response Gordon.Hi, I took mine to Audi as had extended warranty, at first they said nothing wrong and was a “Characteristic “, the usuals **** you get from them, I then asked 12 other people in forums and none had noise, then I noticed the same garage had a TT in for sale with same engine, went up and told them about the other 12 people and asked them to listen to TT which they did and no noise. They then said it was a Solinoid at top back of engine , they changed it but still the noise was there. If they unplugged it the noise went away. They then said to try another dealer and get another view on it . I got pushed of with it all. Still makes the noise and that’s 2 years, macadamia has full Audi service with 52k on it. Let me know how you get on . I found a brilliant video of an American company showing the engine and problems, I think it’s something to do with that but Audi are not interested as per usual. If you send me your phone number then I will forward the video on to you