Hi everyone, recently when I start my s3 2008, there a rattle but it goes after a few seconds. Any ideas what it may be?
Also, what sort of mpg's are people getting?
Thanks for the replies, thanks for the reply regarding the rattle mjr901. Glad it's nothing serious,
Well alleast we are all around the same, the only reason for me asking was I put my foot down properly for about 12 miles last night and nearly quarter of a tank vanished :giggle
i find my air-con makes a funny noise for 3-4 sec on start up, just assumed its pressuring up, then go's. but these engines do seem noisy on tick over.
It's very easy to go through a tank of fuel in these if you are giving it some Jack.
They run on £5 notes really, certainly nothing like your last car.
Still, I'm happy burning fivers for the fun I have when I do it.
Just as a point of interest, do you park yours regularly on a slope at all?
The tfsi is great at what it does, it's efficient (ish), powerful and tuneable but it does sound pants from both the front and the back
I find the engine has no grunt, I like the sound from the back though
Compared to what you're used to (and I was used to) no it doesn't.I find the engine has no grunt,
The S3 needs a remap to bring it to life.
If you remember that the stock engine turns out around 260bhp and has 1500kgs to pull around that's half the answer and then consider that the same engine can turn out 440bhp without an internal rebuild,then you see why it may feel a bit lacking.
As much as I'd love some more power I don't want things to start going wrong :/ I fiddled with my fabia and it just cost me a fortune and went down hill, the only thing I'd like from my s3 is turbo flutter but don't know how to get it, it already makes a blow off noise but I think that's standard is it? :/
Mine doesn't as far as I can tell?
The fluttering noise is when the compressor is run near its limits.
I think the S3 engine is actually very reliable and up to 360bhp you don't really need to worry.
A Stg1 remap would give you an extra 50bhp and no added worries.
I think it's called turbo chatter valve of something like that. Completely clueless when it comes to petrol engines :/ perhaps a remap could be in the pipeline dm somewhere down the line but leaving the performance standard for now
I had a read through your build thread last night s3alex sounds like you've got an absolute monster
The S3s biggest problem is weight.
It's 1500kgs and with stock power it's only about 180bhp/tonne.
We reckon mines about 340bhp/tonne now and hopefully more to come soon.
My old Escort Cosworth managed that power/weight with only 380bhp.
Well done for getting one and stumping up the insurance at that age.
When I think of what I drove back then..... Perhaps best not.
Mine can do as much as 30mpg on the morning chug into work and much less when pushed but nowhere near the Escort's minimum of 5mpg.
That's a new efficient turbo Vs an old rally tuned ALS turbo. Lol.
A Stg1 map plus induction kit will give yours a surprising amount of extra torque and make it a lot easier to drive.
Before I came here my car was going to remain stock.....that's a tale worth remembering!
Yes definitely dangerous being in forums!
30mpg is easy enough with the huge amount of torque whereas the stock engine needs a fair amount of revs to achieve the same.
Equally true that mpg can be awful if you live on the loud pedal but that's increasingly difficult with all the cameras around.
I remapped my fabia and everything went wrong from there on, :/ where's best to get an s3 mapped so its reliable and there won't be any chance of anything going wrong?