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    Any car mechanics/enthusiasts advice needed urgently- Audi A3 2.0TDI

    Hi, Ive got a 2006 2.0tdi a3.
    got 40k on the clock.
    went from leeds to stevenage a couple of times. After a while of the car running, and going considerable speeds, it makes a noise, like metal in contact with metal, as the engine ticks over.
    It does it on idle, but also when the clutch is down, it does it worse. It only makes this noise after long-ish trips, but the engine temperature is always at 90 (middle on the gauge- so not overheating)

    I took a video of it on idle, after a 2.5hr trip, and the sound is on there too.

    One neighbour said it sounds like the clutch bearing, in which case its a £500 (quoted £1500 from audi) clutch refit.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    dan.

    Link to video-

    s651.photobucket.com/alb…mp4

    25 Comments

    get a BMW

    Original Poster

    Bill de Sarce

    get a BMW



    thanks, great input lol

    Banned

    Hook it up to a VAGCOM I've got one if you're in the area of oxford. See if any error codes come up would be my first stop.

    showed this to my brother thats a fully trained mechanic and he said it sounds like the clutch bearing hope this helps more than bill...

    You could try posting on the Pistonheads forum, as someone is bound to know over there.

    Link to the Technical section:
    pistonheads.com/gas…cal

    Original Poster

    golemsmate

    showed this to my brother thats a fully trained mechanic and he said it … showed this to my brother thats a fully trained mechanic and he said it sounds like the clutch bearing hope this helps more than bill...



    that helps loads mate. neighbour said same thing.

    expensive job then

    dantheman3989

    that helps loads mate. neighbour said same thing.expensive job then



    Is your friend a mechanic or just had a guess? Try to see if you have a family friend that could do it for u, could be cheaper than a garage

    Original Poster

    golemsmate

    Is your friend a mechanic or just had a guess? Try to see if you have a … Is your friend a mechanic or just had a guess? Try to see if you have a family friend that could do it for u, could be cheaper than a garage



    hes a private car buyer/fixer/seller on-er lol

    was hoping he was wrong though

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    hexen

    You could try posting on the Pistonheads forum, as someone is bound to … You could try posting on the Pistonheads forum, as someone is bound to know over there.Link to the Technical section:http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/forumGroup.asp?c=25&catname=Technical



    thanks, just posted there too

    2.0 TDI Audi/VW is a good we car, don't get a BM

    I actually run the workshop end of the family business, to be fair it is mostly trucks I deal with but I do have a customers 2.0 Tdi Golf (140bhp) probably same engine as you, with the turbo gone. I have found the parts prices to be quite reasonable, good thing also is that there are many around breakers yards, you will find that engine in the A4, Golf, Leon etc etc.

    Surely you would pick the clutch kit up cheap though from a motorfactors.

    Or who do you know We have a we guy that works for VW that does some after hours work (_;)

    My bro's car does this and the garage told him it was the clutch bearing. They said if he's ok with the noise then it's not a problem. That was about 20k ago and still drives fine. He just turn up the stereo a notch or two.

    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    My bro's car does this and the garage told him it was the clutch bearing. … My bro's car does this and the garage told him it was the clutch bearing. They said if he's ok with the noise then it's not a problem. That was about 20k ago and still drives fine. He just turn up the stereo a notch or two.



    best way to solve problems X) hehe

    Original Poster

    GAVINLEWISHUKD

    My bro's car does this and the garage told him it was the clutch bearing. … My bro's car does this and the garage told him it was the clutch bearing. They said if he's ok with the noise then it's not a problem. That was about 20k ago and still drives fine. He just turn up the stereo a notch or two.



    haha, funnily enough, an RAC man said he did the same with his range rover which did it!

    honestly, thanks guys, the response on here is better than on the audi forums!! who'd of thought!

    Have these got a solid flywheel or a dmf do you know? If it's a DMF it might be worth a bit of googling.

    If it was the release bearing the noise should quieten when you dip the clutch iirc.

    I might be wrong It's just a stab in the dark, It's just I've not had much luck with DMF's myself of late. 1.9 tdi sharan, a bmw 320d and a mondeo all had shot DMF's.

    DMF = Dual Mass Flywheel btw. I hope it isn't, they ain't cheap oO

    You may get a better response on a seat/vw/skoda forum if you've tried the audi ones.

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    dcx_badass

    Is that a joke? BMW's are awful, we've had three 3 series (recently, more … Is that a joke? BMW's are awful, we've had three 3 series (recently, more in the 90's) and now have an A4 and it is a million times better, handles so much better, is a much comfier ride, is much smarter and roomier inside.



    i did myself test a BMW 1 series, and it was awful.
    glad i got the audi, barring the problems lol

    Original Poster

    jtx

    Have these got a solid flywheel or a dmf do you know? If it's a DMF it … Have these got a solid flywheel or a dmf do you know? If it's a DMF it might be worth a bit of googling.If it was the release bearing the noise should quieten when you dip the clutch iirc.I might be wrong It's just a stab in the dark, It's just I've not had much luck with DMF's myself of late. 1.9 tdi sharan, a bmw 320d and a mondeo all had shot DMF's.DMF = Dual Mass Flywheel btw. I hope it isn't, they ain't cheap oOYou may get a better response on a seat/vw/skoda forum if you've tried the audi ones.



    its a DMF, 99% sure.
    Ur avatar pic is ace btw.

    Many a small garage will throw a clutch into it for buttons, or travel to me and I will charge you a fortune

    Could be worse, the noise could be in the gearbox, I have a gearbox builder, ain't I lucky

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    sparkyIreland

    Many a small garage will throw a clutch into it for buttons, or travel to … Many a small garage will throw a clutch into it for buttons, or travel to me and I will charge you a fortune :)Could be worse, the noise could be in the gearbox, I have a gearbox builder, ain't I lucky



    lol, u would be surprised at the suggestions ive had in prices.
    Audi - £1500
    Neighbours friend - £700
    Local garage - £400

    fair difference eh?

    dantheman3989

    lol, u would be surprised at the suggestions ive had in prices.Audi - … lol, u would be surprised at the suggestions ive had in prices.Audi - £1500Neighbours friend - £700Local garage - £400fair difference eh?



    Neighbours friend - £700 = Poo poo on his door step
    Audi - £1500 = Poo poo on their forecourt and wheel spin it in with your fully repaired Audi
    Local garage - £400 = Give to him so you can complete the above



    Audi £1500 lol, guess someone has to pay for their lovely glass showroom and finely shaped coffee ladies.

    I really should not drink during the week

    The BMW 320d cost me £150 ish for the clutch and around £400 for the DMF, that's just parts. The labour involved is not cheap either I'd imagine. It's not just a case of throwing a clutch in anymore.

    Having said that, if there's a clutch specialist local they might be your best bet for a fixed price repair with a guarantee.

    Original Poster

    jtx

    The BMW 320d cost me £150 ish for the clutch and around £400 for the DMF, … The BMW 320d cost me £150 ish for the clutch and around £400 for the DMF, that's just parts. The labour involved is not cheap either I'd imagine. It's not just a case of throwing a clutch in anymore.Having said that, if there's a clutch specialist local they might be your best bet for a fixed price repair with a guarantee.



    Thanks again mate, appreciate it.

    I had a 2005 model a couple of years ago, similar problem to yours.....driving down the motorway and came up to traffic, slowed down put the clutch in and heard a snapping sound, the clutch pedal stayed in....luckily managed to get over to the hard shoulder....The Audi dealership said it needed a new clutch, Id only done 45000 miles, luckily it was a company car and under warranty so was fixed free....

    dcx_badass

    Is that a joke? BMW's are awful, we've had three 3 series (recently, more … Is that a joke? BMW's are awful, we've had three 3 series (recently, more in the 90's) and now have an A4 and it is a million times better, handles so much better, is a much comfier ride, is much smarter and roomier inside.



    It was a joke, a quick one-liner

    Nobody saw the funny side of it, although the suggestion of turning up the stereo got a laugh.

    I'll try to be more serious in future, promise

    Bill

    (I don't have a BMW either)

    Original Poster

    Bill de Sarce

    It was a joke, a quick one-linerNobody saw the funny side of it, although … It was a joke, a quick one-linerNobody saw the funny side of it, although the suggestion of turning up the stereo got a laugh.I'll try to be more serious in future, promiseBill(I don't have a BMW either)



    Sorry bill, thought you were being **** because u had a BMW

    Edited by: "dantheman3989" 29th Jul 2010
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