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Hello,
I have a 2013 RS3 8P and it’s making a horrible noise on startup,
It only happens from cold and only for around 30 seconds.

I have had the car in at Audi and they tried a software update that changes the oil pump to be high pressure from startup and said try that... £240 later and the next day it has made the noise again.

I have uploaded a video of it to YouTube so if anyone is kind enough to have a listen and give their thoughts it would be highly appreciated.

Thanks all in advance.

https://youtu.be/gJN_mwrZDWY

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Sounds like you have timing chain rattle to me. Search the forum and you’ll find a few other members reporting similar issues.
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Yeah, I concour, definatly sounds like timing chain rattle.


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100% chain. I had to have mine replaced.


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Thanks for the replies... I’ll get the chain done then... is it mega expensive? And is it making noise because it’s stretched or is it a tensioner issue? Thanks again

Edited by Bradabong, 04 July 2019 - 04:55 PM.


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It`s best to get both chains done ,upper and lower as well as tensioners, guides, and cam sprockets.And yes it`s expensive. Mine was done under warranty but I was told if I had to pay it would have been circa £4K. An indy is the best way to go.


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Thanks buddy much appreciated

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I was about £2800 at a good Indy for top and bottom chains and tensioners along with the cam variators. Also changed the DMF since it was off anyway. Yoi wiiid be looking at £2k as a ball park at an Indy.
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What makes everyone say it’s the chain? Is that the rattling noise? Only asking as mine makes a similar noise


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What makes everyone say it’s the chain? Is that the rattling noise? Only asking as mine makes a similar noise


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People say it`s the chain because it is the chain. Too many people have had the exact same noise. 


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People say it`s the chain because it is the chain. Too many people have had the exact same noise.


I’m not saying it isn’t and wasn’t being funny i concerned because mine makes a similar noise but I thought it was the high pressure fuel pump or the injectors tapping. But it also makes this noise when when cold
https://youtu.be/oDeHiMvCgIY


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I’m not saying it isn’t and wasn’t being funny i concerned because mine makes a similar noise but I thought it was the high pressure fuel pump or the injectors tapping. But it also makes this noise when when cold
https://youtu.be/oDeHiMvCgIY

I`ve listened to it. 100% chain.
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I’m not saying it isn’t and wasn’t being funny i concerned because mine makes a similar noise but I thought it was the high pressure fuel pump or the injectors tapping. But it also makes this noise when when cold
https://youtu.be/oDeHiMvCgIY

I`ve listened to it. 100% chain.
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That’s a video of my car not the original post. I’m asking for help not trying to cause an argument


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I don`t understand. No one is trying to cause an argument. You wanted to know what the noise is.


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I don`t understand. No one is trying to cause an argument. You wanted to know what the noise is.


So you think the noise on mine is chain too?? It drives absolutely fine


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So you think the noise on mine is chain too?? It drives absolutely fine


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It will drive fine. Also no fault codes show up. It won`t make itself right though. It really needs to be sorted as it will over time get worse.


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It will drive fine. Also no fault codes show up. It won`t make itself right though. It really needs to be sorted as it will over time get worse.


Ok thanks, well I get my work done at unit20 do you think they will be able to check it?


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Ok thanks, well I get my work done at unit20 do you think they will be able to check it?


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What`s unit 20 ?


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What`s unit 20 ?


They are an independent Audi/vw specialist in the north west. They were recommended to me be a few lads on here and they have been brilliant with the car. All trained technicians and only use genuine parts

https://unit20.com


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They are an independent Audi/vw specialist in the north west. They were recommended to me be a few lads on here and they have been brilliant with the car. All trained technicians and only use genuine parts

https://unit20.com


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Suppose they are worth a try. Must be cheaper and probably better than Audi. As has been said previously. To do both chains the gearbox has to come out.It might be worth changing the DMF at the same time.


Edited by 0120raptor, 30 July 2019 - 10:16 PM.

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