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About evergoodstudios

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    Yorkshire, UK
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    DJ/Podcaster | Snowboarder | Mountain Biker
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    Graphic Designer
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    Audi A3 TDI 140 Silver
  1. Engine noise, any ideas

    Nope, now totally duck free!
  2. Engine noise, any ideas

    Haha yeah rachel will do. I found out what it was by meticulously listening with a bar to my ear and putting the other end on each item like a stethoscope. To be honest after checking everything else that's all that was left. It now sounds so quiet when ticking over which the neighbours now appreciate, as the aircon pump was also faulty so had that done. Thanks all for the help and my sanity!
  3. Engine noise, any ideas

    Just to let anyone know who may have this problem now or in the future. It is now fixed and it was the water pump. There were no other indications that it was failing. Even moving the pump by hand with the belt off revealed no play or restrictive movement. But for the sake of £35 for a new part it was a no brainer for me.
  4. Engine noise, any ideas

    Yeah good plan, I thought of doing that with wd40 but didn't want to get that stuff everywhere, water on the otherhand will just burn off. I'll give it a try. Thanks.
  5. Engine noise, any ideas

    Yeah it's a new belt and tensioner, plus when I took the old tensioner off there was no real difference between them. I read on vwvortex that the water pump could be faulty, as there's a plastic piece on the inside that wears down and then causes the pump pulley to rub. Think I may have to resort to a garage with this one, think I've narrowed down to the water pump location. Such an elusive noise!
  6. Engine noise, any ideas

    Yeah I thought that but the belt is brand new. Can't narrow this thing down. It also only seems to happen when the car is warm and the ambient temperature is warm too.
  7. Engine noise, any ideas

    I guess nobody heard this one then? The mystery continues.
  8. Engine noise, any ideas

    Ok, I've replaced the tensioner and v-pulley belt. So It wasn't that, I'm inclined to think it's the starter so may take it out and clean it. However I have another noise (not having much luck here) which only occurs when the car is hot and sounds like it's coming from the water pump. When I inspected the pulley it seems fine with no play etc. also checked the other two idler pulleys which both seem fine. Alternator is ok too. I'm out of ideas. I did find a YouTube video which has the exact same symptom albeit more frequent;
  9. Engine noise, any ideas

    Haha thanks for the duck suggestion, they usually follow me after a curry! Think the tensioner is the culprit, may take a visit to a VW specialist or dare I say stealer? Thanks guys...
  10. Engine noise, any ideas

    Yeah it's the squeak sound just when the engine starts. I've only just picked up this MkV after missing my old MkIv so just going over it initially. It's only done 27K and all checks out apart from this noise. There's also what sounds like a slight bearing noise coming from same area when running so maybe it is the pulleys like you say.
  11. Engine noise, any ideas

  12. Engine noise, any ideas

    Found this video on YouTube which is exactly the same problem I am having with my R32. Does anyone have an idea of what it can be? At first I thought it might be starter motor but I am more inclined to think maybe belt tensioner on auxiliary drive?
  13. Speaker Grill - Removable?

    Aha... thanks riz, i'll get myself down to the dealers when I can then. I hope it is true, as I might have to leave it if it needs a whole new door panel. Thanks again for checking.
  14. Speaker Grill - Removable?

    Does anyone know if the front Speaker Grill is removable on the Golf Mk4? I have managed to crack mine, and am unsure if I need to renew the whole door panel in order to replace.
  15. OSF Light Washer Cover Stolen

    Well, it has been fine for nearly four years of ownership. There were no cracks on it either. I have looked at the washer jet itself and the tabs that hold the cover in place are still ok. The other side one seems very difficult to remove. I suppose its always a possibility. It just seems too hard to remove, and the car was in the car park for some time. Do you think it is possible? I don't have faith in the 'younger generation' these days, they seem to be getting worse...