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Another wierd noise...

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After a wee bit of a blast with a 911 at lunchtime today, I'm now aware of another noise on the car...

It's a high pitched, intermittant squeakey noise that sounds like an old car with a screechy fan belt.

I imagine it's what some people call the hamster wheel noise, but in this case, I'm not so sure as it doesn't change or go away relative to the clutch.

Car seems to pulling just fine though - but the hotter the car, the noiser the squeak seems to be.

Any ideas...?

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Could well be the clutch release bearing mate, this is inside the bell housing and the box needs to be removed to get to it....and its quite an expensive job tho the bearing itself is relatively cheap, its the labour of removing the box that will make it expensive.....

Second idea, is the poly belt, the belt as you look at the engine on the left, could be fecked or loose etc, this drives the water pump and ancillaries....

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Second idea, is the poly belt, the belt as you look at the engine on the left, could be fecked or loose etc, this drives the water pump and ancillaries....

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So it's important then!? frown.gif

I feckin hate how unreliable this car is.

I am this close to taking the massive hit, and swapping it for another new Fabia vRS at the 1st Skoda dealer daft enough to take it...

Too busy at work to go galavanting round dealers tomorrow, and I have to go through to Edinburgh on Thursday - so it had better not break on me...

May try my local VW specialist tomorrow, see if they can squeeze me in. Never used them before, but others talk highly of them...

This is not what life with an expensive car is meant to be about...

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I would say its fairly important tho i no you can run the engine without it sekret.gif

i'm sorry to hear of yet more troubles Ross, if its any consilation i have an air leak which VW think is all normal smashfreakB.gifmad.gif tho hopefully APS will shed more light on sat this week.

Can you hear where the noise is coming from if you pop the bonnet while she is running???

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Did that when I got home, if I'm standing at the front of the car it appears to be coming from the left hand side of the engine (at the steering wheel side).

If it's the clutch thing then I'm not so worried, as plenty of guys in the states have done thousands of miles with it - but the fact that there is no change relative to the clutch makes me wonder.

Surely there shouldn't be a problem with belts on an engine that is only 6k old confused.gif

Fecking VWs...

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I'm hazarding a guess its the water pump, have been told these arnt the best before sekret.gif ive had mine changed in the past...

Get down beside the offside wheel (drivers) and have a listen, if its clearly there, more than likley its the water pump...

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Thanks for the help Jimmy, appreciate you being here!

Do you think this is something to look at urgently, and is it expensive?

Looks like Warranty Direct's second test...

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Ross, its no problems, i'm no expert but just going by my experience with mine, i think the only think i haven't had replaced yet is the gearbox....

If the noise is bad and not healthy, thats how i usually assess the situation grin.gif i would get it seen to asap.

Can't remember the price as mine was done under warrenty tho its a fiddly job to do.

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Ross, if it's a new engine can't you just take it to VW to assess? You've got a 24 month P&L warranty on it I assume?

Sorry to hear of more woes frown.gif

*** Edited to correct truly awful spelling and grammar blush.gif ***

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Good point Pincher.

When I got the new engine, they mentioned that there was 'no extension to the warranty' - but isn't a certain level of garuntee a statuatoty right?

May have to push them a bit on this.

Thing is, I'm getting so bored of this. This is the longest period without a trip to the dealer since I got the car - and that's just over a month smashfreakB.gif

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Ross, unless there is an issue with the block itself VW won't touch it as this is all they change mate, everything else, ie belts, pumps, etc is from the old one, not sure if you new this unless you were told different crazy.gif

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not sure I'd let them get away with that - they had to refit those parts therefore they have been worked on - at least some goodwill could be in order 169144-ok.gif

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Sadly, I agree Jimmy.

They won't care that cars like ours have been dismantled and put back together time after time...

I knew that the engine bay wasn't shiny new, and that therefore not everything was new, so no surpirse there really.

I will see if Bedrock VDubs can see me tomorrow - if not will book it into a dealer and hope that nothing goes bang as I use it over the next few days.

Supposed to be going to Inverness at the weekend - and that's what really bugs me, the damn car always seems to break before a trip, or weekend away, where I really want 'my' car, not MrsRossGs Megane smashfreakB.gif

Everyone cross your fingers please!

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I'm feeling for you mate, its such a nusence keep having to take it back to the dealer for problems, mines in as we speak to have the top strut mounts seen too then will be going back again for the air leak issue ROLLEY~14.GIF

When i got mine back it was filthy diry but i had a nice little sticker on mine which pleased me, didn't have one before on the second "new" engine mad.gif funny how i had the same problem twice, isnt it VW mad.gifmad.gifopenfire.gif tw£ts

Keep an eye on things Ross and if it gets worse, just stop mate, not worth doing any more trouble than needed 169144-ok.gif

Please keep us informed of what the problem is as this could be something i need to look out for in the future.

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LOL my strut top mounts sound fecked again too!

But, the 3/4 mile road leading to my house has been a building site for 8 weeks, so I'm currently chasing the builders for the cash for that - and it's probably not fair to blame the car (this time ROLLEY~14.GIF )

Problem is, as you know, when it's all working right, the car is brilliant.

It's just a ballache to keep having to get things fixed smashfreakB.gif

Will let you know what I discover 169144-ok.gif

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Problem is, as you know, when it's all working right, the car is brilliant.

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Yep, same here, thats why i find it difficult to let go as when she works well its smlove2.gif

If all else fails Ross bring it down my way and i shall deploy the pliers grin.gif169144-ok.gif

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LOL my strut top mounts sound fecked again too!

But, the 3/4 mile road leading to my house has been a building site for 8 weeks, so I'm currently chasing the builders for the cash for that - and it's probably not fair to blame the car (this time ROLLEY~14.GIF )

Problem is, as you know, when it's all working right, the car is brilliant.

It's just a ballache to keep having to get things fixed smashfreakB.gif

Will let you know what I discover 169144-ok.gif

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Such a shame you are having so many snags mate. As you point out when going well its a fantastic car but i think you have had to suffer more than most and if in your shoes id probably go for another car myself !. Best of luck mate what ever you choose 169144-ok.gif

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Ross, if all else fails, just give it to Jimmy and his pliers... UHOH7.GIF

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Ross, You've been very, very patient with the car, it appears to be a lemon, I'd get rid of it PDQ.

I miss my R32 every day, but (and no doubt I'll get in to trouble for saying this) it's only a fecking car.

Rack up all the time off work spent at the garage, the lack of reliability and it's time to say goodbye. If your seriously hooked, buy another one and with luck you will get one of the 98% that are a rock solid, 4 wd joy 169144-ok.gif

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it's only a fecking car

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I agree with your sentiment and that's how I see mine, although I think Ross's biggest bugbear is the fact that he's forked out feck knows how much money on a car which is just continually letting him down.

It's not that easy to just dump a car either - depreciation, hassle, money. Oh, and more money...

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Thanks for the thoughts guys.

Mook hits the nail on the head - if I was to cut my losses and get rid, given the fact that it needs brakes and tyres means that the most I will get as a trade in is about £13k blush.gif

That's over £2k less than I paid for it back in January... That's a big hit.

Anyway - had the car at Bedrock VW, a local specialist and tuner, who are very highly spoken of and very well regarded.

First impressions of their site are a nightmare though, as it's a tiny industrial unit down an incredibly bumpy muddy track, and there are a couple of smashed up Golfs and Leons out front.

Get inside though and it is spotless, with lots of interesting wee bits hanging about.

The owner had a listen, and the had a listen with a stethoscope. He reckons that the noise is certainly from the water pump / pulley area - but too intermitant at the moment to spend money on looking into it. Diagnosis: probably a water pump issue, but no where near alarming enough to waste money on it.

We then went for a wee drive, try and get a feel for the car in general, as I had asked about a few other things. He got my MPG down to 14 mpg blush.gif so it was quite a drive grin.gif

What I thought sounded like strut tops is actualy a broken spring. frown.gif

Brakes need done, and the system probably needs bled, he didn't like the free travel at the top of the pedal.

And a few wee other bits and bobs...

So - I have a decision to take. Spend a small fortune on getting the car 'right' and gamble that I will be able to relax and trust it - or - lose a slighly bigger fortune and go see a man about a Skoda...

Dinner and a drink at the mo - don't want to make any rash decisions.

Cheers all.

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not read the full thread but 2k in just under a year aint too bad a hit to take if things dont work out for you...

hope you get it sorted though....

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