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$trange Noi$e

In message <Pine.SUN.3.90.961119134326.3302A-100000@mamie.snet.com> "Bob D'Amato" writes:

> I have a strange noise coming from the depths of my 20V that says "$$$$$" 
> Heres what it does... when I start up on the cold mornings (about 0C) it 
> starts up fine, but i hear a whine that sounds like my alternater did on 
> the 4000 when its bearings were going. High pitched shrill noise. The 
> problem is, when I push in the clutch it goes away...for good.

> Other info... 66K miles, New Mobil 1 yesterday, everything else seems 
> just fine.
> Ideas? Thanks all

Sounds like the start of the crankshaft oil seal noise.  Does pulling out the 
dipstick stop it?

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club