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4ksq Noise after timing belt and water pump replaced
In message <337AA99F.17E8@lesbois.com> James Marriott writes:
> > Just got my 85 4ksq out of the shop for the timing belt and water pump. The
> > engine now makes this god awful noise in the front when idling. Sound like
> > it's coming from the water pump and somthing is rubbing. Noise goes away
> > when you increase rpm's. The mechanic is not sure what is causing it and
> > the car is going back in friday. Anyone out there experienced anything
> > like this or know what might be the cause?....Any help would be
> > appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> I had (have) the same trouble when I did my '87 4kq. WP came in a blue
> box, new from Germany, I think. Chris Semple, what kind is it? The first
> pump made the noise. Loosened the belt, same noise. R&R the _new_ pump
> for a second new pump, same noise.
Hmm. Well, it's _normally_ a turbo-only phenomenon, so it _shouldn't_ be
affecting your cars.
But - here goes. Does the noise go away if you pull out the dipstick?
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club