name that squeak! and other things...

Kneale Brownson knealeski at
Fri Sep 12 19:50:59 PDT 2008

Fan belt or alternator squeak.   The electric fan's draw puts a big demand on the alternator.  There's an 80-amp fuse on the fan.

--- On Fri, 9/12/08, robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at> wrote:

From: robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at>
Subject: name that squeak! and other things...
To: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at>
Date: Friday, September 12, 2008, 10:26 PM

drive my audi to work for a change. damn, the thing is fast :-)

the car's made this squeak from time to time (of course not when i bought
it). only at idle - and pretty much only when the auxiliary fan kicks in.

sounds pretty  much like a squeaking throw out bearing - but it's not. i
depress the clutch. no change. i give it a tiny bit of gas - goes away (which
maybe makes the auxiliary fan thing a coincidence?).

i'm sure someone has had this sound before. 

as of now - slam the gas and it goes - smoothly - no hiccups BUT goes pretty
good (you can hear the turbo spool) - hit's 3800 rpm than BLAMMM! - wicked
boost. first gear, mind you. hit it in third and it's more linear.

other than that, the car runs like a dream. i'm gonna work with some
more knowledgeable audi friends to maybe put a thicker wastegate spring
in and adjust the 034 billet bypass. check the boost hoses - i can get some
samcos , if necessary.

i'd like a little mor elinear throttle response in first gear. i'll
have to rig in a boost gauge - the digital one is dead. got a vdo in my glove
compartment - gotta hook it up.

oil pressure seems fine - idles a 2 psi (when warm - higher when cold
obviously), pegs 5psi with any tap of the gas. no blue smoke or funky oil
residue on the bumper - figure the rings are tight, eh?

other than that - i'm overjoyed with the car. played with a VR6 GTI on the
way home - snooze - boring ;-)

see ya,

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