[BiturboS4] Rattle from pipes or turbo...

Derek Cheuk dcheuk1 at hotmail.com
Mon May 12 15:58:25 EDT 2003


Can I ask how much it cost you to get your valve cover gasket leak fixed and
what were the symptoms you observed that let you know it needed to be fixed?
  I know it's a common problem with our engines and I'm out of warranty now.



2001 S4 Black 6 Speed(Feb 01 build date)
1997 911 C2 Cabriolet

>From: "Miikka Salonen" <miikka.salonen at kolumbus.fi>
>To: <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
>Subject: [BiturboS4] Rattle from pipes or turbo...
>Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 17:04:11 +0300
>Yet another turbo problem in the list, maybe...
>My A6 with S4's engine started to rattle. I thought it was comming
>from the pipes because they where leaking little bit. I already
>ordered catback pipes from BN-pipes, partly because of rattle partly
>because of plans to upgrade "RS4" setup in some point, but rattle
>started to be worse, now I could hear it inside the car, before it was
>only when window was open. I drove to local Euromaster service coz
>they agreed to weld the pipe and check all the connection point (I
>some places they just want to sell you complete new pipe and not
>Well, I called there and they said that the is comming from or near
>turbo! Ok, first I saw just blackness, then dollars (or Euros in this
>part of world) flying from my pocket to repair shop. After I came back
>to conscious I started to think: What could make rattle in the turbo?
>Maybe broken wastegate rod? But should I not get any boost in that
>case. I think I'm getting boost ok. I can't hear whine from turbos
>almost at all, so shouldn't be bearings. Could this be the upper cats
>or am I facing the turbo upgrade? I really wouldn't like to spend
>10000 euros right now. At least after I paid some bucks to get velve
>cover gasket leak fixed. Well, this could be punishment from chipping
>the car.
>Fortunately I got my urS4 just fixed, spending loads of money having
>local audi dealer try to fix it and then finally fixed it by myself (I
>hope so, worked since then) by just replacing fuel pump relay.
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