[V8] Timing belt "rattle" once again

quattro + 5 or 8 = fun thequattroking at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 17 15:28:32 EST 2004

My guess is the tension adjuster screw-mo-thingy.  Happened to me.  Don't
remember which side it was.  Did not take to long to fix.  But, since you
had it done, bet you could talk them into warranting it.


Bay Area, CA
Eastern WA State

PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING:  1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro

> From: "Kristian Manusha" <v8q at hotmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 12:09:40 -0800
> To: v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: [V8] Timing belt "rattle" once again
> Hello V8 list,
> My apologies, this subject has been address numerous times in the past.  I
> have just completed the timing belt service to eliminate the rattle/knocking
> noise eminating from the driver's side valve cover.  The timing belt was
> changed approximatley 2 years ago by a VAG techincian and from that day
> forth the noise began to appear when the engine became warm.  Now, 3 months
> ago I replaced the the timing belt again with a factory one in hopes of
> eliminating the rattle.  When inspecting the previous t/b job I found the
> tensioning shock was out of spec and for the hell of it threw in all the new
> rollers and factory water pump.  Upon completion of my service the noise
> went away for a little while, but has come back slightly quieter. Factory
> tools were used as well. Just wondering in there was any consensus on what
> could be making the ugly noise, I recall there were a few posts with
> different components causing the annoying rattle.  Any help would be greatly
> appreciated.
> 90 V8 76,000 km
> Kristian.
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