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Hello, I’m new to this site, but not to audi

I have recently purchased a 2001 1.8T and need to pick your brains.

When I start the engine, there is a rattle for about 2 seconds then it stops. Furthermore, if the bonnet is lifted whilst the engine is idle there is a slight tapping noise.

Is this a common factor relating to this engine?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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The rattling could just be the sound of your valves clacking away until the oil reaches the top of the engine. It will take a couple of seconds for the oil pump to get the oil up there after starting. I wouldn't worry about it but you want to monitor it. You should be using synthetic oil by the way.

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Well, my '95 A4 1.8 was a problem that could be compared with yours, and believe me IT COULD bring your BIG problems.

In fact, and in my case, it was a badly tensioned timing belt which caused me a € 2.500 repair; Audi supported the total cost (the car had 150.000km and 8 years at that time).
As a note, the rattle was noticeble just at start up (a second or so).

I do recommend a visit to your dealer to check it out.

JP
Lisbon, PORTUGAL
 

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I was once told that the tapping is the Carbon filter, and not to worry. Still, I thought that the engines were supposed to run silent!
 
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