sounds like my 2001 a4 1.8t is a deisel heavy ticking out of the engine

Asked by Nov 05, 2011 at 10:31 AM about the 2001 Audi A4 1.8T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

just changed oil plenty on stick ?  timing ?

2 Answers

75

have you filled it with the correct oil ?? the 20VT has to have a specific oil, other wise the auto adjusting valve lifters (Tappets) get sticky and this is the ticking you are hearing !! I make this mistake the 1st time i serviced my 20VT. It's worth popping down to your local VW/Audi dealer and spending a little more on the correct oil, or you will cause more and more problems the longer you run the incorrect oil.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
2,725

No Check Engine light correct? I always ask this because from time to time, I'll find a vehicle with a bad spark plug wire that is arcing to the valvecover and produces a noise very similar to a valvetrain noise. That being said, I agree with the above statement on going with the correct oil. You likely have two or three recommendations based upon climate; that's how most manufacturers are doing things nowadays. Beyond the oil type and weight, it's a toss-up without starting to take things apart or at the least, stethoscope it. It's possible that your noise is in the accessory drive and is not internal at all. Turn your A/C off and see if the noise goes away. If it does, it's your A/C compressor. If it doesn't, to isolate the accessory drive system, remove the belt carefully and set it aside, taking note of which direction it was installed and reinstalling it the same way (only to reduce the chance of it squealing upon reinstallation.) Start the engine and run it. If the noise is gone, shut it down and spin each pulley by hand listening for metallic noises and feeling for wobble play or excessive force required to spin it, though obviously the force will be different for each pulley depending on what it's driving. DO NOT RUN THE ENGINE FOR LONG or at excessive rpms because you're going to be running on your battery alone and it may overheat, assuming the water pump is accessory-driven and not cam-driven).

Your Answer

Audi A4 Experts

  • #1
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    3,660
  • #2
    lukeyramone
    Reputation
    560
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,088 Great Deals out of 33,276 listings starting at $999
Used Audi A6
159 Great Deals out of 6,729 listings starting at $1,991
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
706 Great Deals out of 28,175 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi S4
48 Great Deals out of 1,691 listings starting at $3,500
Used Audi A3
117 Great Deals out of 5,372 listings starting at $3,495
Used BMW 5 Series
507 Great Deals out of 15,940 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
1,026 Great Deals out of 57,887 listings starting at $1,099
Used Ford Mustang
589 Great Deals out of 36,206 listings starting at $1,200
Used Audi A8
66 Great Deals out of 2,086 listings starting at $5,000
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
600 Great Deals out of 20,376 listings starting at $2,500
Used Volkswagen Jetta
599 Great Deals out of 34,344 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Camaro
432 Great Deals out of 30,717 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Audi A4 For Sale
3,868 listings starting at $33,691
2017 Audi A4 For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,943 listings starting at $20,000
2016 Audi A4 For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 228 listings starting at $20,795
2015 Audi A4 For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 774 listings starting at $13,693
2014 Audi A4 For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,092 listings starting at $13,291

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.