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Golf MK7 Engine Noise

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by stem, 15 Oct 2019.

  1. stem

    stem

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    The Car:
    VW Golf R Line Edition (2016 pre-facelift)
    1.4 TSI (Petrol)
    Manual gearbox
    18,000 miles

    The Problem:
    Very rapid fast tapping / drumming noise under gentle acceleration (reminds me a bit of the sound made by a woodpecker :confused:)
    Stops as soon as the accelerator is released
    It's louder with the window down
    Only audible in the lower gears
    Intermittent; does it for a while and then stops
    Just started happening at about 17,000 miles
    Engine is performing as normal, perfectly smooth and no loss of power

    I'm a bit reluctant to take it to the dealer as I know it won't make a sound in their presence.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance (y)
     
  2. Burnerman

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    Can you find out if your engine has a timing chain or a timing belt? The very latest cars are back to a belt but first things first!
    John :)
     
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    I believe that it is an EA211 engine and is fitted with a timing belt.

    The engine has ACT and the noise comes when the accelerator is pressed and the '2-Cylinder Mode' display goes off at the same time. As I understand it, the operation of the ACT is via the camshaft. Don't know if that is significant or not.
     
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