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Old March 7th, 2012, 08:12   #1
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Default 2006 VW Polo 1.9 TDI 100 Sport - Engine ticking noise help & advice please

Hi guys newbie here so big hello to you all !

I'm looking for some thoughts / advice on the above vehicle.

The above car has 50K on the clock with a full VW history, recent cambelt kit fitted including tensioner, idler & waterpump (genuine VW parts).
I'm aware that these 1.9 TDI engines aint the quietest of motors especially when cold.... however when driving i can hear a slight ticking noise which sounds like it coming from the front of the car towards the right hand side as im sat in it. ( Can be heard when engine is hot or cold ).

When I stand outside the car and rev it the motor sounds sweet with no signs of this noise in question... so i'm wondering is it just a vibration noise coming through the dash when driving ?

Incidentally this noise could be heard before the cambelt change and is still there now.

I have owned a TDI before ( VW Bora 130 Highline) and don't remember any noises like this, the noise isn't particularly bad but never the less can be heard.

Am I worrying unnecessarily ?

Look forward to your replies....
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:18   #2
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By any chance, is the noise coming from the little "black box" above the drivers side suspension strut (solenoid valve unit with several vacuum lines running from it)?

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