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Hi all, so today I noticed a rattle at *just* above idle, so if I leave it idling I don't hear it, but if I touch the accelerator lightly the rattle starts. If I rev it slightly I can hear the rattle and then when the RPM rises above a certain amount the rattle stops.

Video demonstrates the rattle:

Each time you hear the rattle I am pressing the accelerator ever so slightly. It idles fine.

And no I am not naked before anyone asks.

:Edit: 30 Views no responses, anyone got an opinion? take to a garage? remortgage?
 

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id say it could be the heat shield or exhaust too, what he said ^^^
 

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Maybe something to do with the outside temperature - our cars are not accustomed to the hot weather.
 

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I can't really hear it clearly on my winky little PC speaker, but try it with the clutch down also. If the noise goes, dual mass. If the noise is there regardless of clutch position (I'm assuming it's a manual?), it's something else and probably a lot cheaper! Something rattling as the others suggested.
 

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My car is DSG so I can't really test that unfortunately. I have it booked in at the local garage on Wednesday, will report back with the results.
 

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Had a noise like this and found it to be the inner part of my milltek exhaust tip had somehow become unstuck and was moving just a enough to rattle at certain revs. More noticeable with colder exhaust.
 

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Sorry for delay - Mechanics had two guys look at it and could not find anything wrong with it. If it changes or gets worse I will go back and insist on more testing. I imagine it is something to do with the exhaust system, as it occasionally rasps louder than usual at certain RPM/on gear change.
 

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Sounds like a rattling heat shield.. Check the shield on the cats, they tend to rust on the fixings & then cause a rattle..
 

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I had a noise like this too and also found it to be the inner part of my milltek exhaust tip,it used to drive me mad so I took it off and AMD fixed it for free !
 
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