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Hi everyone,

as im sure some of you will of seen my wanted posts im on the lookout for a mk5 R32, now after going to look at one yesterday i wasnt happy with how the chain noise was when listening to the engine on tick over.

now ive searched the forum to see if i can find anything relating to what a healthy car should sound like, so what im wondering if someone could maybe link me or even video their own car on tick over of what it should sound like. the car i saw yesterday spec wise was perfect but imo the chain noise was way too loud and i dont want to buy a money pit.


thanks in advance for any videos/replies

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They are noisy , when I hear that noise I know that it is an R32 before I see the car
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Yeah don't get hung up on the chain noise mate. Get the chain measurements if you're really worried but I got too hung up on the noise when I was looking and for the mkv especially, there's no need. Its metal on metal so they all make some noise like marbles in a can.

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im in hull if u wana come for a listen one day?!

i was the same when i bought mine. if theyve been measured and ok theres certainly nothing worth worrying about.
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hmmm ok maybe ive been a little over cautious, but still the car yesterday i wouldnt of bought because the dealer was just plain ignorant. but is it normal for you to hear the chain noise over the engine with the hood open?

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I can hear my chain noise over the engine while the engine is being revvd but I've had it all measured and it's -2 -2 which is normal

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Where abouts are you?

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http://s846.photobuc...G_4070.mp4.html

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Maybe take a pal with VAGCom. If you know you are going to get an R32 then VAGCOM is a great investment. I'm too far West and south to help

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They should be a little noisier on start-up too, something i was unaware of when i was looking for one.

Basically, the chain tensioners/guides, are activated with engine oil pressure, so the chain tends to to be noisier before the oil pressure has risen and the tensioners/guides are doing their job. You want to listen out for that noise to drop, but as said, you can always hear them a bit

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hmmm ok maybe ive been a little over cautious, but still the car yesterday i wouldnt of bought because the dealer was just plain ignorant. but is it normal for you to hear the chain noise over the engine with the hood open?

you can hear it with Bonnet closed and sat in the house when car is running outside
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there's one of engine bay and exterior for both stretched and fresh chains on my YT profile
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Where abouts are you?


Guiseley mate near Leeds Bradford airport

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there's one of engine bay and exterior for both stretched and fresh chains on my YT profile


That was seriously helpful

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Guiseley mate near Leeds Bradford airport


I'm in Elland near Halifax and Huddersfield if you wanted to meet up and listen to mine sometime

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there's one of engine bay and exterior for both stretched and fresh chains on my YT profile

that's perfect , you wanna hear them at a meet on tick over lol

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I'm in Elland near Halifax and Huddersfield if you wanted to meet up and listen to mine sometime



Yeah mate would really appreciate that

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that's perfect , you wanna hear them at a meet on tick over lol


Really that bad lol

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just had a listen myself. that noise is awful, sounded like a tractor!

theres a few of us in hull if you wanted to meet up halfway for a mini meet? maybe elvington airfield and see if we can sneak on!

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just had a listen myself. that noise is awful, sounded like a tractor!

theres a few of us in hull if you wanted to meet up halfway for a mini meet? maybe elvington airfield and see if we can sneak on!


I'd be up for this!

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One other thing to note is that modern injectors make a distinct "tapping" noise which can make the engine sound more agricultural.
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One other thing to note is that modern injectors make a distinct "tapping" noise which can make the engine sound more agricultural.


I didn't know this! Explains a lot though

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just had a listen myself. that noise is awful, sounded like a tractor!

theres a few of us in hull if you wanted to meet up halfway for a mini meet? maybe elvington airfield and see if we can sneak on!

I'd be up for this!



yeah id be up for it if wasnt working or anything, as long as your not going to make me park away from you becasue i dont have a golf yet ha

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One other thing to note is that modern injectors make a distinct "tapping" noise which can make the engine sound more agricultural.


good to know, but i know what tappetts sound like from coming from the K S eries background ive heard some really bad ones lol

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I'm only in Ilkley lad so not far away. Can listen to my R36 if you wanted! Pretty much the same thing. Haha.

If you find anyone local with Vagcom who knows how to check the chain measurements let me know! I'm curious to know mine!
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my chains are noisey but cars nit skipped a beat in 60k miles
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I'm only in Ilkley lad so not far away. Can listen to my R36 if you wanted! Pretty much the same thing. Haha.

If you find anyone local with Vagcom who knows how to check the chain measurements let me know! I'm curious to know mine!


yeah mate definatley that would help mate, and i will speak to my mate see if he can do that

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my chains are noisey but cars nit skipped a beat in 60k miles


will have a listen when i get home from work mate thanks

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my chains are noisey but cars nit skipped a beat in 60k miles



Just listened on my iPad and that does sound relatively quiet mate. Or my iPad is quiet lol





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