This couldn't be a throwout bearing could it?
Joshua Van Tol
josh at spiny.com
Fri Aug 27 19:19:31 EDT 2004
Try pulling the dipstick while it's doing it. Sometimes the rear main
seal can leak vacuum, and make a squeaky noise. If the thrust bearings
in the engine aren't tight the crank can move a bit when you depress or
release the clutch, causing the seal to ride on a different part of the
On Aug 27, 2004, at 4:57 PM, Jonathan Monetti wrote:
> Now the car is acting even stranger.
> -When I let it sit and get cold, start it up and do the routine, I get
> noise in gear or out.
> -Once warm, things have progressed to where I can eke out a little
> noise by
> goosing the throttle in neutral. It's still worse while putting the
> car in
> gear, though. Something about the DT being under load.
> I suspect...mice. Large, drunk, rabid, BMW-driving mice.
> Will keep digging, thanks Jim.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jim Green [mailto:jeg1976 at yahoo.com]
>> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 12:31 PM
>> To: Jonathan Monetti
>> Cc: Quattro list
>> Subject: Re: This couldn't be a throwout bearing could it?
>> --- Jonathan Monetti <jmone3036 at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>> Finally got my euro's in (bright like the sun!) so
>>> took my first extended
>>> drive since TB change.
>>> The drive went fine. But slow up the driveway and
>>> into the garage, I heard
>>> a not-too-loud, but very present, squeaking from the
>>> With the clutch pedal fully depressed there is no
>>> odd noise regardless of
>>> RPM. But as the clutch is let out, I can hear a
>>> high pitched, lumpy/uneven
>>> squeaking that continues as the car is put into
>>> I always understood a bad T.O. bearing would do the
>>> opposite (pedal
>>> down->noise). Are there exceptions to that rule?
>>> Or will a failing pilot
>>> bearing make this sound?
>> Nope, it's your TO bearing. Mine did it for about 40k
>> miles before the turbo swap. Pretty annoying, but it
>> probably still has some life in it. You'll know when
>> it really fails...
>> Jim Green
>> '89 90tq
>> '89 80q
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