When I was a kid, I used a clothes pin to clip a playing card to my bike so it made a great click-click-click os the spokes as I pedaled. That was the last time I heard that sounds until now with my 2011 Jetta TDI on cold starts. Now it isn’t so lovely a sound.
The dealer mechanics initially said they couldn’t hear anything. When I pressed that I heard it every start, they said the noise I was hearing was the combustion in the cylinder on compression and perfectly normal. When I asked whyI didn’t hear the same noise with the loaner car (2013 Jetta TDI I forced them to give me when they tried to split hairs with me on the difference between ‘service’ and ‘repair’), their answer was: “It is a different car.”
HELP - my warranty runs out in a few months and I have visions of the dealer “suddenly discovering” lots of issues upon expiration. Yes, I am a female mostly auto-engine challenged; and, no, I didn’t bring baked goods.
Lisbeth (who really has had the name long before the Girl With TH
he Dragon Tattoo)