Morning, I bought a 172 cup a week ago, not a bad little car tbh - strange having to rev it quite a bit as am used to a 1.8T, and VAG build quality, I can deal with the odd rattle inside, but one on the outside is doing my head in.
Have been under the car prodding and pulling on things, cant replicate the noise so dont know how to fix, any clues?
The noise - "rattle" is the best word to describe it, cant hear it with windows closed, but with drivers window open you can hear it faintly just driving along normally, which I presume is just through the car vibrating, now when you hit bumps on our crap roads is where it is at its worst, much more obvious. It sound just as if there is a washer or something bouncing up and down/ wobbling about, metal on metal but not damaging, just lose if that makes sense, but where?
I've done a search and had a browse on people saying heat sheilds, but as I say from being underneath shaking stuff, I cant replicate the sound to fix it? Key points to check/ how to check. Oh and I've tried rocking the car to get the rattle, no luck..