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Just got my Goat on Wednesday and absolutely love it!

This is the first V8 I've owned so I'm not sure if what I'm feeling is "normal." When at a stop either while in gear (A6) or in neutral, the car rocks very slightly about once per second. I am not sure if this is normal for an engine with so much power or if it is a cylinder is mis-firing. Any thoughts about taking in for service? Do any of you feel this slight rocking in your car when idling? Thanks.
 

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NT91 said:
My 05 does it as well. I had a friend in the car the other day. He wanted to know if my car was missing.
Did you him "No, it's right here!")lol
 

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This applies to the A4's too right?
When I am stopped at a red light I hear the regular "chugchugchug" but underneath that every couple of seconds I'll hear a small thump and the car rocks slightly, like hit by a small gust of wind.

Normal?
 

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GibsonUSA said:
This applies to the A4's too right?
When I am stopped at a red light I hear the regular "chugchugchug" but underneath that every couple of seconds I'll hear a small thump and the car rocks slightly, like hit by a small gust of wind.

Normal?
More like 400 Clydesdales getting ready to run :cheers
 

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TexasRealtor said:
That would be your muscle car "idle lope." It is normal and you will grow to love that little shake sitting at stoplights. It is just a reminder of what lurks beneath your hood.:cheers
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There seems to have been a couple of posts like this overtime. They always throw me off personally because I never really notice or think about it :confused: Then again, every car I've ever owned has been a V8 except for one (a fluke), so I suppose I'm used to it.

I personally feel it is a bit strange in quiet cars, especially driving. Sometimes I can't even tell the engine is on :willy:
 
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