Hi, I'm just after a few ideas as to what could be the problem with my S3.
It all started about 2 months ago when under acceleration, I would lose power for a second before it would then sort it's self out and the power would kick in again. This would cause quite a violent lurch. It would do this every now and again but not all the time.
Funny enough I had booked the car in to be looked at this Wednesday when today it's just given up the ghost. I was accelerating during an overtake when all of a sudden it lost all power but this time it didn't kick back in. I backed off and then attempted to put the power down again when I then got no power again accompanied by a loud whining noise.
My idea was at this point to limp the car home. When I next stopped at lights the revs dropped down to about 300 rpm and then rose again to a normal idle. I thought it was going to stall but didn't at this point. I carried on with my journey home when on the next occasion when coasting up to some lights it lost all power, did actually stall and I lost all the power in the steering. The car started again straight away but it continued to do this all the way home. At one point I attempted to put the power down to see what would happen and the EPC light came on and the car went into 'limp mode'.
Anyway, I managed to get it home (just) and I'm just after some ideas for when I go to the garage. I've not had a turbo car before and was wondering if my turbo has packed in? It was still whistling away, however the car was not putting any power down.
Any ideas appreciated,