Was wondering if anybody would be able to help me, I've got an A3 1.8TQ, and lately its been having random starting problems...
Basically, it turns over fine but doesn't fire up......then eventually after about 30 secs it kicks in fine and you get a ton of smoke out the exhaust and the smell of petrol...
I happens both when the engine's warm and cold and when fuel tanks full or empty. Also, once it does fire up its starts scanning the revs a couple of times, going up to 2k then dropping and hunting a bit...if that has anything to do with it?
Its at 70K miles, and 500miles off a service. Just wondering if its something like my fuel filter or MAF?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!