Badger5AH Fabrications
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chelmsford , Essex .
    Posts
    242

    Help ! Or it's going on eBay

    Hi , need to call on the fountain of knowledge ,
    I have a 1.8t agu with intermittent starting issues !
    it turns over and fuels (I can smell it ) but won't even attempt to fire !
    only code is cam sensor 00515 so I have changed that along with the crank sensor also the ignition amplifier but no joy !
    Any probable causes I haven't thought of ?

    regards marc

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Paradox1's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    SoUf EaSt,Uk
    Posts
    1,829
    Checked your spark plugs?
    Word!!!

    My A3/Martys Golf would smash that, and this guys £7000 GT9743 supercharged love machine.

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chelmsford , Essex .
    Posts
    242
    The plot thickens !
    Mr AA man turned up turned it over and stated it is just flooded !
    Popped the injector plugs off and started the bloody thing ?
    Now how plausible does this sound ?
    Perhaps the ignition amplifier or cam sensor was stopping it from starting and therefore flooded and was still flooded once I'd changed the sensor and module which meant it wouldn't start leading me to believe something else was wron when all along it was just flooded which cleared by popping the injector plugs off ?
    possible or even likely ?
    Marc

  5. #4
    phil miller's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    843
    Ignition amp on the side of the airbox
    ​Wish Rachel would let me have my TDI mk5 back


  6. #5
    Prawn's Avatar
    My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    9,374
    ignition amp or crank sensor would be my guess. When my crank sensor went it was very odd, sometimes it'd run, and others it wouldn't play ball, then sometimes it'd run for 100 miles, but to go restart and it wasn't interested. No codes on that occasion either
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Prawns TFSI Turbo'd 1.8T Track Car

    But I know nothing so ignore me.

  7. #6
    phil miller's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    843
    a crank sensor wont always throw a code, and the reason for that is when the engine isnt running it would flag an engine speed sensor fault, my money is on the ign amp tbh, you will prob find no spark
    ​Wish Rachel would let me have my TDI mk5 back


  8. #7
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chelmsford , Essex .
    Posts
    242
    alright peeps , a quick update .
    im going along with my explination of ignition module packed up which flooded the engine (very badly , will explain in a minute) then once module was replaced wouldnt start as the engine was still flooded .
    no once mr AA man had gone i decided to go and buy a set of plugs and fit them but only 10 yards from my house my OIL light came on !!!!!!!!! quickly back to base and checked the oil which was at the right level buy VERY thin and stank of petrol so i'm guessing some of the unburnt petrol found it's way into the sump ??????
    SO i dropped the sump , changed the pick up pipe and oil filter and topped up with new slippery stuff .
    she now starts better than ever and the POWER !!!! it's amazing , feels like its been remapped compared to how it was since i got it . (only had it 2 months you see ) perfect idle and very smooth
    i'm now a fairly happy chap BUT the niggle is the ignition amp i fitted was a second hand scrap yard job , used to just see if it was the problem .
    is there a preferred type / make of amp i can buy new to make sure i dont suffer this again (well for a few years anyway) also which plugs to buy as mine are fouled and also pitted .

    thanks for all the input everyone .

    regards marc

  9. #8
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chelmsford , Essex .
    Posts
    242
    this bloo*y saga continues !!!!!!
    just got set to go out with er indoors and guess what ? flamin thing wont start (same symptoms)

    googled this problem and i have seen a mention of corroded ecm relay terminals a couple of times , now one of them said it was under the plastic scuttle that funnily enough leaks on mine ( get a wet footwell ) but this was mentioned on a b5 not an 8L A3 .

    so does anyone know where my ecm power relay is ?
    and could this be my problem given i'm getting fuel ?

    regards marc

  10. #9
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Chelmsford , Essex .
    Posts
    242
    arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh !
    just been surfing related problems and saw intake temp sensor suggested to removed and cleaned that , and no difference .
    just thought i'd try mr AA mans trick of pulling injector plugs and guess what ? i starts and runs until the fuel burns off , plug injectors back in and no start , just floods again !
    sadly shops are shut now so i cant buy a set of plugs but will first thing in the morning but if that doesnt solve problems could the injectors somehow be flowing too much fuel ? and if so what could cause this ?

    regards marc

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. DIY ebay catch can baffle, is this going to help??
    By Steveo_A3_1.8t in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 18th January 2012, 08:22
  2. Any interest in my LM reps before going on ebay
    By V6Pete in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 16th March 2009, 13:49
  3. Help My Alarm keeps going off
    By MgHart in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 16th January 2009, 11:16
  4. urgent help needed Alarm keeps going off but it's very odd
    By GFORCE in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18th April 2007, 22:59
  5. Help - Alarm randomly going off and not stopping
    By dpeilow in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20th December 2004, 17:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO