Have a 2001 A3 T Sport and lately the engine seems to just cut out
Initially the idle is a little erratic but it seems to adjust itself after a little while and ticks over ok @ about 750-850
last nite it cut out 5-6 times when driving and obv. depressing the cluth - the revs just drop and it died
this was happening at speeds of 40mph!
the engine temp is normal and system check says no problems encountered and Engine Management light is NOT on
this obv. cud be a little dangerous as the power steering cuts off aswell
what is the problem ??
its nearly on 45k and i know the spark plugs are due to be changed but this cannot be related to that
the Engine Managemtn Computer recorded a fault a few months back and when it was plugged in it had apparently mis-fired in all cylinders - i knew this as it was kinda poppy - had them reset the computer and wipe its memory - hence restoring the standard factory settings and it seemed to pur sweetly and had no more problems - like a different car
am little worried about this new problem though
Please advise gents !