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    S3 Hesitation between 3rd-6th gear and 3-4k rpm

    Hi All,

    I have done a search for this but can only find details for S3 8l.

    Basically when i accelerate hard i get a hesitation which last about a split second but is noticeable. This occurs when in 3rd-6th gear and around 3k-4k rpm.

    Below is a link of the exact issue im having:

    S3 choking/hesitating

    Do you guys think this can be fix by just replacing the spark plugs or is it something worse?

    I have also just checked my service history and looks like the sparks plugs have never been replaced. The car has cover 33k miles.

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    Ryan

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    Change plugs and coil packs mate.

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    Do you guys have any links of recommend parts?

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    Ill buy these tonight and see if this fixes it

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    My friends S3 had same issue, I swapped out his plugs & it fixed the issue.

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    Thanks, Im hoping it does fix it, because when i put my foot under its happening all the time

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    Hi Guys, Plugged in Vagcom tonight and saw that my car is miss firing on all cylinders

    I have ordered a new set of spark plugs so should be here tomorrow. Really hope this fixes it.

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    Sounds like a plug issue to me as well. Failing that it may be coilpacks

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    S3 Hesitation between 3rd-6th gear and 3-4k rpm

    Had this with my a3 it was missing on cylinder 2 started being intermittent but it became constant and same as yours under load. Changed plugs and all is well again :-)
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    Thanks for the replies. When i first did the reading it was the second cylinder then after trying on load it started across the rest.

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    S3 Hesitation between 3rd-6th gear and 3-4k rpm

    I did also change the coil pack on 2 just to be on the safe side although I did have mine all done under recall last year but figured I might as well as that was the cylinder misfiring
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    Is there a way to check if my car has had a recall for the coil pack?

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    S3 Hesitation between 3rd-6th gear and 3-4k rpm

    Call audi they will be able to tell you from your vin worth checking as 4 arnt cheap!
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    Thanks. Ill give them a call tomorrow.

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    UPDATE


    I changed my spark plugs today hoping it would solve the issue unfortunately. It did resolve the problem. I will be ringing Audi tomorrow to see if my car has been re-called for the coil packs.

    I have a years Audi warranty, so hoping this issue should be fixed under that. I have fitted the revo air intake to my car. Do you think i should remove this before taking the car to Audi or you think they wont mind?

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    Hi Guys just been looking on the net.

    And some sites suggest it could be bad fuel and when i think about it. It all started last time i filled up my tank.

    Could this be the reason?

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    It could be. Siphon the tank maybe if you have loads left and put in some fresh fuel. Worth a try.
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    Are you using premium yes?

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    Yeah ive been using shell V power, but i think when i last filled up it was the end of the tank.

    I will run the tank empty and see if this fixes it.

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    Be very careful, running it dry may dredge up the crap at the bottom of the tank & cause other issues like block fuel filter.

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    Oh ok thanks. What would you recommend doing?

    Im waiting a phone call back from audi to see if my car was re-called for the coil pack.

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    Hi Guys, Been looking alittle more into this issue and i think i got it wrong at first.

    After looking on videos on youtube i think my clutch is slipping as its doing this :



    Is a cluch under audi warranty?

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    Possibly.....clutches are usually seen as wear items and may not be covered,but it IS worth giving it a fairly serious try.

 

 

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