Good morning everyone,
It feels like I am never off the forum with researching queries and posting questions, maybe it is just new car paranoia ha ha So I have yet another question for you all.
First of all the car is an A3 tdi quattro 57 plate. It's been reasonably dry since I got it a couple weeks ago, and in the dry the handling is superb. However this morning on my drive to work it was raining and quite wet.
On entering a roundabout in 2nd gear I decided to give it some power and see how the quattro did. There was a little flash of the TC/ESP light but apart from that everything seemed to work as it should with the quattro getting the power down well. I went through the next roundabout in 3rd gear and with a little bit of power (not as much as first roundabout) I noticed the front end drifting out wide. The next roundabout I was taking the left exit I planted it in second again and the TC/ESP light came on and the front did slide out a wee bit. Sorry for the essay and it's not quite as 'Fast and Furious' as it sounds ha ha
I have thought of two possible reasons, the first being the tires and the second being the haldex isn't working. I did check the tires when I picked the car up but maybe they aren't as good as I thought. WIth regards to the Haldex i'm assuming I will need to get it scanned on VCDS to find any faults, I know a guy who can do this but he is offshore for a few weeks. It is going into AUDI for a haldex service next week so I could ask them to scan it, will they charge any extra to do it?
And lastly is there anything I haven't thought of?