New to this forum and new to the whole car game
I bought a A3 3 days ago and very much enjoyed everything car sounded ok and drive felt very nice however since then things have started to turn sour. The car has done 153800 exactly.
1. The first problem that i noticed was when the car is idle or stationery the car very very slighly shakes can hardly notice it under some slight music. The problem is still there if foot is all the way down on the clutch however when driving no shake/judder at all, nothing at all.
2. Problem number 2 that i noticed on monday was that when the car is warm about 90 ish on the temp gaugue car does not start. It starts a little then goes dead. However when it is cold it starts again. It does take a about 2-3 seconds to start. Also the coil light (i think it is) is flashes when warm.
3. Problem number 3 happened about 2 hours ago. I was driving on the M5 and doing about 85mph and suddenly the car lost power but still was moving. The car did not pick up speed like it did all the way home. Very slugish. However one thing i did notice was that when the car lost some power i could feel the accelerator as if it had air in it, a hissing sound.
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4. And the last problem, i took the car for a little drive on the dual carriage way near my house and it was driving perfect no sluggish behaviour like i felt on the motorway took the car to about 60mph easily and comfortable but then i felt something dont really know what but felt something and then i saw the engine management light on slowed down a little and drove home. Nothing at all felt wrong with the drive but the engine managment light was still on. As soon as i drove home and opened a bonnet i heard a fizzing sound could not really tell where from but no smoke and anything like that could be noticed. I then switched the car off for a minute or and no fizzing noise coming from the engine.
I think i need some serious advice about my problems dont really wanna spend any more money on the car as i have bought new filters, oil and glow plugs also i have bought a timing belt kit but have yet to take it to the garage. Please can someone adivise me why these problems are occuring and also what will be the potential bill be.
Cheers in advance