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    Still Rough Idle

    Hi all,
    my 2008 s3 Sportback recently starting revving on its self. when on idle and when coming to a stop with the clutch depressed. the revs sometimes go upto 2000rpm and then when it comes down it make like a miss fire sound..
    since i have read about this problem on here before everyone seems to say replace the PCV. I've done this along with the gasket and still no change in the erratic idle.
    has anyone got any more suggestions???
    ive not had it scanned since it started maybe that would help i don't know as there are no engine management lights on etc.

    any ideas welcome cheers curtis

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    Vacuum leak.

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    were am i looking for this, the two hoses that clip onto PCV ???

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    Yes, plus ALL other vac hoses / pipes... Fiddley time consuming job.

    Also check oil filler cap and dip stick seals.

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    ok. so now the engine management light has appeared, hopefully get it plugged in tomorrow. this may sound dumb but where are the other vac hoses/pipes and whats the best way to check for the leaks ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtistimmins View Post
    ok. so now the engine management light has appeared, hopefully get it plugged in tomorrow. this may sound dumb but where are the other vac hoses/pipes and whats the best way to check for the leaks ??
    I have got a code reader if your anywhere near Liverpool

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    were are you mate ?

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    im in knowsley

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtistimmins View Post
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    I am in Crosby mate I'll pm you my number

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    its nice to see people sharing their toys with people

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    Cam follower maybe??

    Have a look at this:

    2.0T cam follower replacement and look how bad this is!!
    2010 Condor Grey S3 Sportback S-Tronic. 354bhp 414ft/lb.

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    I have a good used one here if that's gone

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    if i unplug the MAF it flattens out back to normal. would people recommend to replace it ?????

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    Yes
    2010 Condor Grey S3 Sportback S-Tronic. 354bhp 414ft/lb.

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    any particular one, Bosch or cheap one of ebay ??

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    proper one from reputable supplier...

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    bought a maf from TPS fitted, went on a run out still the same, revving unto 2000rpm then stuttering on way back down. still if i unplug the mac it flattens out. really annoyed with thud now, engine management light still on to. could do with a VCDS plug in, any one know of one in liverpool, warrington st helens area ???

 

 

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