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    HELP: A3 with an engine problem!!!

    Hi everyone. My father recently bought himself an 03 FSI Sport in dolphin grey & it's an excellent car with lots of kit but just after the purchase it developed a problem - the car looses power & goes into get you home mode I think it's called.



    It happens at any speed, in any gear & at any time. It's been like this for two weeks now & my dad only makes short journeys. We took it to a mechanic who cleared the fault codes with the diagnostics & advised us to use super-unleaded after running down the normal stuff in the tank but it doesn't make any difference yet. Also more recently a yellow emissions light has come up on the dash! Any help would be appreciated cheers as to what to do. Thanks in advance.

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    Need to take it back and get it scanned again and take note of what the fault codes are.......

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    Yes, a notice of the codes would be helpful - could it be a coilpack? Using super plus wont cure any problems.
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    Hi thanks for your replies guys. The code is 16575 & the mechanic changed the spark plugs, air filter, added chemicals & replaced a fuel pressure sensor all for just under 200. As for the coil pack it had a new one about 300 miles ago just before buying the car. I thought super unleaded wouldn't cure it but the mechanic is just trying to stop us spending big money on the prob & we don't really won't to go to a main dealer because it could be expensive!

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    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

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    Hi again thanks for all your help, we think we've sorted the problem. The car went to a main dealer & after they did the diagnostics they replaced the fuel pump & other things & all seems well. The Audi now revs beyond the point at which it used to loose power & we're just happy to have a normal Audi.

 

 

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