As most the regulars on here know I've had problems with my S3 being majorly down on power for several months now. It's remapped with a CC stage 1 but was dyno'd at 207BHP a couple of months back at JKM. They spent almost 2 days doing check after check on the car and couldn't find any obvious faults.
The car's performance varies wildly from day to day. 2 days ago she drove absolutely lovely..the most power I've felt for a long time..almost how I remembered her the day after the remap! Saying that there was a major flat spot at 4kRPM where all power dropped off. Then yesterday she felt like somebody had removed the turbo as it was completely gutless. Now today there's a little bit more power but it's a really jerky drive at low speeds.
I've been putting up with these power problems as she still tends to drive ok but now she's I'm having starting problems 75% of the time as well GRRRRR! :motz: When I turn the car over the revs won't rise over 1k RPM and almost immediately she'll cough and stall. The second attempt at starting usually proves a bit more sucessful; she'll cough and splutter for a few seconds, the revs will rise to about 1250 RPM and then she'll start idling. Unfortunately she's now started spluttering for the first 10 seconds of driving as well which is highly embarassing!
I'll get VAG-Com plugged in tonight to see if there are any codes flagged, but if it's anything like last time there won't be a thing and that's what really does my head in! How can a car with so many sensors have so many problems and not even know what's up with itself?!!
I'm really hoping that all these problems are linked in some way..maybe a dodgy throttle body, or a blockage/leak in my exhaust somewhere.
Anyway I think I've come to the conclusion that she has to go up to CC HQ sooner rather than later to get these problems fixed. You ever know, one day I may actually have an S3 that performs like an S3..and is consistant and reliable..am I asking too much?!!!