A3 TDI 2.0 170 bluefin remap - loss of power and damage around the air intake??
I have a 57 plate A3 TDI 170 Quattro with a bluefin remap and its starting to lose power in acceleration, just dont get as much power when the turbo kicks in as I used to - been significantly less in the last day or two.
More worrying is every so often (and its becoming more often) the car kinda jerks in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear under light acceleration, a bit like the jerk you'd get dropping down a gear at the wrong speed. Its like it momentarily loses power. Not nice when you are overtaking!
This has starting happening in the last few days, everything has been fine since my remap 9months ago.
I took a look under the bonnet and the mount that connects the air intake to the battery shelf has completely snapped off and the other bolt holding it down has almost come out. The Audi rings on my engine cover have also come off. Any idea what could of caused this damage, I looks like its taken quite a wack?? There doesn't appear to any other damage and I cant remember crashing in to anything :)
So I'm thinking maybe the loss of power is due to the air intake damage and I have a leak which means i'm losing turbo pressure? Is there an easy way to check this?
Also anyone know where I can order Audi parts by part number so I can replace the broken battery shelf and remount my air intake so it isn't moving around?
If anyone could shed light on what might of happened or why I'm losing power (might not be related to the air intake i guess) I'd be really grateful???
Any ideas would be much appreciated?