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    Cool hi there new audi a3 1.9tdi owner here

    Hi guys and gals
    Had a 1997 1.9tdi a3 redeye for about 6months dun 131,000 but loads of history and well looked after, stunning drive BUT for last two months keeps losing power and goin into what i understand is limp mode (like me after a few beers lol) turbo whistle very loud at all times even in limp mode HELP.

    read several threads re this problem MAF, sooty turbo vanes, also read about small pipe which goes from exhaust to ecu that gets blocked ! any one offer any help would be most grateful

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    Paul

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    Welcome!

    Put a post in the A3 section, I'm sure the guys and girls there will be able to help.

    Best of luck

    Chris

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    The car only really enters "limp" mode when there are alot of fault codes stored in the ecu, have a plug in to vagcom or another diagnostic and see what comes up, from this you maybe able to see a list of problems. make this your first stop if possible, hope all helps
    Mirror, Signal........ wave bye bye!!

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    Hiya and welcome. Is the turbos oil feeder pipe blocked? Hope you get it sorted soon.


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