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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by shifty a3, Mar 19, 2012.

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    hi all i have big problems with my a3 tdi its the 1.9 110 bhp i brort it and the head gasket was gon so replace that and cam belt at same time but no9w the bugger wont start it turns over i have tryed letting air out the injectiors and checking timing i used all the tools i was ment to but now even a flipping glimmer of hope atm its a 1998 plate uk edition im at my wits end now have charged the bat over night still no joy checked all clips and hoses or brakes or leeaks haz any body ever had this happen and could help me or i will just sell it spears and let sum 1 fix it hope to hear sumthing soon thanks daz p.s today i checked the timing and it was all ok i did notice a bubble in the fule line but i am un able to get rid of it even after cracking injectors open :S HELP!!
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    Try putting a little diesel in the ports and see if it fires up that way if you want or get a inline hand pump and draw it through that way to get the air out
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    just spoke to me dad and hes tried every thing i think i may just sell it i have just spent best part of £600 doing it all up as well as the cambelt pullys rollers and stuff also hids and tints wonder wot it b worth just to sell any idear
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    Why give up on it if you have done the hard work? i cannot help as i know nothing about soot chuckers but it seems like it needs the diesel purging by what you have said?
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    i know wot u saying lads but i payed 720 for it drove it for 2 days and never since seems like a money pit :( ill have 1 last try thiss week
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    how do i purge it or pump air out ??
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    It might just have a air lock mate that's why you can not pull the fuel through.
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    ah ah like i said i know nothing about them mate, but what i would do is tow it and try get it started that way?
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    Get a inline hand pump and just pump it like your bleading it like brakes it's easy just don't leave it open while it's retuning
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    ill toe it agen tomoro see it it gets the bugger stared hopefully it will spring in to life i just get wound up when u spend 3 months fixing sumthing and then it dosent work :(
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