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emission control system warning light flashing............

tisinthepark Feb 10, 2011

  1. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    hi there i have a 1.8t quattro sport, i was at traffic lights ready to on green when i tried to pull away the car was very very sluggish it felt like there was a blockage thats when i noticed the warning light flashing????the car has sat idle for over a week and is in need of a service my journey tonight was only 4 miles to the vets with no probs and 4 miles back and it was as i was pulling out of the carpark when the light came on................it also sounds like the exhaust is blowing?????

    thanx for any help guys.....
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    missfire ?
     
  3. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Ooo That don't sound good have you got AA cover as they will scan the car once you report it.
     
  4. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    no aa cover............
     
  5. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    prob coil pack
     
  6. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    can i change this myself?do i have to go to audi to buy the new pack?
     
  7. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    if it is a pack you can change yourself easy
    but you realy need to get the fault codes read 1st
     
  8. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    so i need to take it to audi then...........how much are the packs roughly......
     
  9. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    cars going in to a local garage for a test on monday night so ive got my fingers crossed that i will be asking how to change the packs soon after......
     
  10. tisinthepark

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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011
  11. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    get oem packs i always change all for and use olds ones for spares
     
  12. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    yeh its oem ones on ebay and there £100 for the 1.8t ones is this a fair price?
     
  13. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    no it says oem quality
     
  14. tisinthepark

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    ah so it does..............wheres best to find these then bez?
     
  15. hades-

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    i only use audi or TPS
     
  16. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    you must have more money than me........lol

    thanx bez
     
  17. dsmclark40v

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    Try having to buy 8 of them! chances are if ones failed then the others aren't far behind. Also might be worth seeing when your spark plugs were last changed and put new ones in at the same time. I only use audi or tps as well
     
  18. Tooks

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    GSF do a BERU 'Made in Germany' coil pack which they say is similar to OEM quality.

    They're approx £27 each, I've been running four of these in my car for 6 months with no issues after my cylinder 1 coil pack went. I've kept the old three for spares and always keep one in the boot just in case!

    Very easy to change, just need to be careful not to break the plug from the loom when removing it.
     
  19. tisinthepark

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    i got one from audi today(they only had 1 in stock)£36...............the car is running great but the emission light is no longer flashing its on all the time now?????
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  20. hades-

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    TPS trade parts all oem parts
     
  21. kite

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    TPS= Trade Part Specialists...
     
  22. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    if i get this light sorted out i will get it fully serviced too so that should take care of the plugs..............should i change all coils?should i stop driving it until i get this sorted?even though its going great
     
  23. mewstar

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    i got one today from VW. £34.90.
    fitted it and my light too is still on. if it was a dodgy coil pack causing the emission light to come on, should it reset itself now, or will it need vagcom??
     
  24. dsmclark40v

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    You need to clear the fault code in vagcom and it will get rid of the check engine light
     
  25. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    how do i do this?does it need to go back on the diagnostics machine?

    thanx again for the help lads....
     
  26. kite

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    Trya battery disconnet for 10mins...have your radio code ready
     
  27. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Radio code should store for (I think) two hours.
     
  28. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    ok i will give this a go in the morning......cheers
     
  29. tisinthepark

    tisinthepark New Member

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    worked a treat...............thanx lads
     

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