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Engine Management Light

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by tally2425, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. tally2425

    tally2425 Member

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    Drove my car earlier today was fine nothing different, got home and had to pop back out turned car on an noticed the engine management light stayed on as i was driving off, i can see no difference in the car nothing has changed and still drives fine.

    Should i be worried about this, i can still drive the car right?

    Also are the next steps i should take, could it be expensive?

    Thanks
     
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  3. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG

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    Next step is to get it scanned for the fault code.
     
  4. a6_chris

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    Yep no point in guessing whats wrong until a scan is done :)
     
  5. Aidy06

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    As above, use the VCDS map and look for somebody close to you to scan it
     
  6. tally2425

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    Thanks guys, i have a friend that could possibly scan it so that will be my next step! just hope it's nothing major!
     
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    Seconded, get it scanned. My engine light came on and the code was a faulty sensor. Took it off and cleaned some dust out, sorted.
     
  8. tally2425

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    i'm hoping it's something like that and nothing major, i'm going round my friends house tomorrow to get the code read. Will report back with my findings, wish me luck!
     
  9. tally2425

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    Well guys here's the update i have the code P2279 and it says Intake air system leak, for some reason i don't think it's the air but a petrol leak as i can still smell petrol even though the garage said they had fixed it!

    The code i have can that mean anything else?
     
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    Brilliant so i could be right by saying it could be a petrol leak? as it says check all intake systems and it seems to be the fuel pipe leading into the engine?
     
  12. Yonner

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    Check all intake pipes one may be split , intake manifold ?
     
  13. tally2425

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    Something is definitely split as i can hear it hissing when i put my bonnet after i turned my engine off just trying to find out which one it is will be the annoying part!
     
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    Get a smoke test done if it evades you
     
  15. tally2425

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    Well i found the problem.... this pipe isn't attached to anything, so first things first.

    What is this part called and where can i buy it from?
     

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    That looks like a breather pipe you could get from audi or tps.
     
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    Thanks i'll scout about or does anyone have one for sale? and who are TPS?
     
  18. tally2425

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    can anyone give me the correct product name for this so i can try buy another one?
     
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    Tps are trade part supplies if you go to audi they will show you a exploded diagram of your engine and hoses the part number is probably on the pipe
     
  20. tally2425

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    I had a look on there but you have to sign up to see parts etc :( anywhere else to get parts? rather try get them from somewhere else other than get robbed by audi!
     
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    Have you even spoke to Audi to see how much the part is?
     
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    Nope i'm just assuming it will be expensive haha!, i'll probs give them a ring only problem is i'm not sure exactly what 'Part' it is...
     
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    Try them, some things aren't as expensive as you'd think. The PN should be on that hose somewhere mate
     
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    Well the pipe has snapped at both ends top and half way down the inlet (not sure how) i'm assuming the part number will be on the top?
     
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    Another question, will i be doing some serious damage to the engine if i keep driving it like this? this is only temporary until i get a part sorted
     
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    Double post, sorry.
     

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