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

  1. tally2425
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    [Aug 18, 2013]
    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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    Next step is to get it scanned for the fault code.
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    Yep no point in guessing whats wrong until a scan is done :)
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    As above, use the VCDS map and look for somebody close to you to scan it
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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.
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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!
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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?
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    Check all intake pipes one may be split , intake manifold ?
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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
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    [Aug 21, 2013]
    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?
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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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    [Aug 21, 2013]
    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
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    [Aug 22, 2013]
    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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    [Aug 22, 2013]
    Double post, sorry.
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