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flat as a pancake

mr-swany Mar 8, 2013

  1. mr-swany

    mr-swany New Member

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    hi all. enjoying my recent purchase of my 2000 a3 1.8l. got a few issues such as a lack of pad on rear discs but fitting newnew ones tomo. but it seams to have another prob its flat when giving it the beans , but not all the time. new filters and plugs is my first point call but wonder if there maybe a common fault of issue.
     
  2. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Coilpacks, boost leaks and blocked fuel filter would be a good place to start too.
     
  3. mr-swany

    mr-swany New Member

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    full on service needed then. also has high bite on clutch. but clutch seems bang on. stretchy cable perhaps or are they usually pretty goodgood
     
  4. Lewis583

    Lewis583 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    The clutch is hydraulic operated so no cable to stretch. What's the mileage? More than likely just worn.
     
  5. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    would a maf not be suspect? if its flat but jot all the time?
     
  6. mr-swany

    mr-swany New Member

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    hm is the maf flywheel associated or an abrevation for something else. nope not flat all the time. took for decent drive today was great awesome car feel connected to the road. but was not flat all the time
     
  7. daz-20vt

    daz-20vt Well-Known Member

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    maf is the air flow meter. they go a lot and can make the car seem sluggish. is your car a turbo?
     
  8. mr-swany

    mr-swany New Member

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    what a nob of course thats what i means i should know this stuff. and no not turbo :sob: but want to induct was going to as about sensors if i needto be careful when doing this mod. but sort this prob out first
     
  9. mr-swany

    mr-swany New Member

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    on driving to itloved the cold air think your diagnosis could be right she was flying at 3rpm then flat then picked up the flat then stayed quick well for non turbo
     

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