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Help needed ASAP please. Possible coil pack failure?

S3 Paul Jan 15, 2013

  1. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    This morning my car lost power and sounds like its on 3 cylinders.
    Im hoping coil pack , Vag com says mulitiple misfire?
    Is the safest way to check which if any coil pack has gone to have the car running and unplug the injectors one at a time? hopefully one will make no diffrence to the engine note ??

    Is this the easyest way?

    Please help as car is stuck at work.
     
  2. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    if its misfiring on idle pull the injector wiring plug off one injector at a time... if the engine note doesn't change then thats the bad cylinder

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  3. Scullies

    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    Could also be a spark plug :)

    Once you found which cylinder is not firing, swap coil packs around and check again :idea:
     
  4. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks people,
    It was a coil pack,
    Number 2,
    Ive asked Audi if they still honour the recall. Im waiting for a reply.
    The coils were all genuine but ive had to just stick a BERU one in to fix the outstanding problem.
     
  5. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    The RS6/TT hitachi "e" bolt downs are said to be the most reliable, if Audi don't replace yours. Mine have been sound for 18 months.
     
  6. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    the bolts downs seem to last people fairly well on S3's.

    Amazingly, the 3 wire bolt down BERU oem coilpacks were still going strong on the track car at 216k miles, having never blown one from new, I know of several 200k+ AGU's all running their original coils.
     
  7. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    Yeah a VW specialist mate of mine says he's never changed an AGU coil pack. He also said I should keep the bolt downs and not bother with TFSI ones. I think it's like these s2000 filters. Going from old tired parts to new ones is always going to be better.
     
  8. s3clarke

    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    Any news on the recall? Since Audi won't do my corrosion under warranty they can replace my coil packs instead!
     
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