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Help needed ASAP please. Possible coil pack failure?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Paul, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. S3 Paul
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    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    [Jan 15, 2013]
    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.
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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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    Could also be a spark plug :)

    Once you found which cylinder is not firing, swap coil packs around and check again :idea:
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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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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.
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    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    [Feb 9, 2013]
    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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