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HELP!! Revving S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by s123, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. s123

    s123 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Ive got an 08 plate S3 with 43.5k miles, on the drive into work this morning the engine is revving itself it goes up to 1.5 - 2k every minut or so when the car is in neutral. Also the rev needle is irratic keeps moving on tick over. Never had this before has anyone had such a problem before?

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    These tend to be caused by a vacuum leak.
     
  4. s123

    s123 New Member

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    Thanks, is that quite common? is it easily detected?
     
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    Thanks mate, well I took it down to my local Audi "specialist" and on the diagnostics machine its coming up with the following faults - thees a misfire on all cylinders and there is air leak somewhere and something about the throttle body. Sorry for the vagueness but thats all I got from them.

    Any clues as to what this could be before they fleece me??
     
  7. Lil ad9

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    Have a read of the thread I linked and its worth replacing the parts mentions as will probably cost you less than getting audi to scan your car and could very possible fix the problem.
     

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