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Hesitation at 5k / Spark Plugs?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Tay, Dec 11, 2012.

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    Tay Active Member VCDS Map User

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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    I've got a slight hesitation around 5k intermittently on my Stage 1 S3, got a slight feeling it could be either spark plugs or coil packs. Anyone had a similar problem?
    If it is the spark plugs, what do you use with your mapped cars?
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    Acheron Active Member

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    Could be plugs/coils or fuel pump/cam follower issues.

    For a Stage 1 S3 you're better off running a plug that is one stage colder than stock. Most favour the NGK BK7EIX. These solved my Stage 1 A3's hesitation issues and I've run them in my S3 since day 1. :)
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    Hesitation like this is usually plugs.....I use the OEM plugs on mine,changed every 7-10 000 miles,and they're fine on the road or track.
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    Tay Active Member VCDS Map User

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    No issues with the standard plugs? Gonna speak to Awesome see what they advise, but I'd prefer OEM plugs as I've heard of a few people have problems with aftermarket plugs.
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