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How should my car feel?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Audi_A31.8T, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Audi_A31.8T

    Audi_A31.8T Member

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    Ok just got an a3 1.8t it's not what I was expecting doesn't feel like it should if that makes sense
    im used to driving a diesel which was running at about 150 bhp obviously the derv had more torque but my a3 feels a little sluggish
    it looks fairly standard vcds has been bringing up lambda sensors would this cause poor performance?
     
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  3. robin_bga

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    Hi, it affects consumption problem being unbalanced.
    Drive it really hard then hook up the vcds again & see what it gives you.
     
  4. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar
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    Scan it with vcds would be my first call
     
  5. Audi_A31.8T

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    Address 01: Engine Labels: 06A-906-032-AUM.lbl
    Part No: 06A 906 032 DK
    Component: 1.8L R4/5VT 0001
    Coding: 11500
    Shop #: WSC 00647
    VCID: 6ADB242A16DFE44E2A7-517A
    WAUZZZ8LZ1A025983 AUZ7Z0Y1572803

    4 Faults Found:
    17524 - Oxygen (Lambda) Sensor Heating; B1 S1
    P1116 - 35-00 - Open Circuit
    17608 - Boost Pressure Control Valve (N249)
    P1200 - 35-00 - Mechanical Malfunction
    17511 - Oxygen (Lambda) Sensor Heating; B1 S1
    P1103 - 35-00 - Performance too Low
    17522 - Oxygen (Lambda) Sensor; B1 S2
    P1114 - 35-10 - Internal Resistance too High - Intermittent
    Readiness: 0010 1101

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    Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: 1C0-907-37x-ESP-F.lbl
    Part No: 1C0 907 379 E
    Component: ESP FRONT MK60 0103
    Coding: 0019970
    Shop #: WSC 06435 000 00000
    VCID: 2C57E2328CAB3A7E18B-517A

    1 Fault Found:
    01423 - Lateral Acceleration Sensor (G200)
    012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit
     
  6. robin_bga

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    N249 is where your problem is
     
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    The O2 sensors need replacing however I feel its better you first erase them drive the car then scan to see if they come back.
     
  8. JimS3

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    150bhp petrol will feel more 'flat' than a 150bhp diesel.

    My old A4 1.8t felt like you were always waiting for it to get going compared to my golf GT TDI with the same power.
     
  9. Audi_A31.8T

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    the n249 has been removed which ive heard is a common thing people do? i have cleared the codes and they come back every time! where is the 02 sensor ?
     
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    but yes jim i need a remap any advice on it ?
     
  11. robin_bga

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    O2 sensors are located on the exhaust system & yes if those components were removed then a remap is necessary.
     
  12. JimS3

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    Yes remap for sure.

    Plenty of remap info in the stickies, but my personal recommendation would be Revo if your leaving the rest of the car fairly stock or badger 5 if you get the modding bug.

    Plenty of companies to choose from though, you pays your money and takes your choice!!
     
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    will look around thanks what sort of gains would i be looking at from a stage 1 map?
     
  14. JimS3

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    N249 can be bypassed vacuum wise, but not removed. If it's not electrically connected, that's why it's throwing a fault.
     
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    Bout 195 bhp and the same torque as a 150bhp diesel :yes:
     
  16. Audi_A31.8T

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    thats better
    i think the n249 was a bit of a bodge
    ive only just got the car so trying to resolve the issues before i start tuning
     
  17. robin_bga

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    So u are the same person trying to get the hanging sockets right?
     
  18. Audi_A31.8T

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    yep lol as said new to 1.8t and this car so need sorting out! will have the weekend to have a good look at it
     
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    where abouts are you from? im in the cardiff area of south wales
     
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    Just down the road then mate I'm just off juc 27
     

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