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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by basscrazy, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. basscrazy

    basscrazy Member

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    my car idles like a bag of **** coughs and splutters all over few bullet points first
    *If you put slight gas on to 1.5k revs it doesnt do it
    *when you first start car and rev limit is higher for a min or so it doesnt do it till it starts dropping
    *i have had all new coil packs and maf (cars a 1.8t)
    *i have the wrong lamdba wiring in from conversion which is going to get changed but with the same wiring its idled mint for over a year
    *had a pressure test and car holds good pressure on jakes leak tester
    *had new dv
    *loads of new piping
    *throttle body cleaned and aligned when conversion was done

    I have had other bits and bobs done but will remember if people say it


    What options could cause a really really bad idle really bad
     
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  3. S3Matt

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    My car doesn't always idle smoothly either... perhaps not as bad as yours sounds, I always thought it was just the character of engine
     
  4. ianysm

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    Vacuum pipe leak somewhere?

    Faulty Temp sender?
     
  5. Lenny Benford

    Lenny Benford snowed under

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    I take it you have Vagcom'ed the car?
     
  6. basscrazy

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    vagcom done only lambda error which has been there ages and also not vac leak as had all that pressure tested
     
  7. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

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    what year is the car...
     
  8. basscrazy

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    1999 golf but the engine is 2001 y reg s3
     

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