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Issues post head gasket

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jimmernet, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. jimmernet
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    Hi

    I got a 2001 stock S3 - owned it from new and in 120k not a single engine component failed (xcept coil packs - all changed 20k ago) on it until a few weeks ago when it had to go in for a head gasket change -Rude awakening there!

    Anyway, since then the car aint right -Under hard acceleration, it hesitates around 5k rpm in 4th/ 5th and the amber engine light flashes for a bit until I back off. I'm getting these codes from VAG com...


    Control Module Part Number: 8N0 906 018 J
    Component and/or Version: 1.8L R4/5VT 0004
    Software Coding: 10710
    Work Shop Code: WSC 06435
    Additional Info: WAUZZZ8LZ1A056408 AUZ7Z0Y1650315
    4 Faults Found:
    17705 - Pressure Drop between Turbo and Throttle Valve (check D.V.!) P1297 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
    16487 - MAF sensor(G70): signal too high P0103 - 35-10
    16684 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected P0300 - 35-10
    16685 - Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected P0301 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent

    anyone got any ideas? After the big spend on the head job I gotta dig these out for myself...

    Thanks guys....
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    badger5 RIP S3dave Site Sponsor

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    leaky pipes, suspect maf sensor,, coil packs failing.. plug gaos too big

    start with the search for leaky pipes tho. very commone and can cause mayhem in running issues
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    Cheers bill - I reckon the pipes gotta be the problem since they all came off for the head gasket.
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