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Just been towed home...

s3dave Jun 15, 2012

  1. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Was on boost driving hard and then what felt like hitting a brick wall, nearly got fkn whiplash...
    dipped the clutch and it was ticking over ok then tried to rev it, and it just spluttered and backfired and popped..
    Managed to pull over safely, checked my liquid guage for faults ....Nothing...
    Turned it off and opened up the bonnet to see if a pipe had blown off....everything ok..
    went to restart it and it was trying but just would not have it, left it 10 mins to cool down and still it would not start, i have the new tfsi coils so cannot see it being that, the only other thing changed recently was the inline fuel pump, but i can hear it buzzing still when trying to start.
    Anyway i got towed home and left it for now as im having a few beers before the footy...
    Any ideas?

    This car has been faultless until i messed about with bloody turbos/heads etc....:(
     
  2. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    sad news david.
    you'l have to give it a scan when you arent getting pissed.
    lets hope its nothing too serious eh.
    good luck with it
     
  3. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Sad times mate. What pipe had blown off?
     
  4. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Can't think of anything or even recall hearing anyone else have a similar problem, but then again no one is using parts that are as old as yours... Checked for dinosaur fossils in the fuel pump and head?
     
  5. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Hope it isn't anything major though Dave, and one bonus is that you can at least scan it, and you have the weekend to try and find the problem.. Until then, get pissed and think about how it would have been much worse if you'd have broken down near the stadium where France v Ukraine is...
     
  6. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    It was nearly has bad as the weather there ...fkn pissed it down
    Dani no pipe was off
    i have checked for fault codes and there are none..Karl/ Reesy

    Anyhoo France match is starting at 6 now i think...
     
  7. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Bad news mate, like I said on the txt hope it's nothing major and an cheap/easy fix. We'll be gutted if the captain don't make it to inters.. Nets will go uncasted & Rods will be snapped !! ;)
     
  8. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Bad news,shouldn't of tried to restart it though Dave schoolboy error
     
  9. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Sounds a bit like a pipe blown off still :S Could you check all the ones behind the bumper and everything too? Perhaps splits in them like mine did? Took me a few minutes of looking to see the split.

    Other than that, an evil abrupt stop, then refusing start, sounds horribly like something mechanical :S
     
  10. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I would take plugs out and turn it over by hand... If all seams well. unplug the maf and try to fire it up.
    Mine sounded that rough when it blew a cooler pipe off behind the bumper...
     
  11. smokiedee

    smokiedee Member

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    mine was like that when i blew the tip off the turbo.
     
  12. rhubarb4

    rhubarb4 Certified Audi nutter Gold Supporter Team Silver Audi S3 quattro

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    Sorry to hear the bad news Dave, I'm guessing your head will be a bit sore to look at it this morning, just hope it's not something that's seized, when you cranked it did it try to turn over or was it just dead.

    Chris.
     
  13. rhubarb4

    rhubarb4 Certified Audi nutter Gold Supporter Team Silver Audi S3 quattro

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    Any news Dave.

    Chris.
     
  14. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    i would have said a pipe related issue by the sounds of it dave (split, loose or off) but i am a derv head so know nothing!!!! hope you get it sorted mate! and hope its something daft! all the best dude!:doctor:
     
  15. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Bad news Dave, hope it's nothing serious. I reckon it's that dodgy vinyl on the roof...
     
  16. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Any news dave?
     
  17. HEKTOR

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  18. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Update...
    The Cause...... No fkn fuel!!

    Gauge reading just over a quarter of tank though, so not to blame...:whistle2:
    Never had a problem with it before, so just put £50 of shells finest and now its showing full hmmm... I put a replacement fuel pump in it around 3 months ago, i have noticed there is an arrow on the fuel pump casing, i assume an indicator of where it should sit, but cannot see a mark on the tank to marry it up with..anybody got any ideas?
     
  19. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Nice one dave.
    At least it was something simple.
     
  20. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Hahahahahahahahahaha.

    I bet youve out it in twists the the float is sat on the division between the two sides of the tank or something simple like that.

    You do make me laugh sometimes Dave, in a good way!

    I was waiting for a 'dropped a valve' post, yet you just ran out of fuel :)
     
  21. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    hahaha brilliant
     
  22. rhubarb4

    rhubarb4 Certified Audi nutter Gold Supporter Team Silver Audi S3 quattro

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    Class Dave, you had us all worried for a moment there.
     
  23. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Ahahahahaha Dave you silly old ****er!!! I'm sure the gauge is fine and it's your mince pies that don't work.

    Glad that's all it was Dave, and we'll se you at inters if you remember to put enough fuel in to get there
     
  24. HEKTOR

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  25. Sevv

    Sevv Pushing the limits..

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    LOL oh boy now thats hillarious was actually bummed out to hear what happened, its good its nothing major!
     
  26. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Great news! Now don't forget to bring my heatshield to Inters! If you can forget to refuel your car I'm sure you'll forget to put it in.
     
  27. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Haha come on it was showing a quarter tank, .... i wont forget mate, its going to be like fkn swapshop down there...:laugh:
     
  28. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Driver error then....
     
  29. rhubarb4

    rhubarb4 Certified Audi nutter Gold Supporter Team Silver Audi S3 quattro

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    Lol swap my tie arms for yours :detective2: And I must remember to put mi intercooer in the boot lol.
     
  30. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    :think:
     
  31. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    only just been pointed to this thread by our good friend Reesy ;)

    All I can do is fkn laugh and laugh :lmfao:

    Make sure you've got enough fuel to complete the quarter mile strip at inters :)
     
  32. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Lol dave! I was getting worried until I seem that post! PMSL
     
  33. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Haha, at least it was something simple!
     
  34. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Always brim your fuel tank, and reset the trip meter!

    That way it would have obvious as you'll know how many miles you get to a full tank, and how many you've done since filling up.
     
  35. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    do you think there's a link between the fuel being a lot lower than you thought and the noisy pump post you made?
    is it better now or still howling?
     
  36. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Its still noisy bill, i have a new da31 to go on now.. i think it is just a coincidence, i dont think ive been lower than a quarter tank before so it could have been like that ever since i changed the tank pump, i may need to get some more connectors off you if i cannot get my welded one off cleanly
     
  37. badger5

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    ok..
     

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