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Kicking A4

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Assassin, Aug 7, 2003.

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    [Aug 7, 2003]
    Hi,

    I've got the 2.8 30v engine in my A4, every now and then it kicks under heavy load. i.e. you floor it in 5th. It sometimes also feels like a hesitation. I’m thinking maybe a spark lead or plug? But apparently the plugs are good for 20k or 2years; mine are only 9k & 1 year.

    I had this problem on my last car a Golf VR6 and that was leads... do you guys know if the 30 valver suffers from the same problems?

    Any other advice would be gratefully received. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Thanks in advance
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    [Aug 8, 2003]
    Floor it in 5th? you need to be doing over a tonne to expect it to pull well in 5th. Peak power on my 2.8Q is about 5,000 revs, which is 98mph in 4th.
    Does it hesitate in any other gear?
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    [Aug 11, 2003]
    Could this be 'knocking' certainly high load low engine speed scenarios will result in pinking or a miss if the engine advance or anti-knock isn't working as it should.

    First stop should be a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) check using either VAG COM or the dealers VAG diagnostic tool. Kicking or sputtering under high loads high gears could be any number of things.

    Hopefully a DTC will be logged.
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