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lack of power S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by sam4191, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. sam4191
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    sam4191 If In doubt, Flat out!

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    Hi guys,

    In brief, handed the S3 over to the girlfriend for 2 weeks and got it back, 60bhp down. lol.
    Basically, was recording 234bhp on liquid gauge when I last drove it, didn't pull too bad. But noticed when I got it back it felt sluggish. Looked on liquid, only 171bhp. Checked Boost, boosting as normal (810mbar)... (N75 disconnected due to over boosting issues). Plugged n75 back in. Over boosting (1550mbar) and fluttering like a b!tch (normal). Overtook 2 cars, overboosted and power died twice (had to get off and on throttle to correct). After this, fluttering disappeared and boost stopped at 1540mbar and car pulled slightly stronger, but still not how it was. This only returned 197bhp. I know liquid is not accurate, but using for comparison purposes.

    I know I have issues with this car anyway as in the turbo is hybrid and rest of the car is not supported, but why the sudden decrease of power!? Could it be a MAF issue? Fuel economy still seems normal. I haven't tried disconnecting the MAF yet.

    Sorry to be a pain, but if anyone could shed any light, it would stop me frazzling my brain...

    Thanks
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    Any fault codes logged?
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    No, nothing, which makes it all more annoying...
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    Check your dv.
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    Cheers, have checked DV, all looks to be ok... checked all visible hoses. They all look to be in good condition. Only thing I can find it the breather hose thing on the right hand side of the cam cover that goes into the 'hockey puck' thin into the TIP. The funny shaped hose bit has totally collapsed. Could this cause my issues? (only thinking that if the engine can't breathe properly because of it... it won't have any puff) Or is it not that important...?
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