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Leaky Exhaust

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JohnE, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. JohnE

    JohnE 2005 A3 Sport 1.6 FSI

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    So I've done nothing about the leaky exhaust and it's getting worse, and now the check engine light is on. I may be able to get the pipe welded - but I suspect replacing the whole front section might not be the worst idea - I can get one delivered for £200. Problem is there's a disclaimer on supplier's website stating the ecu needs to be reset - I don't have VCDS. I realise one way or another I'm going to need to get the CEL extinguished - but do I need to change any settings once the Cat's changed? I thought it was a closed loop so the system adjusted itself....
    As I being a cheapskate was going to get one of the 30 quid ODB reset tools. I know VCDS would be better but I don't plan on keeping this car for ever.
     
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  3. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer)
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    Engine light can be cleared with most fault code readers. I use my iphone 5/wifi OBDII to read and reset codes!

    Replace with equivalent or OEM parts, clear fault codes and your done.
     
  4. JohnE

    JohnE 2005 A3 Sport 1.6 FSI

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    Thanks for the help on this, appreciate it.
     

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