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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by s3_nug, Nov 6, 2010.

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    Hey folks, im new to this forum so take it easy with me.. I bought an 09 s3 sportback a few months ago and im not to happy with it. The main problem is when i put my foot down in 3rd gear with ASR and ESP off the car goes into limp mode at about 5000-6000 rpm. Now this is the bit that really gets on my t*ts, when i phoned Audi and informed them of my issue they told me that i "really shouldn't turn off the safety aids on my car and that there mechanics cant drive the car with these aids off to find the problem, so i would just have to live with it!!" :banghead::banghead: Has anyone else had this problem??
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    Would you not turn off the ESP in Snow?
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    Brett i thought the same thing, this is my first s3 so haven't had a chance to drive it in the snow.
    Thanks Gary ive had a look, I live up with the sheep in Aberdeen,lol (thought i should say it before anyone else does). The car is going into Audi on the 15th, only cause i jumped up and down, so see if that sheds any light on the matter.
    Thanks for your replys
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    just avoid dundee audi mate if Aberdeen aint accomodating
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    Thanks p5snd ive heard there poop! what like are star performance??
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    Just for folk that are interested, my car has been in Audi now for over a week, they have told my that it needs new valve springs. I think this is a bit **** due the car has only covered 9k.
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    my old man does diagnostics on vags jags fords landrovers and mercs all with registered software, he does know his stuff, where i learned everything i know

    thanks for the update odd on the valve springs but something comes to mind with them, but i thought the problem only occureed at or after stage 2+ hopefully thats your problem and you get your motor back and healthy, if you do myself and a few other lads from the area are having a wee meet in december for if youre interested
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    Might be a bit of a daft question but why would you turn it off in snow?
    I get it that you might need to turn it off to get a bit of wheelspin to just to get moving maybe, but..
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    Didnt know the abs etc affected the valve springs at all, care to elaborate anyone as I recall the issue, but as Phil says on some heavily tuned motors only.
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    Sorry for bringing this thread back from the dead but just back on this forum and I felt bad I didn't reply to your replys. My White s3 was bog standard. They told me it must of been a mix on the factory line( personally I think this is ****) once the springs had been replaced there was no problem with the car. Pulled great right through the rev range.
    I turned the ESP off fue to the fact I'm a big kid and like roundabouts. ;)

    It didnt put me off as I now have the same car in black.
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