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Loss of power, Sounds like a scooby :(

S3PDX Mar 2, 2011

  1. S3PDX

    S3PDX New Member

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    Hey all, driving my car (Audi A3 1.8T Sport 99) last night and as the title says i have some intimitant loss off power and it sounded like a scooby... If i wanted it to sound like a scooby i would have bought one :wacko: lol, i was woundering if anyone has had a simalar problem

    Thanks In Advance
     
  2. auroan

    auroan Active Member

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    Sounds like you've dropped a cylinder. Check your coil packs and see if one has failed.
     
  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Coil packs!
     
  4. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    he has a 99, coilpacks are less common on AGU engines. I'd go for ignition module first. Thats what mine was.
     
  5. S3PDX

    S3PDX New Member

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    Thank you for your reply, i had a small feeling it could have been something like this thank you :)
     
  6. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    Phone your local Audi dealer's Servicing Dept and check if your car is on the recall list for free coilpack replacements!
     
  7. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    coil packs also... bolt downs are good but not impervious to failure
     
  8. S3PDX

    S3PDX New Member

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    Not on recall list :( but £104inc VAT unipart 4 instock
     
  9. aragorn

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

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    If it has an ignition module, i'd be swapping that out before the coils.

    When they fail they often drop cylinder 2 first.
     
  10. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    swap coils and see if the misfire follows the coil or the cylinder will confirm obviously
     
  11. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    do you know anyone else with an agu? either golf or a3
     
  12. aragorn

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

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    A4/A6/Passat with an AEB/AJL motor also use the same coils and ignition modules as well ;)

    I've got a spare you can try if your local.
     
  13. S3KO4

    S3KO4 Member

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    undo the coil pack connections one at a time, then you would know which one is at fault.
     
  14. KB

    KB Member

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    my s3 did this, was a pipe split that comes off the sero. all so the clutch was slow an the brakes didnt work so well,
     
  15. TheButtonz

    TheButtonz Member

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    My misfire was a duff HT lead. Remember to check these, as I changed the coil pack and plugs before realising this.
     
  16. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    :iagree:

    Pull each coilpack out to test which one has failed, swap that coilpack with a working pack. If that coil doesn't work when swapped with the working one, it's the ICM.
     
  17. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    No HT leads on a 1.8t
     
  18. S3-Oski

    S3-Oski Member

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    Hi, could anyone tell me please would a light always come on the dash if a coilpack was playing up? Thanks
     
  19. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    No and often dont...
     
  20. S3-Oski

    S3-Oski Member

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    Thanks Dave,
     
  21. Sam_

    Sam_ Down under

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    Does the BAM S3 have an ignition module? Mine dropped cylinder 3 tonight and I'm wondering if its coilpack or, if it has one, the ignition module. It's been idling a bit dodgy recently too.
     
  22. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Sam, yours is most probably going to be a coilpack mate.

    Give Audi a call, they maybe able to swap it under the current recall that they have running.
     

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