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MASSIVE problems with my Sport

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by CarbonBlack, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. <tuffty/>
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    [Jan 26, 2014]
    Good luck :)

    Just don't rush in cutting all the wires at once... be a lot easier that way :)

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    Now that's just plain old mean Tuffty, 'liking' the fact I've got to undo spaghetti junction ;) . ....In the rain aswel with the look of it :scared2:

    I'm hoping to take it all the way back to the ECU Plug :sadlike: Do you just take the other Plug's off the Harness or can they be used aswel? Not sure where their for!?

    My 1st double page Thread on here :thumbsup:

    I thought I'd have a read through your Build Thread earlier :w00t: I got to page 20, thought I'd cheat as I wanted to see some vid's, so skipped to the last PAGE '62'!!!!!!!!!!!! Only to find a completely different set up haha haha hahaha So I think I'm just going to have to read the other 45 pages hey!!!!!!!!!

    Do you see anything 'interesting' in the Log's?!
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    I have a split in the Y Piece of the PCV Hose. These Wires run underneith there & were covered in Oil! It had got inside the Conduit & had actually worked it's way underneith the Insalation Tape aswel!

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    Then things got better, when I removed the Plug from the ECU I noticed 2 of the Holes looked like they had 'rust' inside


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    [Jan 27, 2014]
    You'll probably need to re pin that plug.
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    Oh look, there's a swimming pool inside my ECU Plug Socket!!! This is the part that's actually connected to the ECU itself. You can also see moisture droplets on the back part & the discoloured Pin's


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    This is the Plug from under the Battery Tray. Also with moisture in it & defintely corroding 1 of the Pin's! All Seal's etc on these Plug's look perfect & still 'popped' from suction when pulled apart

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    Once I'd got right into the ECU Plug I found out just how bad things are!!! Somehow, as if my majic, there's gritty water right down into the very inside of the Plug Terminals :puke2:


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    Even without the Coil Pack part of the Harness with the usual split's etc this has to have a lot to do with my problem's!! I've not Jetwashed the Car or anything so the only thing that could of caused this is just rain & the water from the Window Wipers getting into what must be the most stupid place to put an ECU!!
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    Bl**dy hell mate - that's a sod and a half !
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