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More 3.2 woes - Engine Management Light flashing - hesitant acceleration

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Hellz, Jan 29, 2010.

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    Hellz Geordie Racer

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    [Jan 29, 2010]
    After 6 months of struggling to sort out lumpy idle and the engine cutting out I've had a good run of no issues until this morning on the way to work...

    Driving along the A1 and all of a sudden the engine management light starts flashing and acceleration becomes hesitant/lumpy. The Engine Management Light only seems to flash under acceleration and I cant be certain but, it appears it happens from around 30-40mph upward.

    Does anyone know what this could be? is this symptomatic of a coil pack failing?


    Once my local indie dealer opens up im going to try and book it in this afternoon for a diagnostic but any advice/opinions would be appreciated...

    As much as I love the car I'm getting to the point now where it's going to have to go :(
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    ... I should add, the engine does sound a little rough and as if it isnt 'firing on all cylinders'.

    Am I right in thinking that the Engine Management Light flashing is less serious than it being permanently lit? :S
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Mine did flashing light, before it did solid light. Audi quoted £4500 to fix. I think I was unlucky though.

    It could well be just coil packs, so hopefully no need to panic yet!
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    [Jan 29, 2010]
    Cheers Pete. I'm obviously hoping it's simply the coil pack(s) however, I dont have much luck either when it comes to VAG cars - fingers crossed.
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