1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My car used to go into Limp mod at 4k rev, but after today its hitting 7k rev

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by lukescotty, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. lukescotty

    lukescotty New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    A3 - 51plate 1.8T

    Can someone give me an explanation of why this has happened, becus I know nothing about engines

    I've had my car for a year, and whenever I hit over 4k rev's it would go into limp mode (everytime), as tho it had been red lined

    Did an airport Run today (snakes pass) and on the way back, i gave it a little welly, and it kicked a little smoke out. Since doing that (which I dont do often) Its now able to red line at 7k rev, it feels great, nice and roar-ey. Can anyone with knowledge of cars explained what may have happened?

    Cheers guys
    Luke

    ADD: I got it serviced 5 months ago
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,253
    Likes Received:
    1,176
    cat blocked and now not blocked?

    wilde arse guess
     
    #2 badger5, Sep 2, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2012
  4. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,393
    Likes Received:
    104
    You ever scan it before to see if the car put any fault codes up etc?
     
  5. lukescotty

    lukescotty New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah, i posted them on here back in may: these are them, don't laugh!!

    p1570 Engine control module

    P1137 System too rich Bank 1

    p1297 turbocharger to throttle value

    p0102 Mass air flow circuit

    01314 Engine Control UNit

    I bet the next thing to do is, to check the fault codes on the car?
     
  6. Blackcupraa

    Blackcupraa Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    13
    Have you cleared the fault codes and have any come back? If not, best start investigating them.
     
  7. lukescotty

    lukescotty New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nah not yet, what do people on here, initially think it could be ?
     
  8. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator Team Brill Red Black Edition

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,755
    Likes Received:
    1,602
    Probable answer
     

Share This Page