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Need Serious help, Car is acting strange

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Defratos, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    Sorry chap, you're wrong, as JoJo says, us with early S3s (APY) have the hitatchi coil pack that are bolted down with allan key bolts.

    I had to drive my car around 25 miles with one coil pack knackered and spoke to AmD (a while ago and someone I trusted) the most worrying thing wasn't the cat, but the fact you could wash the bores with the unburnt fuel that might cause problems with the rings if driven for a long time. They're advice was to drive off boost and for as short a time as possible, I did and it doesn't seem to have had any long term issues.
     
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  3. j4jon

    j4jon Member

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    But didn't you have a new engine? So you wouldn't know the long term damage it may have caused.
     
  4. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Well I've replaced the faulty coil, I just need to buy 3 new ones, but the car feels fine (hopefully the little drive I did last night never damaged the rings or cat)
     
  5. HTC

    HTC Active Member

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    Defratos has the push in ones. Should have been clearer. Was speaking in terms of his particular application.
     
  6. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    I have exactly the same problems & my coils were recently replaced + my car was remaped by Jabba last week. Driving me nuts !
     

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