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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by hondansxr, Dec 11, 2012.

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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    hi guys just picked up s4 2003 off flee bay there is no eng mag light coming on ,on ign or any time but airbag light is on .. have done a diagnostic check as it is running like its on 5 cylders (rough vibrating) 1st fault was camshaft sensor then no.3 cylinder cleared ran smooth for 10 sec then rough again .. did full diagnostic and central air flap motor fault and conrol module incorrect chassis ??????
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    can you post log of the scan?
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    "A" camshaft pos timing over advanced performance (bank 1 ) p0011
    just thought of something car ran fine reved /sounded ok then i did less than 100 yrds to petrol station and i put 60 quids worth of super unleaded (noticed the norm unleaded out of action ) could it have doggy fuel in it ????
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    how long you had the car?
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    2 pm today drove from london to midlands
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    try some vpower or octane booster
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    it was v power ? got some octane booster in garage will try that .
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    will camshaft sensor make it run sound awful ?
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    not sure on a petrol,i had camshaft position sensor play up on my van, took 50+ cranks to start it with foot on accelerator, but once started it ran ok.
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    has the EML light come on?
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    A few coilpacks faulty maybe?
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    just undone the fuel pipe and spilt some om a kitchen tissue after a few minutes the tissue is still stained and when you rub it it feels slippy . should nt fuel just evap ?????
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    did it drive ok before you refuelled?
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    It looks like you put v power diesel, however you should not been able to fit the nozzle in the filler but it can be done...
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    [Dec 11, 2012]
    would it not show on a diagnostic if coil packs were failing
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    what would a tiny bit of diesel do to the engine ...misfire?
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    [Dec 12, 2012]
    If you'd put diesel in it, it would have white smoke billowing out the back. Coil packs are quite common for going, I may be wrong but I thing there was an Audi recall for S4 coil packs.
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    [Dec 12, 2012]
    Greeny is right there is a coil pack recall on that year don't assume because of the age it's been done , my 52 plate hadn't done ! Might be your problem and better yet its a freebie from Audi
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    [Dec 13, 2012]
    When I was a coilpack down on my 1.8T it didnt show on VAG-COM.
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    [Dec 16, 2012]
    vvt unit faulty
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    [Dec 16, 2012]
    mine was very similar and i ended up changing chains/guides/tensioners and cam adjusters
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    [Dec 18, 2012]
    Buy a coil pack (always good to have a spare) and swap them out one by one and see if she runs better or try taking one off at a time and see if the engine note changes if it dose not then you have a bum coil pack.
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