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S3/8l intermittent problem sounds like I'm running on 3 cylinders !!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Eddie's/s3, Jul 19, 2012.

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    Hi guys it's been a while since my last post !! But my cars just started running a bit strange.. It sounds like its running on 3 cylinders but it only does it now and again..sometimes I can blip the throttle and it stops and runs loverly again,,but the other times it stays !! To the extent that I have to pull over !! Soon as the cars not run for a bit the problem goes !! But as I said it don't do it all the time !! I've had it scaned and no faults came up !! I'm scratching my head guys please help me !!
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    Next time it does it try and pull over and unplug/pull out the coil packs one at a time, atleast then you know what cylinder it is.

    It may be a coil pack, but as you say intermittent.
    Im no expert but thats what I would do mate, maybe check the condition of the wiring harnesses to the coil packs also.

    Steve
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    Sounds like a coil pack is on its way out mate, I had the same thing and I didn't think it was as I had the car in for the coil pack recall, but it ended up being another faulty coil pack.
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    Sound guys I'm gona change the coil packs and check the wiring harnesses !! The cars at stage 2 and I'm scared to use it cuz I don't won't to damage the engine 😠
    Ill post up after I've sorted it hopefully it'll solve it !!

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    Cool, sounds good.
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    So far so good guys seems to be runnig a lot smoother in fact better than it was b4 all over !!
    Happy days
    Thanks

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    What did you do??

    Change coils and wiring??
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