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Slow/Sluggish acceleration?! Introductory Servicing

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Persian, Jul 3, 2013.

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    [Jul 3, 2013]
    Hey guys,

    So as the title; today I realised slow sluggish acceleration (gear 1) it's a 04 sport 1.6 full service about 3/4 months ago!

    I have never done anything under the bonnet no experience at all, what are some sort of intro servicing that I could do? I was thinking perhaps oil and filters are bad which affect the acceleration?

    Any help highly appreciated

    Thanks, Persian
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    Is it a recent development? not the most powerful engine to begin with though. If it was serviced 3/4 months back were the fuel filter and Air filter Plugs etc changed?
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    Yh its recently been acting like such, the changes made were fuel filters and plugs however I was informed by a mechanic (friend) that the oil isn't good enough?
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    Sometimes the lack of power in acceleration disappears and it feels really punchy! Not sure what the cause of this could be.

    Also worth telling, seems that upon acceleration today I needed more gas otherwise felt as if it was about to stall!
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    Sounds like it could be a maf issue or fuelling if you have a dodgy fuel filter
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    Do I need to proceed with a scan? Or perhaps a possible maf sensor cleaning?
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    If you could scan it yes I have cleaned my maf with electrical contact cleaner or you could disconnect it but that will bring up your fault light which would be a pain if you don't have a means to reset it
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    Iam borrowing friends to scan so hopefully that should help, thanks for the response and help 😊
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    [Jul 5, 2013]
    (first timer) mechanical question about maf sensor!!

    So I managed to find the maf sensor on sline 1.8 engine and unplugged it cleaned it and everything works much better. However I intended to do the same on my 1.6 and there are some problems:

    First of all the 1.6 doesn't seem to have the panel filter box like the s line and as it seems the filter is under the engine cover if I'm correct?

    Firstly I wanted to make sure if Its safe to unplug everything attached to the engine cover so that I could change the filter and secondly where abouts is the maf sensor? As I literally can't find it.

    Thanks in advance
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