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Turbo cutoff?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mjepson, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. mjepson

    mjepson Member

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    I was driving today, and came on to the freeway and floored it... as i usually do :)

    In third gear i passed 4500rpm and could feel the automatic limiter come on, but after shifting gears i had nearly no power... so first thought was that i had blown the turbo. But after a quick stop at the first petrol station and a quick "reboot" it was back again.

    Is this something that audi has put in to scare me or did something odd happen?
     
  2. Beddie

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    Sounds like the car may have gone into 'Limp Mode' perhaps?

    Could have over-boosted and the ECU has thrown the towel in for a few mins...
     
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    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    HeliChris Learning to fly 3D

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    Yep I think an "Over Boost" limp home as well, you are going to need to get your error codes cleared via VAG-COM, because that is going to scream "CHIPPED" to the dealer. I would also get superchips to look at the map again, because the must be pushing it to far.

    Chris.
     
  5. mjepson

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    I had another cutoff today. Wasn't revving it in the red, but pushing the car a lot. Did a long stretch from the start of the highway with the pedal down and settled to normal speed, then tried to overtake a car and there was no power :(

    Got of the highway, stopped the car, on again and voila... turbo back again...

    I will send superchips an email and ask if they have knowledge of this...
     

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