1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Urgent TDI glow plug Q!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by red or dead, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. red or dead

    red or dead Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was just pulling into the drive this afternoon and the glowplug light was flashing, I had a look in the manual and it says "engine management problem" and to "have engine serviced without delay".

    Thing is I'm supposed to be driving 40ish miles to Sheffield in the morning, will I be doing any harm to the A3 if I go or not?

    The thing is it does'nt display this on the main screen like the Carbon Filter etc does, so I'm thinking it's not so important and I can at least do a few miles before I get it checked out.

    Thanks in advance
    Michael
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,246
    Likes Received:
    8
    If it`s only the glow plug light don`t worry about it just keep driving.
     
  4. red or dead

    red or dead Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did'nt make it to Sheffield, well not in my car! It went into "limp" mode so is with Audi, getting looked at tomorrow.
     
  5. dantdi

    dantdi ...

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    5
    DPF i wonder???
     
  6. SAiLO

    SAiLO Well-Known Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    53
    I had it flashing on me in the winter and there was a sporadic glowplug error which never came back after clearing it with VCDS.
    Then it was flashing, also in the winter and displaying errors with Accelerator Pedal Sensor on VCDS.

    What I'm trying to say is that glowplug light can flash to signal various errors, not necessarily related to glowplugs.
     
  7. red or dead

    red or dead Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Car is back now, some sort of filter needed replacing.

    I must say my first experience of a problem with the Audi was very encouraging. Went straight to the dealer, no messing about they gave me a car to use, foned me three days later saying mine was ready, took they're car back, two signatures and straight out in mine. Very polite, helpful and no waiting about, plus it was good to see some of the new/different features in the new A3 they gave me.
     
  8. dantdi

    dantdi ...

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    5
    Glad to hear there are some good Audi dealers out there!
     

Share This Page