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Well my S3 has given up on me 14 days after owning it...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3MMA, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. S3MMA
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    [Jun 23, 2011]
    Its been sluggish starting every morning & has been jumping when idle but I thought I would have confidence in it..... and carry on....but on the way home from work tonight it started to go really lumpy and jump when idle which continued whilst I was driving, the turbo wouldn't kick in, it smelt of eggs & the engine management light come on....coil packs??

    On a plus I had already booked the day of work tomorrow so I could have the electric window fixed and the CD player fitted....but little problem may need fixing first now:crying:!!
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    Bad luck, yeah it could be coil packs, there getting to that age....did you hear about the free coil pack exchange for push down coils? there was a recall ring audi up with your car details...
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    Yes I have been told, going to have to get it sorted tomorrow ...gutted
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    A bit shocked at this,was it your driving that done it Emma :undwech:
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    Sounds like coil packs IMO, but the eggy smell sounds like the cats, hopefully if its coil pack related the eggy smell may clear up when its running right.
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    :ohmy:
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    Hopefully just coil packs and it will be up and running again...
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    Bad luck there Emma. Hopefully will be the last of Yr problems and you can start enjoying the bloody thing ;)
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    Only joking,hope its a coilpack gone and you'll have trouble free motoring then
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    I know I am gutted, I thought I would have the window fixed and the cd player in for the weekend....and now I am going to have to sort this first..:noway:
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    [Jun 23, 2011]
    Coilpack is only a two minute job
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    Sorry to hear about your misfortune.
    Not as bad as my problem, cup holder wont eject.
    I called Audi yesterday and got mine booked in for Monday to have the coil packs done.
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    It might be as bad mine won't even drive :sorry: I should know the verdict later this morning....
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    [Jun 24, 2011]
    Joys of motoring Emma....you will be fine im sure..:yes:
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    eggy smell would be the smell of running on 3 cyl
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    [Jun 24, 2011]
    Sorry to hear this em's,

    does sound like a coilpack hopefully it won't cost to much.....
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    [Jun 24, 2011]
    Update

    Booked in at Bolton Audi at 12pm today for new coil packs under warranty.

    New window regulator is being fitted as we speak

    Concert CD player being picked up at 2 and hopefully fitted this afternoon
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    Good stuff, hopefully you will be sorted then..
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    You don't mess about!
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    Nope I need it back on the road asap
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    Do you know if your's is mapped? If you ain't sure then just let Audi know that you don't want them to do any software updates :)
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    Hope the coilpacks sort it.

    Mines going to stockport Audi on Monday for new coilpakcs :)
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    [Jun 24, 2011]
    This happened to me like 2 days after I got my S3 and had to tow it to Audi :(
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    Bloody S3's, nothing but a nightmare..... And yet I still love em.... lol.
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    [Jun 24, 2011]
    same here, clutch slave cylinder went two days after I bought mine. Was a nightmare but got it sorted and taking care of her now :)
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    bad luck there Emm's youll be up and running very soon no doubt :arco:
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    [Jun 24, 2011]
    i have noticed alot of broken S3 threads, they seem very unreliable
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    Most of them are common faults and maintenance really, which are generally easy to solve. There are always going to be issues that need sorting when you have a performance car :)
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    A3 1.8tqs ftw lol
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    any news on getting car sorted emma?
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    [Jun 24, 2011]
    Update

    Just been to pick up my car.. luckily it was the coil packs causing the problem, Audi replaced all 4 under warranty and have given me a 2 year warranty on the new ones.

    My drivers side electric window has now been repaired..

    I just manage to get my CD player picked up it look greats, but sadly there is no power going to it the person before had cut all the wires so I am going to have to wait until next week to get it wired up!

    In between all of the above I managed to get a flat tyre and got that sorted as well.

    Very productive day!!

    Tomorrow he will be getting a clean and polish!!
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    Nice one, glad it was just the coil packs.
    Funny how girls call them he, and boys girl them she.
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    ok enough of this, post pics please

































































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    Glad to hear it was only coilpack's em's.

    Bummer about the radio but you don't need one of those just listen to the engine that's music in its self. :thrashi:

    Give him a clean and post up some pics....
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    I will get some new ones up tomorrow
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    [Jun 24, 2011]

    :blink:
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    pics are now up in the 'post your pics section' :ninja:
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