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What's wrong with the engine?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nvc, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. nvc
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    hi there,
    today found my car was so difficult to start

    turn the ignition on twice , both time struggled a lot and then stalled.

    the dail jump up and down a lot

    the third time , I had to push the accelerater on the floor to get the engine started.


    it is not a perticular old car, 3years and 18k miles. not a perticular cold afternoon 4 C . the fuel guage just turned red.

    happened a few time before, but today is very bad

    I have posted a video on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiqHQOdIbCM


    any thought? , many thanks
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  2. TAC
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    TAC 3.2 V6 Burble... hmmmmmmm

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    Could be gunk in the fuel tank when empty getting into the filter and blocking it?
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    I guess it worthwhile paying a visit to a dealer, as the car is still under warranty . thanks guys, at least I know it is not something usual. cheers
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    have you got aa/rac cover?

    they will be able to do an ECU fault code scan for you
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