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Wouldn't rev pass 3K

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Naj, Jun 5, 2011.

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    [Jun 5, 2011]
    I was driving on the motorway, it was happily cruisng along at 70mph but when I floored the accelerator to overtake it failed to rev pass 3K, didn't feel the turbo kick in either and the speed barely increased. I pulled over and at slower speeds the wheels felt really heavy as if I had a punctue or the handbrake was one. I stopped and checked but neither was the case. I restarted the engine and all was fine. Since done 300 miles and symptom never reappered and no warnings on instrument panel.

    Any explanation on the issue?
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    [Jun 5, 2011]
    Happened to me before, turned off and on and everything was fine. Engine light came on too but went after restarting.. Strange thing was no logs were recorded..
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    [Jun 5, 2011]
    Sounds like limp mode, usually a turbo/MAF problem iirc.
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