Just found this new site that may be of interest to those of you with VW's.
I remember getting a flyer for this site at last years Edition38 show. It's got some pretty cool shots in the gallery and some neat little How To Guides for the DIYer.
I also have found the small blue piece of plastic in the bottom of my door.
I have spoken to a few different people and garages and they all say the same thing. You can't get the blue carriers individually. You have to buy the whole regulator kit which costs about £70!!!
It's also a bit of a...
Not wanting to worry you, but have you thought about doing a compression test on your cylinders. I don't know if you saw my thread around Christmas time, but I had a misfire problem that was only really noticeable at idle with a slight loss of power at speed. After changing plugs coil packs...
I thought I was losing it for a mo. That makes sense. Thanks for the info. I'm not going to get a chance to check for over a week as I'm off to St Anton tomorrow for my annual boarding trip. Can't wait.
I may get back in touch if I need a new unit so that you can tell me who your contacts...
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A quick way to check this is get a light circuit tester and apply the positive terminal to each of the four contacts on the smaller plug. Watch for a strobe light effect on each one.
One of mine was missing!
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Can you do this with the engine running. I'm just wondering...
This sounds promising. Did you get the temp sensor on the DIS too?
When you talk about the 4 contacts in the small plug I'm guessing that you mean the plug that connects to the coli pack?
Do you know where the ignition module is? Will the fix affect my re-map?
Last night took car for a short run around the block. Nothing too untoward. If you didn't drive the car everyday like I do then you wouldn't notice anything. Car was boosting in 1st and 2nd gear fine.
This morning I checked the battery for the hell of it. All was as I'd...
Thanks for the input.
JOJO - The car idles at just over 800 which is normal I believe? You can just feel that it's lumpy/missing. Today on initial start up I had to give it revs to get away without stalling. Thanks for the info on the A/C. It's probably done that loads recently, it's...
Really confused guys.
Car was only slightly odd at startup pulled away all was fine. Noticed that not all power was there, but not far off being right.
Once the car is above 1500 rpm the car feels smooth as you like. I can't believe that it is only firing on 3 cylinders. 6th gear at 80...
Will take it out for a reasonable run tonight to see how it performs. I must say I can't quite see what problems the bare wires could cause as it didn't look like they could short to anything. If it still isn't good I'm going to check a couple of things again:
1. Look at the new plug that's...
Had a look at the wires into the coil pack and there is a split in the brown wire (labelled no.2 on the connector) and the beginnings of a split in the blue/red wire (labelled no.1 on the connector). I do have pics, but not sure how to post them and it's getting late. Tried to cover each wire...
The car has done just over 57k.
Looking in the archives people talk about cleaning throttle bodies or leaks in pipes, but I can't believe that either of these things would cause only cylinder 4's plug to be black with unburnt fuel.
Any help really would be appreciated.
Can anyone help me with the following please?
A couple of weeks ago my S3 started to struggle at idle. Not seriously - but enough for me to have to rev a little higher to pull away smoothly on a hill. Over the next couple of days the car started to vibrate at idle. Not loads but enough to...
Now and again I notice that my traction control warning light on my dash is coming on without me disabling ESP. It usualy happens when I am on a particularly bumpy road or if I hit a nasty pot hole.
If I switch the ignition off and back on again everything is fine. Is this an indication of a...