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  1. P.C.K

    Car won’t start

    Did you check fuses?
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    Car needs an exorcist. Looking for advice on what the problem might be.

    So, another update. The OEM crankshaft sensor arrived today and it has not fixed the problem. I am at wits end as to what this could be at this point. Something has gone wrong when I replaced the fuel rail, because since then it doesn't start at all, even when I put the old rail back in. I...
  3. P.C.K

    What do you do for a job?

    Without revealing too much I worked on Lego games, then Minecraft & some VR games for Sony, and currently I am working on a PC exclusive title with a big ambition.
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    What do you do for a job?

    Specialised / Leading QA Tester making video games.
  5. P.C.K

    Car needs an exorcist. Looking for advice on what the problem might be.

    So, to update on this. I have taken the front end off again, and took out the new crankshaft sensor back out. I've now contacted a friend to get me an OEM part, maybe its the sensor after all. Also checked the lambda sensor, thinking the engine might have trouble starting because the exhaust...
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    Car needs an exorcist. Looking for advice on what the problem might be.

    Can't see any chaffing on it. There are a few places where the cable is exposed but the wires don't look damaged. Namely at the junction to the ECU and the harness from glow plugs, from which I am attaching a picture. I've now patched those up. I also tried running the car with no fuel filter...
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    Car needs an exorcist. Looking for advice on what the problem might be.

    The injectors are definitely getting fuel, as to whether they are firing properly I don't know as I haven't taken them out yet, really worried about that part so wanted to eliminate everything else beforehand. I checked the fuel return valve and it is functioning as expected, fuel is definitely...
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    Car needs an exorcist. Looking for advice on what the problem might be.

    Hello. I am posting here in hopes someone might have an idea of what is going on with my car. It currently cranks but doesn't start. I've been fighting with it since the start of April to get it off the driveway. It is an 1.6TDI with 161k miles done. It started at the beginning of April when...
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    [HELP] Oil Pressure is too low! Switch off engine! - Been trying to fix this for the past year or so

    Looks like that is only specific to the 2.0TDI? Could be wrong. I have a 2010 1.6TDI. Looked on KMB site and they only provide these replacements for the 2.0TDI engine hence my thinking. Thanks though. If I find out that after all the **** I've been through with this car it gets killed by an oil...
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    [HELP] Oil Pressure is too low! Switch off engine! - Been trying to fix this for the past year or so

    So a development has ocurred. On a drive during new years eve to see the fireworks the error came on and stayed on. Switched off the engine, turned it back on. Error came up within 3 minutes and its now staying like that. Put the car up on the ramps today and I have started to take it apart with...
  11. P.C.K

    A3/S3 Photos Thread

    On a drive in the North Pennines.
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    [HELP] Oil Pressure is too low! Switch off engine! - Been trying to fix this for the past year or so

    Don't have either of those manuals at the moment. Will look to pick one up and look into it a bit more. Probably going to give myself a break for the remainder of this year though. As I said, its been happening for 2 years and the engine has been fine driving across Europe 2 times and generally...
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    [HELP] Oil Pressure is too low! Switch off engine! - Been trying to fix this for the past year or so

    No, the oil pump is the last thing I have not checked now that I think about it. But considering that this error has been happening to me for nearly 2 years, throughout the whole length of the ownership I can't imagine that its something that is actually mechanical in nature, as the engine...
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    [HELP] Oil Pressure is too low! Switch off engine! - Been trying to fix this for the past year or so

    So it has been a long *** while but I want to give an update nonetheless. So as I said above, the cable of the oil pressure switch on the engine block was frayed. I initially tried to put some isolation tape on it and see if that fixed it. It did not. I've recently drove to Poland and while...
  15. P.C.K

    The search for a normal car wash.

    Not sure if I should post it here or in the detailing chat. But anyway. I drove to Poland recently, and I remembered one beatiful (there are many) thing about my homeland. The car wash. Now, let me explain. Because what I classify as a car wash does not exist in the whole of England and I...
  16. P.C.K

    [A3 8P] Upgrading the factory radio and have some general questions.

    Hey guys. I am going to be upgrading the factory radio very soon. The most likely candidate is the Alpine CDE-W296BT. I'll be defeaning the doors and the boot with some felt too. Keep in mind I am extremely green on the whole car stereo business. The car in question is an 5 door 2010 S-line...
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    [HELP] Oil Pressure is too low! Switch off engine! - Been trying to fix this for the past year or so

    Hey everyone. I apologise for the silence, I wanted to do a quick update on this. I've been busy with some family business and also the gearbox in my car is now acting up. I hooked the car up to a laptop and drove around. Tried to see if it could tell me anything more about the oil pressure...
  18. P.C.K

    [HELP] Oil Pressure is too low! Switch off engine! - Been trying to fix this for the past year or so

    Sorry for the late reply. I've ordered a new pickup pipe, once it arrives I am hoping to get on it quickly and sort it out once & for all. Also, I am seeing that the car has an oil pressure switch somewhere, do any of you guys know where that is located? Struggling to find anything about it...
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    [HELP] Oil Pressure is too low! Switch off engine! - Been trying to fix this for the past year or so

    Hello everyone, I have a problem that is not perhaps common but certainly happens to various Audi / VAG owners. A red blinking oil can comes on, blinks 3 times with a terrifying and loud noise and says: OIL PRESSURE IS TOO LOW! SWITCH OFF ENGINE! Initially, this was very scary, but now, a year...
  20. P.C.K

    Eibach Pro-Kit alternative

    Looks great, also as a side comment I really love the colour of your ride too.
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