My Poorly S3 :( hesitating?


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May 2, 2010
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Staines Middlesex
The other day i was on the motorway and the silicone hose that attaches to the turbo on the boost side came loose (had a bad boost leak). i tightened the clip and boost seems ok now, however when booting it between 3000-4000 RPM i get a judder seems like its coming from the rear wheels, however it makes my whole engine hesitate and you can hear the DV dumping etc. almost like flat spots.

Any ideas?

hope its not a wallet breaker :(
best to scan it with VCDS, see what codes come up.

I've just done it, not to clever on the VAGCOM but this was the results:

VCDS-Lite Version: Release 1.0
Wednesday, 04 July 2012, 20:31:08:0

Chassis Type: 8L - Audi A3/S3
Scan: 01,02,03,08,15,16,17,22,35,37,45,55,56,57,75,76

Address 01: Engine Labels: Redir Fail!
Controller: 8N0 906 018 J
Component: 1.8L R4/5VT 0004
Coding: 10710
Shop #: WSC 78900
WAUZZZ8LX21003370 AUZ7Z0A1899629
No fault code found.
Readiness: 0110 0101
Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: Redir Fail!
Controller: 8N0 907 379 E
Component: ESP 20 CAN V005
Coding: 18448
Shop #: WSC 01236
No fault code found.
Sounds like Coil a coil pack is on its way out, my car was doing this all the time. But i have done the up grade to Tfsi coils and it runs really well now:yes:.

There is a thread on the up grade if you are interested do a search, and there is alot of info on Tufftys build thread.

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