2.0TDi 138 issues

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
Mate just got his A3 a couple of days ago, the car dies after 80mph and goes into limo mode and EML light comes on.

Any of you guys had a similar problem ?
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
We don't have VCDS bud
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
Northern Ireland lol
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
Point Audi has VCDS but haven't been talking to him him ages
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
Yes he knows and is willing to repair, we we're curious to know if anyone else had same problem or know what it is
 

The Engineer

Registered User
Mate just got his A3 a couple of days ago, the car dies after 80mph and goes into limo mode and EML light comes on.

Any of you guys had a similar problem ?

Didn't you mean to say car dies after reaching 70mph :o.k:

Unless he has a private road of cause...

Scan is the best bet, could be a number of issues.
 

enc

Registered User
Mate just got his A3 a couple of days ago, the car dies after 80mph and goes into limo mode

n?

Cool trick !

limousine3.jpg
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
Haha shh
 
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T8DPR

Guest
turbo overboosting at 3000 rpm maybe?

if it is, it needs cleaning, and don't use the short-cut method like Mr Muscle or fuel additives, get it cleaned properly for a more permanent result
 

Omy193

Registered User
As mentioned by T8DPR its a turbo over boosting issue.
You will also notice it happen if you drive upto and past 3000rpm constantly through few of the gears, its like the turbo switches off.

After turning off the engine and back on everything is running good again

But the turbo is your culprit
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
So what does that mean? The car needs a new turbo?
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
Same thing happened on my 08 Saab diesel, died when I went over 80 and it turned out to be the turbo actuator
 
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T8DPR

Guest
a really good proper clean may be all it needs, doesn't necessarily mean its comin to the end of its life

google or youtube "terraclean"
 

RSW46

Registered User
Same thing happened on my 08 Saab diesel, died when I went over 80 and it turned out to be the turbo actuator

I can second that, when I bought my A3 2.0 TDI 140, it developed a turbo whine like a police siren noise after a couple of weeks. Got the turbo changed under warranty and all was fine for a couple of weeks before I went to overtake someone on the motorway and it went in to limp mode. Took it back again, turned out to be a faulty turbo actuator on the recon turbo they fitted so had it changed and its been okay ever since.
 

tdicustom

Registered User
I had a similar issue with my turbo, terra clean is an awesome product but it won't always fix the problem, I would certainly start by having it cleaned since its only £100.00 and takes around an hour to do. If this doesn't cure it, it maybe time to look at replacement...hybrid or gtb if your feeling flush lol, hope this helps...
 

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
The car is currently getting repaired by the garage it came from
 

tdicustom

Registered User

Brennan

Former Audi Driver
Will do bud
 
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