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2.0TDi 138 issues

Brennan Oct 30, 2014

  1. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    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 ?
     
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  3. Yolo_8p3

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    Get it scanned via vcds
     
  4. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    We don't have VCDS bud
     
  5. Yolo_8p3

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    where you from?
     
  6. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    Northern Ireland lol
     
  7. Yolo_8p3

    Yolo_8p3 Registered User

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    OH......lol

    was going to say am sure someone will pop up closeby to you .
     
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  8. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    Point Audi has VCDS but haven't been talking to him him ages
     
  9. OllieBB

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    Have you notified the dealer you bought it from?
     
  10. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    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
     
  11. The Engineer

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    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.
     
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  13. enc

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    Cool trick !

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    Haha shh
     
  15. T8DPR

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    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
     
  16. Omy193

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    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
     
  17. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    So what does that mean? The car needs a new turbo?
     
  18. Omy193

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    As also mentioned by T8DPR you could clean the turbo and it might be fine (for a while?), but will need a new turbo soon (few 1000miles maybe?)
     
  19. Lukeyb

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    First thing I thought was overboost
     
  20. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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

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    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"
     
  22. RSW46

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    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.
     
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  23. tdicustom

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    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...
     
  24. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    The car is currently getting repaired by the garage it came from
     
  25. tdicustom

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    Let us know the outcome...
     
  26. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    Will do bud
     

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