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Audi A3 3.2L V6 EVAP canister fault - PLEASE HELP!

Josh A3 3.2 Feb 8, 2019

  1. Josh A3 3.2

    Josh A3 3.2 New Member

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    Hey Guys

    I'm a bit of a newbie here so please excuse me if this thread is already somewhere out there.

    I took my 3.2l A3 in for its service last week, 330 quid which I thought was a bit rude too. Unfortunately I have a few problems I need to fix before its MOT in 2 weeks. The one I'm most confused about though is an 'EVAP canister fault'. I've never heard of an EVAP canister before this (I'm no mechanic but I can use a spanner). I've done the general research online and it look fairly simple to change. I just thought I'd ask for advice from anyone whose had the same problem before - I'm struggling to locate the EVAP canister, all diagrams/vids I've seen so far are showing it on a 4 cyl engine and it appears to be slightly different on mine. If anyone can point me in the right direction and give me a few pointers I'll be very grateful!

    Sidenote - quoted 250 for the EVAP canister replacement (and 560 to change the rear coil springs).
    The coil springs I can change myself but after a brief look under the car yesterday I couldnt see any breaks or cracks, maybe trying to do a fast one on me?.. Ill take the wheels off tomorrow and have a proper look befofre buying parts.
    Just wondered if this seemed like fair pricing to you guys? Its all done through a reputable VAG specialist in Basingstoke. This is my first 3.2 so 285 a spring seems very steep to me.

    TIA to anyone who can help! :thumbs up:
     
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  3. ScottyP45

    ScottyP45 Well-Known Member

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    Hope this helps mate, seems to be on the hard fuel lines behind the top of the engine at least on the r32 so likely the same, pic attached item 33. The scribbles are in regard to piping it out but does show the location.



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  4. abmat

    abmat Active Member Team Dolphin Grey Team V6 VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Evap canister is front left of the engine bay near the coolant expansion tank. I will dig out a pic.

    Is the car throwing up any fault codes? I nearly had to change mine. Not too difficult a job according to my Indy.
     
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    abmat Active Member Team Dolphin Grey Team V6 VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    000A9EF6-23F8-4363-B69B-BE8B2795BBA2.jpeg View attachment 175335 You can see the top of it on the left below the washer filler. Got the pipe going into the top from the n80 valve with a 90 bend in it.

    Canister in red, n80 valve in blue
     
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    abmat Active Member Team Dolphin Grey Team V6 VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Item 33 is the n80 valve
     
  7. ScottyP45

    ScottyP45 Well-Known Member

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    Ah sorry mate, I got that in Google images for A3 3.2 Audi evap cannister
     
  8. abmat

    abmat Active Member Team Dolphin Grey Team V6 VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    If I hadn’t had to investigate it I’d have been clueless. :blink:
     
  9. paddy

    paddy Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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    Find another garage for your MOT or ask them why your evap is a problem or why your rear springs are a problem ? evap canisters are typically a tenner
     
  10. abmat

    abmat Active Member Team Dolphin Grey Team V6 VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    That’s what I thought. My Indy said it was a cheap fix. The valve is only about £30.

    Regarding the springs, can excessive corrosion warrant a mot fail?
     
  11. ScottyP45

    ScottyP45 Well-Known Member

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    I'd think spring corrosion is defo an mot fail.

    Btw petrol engines are where I come unstuck, I know way more about diesel tech.
     
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  13. samisnake

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    as long as the spring aint cracked or loose etc, itll pass an mot. corrosion on the spring in and of itself isnt a failure


    re- the springs. having recently ordered replacement front springs for my car, i found out the price from a vag dealer for genuine springs.
    in my case it was £176 for 2x sport springs. ended up going with sachs aftermarket (sachs were the oem for the shocks on the car) for around £60 the pair.

    the sachs part number for the rear of a 3.2 is 994 576 for standard, and 994 575 for a sport. the part nos are the same for a sportback and 3dr. you cant get s-line springs aftermarket, youd have to either get genuine or eibach pros.

    even still, i cant understand where the price of £560 is coming from. thats daylight robbery
     
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  14. ScottyP45

    ScottyP45 Well-Known Member

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    Is that for any s-line or just the 3.2 (aftermarket not available)

    Btw I've been getting SSL certificate errors on this site for 2 days, driven me mental! Can some one from Admin check the SSL certificate validity or the server date and time is correct please!
     
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    abmat Active Member Team Dolphin Grey Team V6 VCDS Map User quattro Audi A3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Same here
     
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    ScottyP45 Well-Known Member

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    Seems to be fixed now, but you have to close and reopen the site. Refreshing the page won't work.
     

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