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schmudge

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when too hot , it stops :(
« on: December 23, 2005, 08:40:55 pm »
 Any one know what causes an A3 engine to die when its a really hot day?  The owner of this car says that the car wont start untill it cools off. So far, no mechanic seems to know whats causing it ???

(1997 1.8 5 speed)

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Re: when too hot , it stops :(
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2005, 08:42:05 pm »
VAGCOM it.
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schmudge

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Re: when too hot , it stops :(
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2005, 08:44:16 pm »
VAGCOM????

hitmanGTI

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Re: when too hot , it stops :(
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2005, 08:48:07 pm »
maybe the tard emptied the radiator and didnt fill it again

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schmudge

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Re: when too hot , it stops :(
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2006, 11:45:47 am »
I have been imformed that the present owners have renewed the water pump twice already. (plastic impellor!) :o

urq20v

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Re: when too hot , it stops :(
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2006, 09:06:57 pm »
Could possibly be a vapour lock in the fuel lines due to the extra heat.More likely an engine sensor playing up.As Beeker says,find someone with  Vagcom and read the fault codes.

hitmanGTI

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Re: when too hot , it stops :(
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2006, 11:59:39 pm »
Any one know what causes an A3 engine to die when its a really hot day?  The owner of this car says that the car wont start untill it cools off. So far, no mechanic seems to know whats causing it ???

(1997 1.8 5 speed)

if u are in auckland.. give me a call my number is at the bottom.. i can plug vag com in for u see if it pull up anything