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June 8th, 2004, 08:33 PM
:? Bugger, there was a puff of smoke out of the engine bay on the shopping trolly A3 1.6.
It looks like a crack in the coil pack?
The car still runs ok,but I think it might be a little rough at idle.
Has anyone had this trouble?? :cry:

Dave R32
June 9th, 2004, 12:19 PM

Coilpack failures are a common fault with 1.8t engines......I am not sure on the 1.6 but your symptoms sound the same.

My advise is get the car back to Audi, do as little driving as possible as the unburnt fuel could bugger your catylic (spelling) converter.

Hope this helps.


June 9th, 2004, 06:40 PM
I never have this trouble with the coilpack on my Jowett Jupiter. :wink:
Guy recons it is likley to be the coil and they are about $200.
I'll give thew thing a gyno exam{have a good look into it}
The crack in the cover is very small and the smoke is supposed to have come out of the drivers side of the bonnet.I'm only going on the story as told by SWMBO {she who must be obayed}and no 3 son. :big_wink: