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Old July 20th, 2019, 00:46   #1
Smeftahi
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Dear all,

Apologies for the long write !

My 2008 A3 1.9 TDI model has been one of my best cars, drove well and was reliable.
last month, I had it serviced at my local mechanic and things did not feel the same straight after that. I felt like power was lacking and it was making some noise when I drive for +1hr. This noise reminded me of an exhaust before it breaks.

Few trips to the mechanic, I was told they straightened the brakes and changed fuel filter. 2 weeks later while driving, I felt car started suddenly rocking, then I got a very clear noise from the engine. I drove back to the mechanic who changed an injector, but that was not enough...I was told the engine was dead and I should replace it.

Is this a known A3 fault or has my mechanic triggered something while servicing the car ? Has fuel pump change caused injector failure ?

I have always used good clean Diesel and additive every 2000Km. Now am reluctant to go Audi, VW or Skoda.

Any input would be great help !

TIA

/Sam
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Old July 28th, 2019, 12:16   #2
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What did the "mechanic" say was wrong with the engine? Did they give you any written explanation of what the issue is?
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Old July 28th, 2019, 13:00   #3
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smeftahi unless you broke a rod or ran out of oil in the engine other than that im not sure how You need a engine.? how was the Oil Level on dipstick. was it full?
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Old July 29th, 2019, 08:26   #4
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You aluded to fuel pump change? My 1st suspicion is improper timing of either or both Fuel pump or timing belt improperly timed. That would give bad power, drivability, improper compression readings... All sorts of issues.
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