[V8] "CheckEngine/Limp Mode"
ekellock at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 15:46:56 EDT 2005
The V8 is the one Audi that I have that doesn't get regularly hosing
under the bonnet ;-). Too much work to get it dried out afterwards
so it'll run right.
The other thing is to check under the spark plug wire covers and down
the spark plug holes. I have tried numerous times to do what I can to
prevent water from getting in these areas and sure enough, some always
does. If issues persist after the tps plug dry-out, I'd suggest going
to the plugs next.
On 6/9/05, dsaad at icehouse.net <dsaad at icehouse.net> wrote:
> Sounds like you already solved this one, but the popping sounds like an ignition
> problem to me. It is easy to get water into the distributors too. If the problem
> persists, you may want to pull the caps and have a look.
> I wash my motor off periodically, but am careful around the caps and have not
> had a problem.
> Quoting bblake1055 at aol.com:
> > My 17 year old got the bright idea to hose off the 90' V8 engine yesterday
> > and now I keep getting "Check Engine" and then the "limp mode".
> > The idle jumps up and down and sometimes it will pop. If you turn the engine
> > off and back on it may run fine for 2 or 3 minutes and then it does it again.
> > He didn't really soak the engine just a light spray so it may not even be
> > related.
> > I've got several other V8's (must be nuts) so I switched the Idle Stabilizer
> > (didn't help) and then I switched the Air Mass Control (also no help). I've
> > never learned how do read the codes which I know is a must for these cars but
> > before I go back to school on codes, is there any other easily exchange parts
> > I can try?
> > Thanks for any help in advance
> > Bob Blake
> > 90' V8 - Blue/Blue
> > 91' V8 - White/Black
> > 92' V8 - Breen/Tan
> > 93' V8 - Blakck/Tan
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