VW Vortex - Volkswagen Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,045 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
hey my CEL has been on for a couple days now and just now i took it out and it was running fine then about 5 mins later it went into limp mode and wouldnt boost over 5psi. then i noticed it sounded just like a wrx with a tb...all choppy and everything like those boxer motors sound.
CEL is flashing now and so something is obviously really wrong. Has a weird smell now too. ANY IDEAS WHAT IT IS?!?!?!?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,392 Posts
Re: (burtondk12)

LMAO Im 90% sure it is coilpacks. Just replace them all. Everyone always says "it sounds like a wrx" I find that kinda funny. Dont drive around with a flashing cel or you will be asking us about another catalyst bellow efficiency cel.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,045 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Re: (CHRISWEARSNOPANTS)

yeah that's definitely what i thought. I mean im pretty new with all the car stuff but it almost sounds like it's not runnin on all of them.
I can't get a vag scan till tomorrow when my buddy gets back into town. However, I have had problems the past couple moths or so of a random CEL light that's NOT flashing. When I have my buddy scan it, we get a few error codes that aren't anything, except this one that says like "Engine Misfire" or somethin along those lines. He said it's probably spark plugs or coilpacks. This code has been there the past couple/few scans.
could this mean somethin? or guide some replies? thanks for the posts so far
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,045 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Re: (CHRISWEARSNOPANTS)

i know how much plugs are, but can anyone give me a price on how much coilpacks are? or how much a coil pack harness is?
thanks so much for the help guys, means alot. I really rely on this car
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,392 Posts
Re: (spoof3r)

Quote, originally posted by spoof3r »
i know how much plugs are, but can anyone give me a price on how much coilpacks are? or how much a coil pack harness is?
thanks so much for the help guys, means alot. I really rely on this car
~$25-30 each. Sometimes the dealer rapes you.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top