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Loss of power and won’t rev above 3k rpm

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Karl220282, Dec 8, 2018 at 5:16 PM.

  1. Karl220282

    Karl220282 Active Member

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    As above, was driving to the cinema with the kids and went to overtake a Skoda Yeti and all of the power seemed to have disappeared. There’s no engine management light or any other lights that may indicate a malfunction. It was fine literally 5 minutes before.
    I also noticed that as I slowed down at junctions the auto gearbox didn’t seem as smooth changing down through the gears. Can anyone shed any light on this at all? I’ve literally had the car 3 weeks after a nightmare Audi which constantly broke down. I’m gutted as it has been so nice to drive up until then. Help please :(
    2011 C350 CDI
     
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    It sounds like it's dropped into limp mode. It can do that for many reasons so a session on Star is a must.
     
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    Karl220282

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    Can it do this without throwing up any EML lights etc?
     
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    If you bourght from a dealer you ideally need to contact them because the car will still be under warranty
     
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    Yes , mine did recently , but there will be stored fault codes
     
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    Karl220282

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    I take it STAR is the equivalent to VAG.com for Audi Diagnostics ?
    Thanks for the quick reply.
     
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    No I bought from a independent garage however it’s still under its warranty so I’ll get in touch ASAP. Thanks.
     
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    Yes it is , where do you live so a local MB Indy can be recommended ?
     
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    I’m in Fareham just outside Portsmouth,
     
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    Yes Star is the equivalent of vagcom.
    Unlike vagcom there is also a hardware element involved.
     
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    Can anyone recommend any STAR products that I could buy online to read fault codes etc? Thanks.
     
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    Star is all singing and dancing and expensive - icarsoft MB V2 would be the best for us amateurs
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    star ,as in clone on dedicated laptop is not so expensive i have it about 8 yr around 450 if i remember .IT WILL pay for itself if you are going to stick with the make .try przemtech424@gmail.com . to be honest i dont know if he is still trading,but he did ok for me .01432507963 was last num i used .
     
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    Just looking in to these two now, thanks for that :)
     
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    None of the two mentioned above are open today. I’ve just driven the car to a garage that’s going to see if they can read the fault codes for me. The car is working fine this morning not in limp mode so hoping they can read them :rolleyes:
     
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    Right there were no fault codes found and the car is back in limp mode :mad:
     

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