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Audi a8 2.8 v6 auto rocker gasket had gone on both sides i assume that why it was running rough it just lost power then stopped aa said it had slipped a tooth but i think it was rocker cover gasket gone with oil everwhere replaced gaskets took leads and plugs out cleaned and replaced i have a sparkon all six leads but seams to be no feul getting through srpayed easystart into airbox and it fies straight away but as soon the easystart burnt out it dyed again i am getting a red warning light coming up on dash which is a cicle with line through it in red i dont know what this means

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  • garyclark785 Dec 30, 2010

    i am in dartford kent where r u

  • garyclark785 Dec 30, 2010

    im in dartford kent where r u

  • garyclark785 Dec 30, 2010

    aa man said it had slipped a tooth but he didnt rally look at it he said this because it was back firing when it cut out on me it had no power it was like it was not running on all six cylinder i left it for a day or two went out side and it started up for a minute or so but was still lumpy like it wasnt sparking pulled leads out noticed that there was oil submerging spark plug and lead taken plugs out no oil on under side of plugs just on tops were it was submerged on both sides so i have replaced both rocker cover gaskets top gasket and gasket that goes round spark plugs put it back together i have a spark on all plugs but no feul but there was feul before because it was back firing i spray easy start in airbox and it fired

  • garyclark785 Dec 30, 2010

    can not move it to take it to diagnostic aa man did not do it just towed me home do you know anyone local that can come out to do it



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Did you try a diagnostic or did the AA tried that ? By what you explain it seems that fuel is not going into the combustion chamber, but it is hard to tell what exactly is causing this fault unless you get a diagnostic done. Please get back to me if you require more info on the diagnostic side as I am in the UK and I can help you if by any chance you live locally.

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  • heeman mohun Dec 30, 2010

    I am in croydon, not far!! Now, few questions for you :
    1- Have you done a diagnostic test ?
    2- You mentioned a gasket replacement, I have helped lots of people on this site but I need to know which gasket you have replaced ? What teeth has it slipped? Is it to do with timing belt or what ?
    3- A circle with and sign like ! inside is normally concerned with brakes etc...hence this does not seem to involve this fault, however, it could be that I did not understood your description. Please dont leave me a bad rating as this affects my status here, hence I will try to reply all your questions in due course but please allow some time for me to respond.

  • heeman mohun Dec 30, 2010

    You did not answer if he has done a diagnostic test as else it will be like looking for a needle in the ocean.

  • heeman mohun Dec 30, 2010

    The cheapest option for you is to request a diagnostic from them as they have all the equipments etc, however I can explain how you could get your own diagnostic tool which will cost you around 30 usd or - as they can vary...Let me know what is your thoughts. You could call AA and mention something with the vehicle and once the guy turns up then ask him to do a diagnostic test. He will normally have this instrument in the vehicle but if you would like to spend a bit like what I mentioned earlier then give me a shout. I endeavour to answer you as soon as possible but this time I may be longer as I might go offline.



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