Ok, sadness has entered my life. Was driving home from friends two nights ago & racing down the freeway at a slightly illegal speed when I started to loose power and slow down. The engine was misfiring badly and so I limped the short distance back home. First thing the next morning I slow paced it straight to the Audi service center.
When they finally got around to my car (single dealer with only one service center for the whole country) they found two spark plugs burned out. Since new plugs had been replaced at the last service, less than 2 months back the first assessment was faulty plugs. One I could understand but two seemed a bit much. They replaced the plugs & sure enough, still problems. I had been suspecting dirty fuel line all along (previous post). Next in line, a compression test. Cylinder three failed and so they asked permission to open the head - like what option did I have?
It seems that I have a burned valve, not sure which yet. I urgently need to get some feedback on this so that I can speak with a little confidence when I go see these guys.
What might have caused this and could it have been faulty spark plugs?
They will obviously try lay the blame where it costs me and not them. If somehow it was my doing, fair enough. However if not, I want to be able to talk them down.
Any feedback much appreciated!