Posted a while back, the gsi was hesitating in 3rd and 5th. Today it felt a bit worse so took it for a run. Decided to drop it into 3rd and sink the boot to see what happened.....
The engine light (not the car with the spanner) flashed 4 or 5 times, then stayed on. The revs felt like a misfire and was struggling to go from standstill. got it home and turned the ignition off. turned it back on and revving fine, no lights on dash etc and acting as it should.
Done the pedal test and got a code 0300 unidentified misfire. I stupidly didn't wait to see if any more codes were stored as i presumed this was the cause.
Does this sound like a coil pack could be the issue? i have new plugs to go in anyway and was wondering if these were the symptoms of a faulty coil pack? As said once turned off it revs fine and dumps. It felt like i had no turbo driving it back when the light was on. Was this limp mode? any help would be great.
Not a good thing to find a fault but if it finally cures my purging problem then it would cheer me up no end