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#2350 of 2367 Re: Oil Consumption TSB
Oct 15, 2012 (12:14 am)
I had the work done on my 2009 A4 Avant 2.0T.
It would go from max to min on the electronic oil level indicator in 1,000 - 1,200 miles, which is about a quart of oil. There were no spots where I park.
Which is interesting, because the TSB replaces a crankshaft seal. I am not familiar with Audi's inline four, but normally this type of seal would weep out of the front or rear of the engine block. The service writer wasn't very interested in discussing the specifics, but otherwise I had a great experience.
I travelled from out of town to my 'local' dealership and they did the TSB in less than 5 hours. They also reprogrammed the ECU and advised me to give it full throttle at least once a day. No problem there.
#2351 of 2367 1999 a4 help!
Dec 29, 2012 (10:14 am)
I live in Shoreham vermont and am in need of help. Audi keeps conking out, I have brought it to mechanics, but they cant figure it out. I am in need of a good mechanic in this area that knows these cars. Any suggestions?
#2352 of 2367 Re: '02 1.8T Electrical Problems [wahenika]
Jan 06, 2013 (1:34 pm)
i have the same problem as yours every year i'm always replacing the battery with a new one. this auto repair center that i always have my battery replace suggested to see an auto electrical shop to diagnos what causes the battery drains. the techician here suggested that i could test the alternator by pulling out the positive post when the engine is running so i did and yes the engine still running when i pulled out the clamp from the positive post, that means no problem with the alternator. so there is really something that causing the battery drains everyday from the engine. i have a 1999 a4 2.8 quattro v6. mr wahenika, please help me what the technician found out when you have your audi brought to the electrical shop. thank you very much.
#2353 of 2367 Re: '02 1.8T Electrical Problems [wilner]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 07, 2013 (7:57 am)
A technician told you to do that? GEESH! Please, don't EVER try to test an alternator that way. You could cause severe damage to the ECM, the alternator and who knows what else. VERY bad advice!
#2355 of 2367 Re: Starting problems! [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 05, 2013 (2:44 pm)
I think I have similar problem, but can only read the response not the question in post 2210. Mine started fine three times on a cold day, then after sitting overnight the engine starts but then stops running after 1 or 2 seconds. Changing the FPR does not look difficult, if this is the problem. But how does the fuel get pressurized again before starting with the new FPR installed?
#2356 of 2367 Re: Starting problems! [audidad]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 05, 2013 (4:37 pm)
The pump pressurizes it.
#2357 of 2367 Re: Starting problems! [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 06, 2013 (5:51 am)
OK. I was able to read post 2209 and my problem seems a little different. When I turn the key the engine revs right up but then stops after the initial rev. I try pumping the gas right away but the result is the same, the engine just cuts out. Have tried it 8-10 times and same happens each time. I just bought the car and it ran fine when I test drove it and picked it up. Sat overnight in the cold and now does not start past the initial rev when I turn the key. Does that sound like it could be the fuel pressure regulator? I appreciate the input!
#2358 of 2367 Re: Starting problems! [audidad]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 06, 2013 (9:13 am)
Do you think it's related to releasing the ignition key? What I mean is, does the stalling coincide with taking your hand off the key or start button?
#2359 of 2367 Re: Starting problems! [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:09 pm)
I turned the key all the way forward and the engine starts, and when I released the key back to the run position, the engine stops. Then I turned the key all the way forward and kept it in the start position (did not release it back to run position) and the engine started up, then stopped and the engine continued to crank but would not start up again.