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#779 of 2367 Re: 02 A4 Engine Oil Sludge Damage [auditech]
Jun 18, 2005 (7:06 pm)
We experienced a problem to our 2002 1.8l A4 due to the oil sludge issue 6000 miles ago. We were very happy with the service and Audi taking care of the major repairs our engine required. Audi did cover all expenses since we preformed all maintenance at our dealer since purchase.
Yesterday however we took our car to our dealer because the check engine light appeared (and because our wipers stopped working, which we have been told is a common problem-cost $400). We were extremely shocked and upset to hear our turbo needs to be completely replaced ($2850). Since the turbo was not replaced 6000 miles ago when we had the original oil sludge repairs, we immediately asked about the oil sludge issue, and the dealer said they would check with Audi. We are awaiting an answer Monday but have been told not to expect any assistance from Audi.
We have been reviewing postings on this site and others and realize others have received an extended 5-year warranty and also from your response we understand that the turbo can be affected by the oil sludge.
Would you please advise as to what action we should be taking? We love our Audi and planned on continuing to buy future Audiís. Our car has only 70k miles and we feel we paid for a vehicle that operates under high standards.
#780 of 2367 Re: Indicator relay replacement [hydrocarbon]
Jun 18, 2005 (8:38 pm)
No. The relay IS the hazard switch
#781 of 2367 Re: Refueling Problem [mtman]
Jun 18, 2005 (8:40 pm)
You most likely have a plugged EVAP cannister. The fumes in your gas tank have to go through here as you fill up because they can't be released to the atmosphere......otherwise you need a gas tank.
#782 of 2367 Re: 02 A4 Engine Oil Sludge Damage [simple2]
Jun 18, 2005 (8:42 pm)
Is there any way you can take a picture of it?
#783 of 2367 Re: puzzling accelerator problem [erix]
Jun 18, 2005 (8:44 pm)
Your brake light switch is intermittently staying on/sticking. When this car see's the brake is being applied, it overrides the gas request.
#784 of 2367 Re: 2000 A4 Auto Transmission problem [jayb2005]
Jun 18, 2005 (8:48 pm)
Is there a 'new' driver in the car...have you let anyone else drive it recentely? Your transmission control module has an adaptive learning feature - designed to help the tranny shift more responsively as you go from a flat area to a mountainous area ..or if he is a heavy footed driver and she is light. You should take it to a dealer and have the basics/adaptation set on the throttle - blocks 60 and 63.
#785 of 2367 Re: 02 A4 Engine Oil Sludge Damage [blantonjl]
Jun 18, 2005 (8:54 pm)
You were told you needed a new turbo? why? usually you'll have a total loss of power - it'll be gutless. The sludge can, affect the turbo, but i'd say it's more important to use synth oil + let the turbo cool down before shutting off your eng.. It's only nutz'n bolts so i would take it to a good independant greman shop if the price is killing ya. Be sure to ask the dealer if the turbo isn't covered under the emissions warranty which can cover some items to 7/70..
#786 of 2367 Re: [KarenS]
Jun 19, 2005 (7:43 am)
I have two problems on my 2004 Audi A4 1.8T Multitronic. (Otherwise the car is great!) The first problem appears to be the simpler of the two. When I pull up at a traffic light or stop street, and come to a gradual stop, the gearbox appears to 'kick' into first gear (either just before the car comes to a halt, or just after), which makes the car jump forward slightly. Took it to the local dealer, but as luck would have it, the car didn't show the symptom during the test drive. It generally happens all the time though! The mechanic says he has no idea what this can be, and the computer tests didn't turn up anything. Any idea what might be causing this?
My next problem is more annoying. Again, the mechanic couldn't reproduce the problem, even after keeping the car for a week of testing. What happens is that after a temporary stop (pulling up to an automatic gate, for example), when I apply pressure to the accellerator, the car doesn't move. Revs stay up, but there is absolutely no drive to the wheels. I have tried changing to S, to Park, back to drive, to reverse, and nothing. I even tried turning the ignition off, and then re-starting. Still no go. After about a minute or two, it seems to correct itself, especially if I rev it heavily for some seconds. Even then, the power comes back slowly, and not all at one go. This problem is also intermittent - and it happens about once every 2 weeks. And always within a few minutes of a cold start (temperature higher than 20 degrees celsius) , and on all occasions on a slight incline. (Not sure what difference that makes!) The only thing I can think of is that the second problem started occurring after towing a 1,1 metric ton boat, although the car/gearbox didn't seem to be in distress at all. Perhaps the gearbox oil is 'cooked'? (Not even sure if that can happen!) Can anyone out there please help, as the local dealers have no clue how to fix either of the problems.
Many thanks in advance!
Jun 20, 2005 (4:57 am)
I have a 2004 Audi A4 130bhp tdi with multitronic gearbox.
The car now has 14,000 miles.
Since new I have complained to Audi about smoke problems.
Under acceleration it kicks out huge amounts of black smoke.
Despite being back to Audi 4 times with complaints the common reply is that they have put it on the computer and there is nothing wrong.
My previous A4 (115bhp) and our 2 Passats (130bhp) had nothing like this - they were all manuals though.
I also only get 38-40mpg - whereas my old Audi got 52mpg - I have not changed my driving style or routes.
Any ideas please??
#788 of 2367 Re: Indicator relay replacement [auditech]
Jun 20, 2005 (7:46 am)
What's the easiest way to take the dash panel off to access the hazard switch