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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#359 of 1407 Re: 2001 a6 2.8 oil consumption [jstadler]
May 06, 2005 (7:14 am)
My A6 has gone up to 8000 miles w/o burning 1 quart of oil. Would say that 2 quarts in 4000 miles is NOT average at all. Having the oil light go on is a very serious matter and could lead to thousands of dollars damage for your engine! If this happens, shut the vehicle off immediately and check all fluids. I check oil, brake, power steering (hydraulic), coolant, and windshield washer tank levels WEEKLY. Adding oil is cheap compared to rebuilding the Audi engine. I use Mobil 1 0W-40 synthetic and change along w/filter every 6,000 miles or so. Noticed that the synthetic seems to be easier on the engine in cold weather, makes for easier starts and initial take-offs. Probably protects better than standard oil in the hot weather as well. What grade/type of oil have you been using? This could make a difference in consumption.
#360 of 1407 Intermittent starting problem
May 07, 2005 (2:48 am)
I have a '01 A6 2.7T manual transmission with about 78K...I bought it after lease (mistake one) without buying an extended warranty (mistake two).
I love the car, but it's starting to hurt. I'm willing to suck it up because I love the car, but have a problem that no one seems to be able to solve.
It doesn't happen all the time, but when I depress the clutch pedal to start the car, nothing happens. The dealer said the battery had a bad cell and replaced it (ouch), but that didn't solve the problem.
I've read about problems with the ignition switch on the boards, but they say that's OK.
Is there a sensor or relay that's bad or going bad? The dealer says they can't replicate the problem when it's in the shop.
Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas?
#361 of 1407 Re: Intermittent starting problem [jimmyturbo]
May 07, 2005 (3:38 pm)
Jimmy - This sounds exactly like the problem I had on exactly the same model - only a couple years ago. It would take several tries pushing in the clutch and wiggling in the seat. I took the car in twice before they got it right. There is definitely a relay (I'm not a mechanic) but I think it senses that the clutch is depressed, the driver is seated, and so on. I know the first time I took it in they replaced a sensor on the clutch and it didn't solve the problem. This was about 20K miles and the only real problem I've had. I did stop by the Acura dealer today though. If I have to got with an auto this time it will likely not be Audi. Manual was big selling point for me as was Quattro. When it stops raining I'm going back to drive the RL. I really like the A6 and the 6-speed. I drive it hard - 80s regularly - and take it in every 5000 miles. But I have better things to do with my money in the next few years than maintain it.
#362 of 1407 Re: Intermittent starting problem [jimmyturbo]
May 07, 2005 (8:36 pm)
I have had this problem too. I just keep trying and sometimes I just take a minute, take a breath and try again. It has always started., I asked Audi about it and they told me everything checks out.
#363 of 1407 Re: Intermittent starting problem [duffy4]
May 08, 2005 (1:41 am)
I pulled my file for part numbers. In Jan '03 they dealer replaced the ignition starter switch. Problem stated read "car always starts but sporadically ... has to be turned to start several times....
This didn't fix the problem. SECOND time I took it in they replaced the load reduction relay. This an intermittent problem and the dealer has to "stick with it". The first time the car was in was same day service. The next time was for 6 days. The service manager took the car home for a couple days and sure enough, somewhere along the way he encountered the same problem. I had a loaner for the entire time. It's been two years and no trouble.
I believe I'm reading this correctly - first part number - ignition starter switch - 4B0-905-849. Second part number - load reduction relay - 3B1-911-807-A. After they replaced the second part number the problem went away.
#364 of 1407 Re: Intermittent starting problem [kirby2010]
May 08, 2005 (4:13 am)
Thanks for the input....I'll call tomorrow. Was it expensive to fix or were you covered by the warranty?
#365 of 1407 Re: Intermittent starting problem [jimmyturbo]
May 08, 2005 (9:52 am)
It was under warranty but the labor listed on the work orders were 1.2 hours for the first visit and 1.3 hours for the second. The service department at my dealer charges about $95/hour. Good luck.
#366 of 1407 Re: Intermittent starting problem [kirby2010]
May 09, 2005 (5:34 pm)
Thanks...it's been fine for about a week....maybe it was the battery?? Anyway, I'll know what direction to turn if it resurfaces.
#367 of 1407 Re: I have a lemon [airinga]
May 10, 2005 (7:27 am)
Man, do I feel your pain! I have a 2000 A6 that I purchased about year and a half ago and have had nothing but problems.
Week one should have been my tip off... the Catalyst converter went. Then to recap the past year: the interior truck release/alarm button broke, the digital dash went, the heating unit broke, the front drive shaft was replaced, the exerior door handle came loose, the rear window molding popped out... and was surprised after a weekend getaway that my car wouldn't start. It was dead in the driveway after only 4 days. The dealership said the battery was fine and the problem the battery not being fully charged before we went away. 4 days and I should expect to come home to a dead car? Give me a break.
I do have the warrenty, but it runs out in about 4 months and I'm frightened about what is going to go wrong next. I should have kept my Lexus, I NEVER had one problem with that car.
The latest... maybe someone can help.... the front end is making a knocking noise, it only happens when I first start driving or when I slow down... I'm not touching the brakes... so I have no idea what it could be. Has anyone had this problem?????
#368 of 1407 Re: I have a lemon [airinga]
May 10, 2005 (7:43 am)
...."Called Audi today. They are checking into one of the recalls for the Front Lower Control Arm. I guess there are four arms on each wheel? Sounds like their is a major suspension problem with Audi, but only the Front LOWER control arm is covered with the recall. Of course the authorized Audi dealer where I brought my car to the other day, tells me that my lower control arm is just noisy-NOT LOOSE, so therefore they wont cover, claims the dealership. But my upper control arm IS loose, but of course that is not the arm that is covered by insurance. THis is the most ridiculous thing I have heard of. Unbelievable. This car is crap, and I cant wait to get rid of it."............................................................
Just spoke with Audi and they cant help me on my new issues. Just think its funny that they claim the Upper Contol Arm is loose... BUT NOT COVERED by the call back. The control arm that is covered is only noisy. Not loose.
Never again will I own an Audi.