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re: Audi 100 (v6) Service problems


Sounds like your dad may have the misfortune of having his car 
serviced by a somewhat typical pre-historic dealer mechanic. I 
worked with so many of these idiots when I was a technician. Instead of 
trouble-shooting the problem or actually understanding how the fuel system 
works, they just continue to throw new fuel injection or engine parts at 
the car in the hope that they "guess" right.  Another possibility is that 
because  warranty repairs don't pay as much flat rate time as the customer 
pay repairs many dealers have their "new" technicians with limited 
experience work on warranty problems. Sounds like the lemon law may be 
coming into effect if your dad has brought the car in more than three 
times to fix the same problem. I would take the car to a different dealer 
if possible or get someone more qualified at the existing dealer. Vacuum 
leaks, misadjusted fuel mixture, MAP or MAF sensors, fuel pressure, fuel 
quality, quantity etc can cause hesitation problems. A good technician 
should be able to track it down for you.
Scott M.

| 	My dad has a 92 100 with the v6.  It has never been 
| right.
| Our local dealer (Carousel in Minneapolis) has been great 
| about trying
| anything but nothing has worked.  They have replaced the Ox. 
| sensor,
| the fuel injectors, I believe the idle stabalizer, one head, 
| the whole
| block plus 1994 updates.  The car still stumbles on intitial 
| take off, it
| gets poor milage, power isn't what it should be, and it has 
| that wonderful
| rotten eggs smell.  We have had seven Audis in the family (2 
| four cyl. Text deleted
| never had any trouble with any of them.  Any thoughts what 
| might be wrong?
| Oh yeah, it's a five speed if that matters...