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Re: 87 4KcsQ Christmas nitemare
On Mon, 28 Dec 1998 13:00:16 -0600, you wrote:
>First, Happy Holidays!
> Now the bad part. I need the help of the Qlist in a bad way. I'm
>hoping someone will read this and say "that poor sucker! That exactly what
>happened to me!" and then they can tell me what's wrong and how to fix it.
>Here are the symptoms: Very poor idle (sounds like it's missing on the back
>two cyl.) All 5 plugs fowled and wet. At first would slowly come out of
>problem as engine warmed, now will not go faster that 40-45mph regardless of
> I'm thinking head gasket but I'm not losing anti-freeze (that I can
>tell) and I'm not blowing white out the pipe.
> This ones got me stumped and I really need the help and experience
>of the list.
I'm not an Audi expert, but from my experiences with other injected
engines, this might be worn out or partially clogged injectors or just
bad gas. If the injectors don't make a spray, just a squirt of gas,
the plugs will get wet and the car will idle very bad. The engine will
not have much power, so you can't get it up to high speeds. If the gas
is bad (contaminated by water or other things), the symptoms will be
the same. I'll check the gas first, and if it's good, I'll check the