[s-cars] RE: Intake Air Temp Code - Update/Resolution

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 8 16:02:34 EDT 2002


Thanks for the update.  I think there's a chance you just made a little more
parts business for Audi.  Looks like my frugal side was the wrong one to go
with on this one (that is if I wanted to solve the problem).

Anyhow, thanks again.

Derek P

>I installed a new Intake Air Sensor yesterday.  My intermittent Check
>Engine light has vanished, and my car has tons more power.  Oddly, the old
>sensor tested OK.
>$117 from the dealer, plus a new plug for the end of the harness (unless
>you have one you can use).  Cut the old sensor off, solder on the new plug,
>a standard VW/Audi clip type deal, and plug in the sensor.
>On a side note, the multiple misfire code that my wife's A6 showed was due
>to 20w50 oil, when I should be running 5w30.  The heavier oil hype extends
>the lifters, and compression goes away.  It's all better now (_sometimes_
>it's easy).
>From: "Tom Mullane" <tmullane at snet.net>
>To: <brett at cloud9.net>, <mik at info.fundp.ac.be>, <igor at s-cars.org>,
><dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
>Cc: <s-car-list at audifans.com>, <200q20v at audifans.com>,
><NDoshi at aol.com>
>Subject: Re: [s-cars] RE: Intake Air Temp Code
>Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 21:39:20 -0400
>Yes, the car is a 20V.  Yes, the sensor install is odd.  You'd think
>they would put in in-line connector downstream if they were going to
>weld the wires on...  At least the location is better than the 10V; talk
>about sticking out like a sore thumb!
>I am going to test and probably replace the sensor (regardless of
>results due to the intermittent nature of the problem), as time allows,
>and see if life gets better.  I'll post results.  It may be a while
>before I get to it; unfortunately, I suddenly have other issues.  My
>wife's A6 is intermittently throwing misfire codes.
>Thanks for the input.
>Tom Mullane
>91 200Q
>99 A6Q

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