200q20v stumbled 'til it died
alancordeiro at comcast.net
Wed May 31 17:57:25 EDT 2006
A bad mass airflow sensor could produce something like that
( nothing for sure...just another of many possibilities)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenneth Keith" <auditude at gmail.com>
To: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 12:56 PM
Subject: 200q20v stumbled 'til it died
> Let me type this out while it's still fresh in my mind. =(
> On the way in to work today, my 200q20v started losing power and
> eventually stalled out/died. At first it seemed like when I put the
> accelerator down, it stumbled as if there was a boost leak or
> something. I tried to stay out of any type of boost, but the problem
> got progressively worse regardless.
> The car started stumbling hard and I had to pull over where it ran
> extremely rough, as if I only had one cylinder firing poorly, and it
> finally died. I had it towed home.
> My fuel tank was ran very low, but I wasn't yet on the "E line" and
> planned to refuel after work. I thought I might have run out of gas,
> but I could get it to start and run with that one cylinder for a
> moment until it died. I figured if I was out of gas then it wouldn't
> even do that.
> Then I suspected it was the fuel pump, which normally is quite loud
> like a swarm or angry bees. When I was able to try to start it and
> run it on the side of the road after it died, I tried to listen to the
> sound of the pump and it didn't seem the same. Perfect timing if it
> is the pump as the tank is run pretty low. However, when I called my
> Audi tech friend about it briefly, he said when the pumps go they are
> usually completely dead, rather than pumping poorly.
> I didn't notice anything unusual under the hood. If I can liken this
> to any other car problems, it reminds me of when I bought my Coupe GT
> and the fuse for the ECU wasn't plugged in. It ran like crap in a
> similar way, but that's a CIS car so it's apples and elephants.
> I'm going to be looking at SJMauto to see if I can get any clues, but
> I thought I'd throw it out there for now in case anyone has any ideas.
> Recently we fixed my friends 200q10v that would die after driving for
> a while, and that was the rpm sensor at the flywheel.
> Last week's issues on the 200q20v was the alternator voltage regulator
> which died on the way to work, followed by the coolant cap which
> somehow stripped out when I tightened it after filling it and no
> longer held pressure when I got to work. If there's a common
> denominator, it seems that my cars don't like to go to work with me!
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