My Audi 200 stalled

Phil Rose pjrose at
Thu Nov 20 13:24:42 PST 2008

At 1:32 PM -0600 11/20/08, Adam wrote:
>Hi ,I Just bought a 1990 Audi 200 Turbo (auto) for 800$, took her 
>for atest drive and she was purring like a kitten, she was in mint 
>condition in and out so i decided to buy it. After driving it for a 
>little while, no more than half an hour, as i approached astop , it 
>lost power and just dies on me. I started it back up after a minute 
>or two and it fired up after a little bit of struggling. The I drove 
>it around for another 5-10 minutes and again she just died. At that 
>point i decided to call a friend in  need of a boost , he came and 
>we triend boosting it but it wasnt starting at all, in fact the car 
>seemed to have even less life than at first.the person i bought it 
>from had the cars for only a few months in the summer and didnt 
>really drive it or know what was wrong with it because he never got 
>it checked.Also an important detailis its-20*C ouside where im from, 
>so it might have something ot do with it, i dont know much about 
>cars, so not sure.... what are some of the first
>   steps i should take if im not ready to drop all my money 
>foolishly.... so any help would be greatThanks,             Adam

Had it been kept outdoors? Fuel line freeze?


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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