[BiturboS4] '01 S4 morning sputter... sputter...

John M. Harrison JohnMH at uwyo.edu
Fri May 31 09:26:11 EDT 2002

Mine starts off slow when I start up and drive away immediately.  It only takes a couple minutes before it begins running stronger.  Idling on the drive briefly seems to be enough for it to run better.  Gas out here is max 91 octane.  The car is usually garaged overnight when I'm here in town, but this doesn't seem to make any difference.

2001 S4 Avant 6 spd Mar 2001 date of manufacture

John M. Harrison  johnmh at uwyo.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicholas Mistry [mailto:nick at mistry.com]
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 1:26 AM
To: winw at bellsouth.net
Cc: biturboS4 at audifans.com
Subject: RE: [BiturboS4] '01 S4 morning sputter... sputter...


Thanks for your suggestion, but i have already tried that.  As per a
suggestion from my service center, i tried each brand for a month.
(basically 4 refills).   In my area we have Sunoco, Texcao, Mobil, &
Exxon.   Since Mobil and Exxon are the same now, i tried it w/ Texaco and
Sunoco.   No noticable difference w/ the startup problem.

So im back to my Mobil 93 Supreme.


My last audi

> It's not normal. Try using a different gas and stick with that brand.
> Amoco does this to me. I use Chevron and car runs great.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: biturbos4-admin at audifans.com
> [mailto:biturbos4-admin at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Nicholas Mistry
> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 3:14 PM
> To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
> Subject: [BiturboS4] '01 S4 morning sputter... sputter...
> I know people have talked about this on the board before, but i am
> bringing it up again b/c this problem is starting to annoy me.
> I have a '01 S4, and every morning when i leave the house, i drive out
> of my driveway go about 100 feet down my street and then "sputter
> sputter". The car bogs for a second or 2.    I let off the gas for 2
> seconds, and then everything is fine.
> I have brought my car in for this problem to 2 seperate audi shops, and
> both say "we cant help you unless we see it happen".   no faults in the
> ECU, no nothing.  They say they cant help me until it gets worse.
> It started happening at about 6k, but was very infrequent.  now at 16k
> it has become very frequent.  Every morning, and at the same spot.
> This problem does not happen anywhere else.  Even if the car has been
> sitting straight, for 12 hours at work.
> My car is not parked on an incline.  I park it in a garage.  I use
> quality Gasoline.  etc..etc..etc..
> Do we know what is causing this?  Do we know what i can tell the dealer
> as to get this problem fixed?    Has anyone else had success w/ fixing
> this?
> any suggestions / help would be greatly appreciated...
> -Nick
> '01 S4 black.
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