[Biturbos4] check engine light
dak at rochester.rr.com
Mon Mar 22 21:06:08 EST 2004
The patient is a '00 A6 2.7t. When my wife was driving the car home, she
got a check engine light. She correctly pulled over and called me. I
asked her to check the temp gauges and asked if she smelled anything
strange or if she noticed anything odd about the performance of the car.
All answers were nominal, so said she should drive home in a reasonable
fashion (<10 minutes). She thought she smelled something once the car
was in the garage. About 10 minutes later, I went out and didn't notice
any smells. I took some plastic covers off the engine and had a good
look around. Hmm, nothing dripping, oil level is just below min. Nothing
else odd looking, or of concern. I had checked the oil several weeks ago
and saw it was right at min, but knew I'd be changing it soon (this week
actually) and left it alone. I put a little over 1 quart of oil in the
engine, saw that the level was now a bit above min. Run the engine for
about 20 seconds, light still on. Hmm.
Thoughts? The import car dealer I got the car from gave me a 1 year
warrantee. Since I picked up the car May 1, 2003, I'm taking it there to
get codes pulled. Is it a good idea to drive that 15 minutes? I'm
considering a short drive around the block to see if the thing resets
itself. Sure wish I had that VAG-COM now!
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