[Biturbos4] Gas gauge weirdness
mholme3 at aol.com
mholme3 at aol.com
Thu May 10 20:03:13 EDT 2007
My gauge always reads low like that..I run deep into the red now cause I know I still have a few gallons left, get about 340 miles on a tank, chipped and SPIRITED driving... If I park with a little less than a quarter tank and then start the car the next day, the light/beep might go on, but then after driving a couple minutes, it will turn off..Some say it's part of the instrument cluster going bad, which mine is..How are your trip computer pixels? Also, you ever driving and see your speedo or tach "dip" a little?
From: fxstm at uaf.edu
To: Biturbos4 at audifans.com
Sent: Thu, 10 May 2007 7:14 PM
Subject: [Biturbos4] Gas gauge weirdness
Something weird happened with my S4's gas gauge yesterday. I know it
was at a quarter tank when I parked it, low fuel indicator had not
yet come on. When I started it a few hours later all of a sudden the
gauge read empty, the low fuel indicator came on, and the trip
computer reported 0 miles to empty. The gauge didn't move from empty
for a couple short trips yesterday and this morning. I started to
believe the tank might actually be almost empty.
I filled the tank today, and it only needed 13 gallons. There was
still over 3 gallons left in the tank. When the tank was full, the
gauge only read 3/4 full and the trip computer reported about 230
miles to empty.
Then, after driving less than 10 miles with the tank full, suddenly
the gas gauge reads full and the trip computer reports 360 miles to
Anyone ever seen this? If it matters, my driveway is on a bit of an
incline. I've had the car over 6 months, usually park in the garage
but have parked in the driveway many times before, first time that's
happened. It may be the first time I parked in the driveway with the
tank below 1/4. Physical problem or computer glitch (I'm leaning
toward the latter)?
Steve Munk http://people.arsc.edu/~munk/S4
HPC Systems Analyst '01 Audi S4 biturbo, silver 6-speed
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center '01 Audi A6 2.7T, gold 6-speed
University of Alaska Fairbanks mailto:fxstm at uaf.edu
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