Away from home and losing power

Jim Green jeg1976 at
Mon Dec 23 13:55:28 EST 2002

--- "Joel A. Frahm" <frahm at jilau1.Colorado.EDU> wrote:
> Hi all, happy holidays.
> I drove my 1988 Audi 90 Quattro about 1000 miles to
> visit my folks near
> Milwaukee, and now the car isn't running right.  I
> think the first symptom
> is that the 'check engine' light started coming on
> after 20 min. or so of
> driving.  It doesn't some on steady, but rather
> flickers at a high rate.
> The car also seems down on power and won't rev over
> 4500 RPMs.  One known
> problem with the car is the multifunction
> temperature switch/sender.  My
> inside temp gauge does not read warm until after the
> car has been driven
> for a while, and sometimes I think it reads low.  I
> bought the car
> recently and have not checked or changed the timing
> belt.  I do know it
> has a new fuel pump however.
> Any guesses what this might be?
> Thanks,
> -Joel.

Knock Sensor?  When I was screwing with mine, that's
exactly what would happen when it was disconnected or
not torqued down right.  Start by pulling the codes, I
have a few spare knock sensors I can unload if you
need one, and can ship it any day except for um, wed.


Jim Green
'89 90tq 034EFI, Haltech IG5

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