Fuel stavation hestitation rough running

Jonathan Monetti jmone3036 at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 21 14:10:17 EST 2004

Matt--I have limited, anecdotal input:  

My old mechanic used to loan me his '81 5k when he would have my coupe overnight.  I experienced fuel starvation at the worst possible time--getting on to I-95 from a curved onramp (during D.C. rush hour, no less).  His comment (after apologizing profusely for forgetting to tell me about it) was that this was common in the early 5k's, and if memory serves, he said it was due to the tank design.  I do remember very well that he said he always, *always* kept the tank at least 1/4 full. 

Jonathan Monetti

>Hi All,

>My 1981 Audi 5KT had an empirical low fuel warning:  If the tank were less
>than ~1/4 full, there was fuel starvation in tight turns at any appreciative
>speed.  That included freeway off ramps, but as soon as I was back on the
>straight, the engine picked up again.  I decided it was a lack of baffles in
>the fuel tank;  however, it was very disconcerting at times.

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