[s-cars] Stumble/Hesitation at altitude?

tony.curran at sympatico.ca tony.curran at sympatico.ca
Tue Dec 7 11:46:45 EST 2004

Hi Matt,

Can't help you with your stumble issue but I did note from pics that you don't have any mudguards - either front or back. Do you know if in USA (I'm in Canada) the S4 didn't come with front mudguards or they have been removed. My Canadian spec. S6 came with front mudguards and I added rear ones that I picked up from an Audi dealer in England.

I've found that driving around in snow causes a buildup of slush behind the wheel arch that may be detrimental to the paintwork. Also helps to reduce sand blasting.


96 S6

> From: Matthew Pelkey <matthew.pelkey at gmail.com>
> Date: 2004/12/06 Mon PM 09:26:19 EST
> To: s-car-list at audifans.com
> Subject: [s-cars] Stumble/Hesitation at altitude?
> Hey Guys,
> I was just out in Breckenridge for a week with the Avant and noticed
> that it developed a stumble/hesitation while at higher altitudes. I
> live in Madison, WI and have never noticed this happening. The only
> fuel that was available out there was 91 octane, at home I run 93. The
> car has 110K and the only mods are Mihnea's chip and a Samco lower
> intercooler hose. Any ideas/explanations?
> On another note the car performs awesome in the snow! There was a
> nasty storm while we were driving out on 11/27, probably over 40
> vehicles in the ditch. I got the car in the summer and haven't had the
> opportunity to drive it in snow until this past week. I'm running new
> Dunlop Wintersport M2's.
> Here's a pic of the car on Boreas Pass Road:
> https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/pelkey/web/Breck04/Breck04-Pages/Image37.html
> and in the parking lot at Copper Mountain:
> https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/pelkey/web/Breck04/Breck04-Pages/Image28.html
> Thanks,
> Matt
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