[s-cars] Help: Possible causes for engine dying? (Could Seafomcause this?)

James Murray james.murray at ericsson.com
Mon Jul 18 06:39:03 PDT 2011

Not yet, but I will be doing that!

Have to pull the codes from the Check Engine Light. 

I wounder, could the alternator be dying? I just put in a re-built 6 to 8 months ago!


-----Original Message-----
From: Wylie Bean [mailto:theringmeister at triad.rr.com] 
Sent: July-18-11 9:17 AM
To: James Murray; s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com; S-CAR list
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Help: Possible causes for engine dying? (Could Seafomcause this?)

Have you re-filled the tank with good gas?  Otherwise are you getting any codes? (Don't rely on a CEL....check them) Wylie Bean 90 cq
91 90q20v
92 UrS4
08 Q7

-----Original Message-----
From: James Murray <james.murray at ericsson.com>
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Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:00:10
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Subject: [s-cars] Help: Possible causes for engine dying? (Could Seafom
	cause this?)

Patient: 93 UrS4
Conditions: Car dies shortly after running for a few minutes. Car restarts fine, but won't keep running more than a few minutes!

Driving back from the store on Saturday the car just died on the road... waited 15 min and she started again, and then died again right after. After 1 hr car started and I made it home (not far). Today I can't make it down the street.

Only change I can think of was that I put a can of Seafoam in the gas tank a few days ago with only 30 litres (6.6 gallons) of gas. Could the Seafoam be causing this problem?

Diagonstic Notes: I have good fuel pressure, no missfires.

All I can think of is the Seafom was put in without enough gas? or bad gas... but the car doesn't run ruff or anything when it's running. I don't get it...

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