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Problems with newly purchased V8 Quattro 90'
In message <33C56967.email@example.com> "Randall C. Markarian" writes:
> > 1) Definite "surging" between 2000 and 3000 rpm, there is no aother
> > way to explain it. When I press on the gas pedal, the acceleration is
> > eratic, jerky. Also, at highway speeds, holding the the gas pedal
> > in one position, keeping the same speed, the car seems to surge , forward,
> > backward. Again, I dont move the pedal, but it feels like I do.
> First two symptoms are from a bad o2 sensor. New one $120-130. Typical
> V8 problem.
Agree when it's severe. Very minor surging is sometimes caused by boost
control via the wastegate control valve.
> > 5) Burnt engine oil smell, no visible leak , nothing on the ground either,
> > probably behind the engine block.
He should check his gearbox oil level _NOW_!
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club