Any Audi mechanics out there
Hi,Posted 4 years ago
After some advice please, the engine emissions light came on my 07 plate audi a4 avant last Friday, I was coming back from a week working away and was giving it some poke 110 plus.
Engine emission light came on when I got home, not sure if it was due to horsing it or that I had put a half bottle of redex in over the lat two tank fulls of diesel.
Any help appreciated before I take it to a independent garage this week
and was giving it some poke 110 plus.
Was that BHP or KPH or
Unless you’re in Germany bit reckless to be driving that fast isn’t it!
And posting it on a public forum top marks for that as well…
If this was in the UK 60mph over the limit…gonna loose your licence
Ps I hope you get your car sorted out…or not it may be a safer place without drivers like you…Posted 4 years agoorganic355Member
Could be anything, last time our emissions light came on it was a new DPF and exhaust recirc valve costing £1500+
my A4 avant 2.0TDI quattro is in the audi garage today after this:
Car wouldnt start friday PM, appeared flat battery, central locking not working etc.
Jump started OK & drove home
Switched engine off, & restarted Ok after a few minutes
Left for half and hour with engine off, keys out of ingnition, car locked and fan started at high speed after half an hour.
Started car and fan switched off.
checked every half and hour for a few hours and no fan noise
Checked in morning and car started OK.
Check battery level and was low (with meter), but engine started
Came back a few hours later to take out for quick run (15 mins) to charge barttery, engine management light came on when started.
car drove fine until last corner, then labored a bit, battery light came on and car died – no power, no nothing.
Tried to jump start and nothing.
Called tow company, he manage to start temporarily by pumping accelerator, but engine died after a few seconds.
Diagnostics computer plugged in and it indicated glow plugs fault, which engineer said did not correspond to the problem. Seemed like engine wast getting fuel.
tow company engineer could not do anything so towed to audi.
NB battery is only a few months old, and recently spent £1500+ on DPF and exhaust gas recirc valve
Awaiting for the call from Audi…..
I am going to enquire as to trade in value as I have lost all confidence in this car now.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
I’m very suspicious of these, had a problem with one on a Toyota which was solved by changing the car battery (basically low voltage issues where triggering false reading). We have a 2007 2.7tdi a6 110,000 on clock and no emissions lights so you could be unlucky. Running the diesel hard does chuck out serious amounts of gunk, as above a good clean (ie by hand) out might help, I’d be surprised if ruining it hard again will help much.
@unfitgeezer I think all German motorways have speed limits now, too many big crashes on the unrestricted sections.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
@organic – its possible the new battery is a dud/fitting issue. If you like in Suith East try Merc Medic outside Woking, they are excellent. As above we had a Toyota which gave lots of false readings from sensor when battery was on its way out.
What I would say is we’ve had EXTREAMLY poor service from main Audi dealer, lots and lots of claims for unecessary work verified by Merc Medic who fixed so called problems for little cost, best was £60 fix for £2000 work quoted by main dealer.Posted 4 years ago
130 km/h advisory
There is no national speed limit, either, for cars and motorcycles on any highway outside of towns if it has a central reservation or a minimum of two marked lanes per direction.
Even so 110 mph is way to fast on any road…Posted 4 years ago
He could have been on a track? Is it dangerous then?
do what you like on a track !
Are you confusing dangerous with illegal?
Sorry officer its okay it wasnt dangerous…
A track with a load of other cars is more dangerous than an empty motorway at 1am.
thats the choice of the drivers on the track not the choice of normal road users…Posted 4 years ago
We all agree he was a very naughty boy.
yes very naughty…
Lets try and help instead of being so self righteous eh?
not being self righteous just pointing out its irresponsible to travel at 110 mph
Which one of you guys can categorically say you’ve stuck to the limit since you started driving?
er yes ! with the odd exception of traveling up to 80 mph…been driving 22 yrs. !Posted 4 years ago
er yes ! with the odd exception of traveling up to 80 mph…been driving 22 yrs. !
Good for you, you’re in a very small minority.
just pointing out its irresponsible to travel at 110 mph
To travel at 110mph? What about trains and planes? You didn’t really address Terry’s point that what makes it any less reckless in Germany?Posted 4 years ago
Terry’s point that what makes it any less reckless in Germany?
nothing its still reckless but you wont get points or loose your license and a fine +
What about trains and planes?
what’s that got to do with cars…
Anyways I hope you get the car sorted out… remember the speed limit is 70mph !
Im bailing….Posted 4 years agodarrimc30Member
Gents,Posted 4 years ago
Not going to defend my speed although it was on an open road with no other traffic about, the speed statement was to see if it would help with the diagnostics I.e very hot engine and use of a dose of redex
Looks like it stirred the usual bickering which we all enjoy on this forum with my driving now in the same class as the A8 driver in another post.
Cheers for the comments with some technical advice.
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