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Hi guys,

Thanks in advance for reading this post. I would appreciate any help or advice anyone has to offer.

Car: 2003 Audi A4 Quatro 1.8T

I was on my way home from Vegas, while driving about 80-85 mph, my car all of a sudden starting shutting off, what I mean is that I would press on the accelerator and it wouldn't apply any "gas" to the car, the RPM would fall and would try to come up, but it almost felt like my car was choking...

On the side of the freeway, I tried to turn my car back on, and it would start but then the RPM would idle, and the car would turn off...

Anyways, I got my car towed to the dealership, and I have 52,000 miles on the car, they said that my warranty ran out, and that I would have to pay to get it fixed...They haven't told me what the problem is...but here I am at work, extremely bummed out about the situation...

Can anyone help me out? I have had other problems in the past with this car, and it just seems weird that a 2003 model Audi would just "die" out on me like this...Appreciate all of your help...! Thanks...
 

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you should get your car VAG-COMed
it should tell u whats the problem
 

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Could be just a fuel line filter or fuel pump by the sounds of it. If it turms out to be alot more serious problem, don't give up on the warranty coverage. Skip the dealer and go after the Audi directly and demand they review your file. Often, the manufacturer will offer at least partial compensation to owners that have recently exceeded their warranty.

Good luck.
 

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HI,
It seems like I had the same problem. Most probably it is your fuel filter. But I had it during my warranty, and didn't have to pay anything. I hope you put 93 octane gas, and also don't put generic gas either. Your car will last long, if you put good oil, and good gas.
Take Care.
Good Luck :thumbsup:
 

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kashutu --

You stated -
I hope you put 93 octane gas - (Are you US Audi amended to run on this, Because over here in the UK 95 is the min, and recommend 98 Octane.

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Originally posted by kashutu@Sep 1 2005, 12:50 AM
HI,
It seems like I had the same problem. Most probably it is your fuel filter. But I had it during my warranty, and didn't have to pay anything. I hope you put 93 octane gas, and also don't put generic gas either. Your car will last long, if you put good oil, and good gas.
Take Care.
Good Luck :thumbsup:

Yeah, 93 or 94 is as high as you can get in the US. Unless you find a station that sells 100oct. race gas.
 

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I had the exact same experience with my 2001 VW Passat 4Motion wagon. I was on my way to Palm Springs with a full car of family and luggage on a 95 degree day. The A/C, CD player, and cruise control were all on. We were having fun.

The car progressively shut down while on the freeway. After a while, it would only idle, and it was unresponsive to gas pedal input. We called for a flatbed tow truck to take the car for a long ride (60 miles) to the dealership. We were not having fun any more.

The problem was the alternator....petered out, zap, toasted! The car died because the battery had been sucked dry and was not being recharged. The car managed to restart after sitting for a while, but only because of the "bounce back" phenomenon after a battery is depleted. It would have died again shortly if I had driven off.
 

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and also don't put generic gas either. Your car will last long, if you put good oil, and good gas.


Hate to break it to you but there are really a very limited number of companies that refine oil into gasoline. Most of the retailing companies love to talk about how their gas is higher quality that the other guy's, truth is, there all about the same quality and differ only in octane levels.
Good idea to use synthetic oil though. Audi has had problems in the past with engine oil "sludge" that builds up and damages the engine.
 
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