This car is the biggest pain in the backside! It's a 2000 on an X plate 90bhp 60kw AHH model.
I've had it to two garages - one of them an independent Audi specialist.
It completely lacks power, really slow uphill, goes flat on the motorway. I can't over take - like at all because it just dies a death.
When i first start up it's ok. The minute i change down a gear and then try to go back up - nothing - bang - flat as a pancake and the noise - bloody hell - it sounds really rough.
I've had the turbo cleaned, i've had the sump cleaned out, new oil filter etc. I ran comma diesel detox through it and then put some comma diesel magic through the tank later on. I've bought an EGR blank plate but i'm not holding my breath - not had a chance to fit it yet cause of work.
Strangely, it does slowly pick up to around 70ish in fifth gear and doesn't sound so bad. Only thing - after it's been running on the straight the bloody oil light flashes on.
Audi garage said no codes visible - did flag something to do with fuel and asked if it had ever been run dry? I don't know - only had the car a couple of months. The fuel gauge doesn't work so it's possible i suppose (although the petrol light does come on when it's low) They suggested taking it to a diesel speciallist but they wanted big money i just am not willing to spend. I want to try to fix this car myself but i need it on the road every day for my work - i'm caught between a rock and a hard place.
Any ideas greatly appreciated. Hubbard wants me to get rid but i'm marginally obsessed - i hate something getting the better of me!! Thanks for reading