Audi A4 2.0 TDI 140Bhp, 2006, 117000 miles
I've been reading through some of the excellent articles and replies on the forum, am looking for some advice before I goto to garage and get told something which might cost me money and not fix the issue. My symptoms which started a couple of months ago:
When the car is cold for the first few minutes it sounds kind of boxy and hesitates to accellerate past 3000 rpm, feels like its struggling for air.
No smoking issues when hot or cold or when experiencing this issue
No warning lights
Fuel consumtion seems to be slightly off but not too noticeable (no trip computer)
Losing the smallest amount of coolant, difference between max and min over around 900-1400 miles (not entirely sure) no visible leaks, no water from exhaust, no white smoke. Car never used any coolant whatsoever before this issue started.
One of the guys had an issue on the 170Bhp model, wondering if mine could be similar as not all the symptoms match and my car has had no modifications:
170 TDI odd engine noise - now with pics - turbo?
I might ask a local guy who is more capable to check for coolant leaks as in the above article.
Does anyone have any 'know what that could be' suggestions. I use the car for work, 40K miles a year and am struggling to afford to run it as it is having to replace the clutch and flywheel at 100K.