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The Audi A6 runs fine but the temp guage slowly falls to cold as I am driving. Also has an oil smell I notice when I stop.

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  • baileyds Jul 31, 2009

    Unfortunately, the FixYa system decided I had a 2004. It's actually a 199 Audi A6 Avant.

    That said, I don't think it is burning oil. I changed the oil four weeks ago and there has been no oil smell until today. Oil level is unchanged. Coolant level was a little low. I topped it up and it has not dropped since.


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Could be just burning up some oil which some cars do that with age or usage., You can purchase a bottle of "oil stop burn" at local part store. Temp guage sensor may be faulty on the thermostat. If it is not overheating than that is a good thing.

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    Nate Stansfield Jul 31, 2009

    If oil level is normal than that is a good sign. If it was burning you would smell oil. I would recommend replacing the temp sensor

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