1999 Audi A4 Avant Does not seem to be getting gas
I filled the tank about three weeks ago. I do not drive the car a often but three days agao I drove it to the store. We had been sitting on the tripls digits for three days and it was really hot. The car drove fine. The next day I tried to start it and it sputtered like it was not getting fuel. I could floor it and hold RMPs but as soon as I would take my foot off the gas it would sputter and die. I added a gallon of gas and it ran for a short amount of time and then sputtered out again. Could I have bad gas?
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If you are talking about the reservoir for the radiator, the radiator pulls coolant in from the tank when it is low. If you are adding coolant - water every week and there are no external leaks, the engine is burning the coolant out the exhaust pipe. Usually a leaking head gasket - intake gasket or cracked head.
to see what you get for mileage, take it to a gas station and fill it till the pump stops and reset your trip meter. Drive it around like you normally would to work or whatever till the tank is almost empty and go fill it up again till the pump stops. Its best to go to the same pump you used before. Once it is full look to see how many gallons or liters you put in(This is how many you used since the last time you filled up). Take the number of miles/kilometers from your trip meter(the number of miles/kilometers you drove since you last filled up) and divide it by the gallons/liters you used and you will get your miles/kilometers per gallon/liter. Compare this with the rating your vehicle is suppose to get. But remember it can very depending on how you drive.
Miles/kilometers divided by gallons/liters
the aircon gas needs recharging in a car at least every 3 yrs.you also need to run it for at least 15mins a day(on average)to keep in tiptop condition.also dont forget to spray air con cleaner into air intake of heater to get rid of legionaires bug(really!!! )
Not necessary to replace any components, but the engine Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system needs to be cleaned inside together with the intake manifold, (both EGR throttled valve and intake manifold).
The CEL means there is a Diagnostic Fault Code stored in the Engine Control Unit. There are 1000's of DTC's, so you will need to have it read by a Code Reader. Auto Parts stores like Auto Zone, Pep Boys, perhaps even Advanced Auto often will read the code for you; but by law they cannot clear the codes. Many codes do not cause drivability problems, severe ones will trigger the ECU to run in a Limp Mode, which would require repair work before any trip longer than a few miles. Hope this is helpful.