I have a '99 A6 Avant 2.4 V6 (UK model). The fuel consumption has
always been poor (24-28mpg) but recently it has got worse (18mpg).
Before I pay a garage a load of money is there anything I should be
I can't find a service manual for this car in the UK (Haynes don't do
Chances are that something has gone awry, like an oxygen sensor, coolant
temperature sensor, or the like. There's probably a fault code logged by
the engine management system, you just have to read the code.
Unfortunately, your car probably requires a hookup and computer program to
read the codes, like VAG-COM. If you're planning to do most of the
maintenance yourself (electrical troubleshooting, etc.), then it may be a
good idea to invest in a reading program. http://www.ross-tech.com/ has
developed one that's cheaper than the one the dealer uses - they have
pricing on the web......wonder why the garage charges so much just to plug
The folks at Audiworld may have some suggestions as well.
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Thanks again Steve for your response. I did think about a sensor
fault but I had assumed that there would be some kind of warning light
on the dash to indicate this. Is this not the case with Audi?
I've looked at the VAG-COM product, but it's a bit expensive for
occasional use. I guess I'll just take it the the garage. It's due a
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