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R-Dub
09-07-2005, 10:42 PM
So I have my stock 01 B5 and I got it with a full tank in it.

Background on this car - was used VERY little by a San Fransican so the tank was rarely used if at all.

So heres my problem - I filled up yesterday (to the tune of 43 dollars ugh...) but anyway - the gas meter (both digial and analog) will show that I have NO gas at around the 3/4's mark.

Ill turn off the car and turn it back on - same thing - zero.

Used some STP engine, injector and tank cleaner at around 1/10th of a tank, drove a mile to the nearest Chevron and filled up - had no problems until I again, reached 3/4ths.

Anyone have the same problem? Heard of something like it? And most importantly - how do I fix it?? [=(]

ColumbiaDeath
09-07-2005, 11:37 PM
Loose connection in the fuel sending unit in the gas tank.

Common problem.

Not worth the fix to me.

BranCKY3
09-07-2005, 11:45 PM
Did you buy from a dealer or private owner?

R-Dub
09-08-2005, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by BranCKY3
Did you buy from a dealer or private owner?

Private.

What would the repair entail? Dealer only or is it a possible DIY?

How much $$ are we talking?

ColumbiaDeath
09-08-2005, 12:33 AM
Possibly DIY, possible pain in the ass. Search...I know its in there-- its how I learned about it.

R-Dub
09-08-2005, 12:41 AM
Yeah I found it on AW - talk about a TOTAL pain in the ass.

If I can find a shop that will do it for > 100 Ill have them do it....yeah good luck on that I know...but I think I can call in a few favors....hmm

R-Dub
09-08-2005, 12:46 AM
Somewhat off topic - I only got 1 key with the car - where can I get a key cheaply bought/made (I can program it), but I do need the whole key as well as having it laser cut to my motor. Any Nor Cal hookups? [:D]

ColumbiaDeath
09-08-2005, 12:48 AM
www.ebay.com

R-Dub
09-08-2005, 01:38 AM
80 for key & 100 for engrave...not bad considering it would be 350 at the dealer.

Not until I sell my Ford though.

Audi A4 1.8T
09-08-2005, 05:51 AM
you can get the foband key chaper.. just keep browsing ebay...make sure the freq match up, and u may be able to get audi cut it for free, thenget some one with a vag com to program it

jaredpgh
09-08-2005, 08:06 AM
http://www.audiworld.com/tech/elec77.shtml

AudiMan
09-08-2005, 03:28 PM
i had same problem, covered under warranty, fuel sending unit was replaced. If you gotta pay for it, don't do it.

R-Dub
09-08-2005, 04:01 PM
I found a shop that would do it for 2 man hours (45x2=90 bucks) which isnt that bad.

At this point its just a inconveniance but once I sell my old car Ill have it fixed (just so I dont run out of gas from a miscalculation on my part).

Rosati
09-08-2005, 04:02 PM
that sucks def. worth the fix IMO

R-Dub
09-08-2005, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by Rosati
that sucks def. worth the fix IMO

Oh I agree completely, but it can wait on other things like tinting and what-not[:p]

drlandry00
09-08-2005, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by R-Dub
Oh I agree completely, but it can wait on other things like tinting and what-not[:p]

haha , let us know where it stands on your list when you are stuck on the freeway with no gas!!! def no bueno.. I would get it fixed asap..

R-Dub
09-08-2005, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by drlandry00
haha , let us know where it stands on your list when you are stuck on the freeway with no gas!!! def no bueno.. I would get it fixed asap..

"Hello Triple A?..."

Lol that would be funny but Im keeping a keen eye on the tank and I shouldnt have any problems. First time I do though - shop time.

ColumbiaDeath
09-08-2005, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by drlandry00
haha , let us know where it stands on your list when you are stuck on the freeway with no gas!!! def no bueno.. I would get it fixed asap..

You learn how far you have driven, and how far a tank lasts.

I've taken numerous trips from STL to Chicago, and STL to Cincinnati-- with no trouble.