View Full Version : Car cut out behaviour queries

10-13-2006, 05:40 PM
I recently bought a 1997 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8T. Great car but in the last week I've noticed two strange things happening on start up and I wondered if any of you could shed some light on the likely cause.

There's 88000 kms on the clock and it was imported from Japan.
Its a 5 speed manual.

First Problem:
When starting from cold (and hot), the engine will initially run for 1 or 2 seconds and then cut out. When I re-start it the second time, it generally runs fine then. Is this indicative of a fuel filter or fuel pump impending failure ?

Second Problem:
This only occured once, I started the car and the yellow/orange symbol with the car and a key underneath it came on, in the Revmeter.
My manual is in Japanese so I find it difficult/impossible to determine what this actually means.

Any ideas or likely causes remedies? I'm more concerned with the first problem.

Otherwise the car runs sweet.

Thanks for your help.