issues with the V8q

Tony Hoffman auditony at
Fri Sep 9 05:43:35 PDT 2011

The center screen thing (Autocheck in Audi speak) is common to have issues.
In fact, mine did the out of gas thing perpetually till I pulled the
instrument cluster apart (for the fourth time) and resoldered EVERY pin that
interconnected the boards.

The temp light thing, is the car running hot at the time? If not, I'd be
checking the coolant level again. If it's low, time to start searching for a
leak, it will probably be ver slight, so you may have to look for the
coolant "stain".


On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 6:54 AM, <doubldz at> wrote:

Hello all:

The temperature light has come on for the second time since owning this car.
It also happened just a few weeks ago. The last time, I checked the coolant,
it was a little low so I topped it off and went on my merry way. Today, I
was late for work so I took "other" transportation. I haven't yet put a 1000
miles on this car so I'm wondering if there is something else I should be
looking at.

I've noticed that the little "information center" in the middle of the dash
board goes wacky every now and then. Sometimes it flashes "E" when I have
plenty of gas and sometimes it doesn't display the miles per gallon number
and just remains blank (which is a blessing these days).

Suggestions, help would be appreciated.

1990 V8q pearl

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