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Allroad - teething problems. Please help!

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Hello

I have just bought myself a 2000 Allroad TDi with 60,000 miles on the clock.

Whilst it is a lovely car, I have 3 questions for anyone out there who can help me.

1. The temperature guage never moves from the base, i.e. 60. It is clearly knackered. Anyone know whether this is more likely to be a dodgy guage or something like a dodgy temp sensor or thermostat.

2. My average mpg is currently showing at 18.6mpg. This feels a bit crap and I wondered what a normal average should be and whether the problems with the temp guage may be in some way be affecting this (does the engine consistently "think" it is cold and thus chuck more diesel in?)

3. I would like to swap the Symphony 1 that is currently fitted for a Symphony II and take advantage of the 6 CD changer. Is this a simple operation? Are all the connectors the same?

Many thanks for your help

Gav

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Congrats! What spec did you get? any pics?

1. Not sure about the temp guage, do you mean it never drops below 60 even when the car is turned off, or that it gradually gets up to 60 then never goes above that. If the latter thats normal.

2. By AVG do you mean what the computer (DIS) says? My 2.5Tdi 180bhp gets over 25mpg on the DIS.

3. Hmm I'm sure mine is a symphony 1 and has the 6 disk cd in the boot behind a left panel. (where the toolbox is)

P.s. you don't need to cross post

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Good choice of car smile.gif

First thing I'd check with the temp gauge is that the wires are still connected at the engine end (fraid I can't point you to where they are but a loose wire is the most likely issue)

Have you inherited the 18 mpg from the previous owner/dealer? of so reset the average and then see. It's possible that it may have only been used cold for test drives for a little while hence the crap mpg. To give you an idea our 2001 2.7 biturbo allroad does around 22mpg average

Q3... wot biffa said

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18mpg is really crap so it could be a temperature problem - does you car have an oil temp gauge? Does that change? If not then the theromstat is probably stuck open. If it does then (stating the bleedin' obvious here...) it's either the gauge or the sensor (or the wiring).

My average is currently showing 32.5mpg and I don't hang about so you should be aiming for at least high 20s unless you do a lot of town driving.

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My Audi Allroad 2.5Tdi Tip if driven carefully maybe get 25mpg.

if driven a bit quicker would get 22mpg.

Unfortunately these are very uneconomical cars due to size and weight. 18 would be normal if pushed hard.

The manufacturers stated MPG is way off and very misleading. One would think a diesel engine would achieve better mpg. Weak link to this car as otherwise a great car!!

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Get yours checked, mine averages over 25mpg and I don't drive it slowly or carefully and regularly redline it smile.gif If driven carefully then I've seen 30+mpg

Thats a mixture of town and light motorway driving.

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My DIS is showing 28.9mpg (2.5TDI Tip) and i wouldn't say I drive it gently. I think the worst it'sshowed is around 25mpg.

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Hi... can't help with the temp gauge but I have a 2.5Tdi allroad that's regularly giving 33mpg... mostly motorway work...

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Yeah but you live in Wales! tongue.gif

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Granted but think of the power needed to get up the hills grin.gif

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