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2006 Audi A4 Quattro Question: Full gas tank



PDH, Amissville, VA, July 25, 2010, 21:09

When i fill the gas tank the car is hard to start. You have give it gas and crank it 5 to 10 seconds to get it started. Then it runs rough for a few seconds and then is fine until you fill it again.

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  • Answer #1

    July 25, 2010, 23:04

    Are you 'topping off' meaning trying to squeeze in every last drop? If so, that can flood the Carbon Canister with fuel and then flood the Engine. If you are then don't 'top off', it can damage your fuel system and EVAP system.
    Otherwise, have your engine scanned for codes and inspect the data stream while starting after a fill up, a shop will have the scan tools for this. You may have a defective EVAP component that is letting fuel into your engine at the wrong time.

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    Visitor, March 03, 2011, 14:08

    Had this problem recently. It was the purge valve. A $18 part through your VW dealer or online, don't get ripped at Audi, it's exactly the same part number and part. very easy to fix, 15mins even for a novice as it has easy access.

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