6th Dec 2012, 22:27

Used to happen to my '85 Audi 80 GTE - have an electrician check the Engine Control (or whatever it's called) relay, the one that operates the electric fuel pump and ECU); there may be a hairline crack on the solder inside the relay, which may have electronics in it.

13th Apr 2013, 14:47

It is the catalytic converter. I had the same exact problem. A friend of mine who is a mechanic punched/drilled the cat, and now it runs like a dream!