I'm new to Audi A4s and would really appreciate some. I have been looking for a solid and well cared for A4 for a while and didn't have much cash to spend. I eventually found an A4 2.5 TDi Auto Quattro saloon which, to be absolutely honest with you, I just fell in love with pretty much on first sight. It just has a quality feel to it and everything works without exception even though it has 137k miles on it. It drives really nicely and everything feels tight and propa. I had an autoelectrican plug his diagnostic thingy in and he said that it was a good'un from that point of view. She starts crisply and I just love the V6 TDi noise it makes at tickover - a strange combination of tractor and executive smoothness. POwer delivery is just fantastic - even thirteen years later on the open road she whisks up to 90 in the blink of an eye.
First thing is that I would like to care for it myself but Haynes don't seem to do a manual for the V6TDi - is that right? if so where can I find a manual. Second thing is there is a bit of a whine from the rear end somewhere. I'm going to have it looked at tomorrow to see if its a wheel bearing - or if its the Quattro transmission - its not bad but if fixable I would like to fix it. Not for too much cash tho'. Are problems with the Quattro tranmission well known? will it go bang? how much do I need to worry?
Hope you old hands can help,