New A6 Avant owner - Newbie questions!
Just found this forum and it looks great- so I hope you can help me.
I've just bought a 130k 1998 A6 Avant 2.5V6 TDI with a Tiptronic box. Car is solid, drives well (if a bit sluggish) and is very comfortable.
Since buying it a week ago I have started to notice a couple of strange problems that I hope you can help me with.
1 - I noticed a quiet thrumming noise once I got the car over 40- but opening the window showed that the noise was actually more of a rhythmic metallic clatter as though a dustbin lid wascoming loose.. Clearly something to do with the offside front wheel, but I can find anything out of the ordinary- though the noise appears to be coming from a disc-like plate behind the wheel. Any ideas?
2 - My auto box is a bit sluggish,but I've heard that about the Tiptronic boxes. However I cannot select '2' with the selector. The stick moves to position,but the light doesn't come on and performance is unaffected. I guess changing gearbox oil and filters is a start but have you any other suggestions? Anything I should look out for?
3 - Car pulls slightly to the left,but I suspect this is tracking. Anything to be worried about (it's more an annoyance than anything else)?
4 - I have a yellow Oil Sensor warning on the computer display and the oil temperature guage never budges. I am going to a VAG specialist and this is something I intend to have sorted when the car is there, but what could this fault be symptomatic of?
5 - the computer display is a little ... crazed. It's readable,just a bit corrupted. I understand this happens,but how much would I be looking at to get this fixed?
Thanks for any help you can offer.