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Thread: Hi all, new member with a B5 S4 Avant

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    Cool Hi all, new member with a B5 S4 Avant

    Hi all.
    have had my S4 since end of Nov, absolutely love her...3000miles together so far.

    I Was looking at another diesel to replace my beloved Volvo S60 D5 (Now in the hands of my OH) , as good as the Volvo was it lacked the excitement of my previous Volvo 850 T5 (MTE mapped) wagon.


    Anyway I lost the will to live looking at another diesel so bought a B5 S4 Quattro Avant instead :D


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    And a Video:
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    Hi, welcome to audi-sport.net. Nice car. Where is the Shire? Head over to the a4 section of the forum, lots of useful info in there. Enjoy. x
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    Hi and welcome ,another from the darkside! You were on T5D5 or VPOC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gen.heinz guderian View Post
    Hi and welcome ,another from the darkside! You were on T5D5 or VPOC?
    Both but mainly VPCUK and VOC.
    I honestly wouldn't go back to Volvo now, the old ones are getting tatty and the newer ones were ruined by FORD.

    Who were you on the Volvo forums?

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    I was ex911driver on both of those , scr&pdo was on here recently too.
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    Ah cool, thanks for the welcome btw :-) looks like a friendly forum.

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    Update:
    4500miles together now, took her up to Liverpool and across to the isle of man for the manx classic sprint the other week, she ran like a dream & was a pleasure to do the journey in.
    Upon arriving home I a couple of small splatters of black grease on O/S/F wheel.....I knew what that meant straight away, the CV boot had small split and had not lost much grease at all, no damage to the CV joint.

    New CV boot £9.99+ VAT, fitting it was a doddle.


    I'm Still smiling every time I turn the key.

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    Update:


    7 months & 6000miles together now..still big grins all round.





    MissB and I are off up to the Lake District in her next week for our Holiday, can't wait.
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    looks great
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    Update:
    Another 1000miles now (just racked-up 900 of those on our holiday in the Lake District)..total 7000miles together.


    The car performed superbly (As always), she didn't even notice the boot and back seats being full to the window level with camping gear and suchlike...I'm as smitten with the S4 as I was the day I got her.


    Had a fantastic time, will post some more pictures once resized:









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    Stavely Village.

    2010 in the Volvo S60 D5



    2013 in the Audi S4

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    Have just had a set of Avon ZV5s fitted this afternoon, nothing much to say other than they seem quieter at speed than the RainSport2s were.
    Will be interesting to see how they compare.

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    A few pics of her at "Audis in the Park" last weekend (great weekend btw).









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    Welcome to the forum Absolutely superb car, you will find loads of great info here
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    Update: 9000 fantastic miles together now....still 100%.


    Pic taken this morning:

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    She's not looking so good at the moment
    Pic taken the other weekend, she's even filthier now! just lately every time I have an opportunity to clean her the weather is foul my cars (or bikes) never get this dirty!!!!
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    You off to the PHSS at MBW?

    A dirty car means it's a used car which is all good in my books

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    18" BBS RSII with Michelin PS3s, 20mm H&R adapters, Relentless 3" DP and Sports cat, B5 V1 induction kit, cone filter+heat shield, Forge 007P, Awesome GTI SMF, AP coilovers, Facelift rear lights, Full Powerflex poly bush kit, R32 Rear ARB, SAI delete, N249 by-pass, Upgraded Engine mounts with Polytek, Stage 1 CC at Badger 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwistof View Post
    You off to the PHSS at MBW?

    A dirty car means it's a used car which is all good in my books

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    Hi Chris, I'm planning on it yes

    I went to Porsche SS (that was the day that dirty pic was taken) .
    It'll be good to meet you

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2blade View Post
    Hi Chris, I'm planning on it yes

    I went to Porsche SS (that was the day that dirty pic was taken) .
    It'll be good to meet you

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    Good good

    I missed out on the Porsche SS as I was at the BTCC....been before though and it's a very nice venue.

    Weather was terrible that day so no wonder the car took a beating of dirt!

    I'll drop you a message on here during the day to try and meet up....probably been seen each other before but not even known it! lol

    Chris
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    Cool I look forward to meeting you.


    Update:
    She passed MOT this afternoon, always a relief
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    Update 10000miles and almost our first year together.


    MOT passed with an advisory that the pads were getting low, so bought a set of PAGID ones (same brand that was on the car) and completely stripped, overhauled and rebuilt the calipers...new pads are bedding in nicely and are sharper that the old ones were already.







    Then a much needed clean






    Going back in the garage for a chamois and a polish.



    Great car

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    Update: 11500miles/14months together.

    Not much to report tbh.
    Truly faultless, has been an absolute please to own and drive.
    Update: 11500miles/14months together.

    Not much to report tbh.
    Truly faultless, has been an absolute please to own and drive.

    She's a little dirty right now........


    She's a little dirty right now........


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    Update:

    Had the Passenger side rear wheel bearing fail all of a sudden on way to work yesterday morning, it had been running silent from all four corners then yesterday morning a slight hmmmmmmm that literally 5miles later became a more prominent wurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr that came and went as I loaded/unloaded that side of the car and could tell straight away what corner it was coming from.

    I've had wheel bearings go on other cars before but none have gone as quickly as that!

    Made a call and got a bearing same day by 15:00, finished work at 17:00 then got busy....new bearing done and dusted by 19:30.



    Not a bad job tbh, did it off the car and had to disconnect the ABS sensor from under the rear passenger seat and pass it through that way as the sensor wasn't coming off the hub at all...We marked the camber adjuster plates so all went back together exactly as it came off.


    All running silent again this morning.
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    Still nothing to report, still a lot of flood water along the valley here so she's tucked away polished and fully cleaned inside and out in my garage with an optimate looking after her.

    Hence my commuting duties are shared between S60 and XC90 depending what vehicle type MissB needs to use of different days (horsey girl so she has to get bales of hay and suchlike)

    I'm really missing not using my S4 daily.

    View from XC90 at the weekend, I'm NOT driving my S4 through this sort of thing:

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    lol I just found the pics from when I washed/polished her prior to hiding her from the flood water.

    Before:

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    After about 4hrs:



    Interior another 4hrs:



    How she looks right now (looks odd as the bonnet propped open for optimate lead)and will do so until the flood waters clear off (seems to be taking forever! ):

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    Fired her up this morning and took her out along the hilltop, kept away from the flooded valley roads, got her nice & warm and cleaned the surface rust off the discs.


    She felt great really strong, lovely noise....I'd not driven her apart from in and out the garage to wash in about 4-6 weeks.


    She soon reminded me how much I enjoy driving her.
    Now back in the garage covered and on optimate waiting for flood water to bugger off.

 

 

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