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Going to trade in for an RS4. what to look out for?

Discussion in 'RS4 Forum (B5 and B7 Chassis)' started by ukdan, Oct 30, 2012.

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    [Oct 30, 2012]
    I want to trade in my A4 for an RS4 but I thought I would do some research first for quality issues etc.
    I have read a few posts about carbon build up and suspension problems, can anyone enlighten me?
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    are you looking at a b7 ?
    If it is a quite high mileage and it has bucket seats you might want to check the wear on the side bolsters.
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    Thanks. Looking at B7 my2007. With around 50k miles on the clock.
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    There's a good buyers guide in the stickies on the B7 RS4 forum at rs246.com
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    rs246.com has a LOT of info on RS4s, and a definitive list of what to look out for when shopping for one.
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    Gear box trumpet issue's.when its warmed up give it a few revs upto the red line or when on a test drive give it a good blast upto the red line and see if the clutch fully returns.Also a common fault is oil cooler pipes leaking.The little plastic clips securing the pipe can snap and after a while the joins can wear and start to leak.
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