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Just bought 1998 A4 Avant - need a tune up?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by BigJon, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. jtallieu

    jtallieu New Member

    Mar 31, 2004
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    I just bought 1998 A4. As far as handling, the car is tight. My idle RPM is a bit of a concern for me. What is an appropriate RPM range for idling on the A4? Right now, my idle seems low @ about 600 but does bounce little to about 800. I own a 98 VW, that had the same idle fluctutation problem and all that was required was a good throtle body (IAC) cleaning. Has anyone had to fix a rought idle problem on their A4?

    Either that or this car could be due for a new set of spark plugs. In the manual, it say to only use spark plugs purchased from the dealer. It also said in this in my VW manual and I used non-dealr plugs without a problem. Should I be concerned about anything except saving money, when using non-Audi-dealer plugs?


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  3. BigJon

    BigJon New Member

    Jan 3, 2003
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    Since it's a 12/2001 build I would do an oil analysis to cheeck the lead numbers (bearings). /RS2

    Oil Analysis Thread
  4. Guest

    my only concern with having an oil analysis carried out is that it wont proove anything if the car is ok now (4k miles), but fails at say 8k miles. ?
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    I suggest you check the statistics on Jason's engine failure site - if you look at the data table you'll see that the only car to fail under 2000 miles was one with 500 miles in Australia which was not built in the suspect period.
    If you then look at the other data you'll see that the average failure "mileage" for cars built in Oct,Nov and Dec is about 6000 miles.

    Given that BMW in the UK have'nt officially acknowledged that there is an engine problem on the M3 then I'm surprised that one of their dealers is doing oil tests to check for abnormal levels of lead. Given that the test is carried out by specialist labs surely they have a copy of the results - what's the point of doing it if they can't share the results with you? [​IMG]

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