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JUST BOUGHT THIS S4 ANY THING MAJOR I SHOULD CHECK OR LOOK OUT FOR ?

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    [May 14, 2014]
    JUST BOUGHT THIS S4 ANY THING MAJOR I SHOULD CHECK OR LOOK OUT FOR ? :rulez:
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    [May 14, 2014]
    Its probably worth having a health check done by one of the specialists, there are various issues, some obvious, some much more subtle, that should be rectified.
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    [May 15, 2014]
    Oh no, you got that one. Bit of a shonker, I'll cut you a break and take it off your hands.







    Looks smart mate, loving these in red at the moment. As aragorn says it may be worth getting it into a specialist for a once over. Enjoy it mate.
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    S4 Muzza oww! my giant blue head!

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    [May 15, 2014]
    Looks nice :rock: spoiler has to go though, that looks awful. Guessing its a pre-facelift so manifold rattle could be a problem, and there's the obvious turbo issues which i'm sure you know about. Not much you can to prevent these though so as already said, give it the once over and maybe a scan, then enjoy!
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    [May 16, 2014]
    Things I've had to do since buying mine:

    Prone to boost leaks so check all hoses/vacpipes and jubblys, ideally get it pressure tested.

    Dumpvalves....prone to leaking

    Rocker cover gaskets

    Coilpacks.....some people replace them with the later TFSI coils, but it requires additional hardware and is quite pricey.

    Rear diff oil seals.

    Proper 4 wheel alignment (about £120) worth its weight in gold. Car might feel ok but a good adjustment can transform the car.

    Echo what's been said, get a healthcheck and get it on a ramp and have a good look underneath.
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    [May 16, 2014]
    Cheers ;) what the difference between the face lift and pre face lift , there is a recite for the diff oil last year ? The boot , I had a bora with a lip spoiler on if I take this spoiler dose it leave hole sect ? N thank for the advise every one ile get it looked over ;)
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    [May 16, 2014]
    Face lift cars have one piece headlamps with integral indicators, rounded door handles, different more beefy rubbing strips, tail lights have the indicator revers light swapped, central console arrangement is different, heater vents are illuminated

    Worth swapping the lights out for the Facelift versions as they really update the car
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    [May 16, 2014]
    Sound as pal, swapping the head lights ?
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    [May 16, 2014]
    assuming the mileage is over 120k, then yes, a rear diff gear oil change is worth doing. Mine came out the colour and consistency of Mellow Birds! Always remove the fill plug first. Takes just under 2 litres. More details here: AudiWorld Tech Articles
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    [May 19, 2014]
    Swapping the rear lights is dead easy and makes the car look more modern I think

    PFL

    SAM_1193.jpg

    Half and half

    half and half light.jpg

    FL

    polished 3.jpg
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    [May 20, 2014]
    I for one prefer the pre facelift smoked rear lights, facelift headlights are a must though !
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    [May 21, 2014]
    Looks nice mate you happy with it in general? Ive not had my Pre Facelift s4 that long, I also need a full health check!
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    [May 21, 2014]
    Yer I am made it with it , it's a bit to standard ATM tho lol I just want to keep the over all look standard , wheels re dun , full exhaust , remap, decent set of coil overs and the devil wot box lol
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    [May 21, 2014]
    Some tuners can program the WOTBox features straight into the engine ECU, saves having an extra device!
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    [May 21, 2014]
    Unicorn can map in the WOTBOX features of full throttle shift and launch control.
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    [May 22, 2014]
    It will be on 24/7 tho n don't no if I won't that say if I take my nana to shop or summet lol
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    [May 22, 2014]
    Not really.

    It only activates launch control if you floor the accellerator with the clutch depressed and your speed at 0. Not something you typically do in normal driving, and certainly not with OAP's in the car :p

    And similarly, it only activates NLS/anti-lag if you change gear with the accellerator mashed into the carpet.

    So when your driving your nan to the shops or otherwise driving normally, it just drives like a normal car.
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