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Newbie Going to look at a 1999 S4 tomorrow

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Dan Yeates, Jul 26, 2008.

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    Dan Yeates Audi S4 B5 Avant

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    [Jul 26, 2008]
    Hi,

    I'm looking for a quick estate car. Have found a nice looking S4, 1999 about 90k on the clock.

    I have read the buyers guide and things, but wondered if there were any other things I should check for tomorrow that you would recommend.

    One other thing, what average MPG would I expect from the S4?

    Thanks,

    Dan
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    Dan Yeates Audi S4 B5 Avant

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    Should also say, it is standard, full Audi service history, cam belt, water pump, tensioners and brakes done at 85k.
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    do you have vag.com?

    if so check for boost leaks - block 032 in the engine section

    otherwise take someone who knows these cars

    think about an inspection and a s vag.com scan - can be done by an audi dealer - varies from free for a vehicle check to 50 ish pounds for a scan...

    where are you based ?
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    Dan Yeates Audi S4 B5 Avant

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply, I'm based near Southampton. My dad did have a Sykes Pickavant (sp!) reader, will this give me all the information I need?
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    not too sure about that, maybe if it was an Audi compatible one.

    do you have a friendly mechanic or audi specialist you could pay to do an inspection?

    you might want to have a read at

    http://rs246.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=PNphpBB2&file=index

    which is more geared towards the rs and s cars, there are a few people from Southampton as well on there so you may fine a willing knowledgeable member who may go to a viewing with you...
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    I get around 230 miles to a tank, but i'm running aound 400bhp at the moment.

    Even when it was standard, think I was getting around 250 miles to a tank, mostly 'urban' driving.

    And check out www.audisrs.com for more specific info on the S4. There was a lot of dummys thrown out of a lot of prams a while back and RS246 isn't what it used to be for the S4.
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