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  1. maff125

    maff125 New Member

    Hi all,

    Just thought i would say hi as i have just purchased a 1999 audi S4 avant with 129,000 miles full dealer history, dark blue (dont know the paint code yet), cream leather.

    Could anybody point me in the direction of a good specialist garage in the worcestershire where i could get the audi checked out?

    The S4 will be a weekend car for me to car transport my family around as i have diesel for work commute, but on comparison to a 99 impreza prodrive uk turbo running 270bhp and 268lbt which i have just sold i found the S4 to feel a little flat a first?
    Would this be down to power to weight differences between the two, or also the fact that the audi is more refined and has a smooth linear power delivery with the twin turbo setup, or maybe a sensor down, lambda, etc?

    Also is there an easy way to check for boost leaks, as replacing the turbos sounds like a big job

    Also i have a slight grinding noise coming from the rear left wheel at low speeds which sounds like either a seized caliper or a worn pad, any history of caliper problems with these cars?

    Also the cambelt was replaced at 60,000 miles so at 129,000 im assuming i need to do this?

    Sorry for all the questions but just trying to learn more about these cracking machines:sm4:
  2. dan1973

    dan1973 OCD clean

    First job, imo get the cam belt done mate for piece of mind. Then colour is probably ming blue mate. Welcome along
  3. orb

    orb Member

    Yup, with any cam belt, if in ANY doubt, get it done.
  4. maff125

    maff125 New Member

    Yeah, will do cambelt asap, cheers for the input.
  5. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

    dont forget to change the water pump, tensioner thermostat as well while your at it
  6. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

    Hello mate. Congrats on your purchase!
  7. S4 is around 170 bhp/ton, which is most likely less that the scoooby.

    Get yourself a laptop and vagcom. It's your friend with these cars.

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