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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by maff125, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. maff125
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    [Dec 21, 2009]
    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:
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  3. dan1973
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    dan1973 OCD clean

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    [Dec 21, 2009]
    First job, imo get the cam belt done mate for piece of mind. Then colour is probably ming blue mate. Welcome along
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    [Dec 21, 2009]
    Yup, with any cam belt, if in ANY doubt, get it done.
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    Yeah, will do cambelt asap, cheers for the input.
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    [Dec 21, 2009]
    dont forget to change the water pump, tensioner thermostat as well while your at it
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    [Dec 22, 2009]
    Hello mate. Congrats on your purchase!
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    [Dec 22, 2009]
    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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