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What to check up on a facelift S4?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by imported_ZeroK66, Mar 9, 2006.

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    [Mar 9, 2006]
    Hello all,

    As per my last post - I have just picked up a very nice S4... (Sort of)

    What do I need to check out on the car... obv the bearing arms. This is a facelift, so the turbo pipe thing does not apply does it?
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    Check the throttle body boot for splits, and also, if it had its original turbos swapped? They were sorted FOC by audi i believe as they failed.

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    What do you mean by the "turbo pipe thing"?

    You should have it fully looked over - by an independent specialist in my view - the people who are passionate about these cars.

    One of the most important things is checking for air leaks a simple test and usually easily fixed, but can save you £'000's if it keeps the turbos in good order.

    Also get VAGCOM on it to see if it throws any DTC's
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    [Mar 9, 2006]
    Rich... tell me more. Is there documentation about the turbos and being replaced? I will ask the dealer to do this too.

    I will get the car fully checked over for air leaks by a specialist - probably pay AMD a visit so they can stick it on the rollers and have a tinker /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    The bearings failed resulting in excessive shaft play... Im not 100% sure if they were a recall, or just covered on warranty. Might be worth a bit of investigation though. If they fail...chuck some K04's on and have yourself a cool 450bhp /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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