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Robbe Jul 12, 2017

  1. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    I am now a proud owner of an ibis white RS4. Bit of a change from a B8 diesel. My original plan was to get a B9 S4 but when I checked the price of RS4s they were in my budget. So after test driving one I fell in love and had to have one. Luckily I managed to find one with the spec I wanted straight away. So from deciding on a RS4 to driving it away was about 2 weeks.

    The car is a October 2014 Rs4 on a 64 plate with 49k miles. Options are
    Sports pack
    Black pack
    Hill hold assist
    Bang and Olufsen sound system
    Heated front and rear seats
    Privacy glass
    Folding and dimming mirrors
    Advanced key
    Audi connect
    Convenience pack
    Garage door opener
    High beam assist
    Storage pack
    Tech pack advanced

    The car had a bit more miles then I wanted but it's just had new discs and pads all around, stronic oil changed, brake fluid, service and MOT. I will only be doing 6-8k miles a year. So should be low maintenance for a while. Also was cheaper to insurance then my old diesel.

    First thoughts after doing about 100 miles. It's a fantastic car. Easily cruising on the motorway on the way home, had a 2 hour drive back from the Audi dealer. Accelerating off roundabouts is addictive. The noise abouce 3-4K is amazing. Took it easy to start with as didn't want to have an accident or get a speeding ticket. This is the most powerful car I have driven so giving it some respect and car. Managed 25mpg on the way home. So not bad. Not really played with any of the extra gadgets yet but the sound track of the v8 is all you need.

    Only bugs so far is that the hill hold assist is not remembering being on. Having to press the button each time I get in the car. So not sure if this is an isssue or not. Also noticed the windscreen doesn't have the sunshade bit at the top like my diesel A4. Have also notice a clunk when you are slowing down and when you switch from auto to dynamic mode. So might be the exhaust flaps. But will see how it goes before taking it into my local to look. As it's an approved used Audi I get 12 months warranty.

    On Friday we are going on holiday to France. So that should give me time to really get us d to it. It's about 600 miles of driving to get where we are going. Should be really good fun on yet nice flat quite French roads

    Will put some pictures up tomorrow. As not had any time to take any.
     
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  3. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen S4 - the smile per mile machine! Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Supercharged Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    Congrats buddy and waiting for the pics.


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  4. Thundercliffe81

    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Mega, mate. Well done Have a cracking holiday and same...photos


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  5. no_idea

    no_idea Active Member

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    Glad you are enjoying the new car.
    It should remember the hha status.
    Is the driver's seat memory switched off?
    Make sure it is on and have everything as you want and store it in the memory.
    Make sure you only have one key in the car as you can store different memories to each key. So if your wife drives the car when she uses her key it will move the seat, mirrors to the positions saved on that key.
    Enjoy your holiday.

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  6. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    promised some pics of the car. have noticed the black exhaust surrounds are pitted. wonder if Audi would replace??


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  7. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    i will have to have a play later in the car. not really played with the memory seat. today i only had one key in the car, but have not stored by seat position in the memory. so do i need to put the HHA on and then set the settings into the memory? probably should ready the manual...
     
  8. no_idea

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    Yes that should work.

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  9. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Very nice! Not sure if the hha memory was a april 15 change to be honest.

    I found the trip to be 9% out all the time so i changed it.

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  10. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    I thought it was. Car was registered in October 2014 so presuming it's a MY14 and believe that was part of the update. Might have to take it into Audi after the holiday.
     
  11. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    My MY14 didn't remember.

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  13. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Yea that's not right. It changed when they changed the tyre pressure recommendations in april 15

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  15. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    Oh well. Does seem strange that my 14 plate a4 remembered yet the RS4 didn't. On the plus side the RS4 doesn't have start stop. Hated that on my A4.

    Out of interest did your RS4 have the windscreen with the tint at the top?
     
  16. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Totally different cycles built in different places by different people.

    And yes hha and start stop in pre 15 cars is a bloody joke.

    Mine did not have a tint up the top

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  17. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    Makes sense now. Just need to sit back and enjoy the car. My 4 year old son keeps telling me to make it noisy and loud..
     
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  18. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Haha mate that reminds me of my nephew. This is what he does to this day when hearing an engine rev after going in my RS.



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  19. no_idea

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    Mine remembers hha and it is a sept '14.
    Also has a grey top tint, very subtle mind you.

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  20. THQuattro

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    Very nice car mate.
     
  21. Steff s3

    Steff s3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Lovely machine mate, I'm seriously thinking about getting rid of my RS3 8v and going for one,I've always wanted one,quite a few on pistonheads just now,I fancy white myself.
    With those being new front discs I'd get them nano coated to keep them that way for a long time,you see far to many that's grubby and terrible looking.
    Enjoy that monsterous sound of that v8 on your holiday.
     
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  22. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    another question.

    Do i have the latest sat nav and mmi software? below is the information from the car? would i get any free updates from Audi or would I have to pay for the update? Reason I ask is that i live on a new estate and the sat nave thinks i am currently in the middle of a field. my Tomtom and google shows the road but not the car sat nav. IMG_4487.JPG
     
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    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    That's pretty old. Original by the looks of it. This was april 17:

    168 quid
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  24. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    Local Audi just came back with a quote of £263 and confirmed the software and sat nav are from 2014. Not sure if it's worth doing or not. Apart from updates maps what else would I get. I have a tomtom with lifetime Maps.
     
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  25. Thundercliffe81

    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Pfffffft. For a map update? Wow!


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  26. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    And firmware. That was worth having.

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    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    What does it do? I'd be wanting Google Earth for that haha.


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    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Mine had google earth. The firmware speeded it all up, made the colours changed and added some my15 bits to the green menu

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    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    Will have to think about getting it done. It is something I can get cheaper and do it myself. Or is it a dealer only update?
     
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    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Dealer only in reality unless you want to faff about. The hdd needs repartioning to fit the new maps on.

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    Or get it free like I did!
    But that was a bit of goodwill after they told me they broke my rear bumper!
    My car went in to have the exhaust trims changed as they were pitted, do the nav update and try to sort out the rattly sunroof.
    They did the trims but as they removed the bumper it split at the top where it clicks into the side under the fuel flap.
    They have been good about it and on Monday it is going on for a new bumper and they are going to have another go at the sunroof as that is still noisy.

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    no_idea Active Member

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    I think the nav updates take 2-3 hours and you need to keep the car powered up, that's why I asked them to do it.

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  34. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Correct. Be careful your sunroof drain holes are not clogged with grease after the tpi on that.

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    Yes they have applied the 'special grease' and no different. It may need a little more.

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  36. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Yes just be careful and check. Mine flooded the footwell after they went ott with it.

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    Ok, thanks for the heads up, I will check.
    Did it cure the sunroof rattles though?

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  38. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    No they had to put a new frame in

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  39. no_idea

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    That's what I am thinking they will end up doing to mine.

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  40. Robbe

    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    My exhaust trims are also heavily pitted. Did you get them changed under warranty or did you have to pay for them?
     
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    They were done as a 'goodwill gesture' so I didn't pay a penny.

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  42. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Regional Rep Team Ara Blue Team Daytona Gold Supporter

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    Beautiful RS4....I'm sure your over the moon with it. Enjoy!
     
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    Robbe Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 Audi S4 Audi A4

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    Made it to our holiday place for the next weeks. Over 600 miles down and still loving it. Only issue so far is a clung sound when we slow down and going from 5th to 4th. Almost sound ms like a solenoid shutting. No warning lights on the dash very odd. Any ideas?
     

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