what is in a 60K service on a S4 1999

OllyS4

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As above, i have a S4 avant 1999 and it's on 63k with the sevice light on.
So i'm going to give it a sevice myself.
I had the cam belt changed when i got the car 52K miles.
Also what grade oil?
 

aragorn

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oil and filters is really the main thing.

The cars handbook lists what should be done at each service interval, but a lot of it is just checking things.
 

Mr K

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Brake fluid should be done every couple of years I think.

i had heard that brake fluid is only a £30-40 to have it done at a main dealer, in which case its probably the only thing i would get audi to do, as its worth getting them to do it - you will probably get through £15-20 of fluid, and you need to be able to cycle the ESP pump aparently to bleed them if ESP is fitted. its a horrid job anyway.
 

aragorn

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You dont need to cycle the ESP pump to bleed the brakes or to change the fluid.

I tried to bleed the system with an eezibleed when we first got the car, as i'd changed the rear calipers. Being lazy i figured the front tyre was as good a source as any and clipped it on there without letting it down to 10psi. The resovoir split and blew brake fluid all over the windscreen and scuttle panel.

I picked up a resovoir from an audi 80 at the scrapyard, which had the same fittings but was slightly smaller, swapped them over carefully and topped it up with new fluid slowly to ensure no air made it into the MC. Brakes worked fine afterwards. A week later bled it again with the eezibleed to get the new fluid thru the pipes to the front calipers, this time at a more sensible 10psi, which worked just fine. At no point did i touch the ABS pump.

The only time you'd need to cycle the pump is if you managed to get air inside the pump itself, for example by completely draining the system.

If you want to change the fluid, what i'd do is carefully empty the resovoir (it might be easier to simply remove it and drain it, if your careful you wont get any air into the cylinder) then fill with fresh fluid and bleed a reasonable amount thru to each caliper.
 

OllyS4

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Thanks every one,
I don't have the hand book with this car.
I might get the brakes done, if i do there is a vw/audi place i know who will do it.
Is there anything else apart from the oil/filter then?
Is 5-40 what most people use?
What about plugs?
 

aragorn

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I use 5w40 synth oil in the 1.8T.

As for plugs, the good old BKR6E's will most likely do the job, or the EK version if you fancy really pushing the boat out!
 

S4twiggy

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i have 0w-40w in my S4, i didnt realise how expensive oil was the other day until i popped into halfords and seen the price for mobil 1 0w-40w £50 ****** quid, i nearly drowned gerald
 
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