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when do you have to get consumables replaced

sunshinewelly Oct 9, 2018

  1. sunshinewelly

    sunshinewelly Active Member

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    sorry if this is obvious but on my last car (BMW) the idrive would tell you how much lifespan you had left in brakes, oil etc before needing a service change.

    I can see that Audi do have an oil message but i cant see any messages regarding disks etc

    also i find it very odd that you can reset the oil frequency through the MMI. why is that option given
     
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  3. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    I'm also not sure why the MMI allows you to reset the oil service indicator to be honest?

    It won't tell you when you need discs or anything though, you just have to keep an eye on them and replace them when you see they're getting worn. Old school. :)
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Quite, but then some can't be bothered to even open the bonnet, no reference to anyone here of course, or even check their tyre pressures. But when it goes belly up because of no cyclical checks being performed they then blame the manufacturer.
    I am all for old school, where it can apply, but then that's how we were brought up...
     
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  5. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    Indeed! Although I think that our cars at least have pad indicators do they not? So at least as a worse case people should be alerted before they fail... As for the discs though, that's a different issue I guess.
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Yes pad wear indicator, brakes overheating, brake fluid level, washers low, etc etc. In fact the manual from page 27 to 38 shows what each warning light on the dash can indicate...
     
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    Filipão Member Audi S4

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    Who RTFM?

    Let's star a pole on this one...
     
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  8. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    +1 and before I got the car...
     
  9. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist TFSI Owners Group Team Scuba saloon Audi A4 quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    am i right in saying the pads only have 1 sensor on 1 side on the car?
     
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    Hambee1234 Member

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    :icon thumright::icon thumright:
    Google or this forum ! Not the manual for me haha
     
  11. A12RNX

    A12RNX Active Member TeamMisano Team V6 saloon Audi S4 Audi A6

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    Pretty confident in each pad having wear indicators. I know my A6 2011 does so should hope something newer does.
     
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  13. sunshinewelly

    sunshinewelly Active Member

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    so what about brake fluid or when the car should have a standard inspection.

    thats one thing i do miss about my BWM - even on my 2017 5 series you could not fail to note when something needed to be changed as the idrive listed everything for you.

    is there a chart showing these timings.

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  14. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Brake fluid should be changed every two years, don't need some techie machine to tell us that.
    I know it might be old school but read the manual - all your answers will be in there...
     
  15. Evil Derboy

    Evil Derboy Active Member Team Daytona Audi RS5 Owners Group

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    The I-Drive indicators for brake pads and discs are only estimates based on the average mileage that’s expected to to get out of them along with driving data. They’re not accurately measured via sensors or anything which is why Audi probably didn’t bother.

    When I changed the rear discs on my M6, the car said that I had much longer left on them than I actually did.
     

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