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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by |Chaz|, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Picked this up a few days ago. It's a 2000 Audi S4 with 115k miles on it.

    Bought it from the second owner. I got a stack of maintenance records, all performed at the dealer.

    It has the APR stage 1 reflash, upgraded diverter valves, BBS wheels, newish tires. All of the major maintenance has been done (with receipts).

    It has 307 hp and 377 ft/lbs of torque and all wheel drive. The interior is like new. I also got the stock Avus wheels with it.

    I really like it so far. I do have it apart right now for some preemptive maintenance. I'm going to redo the timing belt/water pump/thermostat/etc. It's been a few years, but the job isn't that hard and it's cheap insurance since this is going to be more or less a weekend/fun car for me and the gf.


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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Nice car but holy big pics
     
  3. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Microsoft Skydrive :dunno: lol.

    Fixed
     
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    Nice deal ! I'm imagining $5500.. Close ?
     
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    while you have them accessible, do a thorough cleaning of the intercoolers.

    nice find though.
     
  6. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    That's what I was planning on ^. If anyone else has any other preventative maintenance suggestions while I have the car torn apart let me know.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Bigger turbos? Front mount? While you have it apart...
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    well that escalated quickly.


    good luck :)
     
  9. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    The turbos are mounted behind the engine... I may go fmic eventually though.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Right on man.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Nice. I love how Audi allows you to remove or swing the whole front end out giving you full access to the front of the engine.

    I still remember the first time I took the front end off my a4. I kept looking at it thinking how the F do I get to such and such part... Then once I figured out you unbolt one side and swing it out and away. It was one of those moments of awesome! Germans build cars in such a way that makes life really easy once you figure out how to deal with it.
     
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    D16Civic Matt

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    I'm digging it. Do these things tend to be pretty reliable or notoriously unreliable?
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Somewhere in the middle 4 out of 7 days a week, the other 3 days flip a coin.

    If you are good with cars and keep up with them, they are fine, but the prices for parts are carzy. The timing belt kit for my old a4 was $1200 at the local dealership. Just parts.

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    Guessing $900-1100 if i shopped around.
     
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    900-1100? That's from the stealership though. My kit ran $300. Timing belt, water pump, thermostat, radiator fluid, and some other things I can't think of now.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Yup OEM parts. I did search around online and for some reason the 3.0 v6 was just really high.
     
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    nice car man...love it....did he change to bigger injectors when he did the APR flash...its highly recommended....
     
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    :D

    Who said they had to stay back there? :D
     
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    Haha, I don't quite have the know how to do that. Maybe if I had some help :D
     
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    Good find. I recently bought an audi and I love it so far. I will have to do my timing belt in the next 10k or so, and I was a bit taken back by having to remove the whole front to get to it.
     
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    The front end actually comes off surprisingly easy. I almost forgot about your Audi thread, how has yours treated you so far?
     
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