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Audi TT, Coupe, Convertible
#425 of 512 New To Me TT ...
Oct 18, 2004 (12:57 pm)
Well, I have purchased a 2001 TT QR 225. I have had it since June and I must say it has been quite enjoyable so far. This is my first Audi but I have owned other German cars (VW). When I purchased it from Carmax, I took it to Tischer Audi for a full checkout. All was well. It had only 16,200 miles on it and runs like top. As also being my first convertible I can't seem to keep the top up on nice days. Now my question. How many of you do your own tune-ups and oil changes? I do all of these on my Durango but it seems a little daunting to try this on my Audi. I have purchased a Bentley service manual and it has helped me when I am poking around under the hood to learn what is where. Do you keep your lower cover on? They call it a noise shroud? but is it worth keeping on the vehicle? It seems that engine cooling would be greatly enhanced without this on as to allow a better flow of air under the hood. Thanks for your responses and let's pick up the pace on this thread. It seems to be a little slow.
#426 of 512 Re: New To Me TT ... [ywilson1]
Oct 19, 2004 (3:12 am)
wow talk about low milage. Hope you got a good deal on it. I guess if you care enough to buy a bentley manual then sure do your own oil change. I used to do it on mine when I have access to a facility for hobbist to do stuff on their car, but since I moved I just take them to a local mechanic and save myself some time and keep my hands clean.
#427 of 512 Re: New To Me TT ... [lecco]
Oct 19, 2004 (12:36 pm)
Hey lecco, Now that the weather is getting colder I think that I am going to go that route myself. There was a time it would not bother me but now I am just as happy to let someone else do it. I got a good deal on it $26,500 and have had no problems with it. I usually only use it on sunny days >8^)>3 It is a fun driving car. Has anyone hear had oil consumption issues. I have heard/read that they somtimes drink a bit of oil. I use Mobil1 5w-40 in mine. I read on some german car pages that over there 40 weight oils are recommended highly. I do baby me vehicles when it comes to maintenance. Do you know how to turn off the service indicator. It is telling me I need service but I just had it done. I leave no oil in beyond 5000 miles. And only synthetic fluids are ever used.
#428 of 512 Feedback on 04/05 TTs
Nov 14, 2004 (4:00 pm)
Nary a peep in this forum about recent models. Is that because they are so incredible that everyone is too busy driving them to post?
I'm going cross-eyed with all of this online research. Anybody out there have anything to say about the newer models? Any experiences with the DSG tans.?
#429 of 512 question on aftermarket/customization/accessories for tt
Nov 18, 2004 (6:51 am)
does anyone have any recommendations for which aftermarket choices, customizations, or accessories work really well for the TT? I've seen things like the center armrest I'm considering, but I was wondering about other things like inexpensive power improvements, lower body moldings, wheels, etc. In terms of what "working well" means, I would say relatively inexpensive, in keeping with the TT's character/style, and impactful either visually or practically.
Dec 12, 2004 (3:18 pm)
Hi all, just got a 04 180R a few months ago, traded my old Z3. This is a third car (a 3rd Audi) and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
Got it loaded down for invoice. I was happy with the price but wondered about the resale with the dealer going to invoice to get it out the door. But oh well since it is a third car and I will keep the miles low & it will be a long time before selling. No major problems to note, but the center storage door behind the seats won't close and I have the same rattling from the side mirrors, those will be taken care of at my next service stop. I put a small "bee sting" antenna on it from ttstuff to replace the ugly stock black one. If you guys have any questions about it let me know, I have two other audis as well so I am happy to help out wherever I can.
#431 of 512 Re: New To Me TT ... [ywilson1]
Dec 28, 2004 (7:31 am)
From what I've been told (from Audi service manager), oil-burning seems to be a common problem with the TT's. My 02 225 TT (40k mi.)burns about 2 qts. about every 7-8k miles. I can see the soot collecting on my tailpipes (starts collecting after only one day). The manual says to change oil every 10k miles but I don't trust it. The dealership handles my TT service and they do oil changes every 10k with regular oil (synthetic is extra). The dealer uses 0W-30 which seems a little light/thin for such a hot running engine. Hope this helps.
#433 of 512 Expiring Warranty on a TT - Any recomendations?
Feb 22, 2005 (11:40 pm)
My '01 TT warranty is expiring soon. Any suggestions on what I can REQUIRE from the dealership as opposed to what I can REQUEST for my final maintenance under warranty? Thxs.
#434 of 512 2005 Audi TT 3.2 no spare tire??
Mar 14, 2005 (11:02 am)
hi- just got the 2005 audi TT 3.2 and i love it, but i just learned (the hard way) that the car does not come with a spare tire or a donut. i got a flat a few days ago and had to wait for roadside assistance to tow me (the gash in the tire was too big to use the tire mending kit). i really don't want to be towed whenever i get a flat, so what can i do? i also don't want to buy a whole new tire (that is about $500.00) help please. thanks.