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#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.
#435 of 512 Re: 2005 Audi TT 3.2 no spare tire?? [sarahtt2005]
Mar 15, 2005 (7:52 am)
Hmmm, I guess they removed the spare doughnut from the TT's. Mine (02 225 TT) came with a doughnut. It eats up trunk space so maybe that's why they removed it. My advice would be to buy a doughnut from either ebay or some aftermarket Audi site and stick the doughnut in your trunk. You can also buy a tire cover so you can keep your stuff from getting dirty. Oh, you would also need to buy a jack too. The Audi jack is like a jigsaw puzzle, the "scissor" jack from the japanese cars (toyota, nissan) are much easier to operate. Good luck.
#436 of 512 Re: 2005 Audi TT 3.2 no spare tire?? [sarahtt2005]
Mar 15, 2005 (7:54 am)
Just thought of something. Check to see if your Audi came with a tire cover. I don't think our tires can fit in the trunk so the cover is there so you can put the flat tire in the passenger seat. Where your passenger is supposed to sit is beyond me.
Mar 20, 2005 (7:33 am)
I have a 2004 3.2 DSG and it takes a quart every 1500 miles. I have 9500 on it right now. I am looking into this.
Mar 20, 2005 (7:35 am)
I have the DSG model and it works as advertised. You can go full auto, full manual or into a sport program mode. It takes a little getting used to.
#439 of 512 2006 Audi TT
Mar 25, 2005 (12:31 pm)
I just received an email back from Audi and they said that the 2006 TT will be available in late Summer or early Fall 2005, not in 2006. Can someone also confirm this.
Mar 26, 2005 (9:54 pm)
I saw pics of a TT quattro sport in the Geneva Auto Show and was wondering if the car is going to be made available for sale. The roof of the car is in all-black (similar to the original NSX). The car looks hot!
#441 of 512 Re: NEW TT 3.2--WHAT'S THE POINT? [vinnyny]
May 04, 2005 (8:02 am)
what kind of chip do you have and where'd u get it? I'm lookin into getting one for mine, but don't know a lot about them and don't wanna drop $500 on a piece of crap.
May 04, 2005 (8:11 am)
I just purchased an 01 225 HP Roadster and would like to make some mods to it. Not sure what the best thing to do it, or even where to get it. I talked to a salesperson once about a chip that reads as factory eventhough it's not. Any info on this would be awesome and helpful to me. Thanks.
#443 of 512 Re: New To Me TT ... [leoniv]
May 14, 2005 (11:00 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. ywilson1
I have owned a 2002 TT QC 225 since December 2001 (bought new -- now with 37K miles). I use a quart of oil about every 3100 miles. Some may consider that high oil consumption. I don't know. I had a 1963 XK-E that took a quart every thousand miles. Gas station stops were: Fill the crankcase and check the fuel. My experience with the TT appears to about match yours, regarding oil consumption. I get the soot also.
I decided to follow the manual, with oil changes at 10K miles. I too am bit skeptical, but so far -- no problems.
The Quattro Quarterly, Spring 2005 has an article on engine oil: Slippery Path. According to this article, the "change your oil every 3000 miles" mantra is a combination of marketing and the word not getting out to service folks on the changes in engine oil technology. The European manufacturers are going with lighter/thinner oils to promote fuel economy. And, they are specifying oils with higher standards. From my reading it appears ten thousand mile intervals are Ok.
Admittedly, I got lost in the first paragraph of the article. I'm not a petrochemical engineer or an expert in consumer affairs or legislation -- or alphabet soup (SAE, API, ILSAC, ACEA, MRV, or CCS). But I got enough out of the article to spur me to start doing some research.