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#1999 of 2367 audi 1998 A4 2.8 v6 high mileage replacement gearbox
May 28, 2009 (9:53 am)
hi i own a 1998 A4 2.8 v6 quattro on 176.000 miles its still in really good nick but the clutch and gearbox are on the way out. i am concidering haveing a engine rebuild raceing clutch and replacement box but dont really know any realistic prices. to save cost i was thinking of trying to fit a low mileage 6 speed box from a golf v6 4motion but are unsure whether it would be straigh forward the grand plan is to get a PES supercharger convertion in the future hence the rebuild, raceing clutch and 6 speed box can enyone advise on this plan and cost or recomend a garage that specilizes in this kind of thing cheers baz
#2000 of 2367 Re: tires for A4 [swimgal]
May 31, 2009 (9:46 am)
hi mate the only help i can be is i own a 1998 2.8 v6 quattro witch has been fitted with 18'' wheels from a new rs4 the tires i use are kumo size 18'' 225/40 and i have had no probs witch the handeling whatsoever it is really tight cornering at speed
Jun 01, 2009 (1:39 pm)
I need help. My transmission needs replacement. I have am the original owner and have maintained the car, more so than anyone else I know. The car was wonderful for 5 1/2 years and the last six months have been hell. Since then, all four coils and plugs have been replaced, the coils, one by one going bad. I've had the rack and pinion replaced, the motor mount replaced and now the transmission. I now have read everything about the CVT problems with the early 2000 models and am scared to death. It is culpable to know that Audi has known of these problems for years and done nothing. I was also told at the dealer that they have been fighting the coil problems for four years. I do not know what kind of recourse I have nor do I understand what the dealer might be doing to try to "help" me. My contact is calling me back tomorrow after his district manager gets back to him on an email he sent him explaining my situation and seeing if they can help. What does that mean exactly? I called cust. svc this morning and they too indicated that there may be some kind of "help" but that I would have to take the car into the dealer as a first step. I have one more car payment on the car and absolutely love the car and everything up until the last six months. I appreciate your advice in advance.
#2002 of 2367 A4 Fuel Pump Replacement/ check engine Light
Jun 01, 2009 (7:23 pm)
Help! My son had to have the fuel pump replaced in his Audi A4. When he picked it up, as he drove down the street he realized something was wrong and returned to the mechanic. He left the intake exhaust off disconnected. The mechanic reconnected the hose. The next day when gas was added to the car, the check engine light came on. This car has gone back to the shop 5 times and the mechanic cannot figure out why the check engine light is coming on. The code is something about the Turbo.
Can you help? Did the mechanic do something when he left the intake exhaust off?
#2003 of 2367 Re: A4 Fuel Pump Replacement/ check engine Light [bbjames74]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 02, 2009 (7:06 am)
Not sure what you're talking about here. The terms you are using don't really identify the part very well. Do you have the # of the code that was read? That would help us a lot.
#2004 of 2367 Re: '97 A4 2.8 Quattro; fuel filter removal [tgai69]
Jun 02, 2009 (7:57 am)
Hi tgai69: Thanks for the reply. In a state of desperation, I already had removed the back seat, thinking maybe there was an access port (or maybe I could even cut my own access in the sheet metal with a hole saw). I couldn't find any sort of cover. Eventually, I customized the proper size hex wrench (ground the short end down to about 3/8 inch) and was able to get it up inside the fuel filter cavity. After installing the new one, and rather than spend another hour trying to tighten the hex bolt, I just installed a large hose clamp around the filter and bracket, which seems to be a much easier solution. Someone else stated that the flat rate on this job is .4 hours, which seems reasonable. Took me more like four...one of the most frutrating Audi repairs I have ever done! Thanks again. audiphile1
#2005 of 2367 Engine cut out
Jun 02, 2009 (9:48 am)
hi i wondered if someone could assist me. When i turn the key in my audi A4 SE the car will start ticking over and then just cut out. Now i turn key off and on again and same thing happens. If i carry on doing this it finally starts sometimes 1st time sometimes 10th time. Once car starts it runs beautifully. Please help me.
#2006 of 2367 Re: Engine cut out [jonp3]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 02, 2009 (6:46 pm)
Sounds like a faulty fuel pressure regulator that is bleeding off pressure in the fuel rail---so, without fuel pressure in the rail, the fuel pump must pump away to renew enough fuel pressure to keep the car going after every shut down/leak down.
#2007 of 2367 Re: Engine cut out [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 03, 2009 (10:53 am)
Sorry to hassel you sir but thanks alot for the reply. Is this a job for a mechanic or can i sort this out myself? Will this be expensive?
#2008 of 2367 Re: Engine cut out [jonp3]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 03, 2009 (12:18 pm)
Well you can really test the regulator without a proper gauge and a workshop manual, so probably you should bring it in, yeah. Maybe a $200 job if my wild-ass guess is correct.
The gauge allows you to run the engine, test the pressure (about 4 bar) and then see how much bleeds off in 10 minutes. It should drop to 2.5 bar. If it goes lower, I'd suspect the regulator is faulty.