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#2254 of 2367 Coolant Leak in Cylinder
Oct 05, 2010 (2:50 pm)
My 2004 Audi A4 3.0 convertible's check engine light came on and I just had the ignition coil recall performed. My check engine light continues to come on...the computer kept showing misfires on Cylinders 3 & 4. There was about a 5 second rough start when the engine was started cold. After a week in the shop, the dealership says it is a coolant leak in cylinder 3 only...they are no longer seeing misfires on cylinder 4. They want $2400 to take the engine to a machine shop and THEN will give me an estimate for the repair assuming they find the problem. Any advice?
#2255 of 2367 A4 2008 - bad fuel sensor
Oct 08, 2010 (10:06 am)
#2256 of 2367 A4 2008 - bad fuel sensor
Oct 08, 2010 (10:06 am)
My A4 Quatro fuel sensor stopped working just after the 50,000 mi warranty expired. The low fuel warning light is on all the time, the miles remaining indicator is not accurate and the fuel gauge does not work. I use the digital trip odometer to show how many miles driven after a fill-up. My dealer in CT told me I am out of warranty and thus have to pay possibly hundreds of dollars just to diagnose the problem by plugging into their diagnostic machine. I have not seen any discussions in various forums about failed fuel sensors in an A4 with less than 100,000 miles. This should not be a part that wears out/fails so quickly. I will talk to the local service manager again to ask if they will diagnose the problem at their cost and fix it at their cost. If they argue with me, I will try to get a contact in the US service management team. I have the Haynes manual to show how to access the fuel tank to replace the sensor (2 sensors in the fuel tank because of AWD). I have the means to replace the sensor outside of the local dealer, but would prefer that it be handled at the dealer level. It seems to me they would want me to purchase another Audi when I am ready for my next car. Any recommendations from the forum are appreciated.
#2257 of 2367 Re: Coolant Leak in Cylinder [simonmj]
Oct 18, 2010 (12:35 pm)
simonmj: Just like a medical problem, I would say "get a second opinion" Sorry, I'm not a big fan of dealerships...some are good, some are outrageously bad. Find an independent Audi specialist and ask them to check out this issue. I find it ridiculous that you should spend $2,400 just to find out it there is even a problem. Personally, I would put some high-quality "stop leak" in the cooling system, but that's only MY opinion. Some of those products are very effective at solving this type of problem. In any case, you should certainly attend to this relatively quickly.
Let us know what happens here. audiphile1
#2258 of 2367 Transmission shuttering
Oct 24, 2010 (10:17 pm)
Our 2006 Audi A4 Cabbriolet 1.8t has begun to shutter and shake under light acceleration at speeds of around 20-30. It seems to happen most often while turning left through an intersection, and then accelerating away from the turn. Our beloved Audi only has 39,000 miles on it, we have no SES lights on, and have not taken it to a shop yet. Any help from you guys on what you think it might be would be greatly appreciated!!! We love our car, but are scared about what this shuttering could mean. Please help us!!!!
#2259 of 2367 Re: Transmission shuttering [buster37]
Oct 26, 2010 (8:12 am)
Likely not a transmission issue but rather a CV joint or wheel bearing. Given that it happens only under the circumstances you mentioned. A good mechanic should be able to diagnose it quickly and if it's a CV joint the damage should be visible.
Oct 26, 2010 (8:46 am)
Ok, I am in the market for a 2007 Audi A4 2.0T quattro with 40k miles. Fun to drive, but I am concerned with the cost of maintenance. I have heard mixed reviews. The other car I am considering is actually a Nissan Murano. I know the Audi is much more of a driver's car, but I would like to get an idea of what sort of premium I would pay to have such a car? Oil change prices/etc? Or is it only if/when a repair is needed that the higher costs show their ugly head? How often is a repair required (guesstimate). Thanks!
Oct 26, 2010 (8:49 am)
Your best approach with an Audi is scheduled, methodical, pro-active maintenance. In other words, the car goes into Dieter and Hans in the spring and fall, whether it seems to "need" anything or not. This may seem over-indulgent, and might cost you $100/$150 a month, but believe me, it's the cheap way out if you have an Audi out of warranty.
Oct 26, 2010 (9:17 am)
thank you, I guess another question is how much more should I guess I would be paying for maintaining the audi over a 5 yr stretch vs a nissan murano...
Oct 26, 2010 (9:32 am)
You might find the Edmunds MAINTENANCE COSTS TOOL a very handy way to answer that question accurately.