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#2347 of 2367 Re: End of Lease Buyout or walkaway engine question [boas13]
Aug 12, 2012 (8:50 pm)
Hmm, I have excessive oil consumption on my CPO 2009 A4 Avant as well. I only have 25k miles on it, I bet it is the same stinkin seal...
Anyway, what's the price of the extended warranty? The Audi care service plan is definitely not worth buying because that is just pre-paid maintenance. To hell with that! Get your routine work done at an independent shop, it will b tons cheaper.
#2348 of 2367 Re: End of Lease Buyout or walkaway engine question [boas13]
Aug 14, 2012 (1:07 am)
i've the same problem for my 09 Q5 and thought it is all the case with the Audi. i've an 02 A4 3.0 and has the same problem. probably on next visit to the dealer i'd tell them about that oil usage and see. For your question about keeping your car: in my opinion, Audis are great cars and they are fun to drive and whenever you drive it, you feel the car is really hugging the road. so if you wanna keep it, keep in mind that it's an expensive to maintain so as not to regret doing so when something big happens. I had a 2010 subaru forester and i traded it for the Q5. i know i was a little fool to do that but i couldn't resist Audi. the only thing to keep in mind is the maintenance costs.
#2349 of 2367 1998 A4 key FOB programming
Aug 29, 2012 (2:36 pm)
I bought this fixer upper and have been at it for 8 months. The only key i was given works in the ignition and door locks but i only have the metal key part and the bottom half of the fob. No lock or unlock button. So i bought the correct fob online according to the VIN and took it to the only guy in town to cut the key. He said it wont work until i program it but we put it in the car and it started right up. he thought there was something strange about it starting the car without programming it? I have tried to program the new fob and can't get it to work to lock and unlock the doors at all using the buttons? both keys will lock and unlock and start the car but the new one with the whole fob, the buttons dont work? the power locks work from inside the car also. Anybody have any suggestions??
#2350 of 2367 Re: Oil Consumption TSB
Oct 14, 2012 (11:14 pm)
I had the work done on my 2009 A4 Avant 2.0T.
It would go from max to min on the electronic oil level indicator in 1,000 - 1,200 miles, which is about a quart of oil. There were no spots where I park.
Which is interesting, because the TSB replaces a crankshaft seal. I am not familiar with Audi's inline four, but normally this type of seal would weep out of the front or rear of the engine block. The service writer wasn't very interested in discussing the specifics, but otherwise I had a great experience.
I travelled from out of town to my 'local' dealership and they did the TSB in less than 5 hours. They also reprogrammed the ECU and advised me to give it full throttle at least once a day. No problem there.
#2351 of 2367 1999 a4 help!
Dec 29, 2012 (9:14 am)
I live in Shoreham vermont and am in need of help. Audi keeps conking out, I have brought it to mechanics, but they cant figure it out. I am in need of a good mechanic in this area that knows these cars. Any suggestions?
#2352 of 2367 Re: '02 1.8T Electrical Problems [wahenika]
Jan 06, 2013 (12:34 pm)
i have the same problem as yours every year i'm always replacing the battery with a new one. this auto repair center that i always have my battery replace suggested to see an auto electrical shop to diagnos what causes the battery drains. the techician here suggested that i could test the alternator by pulling out the positive post when the engine is running so i did and yes the engine still running when i pulled out the clamp from the positive post, that means no problem with the alternator. so there is really something that causing the battery drains everyday from the engine. i have a 1999 a4 2.8 quattro v6. mr wahenika, please help me what the technician found out when you have your audi brought to the electrical shop. thank you very much.
#2353 of 2367 Re: '02 1.8T Electrical Problems [wilner]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 07, 2013 (6:57 am)
A technician told you to do that? GEESH! Please, don't EVER try to test an alternator that way. You could cause severe damage to the ECM, the alternator and who knows what else. VERY bad advice!
#2355 of 2367 Re: Starting problems! [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 05, 2013 (1:44 pm)
I think I have similar problem, but can only read the response not the question in post 2210. Mine started fine three times on a cold day, then after sitting overnight the engine starts but then stops running after 1 or 2 seconds. Changing the FPR does not look difficult, if this is the problem. But how does the fuel get pressurized again before starting with the new FPR installed?
#2356 of 2367 Re: Starting problems! [audidad]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 05, 2013 (3:37 pm)
The pump pressurizes it.