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#652 of 1412 Re: 2006 A6 3.2 - first oil change [legendman]
Jan 25, 2006 (7:26 pm)
When the car was new - March 2001 - I asked about changing oil after the first 1000 miles. The service manager told me the breakdown oil was designed to operate until the first recommended oil change. I think it was 5,000 miles. After that the recommendation was every 10,000 miles. This was included in the free maintenance (subject of much debate on this board). I let the breakdown oil go until the first service and after that I took it in every 5,000. Half the oil changes were paid by Audi and half were out-of-pocket.
btw - I went over 72K today. Still changing oil at 5,000 miles at the dealer. I don't run short errands - full operating temperature, 6 - 10 miles depending on outside temperature. I like to merge on the highway at a pretty good clip but only if water and oil temp is up.
#653 of 1412 2005 A6 Window problem
Jan 29, 2006 (8:43 pm)
Has anyone experienced driver side window going up and down in park mode without touching any buttons?
#654 of 1412 Re: Help!!! with Windows '01A6 avant [john56]
Jan 29, 2006 (8:50 pm)
Got the same problem with my 2005 A6. Dealer could not fix it...went twice
#655 of 1412 A6 Blinker Problem
Jan 30, 2006 (2:22 pm)
The lights all work but my 1998 A6 (Quattro) won't blink. The Dealer is giving me the run-around on what should be a simple 'plug in a new flasher unit' issue. Does anyone know where the flasher unit can be found in my car? Wiring diagrams are $69.95!
#656 of 1412 A6 Radio Cutting Out Briefly Right After Start-Up
Jan 31, 2006 (9:07 am)
I've observed this just a couple of times. Radio cuts out for just a second or two. Not sure if this is tied in anyway to the MMI system which requires you to ACCEPT the safety terms before you get your MMI screen back.
(2005 A6 3.2 Premium pkg w/Bose)
#657 of 1412 Re: A6 Radio Cutting Out Briefly Right After Start-Up [legendman]
Jan 31, 2006 (3:59 pm)
I've had that as well. I assumed it was the car and electronics all starting up. Just a second or two and then fine from then on...
BTW, I'm still getting frequent warnings to update my satellite when on XM. It seems to get less frequent the longer I stay on XM but at 1st happens every 1-2 minutes... very frustrating. When I first got the car, I spoke with my SA and they sait it was normal and that it was just "linking with XM". I don't buy that but can't find any other explanations either...
#658 of 1412 Re: A6 Radio Cutting Out Briefly Right After Start-Up [liferules]
Feb 01, 2006 (5:26 am)
Check with your dealer for the latest MMI updates.
#659 of 1412 Re: AUDI Gasket / Seal Woes [jodar]
Feb 02, 2006 (6:28 pm)
I bought an 1999 Audi A6 2.8. I had the car for about 3 months and I just recently started to lose engine power. I took it in today and I have to get 1800 dollars worth of repairs. Are the 2.8 lemons??? I hear the 2.8 quattro suck. Why?
#660 of 1412 New Audi owner
Feb 03, 2006 (6:50 am)
I recently purchased a 2000 Audi A6 2.7T from a very trustworthy person. He said he got the computer test done and it had a bad air pump, so he got it replaced and checked it again, and it turned up with nothing wrong, but when I got it the check engine light was on. I took it to the dealer to get it checked, and they said it was a faulty air pump. I'm not the suavest person when it comes to vehicles, and I was wondering if this is common in the 2000 A6?
One more question: It didn't come with any manuals, I asked the person the send them to me, and he said he would, but I haven't got them. A message on the car keeps showing up, and I really don't understand it. It's a circle with a square at the top, I'm not sure what that means. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#661 of 1412 Re: New Audi owner [kroederer]
Feb 03, 2006 (8:25 am)
I drive the same 2000 A6 2.7T and repalcement of the mass air sensor turned the check engine light off. It is a sensor, not a pump. The circle in the dash sounds like the speed warning indicator, just press in the odometer stub and it should reset.
Make sure you change the oil w/ synthetic, I use Mobil 1 0w-40, it works well. Check all fluids weekly, including oil, brake, power steering, and coolant.You DO NOT want any of the fluid levels in this car to go below minimum levels, this could mean big repair bills. Check your tire pressures and also replace the air filter as well.