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Audi A4, Sedan
#315 of 354 Re: My Audi A4 (a girl's perspective) [lagirl2]
Jul 13, 2009 (7:30 am)
Very GOOD to know! Thanks!
#316 of 354 Re: My Audi A4 (a girl's perspective) [fglamser]
Jul 13, 2009 (6:14 pm)
Really? OMG. I'm going to go try that out. Thanks a lot!
I love discovering all the new stuff on the car. I should've read the manual, but it's so thick that I can't really get past the few things that interest me.
#317 of 354 Re: Road/wind noise [fglamser]
Jul 13, 2009 (6:23 pm)
Agreed. My car is very quiet, too. (I do live in a big city, though.) My sunroof isn't loud, although my music is usually very loud when I'm bumping down the highway with the sunroof open. So I may not notice it if it is...
Nothing about new cars really surprises me anymore, though. If that poster had a problem with something it may be par for the course in a new car.
#318 of 354 2009 A4 2.0T Motor oil
Jul 20, 2009 (7:50 am)
Did anyone have an issue with the oil? Brought my car at the dealer from october of last year to present maybe about 5 times (including the first service) just for the oil. I've never heard such a thing n they kept on telling me that all german cars burn a lot of oil, well any BMW owners, do u have the same issues with the oil too? and plus they expect me to buy and top the oil every month to a BRAND NEW CAR!!!! Isn't that rediculous!!!!
#319 of 354 Re: 2009 A4 2.0T Motor oil [ponjaps]
Jul 20, 2009 (9:36 am)
My 2009 A4 2.0T does not burn any appreciable oil. I've never heard that German cars burned oil. On the contrary, they are known for precise clearances and engineering.
What manufacturers find acceptable in oil consumption is often very liberal. I've heard standards of one quart per 1000 miles, which is nuts. You will want to find the official Audi standard in writing.
#320 of 354 Re: 2009 A4 2.0T Motor oil [ponjaps]
Jul 20, 2009 (1:53 pm)
Nope, never had problems with excessive oil consumption -- not with my previous A4 (2007), nor current (2009).
Weird thing about oil though, when i brought mine in for the 5k mile service, dealer set computer to require next oil change in 5k miles (at 10k) although the next maintenance is scheduled at 15k. Per Audi manual oil should be changed at maintenance time -- 5k, 15k, 25k etc., and not any more often than that.
That is the schedule i had with my previous A4, it was different dealer back then.
I guess it;s just dealer playing tricks to earn some bucks. Hopefully they at least put in the right grade of oil...
#321 of 354 One quart added after 9,000+ miles
Aug 21, 2009 (9:55 am)
Dealer gives an extra quart with the oil change and says I can add it whenever I want when the graphic on the dash is below half of the OK range. In 18k miles, then, I have added a grand total of one quart.
None in the first 5K miles
One in the next 10K miles
None since then
#322 of 354 Re: One quart added after 9,000+ miles [markcincinnati]
Aug 21, 2009 (10:47 am)
I was curious as to the amount of oil represented by the dash display. The oil was reading at the mid point, and I added exactly 8 ounces. From where the display went and assuming a linear read out, I'd guess the display range is from 24 to 32 ounces. I would not ever add a full quart even if the display was on the bottom. I would do it in stages.
Aug 23, 2009 (2:17 pm)
My A4 has the worst dark brake dust on the front wheels of any car I've owned. This is with light braking and no rain. Is this an Audi thing? Does it get better over time?
#324 of 354 Re: Brake Dust [fglamser]
Aug 23, 2009 (3:11 pm)
It does not get any better over time. But, we have, currently, one BMW (2008) and one 2009 Audi -- they both do this.
They both have, however, excellent brakes.
I bought an unlimited car wash pass and I wash the car (which power sprays the wheels) regularly.
We ended up putting Kleen Wheels on the Bimmer -- wish they were offered for the Audi.
And, no, we have had NO adverse effects from the Kleen wheels, they are ventilated.
Now, perhaps, were we to track these cars, the Kleen Wheels would be an issue -- but, for me, Kleen Wheels are the best way to go.