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#320 of 357 Re: 2009 A4 2.0T Motor oil [ponjaps]
Jul 20, 2009 (12:53 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 357 One quart added after 9,000+ miles
Aug 21, 2009 (8:55 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 357 Re: One quart added after 9,000+ miles [markcincinnati]
Aug 21, 2009 (9:47 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 (1:17 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 357 Re: Brake Dust [fglamser]
Aug 23, 2009 (2:11 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.
#325 of 357 Jerking stops
Sep 25, 2009 (6:39 am)
Does anybody have problem bringing the car to a slow smooth stop without jerking your head back and forth? The braking problem is worst in stop and go traffic. I brought my complaint to the dealer. The dealer's service supervisor test drove my car for almost half an hour and could not bring the car to a smooth stop without spilling the coffee or yanking your head back and forth. Most surprising to me was how the dealer viewed this problem. The dealer said the jerking problem is normal as A4 has a strong brake that makes smooth stopping impossible. In fact the service supervisor told me he had driven Audi for many many years and was never able to bring the car to a smooth stop. He said Audi is not designed to be driven like a taxi or limo. It is designed for people who wanted to stop in hurry and don't mind head jerks or yanks. I found their explanation unbelievably unprofessional as if there is a giant cover-up for possible systemic brake design problems and wanted to avoid recalls.
I wish to find know if any one on the forum has similar problems? Or am I crazy in trying to drive a German car like a normal American car? I am truly baffled by this simply and yet very annoying problem of my 2009 A4.
#326 of 357 Re: Jerking stops [nano8]
Sep 25, 2009 (9:31 am)
I call BS. This is sometimes called the TADT syndrome, They All Do That. BMW is legendary for that dodge. My 2009 A4 (FWD) has very smooth and progressive brakes that are easy to modulate. That said, as you approach the last stages of a stop, you have to ease up on the pedal a bit, because the same pressure applied to reduced forward inertia will produce an increasing rate of deceleration. The kind of person who buys an Audi is going to know how to modulate brakes.
#327 of 357 Re: Jerking stops [nano8]
Sep 25, 2009 (10:21 am)
the weirdest story...
im driving 2009 A4 quattro and have no problems stopping smoothly.
why dont you test drive any other A4 at the dealership and see if it handles any better? at least you'll know if the problem is with a car (and your dealer too in this case) or your foot is too heavy.
#328 of 357 SKEPTICAL OF BUYING A4
Sep 25, 2009 (8:34 pm)
i had my heart set on the a-4 until the dealer sold both of my 2 choices out from under me, no chance of a deposit---salesman dragged his feet, now claims he's getting my '09 from across the country. there is no audi dealership closer than 75 miles--this worries me. after reading the many posts, and the problems experienced, red lights are going on----would i be better off buying a car that i can have serviced locally? i'm getting bad vibes on my dream car---- [my 2007 honda accord has has no problems at all, and i'm considering their most expensive model instead of the audi]
i need some advice quickly!
#329 of 357 Service Concerns
Sep 26, 2009 (5:45 am)
I wouldn't be concerned about being 75 miles from a dealer. That would be true of many brands like Mercedes, BMW, VW and Audi. Service is infrequent. My Audi dealer is 90 miles away and my BMW motorcycle dealer is 150 miles away. I would be concerned about a car coming from very far away because of how it might be driven to get it to you. I like to baby a new car, although I know that some people say to drive it like you stole it to seat the rings. In 5,000 I have had no service issues with my A4.