Since they already have all of the above, all Lexus had to do was follow the same steps that Toyota uses to produce cars and add on the luxury afterwards. My car suffered a major failure. Now, these issues are starting to gain in popularity… and not in a good way. Most recently Justin was promoted and made his way back up to the office front from the shop. The V8 S4's are good cars otherwise, but they all will need the timing chain guides replaced at some point.
When I took my car to the dealership they also discovered that my transmission is needing to be completely replaced. German cars are awesome to drive, but they are terrible to own. About Nicole Nicole has been a car enthusiast for as long as she can remember. The car is well made on the inside as well with hints of luxury throughout the car. This is one case where I prefer a timing belt. I don't know of any issues specific to higher mileage S4's, but having someone check the car out before you buy is always a good idea. Themed Submission Days When posting an image for a theme day, please tag the submission with the appropriate link flair.
As the engine begins to age, guide rails begin to deteriorate and hydraulic adjusters no longer provide the same tension they once did. Most common problem on the 4. Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our. Mexican rigged a copper tube joining the line together. As I mentioned before, although the S4 is a low volume car the 4.
The noise at startup doesn't cause the wear, the wear causes the noise at startup. The exposure led her to experience working on vehicles herself which ultimately led her to attend Porter and Chester for automotive where she graduated in 2010. Also have a Audi A6 and its my baby. I dont know if everything that should have been replaced was replaced, but 12,000 miles after making a significant purchase the S4, the timing belt broke and bent the valves. By on April 14, 2016 in , Recently three in one week to be exact.
This is probably as close to a production car with a race quality engine. Be carefull and make sure you can afford to own an S4, no matter what repair it will cost more than an A4 for example. Be lucky to see change from 4 grand - on a car that's not worth much above £5k! Spoke with Audi rep online, which advises me that this is normal, and expected. The 2000 S4's had aluminum control arms, and a lack of esp traction control. Hundreds of problems like this one are reported online from thousands of people even youtube videos. Now assuming its just the timing chain tensioners that causing the issue then that's a crazy price. This resulted in the need to vary the cam timing from one side of the engine to the other to take up the chain slack.
Hopefully justice can be brought to light as to what Audi tries to turn it's back to. Includes rust and corrosion inhibitors. . Having the ability to quickly repair something with simple tools is a serious advantage. We have seen some engines fail in as little as 40-50k miles and others well over 100k miles. They are plastic and are resting in a high friction, high heat and high vibration environment. About Justin Justin started two years ago at Excelreate Performance as multi-role aficionado.
No idea of the internal damage so dunno if valves have smashed holes in pistons or whether pistons have bent valves or even all of the above, but, having prepared for this eventuality it's not come as a great shock. No matter how many problems plague some engines, not all of them suffer from the same failures. To fix this, each bank requires a unique camshaft. Also have a Audi A6 and its my baby. These cars are great cars if you maintain them and I mean the simple things. Yes, car isn't new, but the parts were lifetime, so I'm expecting them to last until engine is worn out, not the parts that are lifetime.
You can also take this advice to help increase your chances of avoiding issues all together. No, but take that answer with a grain of salt. Although the S4 is a low volume car the 4. I feel for you then as in the a4 1. There you can present any question you would like answered. I didnt ask what it would cost to replace the engine. As we have seen over the years this assumption was just plain wrong.
My Passat is a 1999 with 200,000 miles and never had a major problem with it. I have been looking at audi s4s with around 70,000miles to 90,000 miles. It will cost you to have it done right. By on April 14, 2016 in , Recently three in one week to be exact. Eventually a catastrophic failure will occur, leading to very costly repairs. Ryan answered 9 years ago in regards to what is posted 2-3 replys down. The car has a problem where a tensioner I am told allows the motor to rev up even when your foot is not on the gas pedal and it causes damage to the motor.