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Personal Check list of stuff found wrong in the Audi

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SaberJ2X, Sep 11, 2011.

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    making this list to have them all in a single place... easier to find, possibly someone can chime in stuff... but I don't expect this thread to be popular, some might lol at why I got this car... it'll probably cost me only what I'll spend fixing it... so... it should be a bargain, but still in the 1000$ range.
    They're put in level of importance to me...

    Audi A6 Avant Quattro... wtf check list:

    both right O2 sensors "high voltage" reading

    short runner changeover valve doesn't work, or at least I've never seen it open while revving the car under the hood

    misfire - probably clogged fuel filter, as spark plugs are whitish... mech friend told me it was burning lean, (still new... and wires are new... and ignition) and the fuel filter looks old as fuck

    AC fans running full tilt... ALL THE TIME... my poor MPGs...

    found some shit unplugged near the plenum... probably causing some CELs too...
    https://picasaweb.google.com/114716319339407332413/AudiUnpluggedStuffInTheEngineBayHelp album with the pictures

    some Radiator pipes are pretty badly rusted
    after a better inspection, it's surface rust...

    AC doesn't work, probably needs a solder and refill...?

    gotta do something about the locks, they are stiff and hard to pull up and down as fuck... wd40?

    rear lock will most likely have to go... doesn't work with keys? or maybe it's the 3rd key I was given... fucking Audi...
    yea it was the third key I was given

    gotta low ball place since both front seats, the power adjustment (back and forth) doesn't work
    fixed it, just needed fuses...

    I gotta do some DIY on the sunroof, the fabric came off and it's a piece of shit with fungus stains and needs to be cleaned asap and hot glued but to the sunroof-cover-thing or else I'll die of allergies
    done

    Bose sub-woofer as expected is dead as shit, no clue on how to fix that without replacing it

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    lol good luck it'll be worth it though, in my opinion.
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    I'll be checking this thread out and seeing if I can find some info for you since I'm really interested my self in purchasing an Audi. I'd like to know the trouble spots to check so I don't buy a lemon lol.
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    Hey, atleast youll be learning a little bit about Audi tech, instead of more toyota tech.
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    aside from opening the transmission and engine in my car... I can basically do it all in the rolla (maintenance wise)
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    Is the Audi like a Subie, where you bust your knuckles just to change the sprk plugs?
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    it's surprisingly spacious and easy even for the rear ones o_O
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    The audi or sub?
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    audi, never even seen a subie engine bay in person
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    Well thats reassuring lol.
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    Dont see aything, says link not found unless my work computer is blocking it.
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    Definetly needs some tlc for rust.
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    I think it's not that bad knowing it's been living next to the sea since 1997 lol
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    fixed the sunroof
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    what was wrong with it? motor? or was it off track?
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    cleaned with new fabric.
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    cleaned the same fabric it had and silicone'd it back to the roof! lol

    used carburetor cleaner to kill the fungus...
    then used a 1/5 strength chlorine water mix to wet and scrub the fabric
    Added: Sep 17, 2011 12:47 AM
    it's not perfect... but it stays on the roof, and doesn't have fungus, good enough for me
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    yum fungus. mushrooms!
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    Oh i forgot it was the carpetting, i thought it was the sunroof itself not working.
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    lol, anyways, did the same treating in a LOTTTT of places in the audi, allergies have gone down about 80%
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    How many miles are on the beast?
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    some 150K ish
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    edit:

    looking at some 2005 2.0t audi a4's next week, what worries me is that people are saying these motors dont last much past 200k unless they have meticulous maintenance on them. gonna have to talk to the dealership people.
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    I checked any known issues with the 2005 and the only issue was the timing belt failure.

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