So, the faithful Passat which trundled around with videographer Neil Carey for all of 2012 is about to be found a new home and is being replaced by a B8 Audi S4. Recently crocked climate control aside the Passat had but one serious deficiency it... This piece is about the one Ive purchased: the S4. Youll learn about the other (its awesome) next week. The deal I did with myself many years ago was that I could justify writing about shiny new manufacturer-supplied cars so long as I bought my own cars with my own money and also wrote about those. It involves two cars, because I now cover too many miles to reasonably expect a press fleet manager to foot an unrealistic depreciation bill. According to those rules, last week I finalised my everyday car plans for 2013. And I rather like owning something too.
Any tips on replacing rear brake pads for 2001 audi s4?
I just did my front brake pads for my 2001 Audi S4. I haven't looked at the rear pads yet -- is there anything I need to know, or is it similar to the front ones?
(asked by Kenji on December 05, 2007)
A: You might need a special piston tool. Some cars have to have their rear calipur piston rotated as they are pressed back into the cylinder. Not rotating them can cause damage. Auto Zone sells a 12 piece disc brake calipur tool set that fits almost any brake system for about $30. (answered by Cherub on December 06, 2007)
Should be discs, just like the front. Will probably use different size sockets and such, but other than that, it should be the same. (answered by Ray on December 05, 2007)
I have an 2001 Audi S4, at what time and how expensive is the timing belt need to be replaced?
2001 Audi S4 Twin Turbo V6 2.7L 91k miles
(asked by Derek D on November 16, 2007)
A: This is a major issue with the s-4. I paid about $1500 at the dealership. Don’t go cheap. They need to replace the water pump (to help keep your intercoolers cooled) and they change the alternator while it is apart. They had the car for a whole day. I also had some other stuff done at the same time. Have them check your motor mounts (they have to take them apart anyhow) and see if there is anything else they can do while you have paid them to pull apart your engine.
Just a piece of advice… Call a couple days ahead, and ask for a sales person, see if you can schedule an all day test drive of the new s-4 or RS4, (answered by only_init_4_profit on November 17, 2007)
I was with a friend in Manhattan in 2005, in Audi S4, I think about 2001-2002 model (?). Had to have timing belt replaced and I'm sorry I can't tell you how much, but he got screwed royally because they "knew it had to be ddone" and we were from out of state.
Motto: Get in their face about quotes. (answered by sheek Txn on November 16, 2007)
How do I replace an 2001 Audi S4 brake light without taing the car into the shop. I have the lights.?
Please be detailed. I looked in the trunk and it didnt look easy.
(asked by jsibleywhite on August 22, 2009)
A: Disconnect the electrical connector and move it towards the bottom of the light assembly. There are four nuts around the perimeter that need to be unfastened. You'll have to pull with some effort, since the seal will be stuck tightly to the lens. Now you can remove the bulbs from the holder. Push in slightly and twist. Make sure you're replacing the right one! (answered by Jeffrey A on August 22, 2009)