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  Reply # 1725568 24-Feb-2017 11:02
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MikeB4:

 

TimA:

 

MikeB4:

 

This  may well be my wifes current car. The Skoda has developed another fault.

 

 

 

Not good, What this time?

 

 

 

 

Its making a very loud buzzing noise from under the hood. My limitations make it hard to really get in there to diagnose but its from the left side it could be an alternator bearing or a coolant system bearing. At circa 20,000kms it should not be developing these issues.

 

 

Maaaate, Sounds like ya need a Beema!
Id say it will be a HPFP, The alternator is on drivers side and HPFP on Curbside and common to sound like a dieing door buzzer.




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  Reply # 1725569 24-Feb-2017 11:03
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I heard the S4 is faster than an RS4. :)

 

 

A tuned one vs a stock one yes. Tune the V8 twin turbo and Jebuz.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1725570 24-Feb-2017 11:04
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TimA:

 

MikeB4:

 

TimA:

 

MikeB4:

 

This  may well be my wifes current car. The Skoda has developed another fault.

 

 

 

Not good, What this time?

 

 

 

 

Its making a very loud buzzing noise from under the hood. My limitations make it hard to really get in there to diagnose but its from the left side it could be an alternator bearing or a coolant system bearing. At circa 20,000kms it should not be developing these issues.

 

 

Maaaate, Sounds like ya need a Beema!
Id say it will be a HPFP, The alternator is on drivers side and HPFP on Curbside and common to sound like a dieing door buzzer.

 

 

 

 

ooops rookie mistake when I said left side it was left side looking the vehicle, I meant drivers side . I know I am gumboot.





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  Reply # 1725571 24-Feb-2017 11:06
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My wife was in Auckland this week and saw the Tesla's she likes them a lot. I get the feeling our bank account is going to take a big hit.





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  Reply # 1725572 24-Feb-2017 11:07
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MikeB4:

 

TimA:

 

MikeB4:

 

TimA:

 

MikeB4:

 

This  may well be my wifes current car. The Skoda has developed another fault.

 

 

 

Not good, What this time?

 

 

 

 

Its making a very loud buzzing noise from under the hood. My limitations make it hard to really get in there to diagnose but its from the left side it could be an alternator bearing or a coolant system bearing. At circa 20,000kms it should not be developing these issues.

 

 

Maaaate, Sounds like ya need a Beema!
Id say it will be a HPFP, The alternator is on drivers side and HPFP on Curbside and common to sound like a dieing door buzzer.

 

 

 

 

ooops rookie mistake when I said left side it was left side looking the vehicle, I meant drivers side . I know I am gumboot.

 

 

No problems :)
Yeah probably a bearing or something inside the timing case. Still, Could be the HPFP. Get that car into the dealer and claim on that warranty!


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  Reply # 1725581 24-Feb-2017 11:23
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I was looking through some old pics and found photos of two oldies and two of my favourite vehicles I owned from many moons past. The Prado took us many places and needed water basting so often. The holden was one of many I have owned this was the last one I loved, the next was a disaster.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1725583 24-Feb-2017 11:30
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Since the kid is now at uni I decided to revert back to sporty type cars of my youth. Love this thing so far; it barks, snarls and handles like a go-kart!




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  Reply # 1725586 24-Feb-2017 11:38
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tstone:

 

 

Since the kid is now at uni I decided to revert back to sporty type cars of my youth. Love this thing so far; it barks, snarls and handles like a go-kart!

 

 

130 I assume? Or is this a 135 looking discrete. 


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  Reply # 1725615 24-Feb-2017 12:10
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TimA:

 

tstone:

 

 

Since the kid is now at uni I decided to revert back to sporty type cars of my youth. Love this thing so far; it barks, snarls and handles like a go-kart!

 

 

130 I assume? Or is this a 135 looking discrete. 

 

 

130


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  Reply # 1725619 24-Feb-2017 12:21
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MikeB4:

My wife was in Auckland this week and saw the Tesla's she likes them a lot. I get the feeling our bank account is going to take a big hit.



Don't worry you have a few years to save up. Aren't they write slow to fulfil their orders?

And you must have as much luck as me with cars. I only drive japs and they all have significant issues. Dare not even touch euros.



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joker97:
MikeB4:

 

My wife was in Auckland this week and saw the Tesla's she likes them a lot. I get the feeling our bank account is going to take a big hit.

 



Don't worry you have a few years to save up. Aren't they write slow to fulfil their orders?

And you must have as much luck as me with cars. I only drive japs and they all have significant issues. Dare not even touch euros.

 

 

 

Apart from my S4, Ive never had a euro thats cost me much to repair. Also apart from my S4 ive never had a significant issue on a euro.
I have purchased a 'dud', but that was a mistake and as it goes for any car, If its been poorly looked after...
Bushings, Bearings and other wear items on my E36 328I are cheaper than a lot of jap cars. Second hand parts are also plentiful.

 

 


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  Reply # 1725632 24-Feb-2017 12:47
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MikeB4:

 

Its making a very loud buzzing noise from under the hood. My limitations make it hard to really get in there to diagnose but its from the left side it could be an alternator bearing or a coolant system bearing. At circa 20,000kms it should not be developing these issues.

 

 

We have been driving on the rural non-paved roads ages ago in Toyota Chresta (aka Cressida) and then the noise. Looked under the hood  - the top rubber suspension was torn apart... Fixed by replacing the whole assembled front strut (was cheaper to get assembled one from wreck).


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TimA:

 

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The 2010 S4 - 3 litre supercharged V6

 

 

 

 

Ooo, We got a B8.5 S4 Stage 2 remap plus pulley. Good for 400 at the wheels. Seems to spin all 4 without an issue.
Running 19" peelers, How ever we got a fully spec'd jappa and yours looks nz new :)

 

 

OMG!

 

I guess you worked out mine was NZ new by the licence plate?? If you checked Car Jam you'd have seen it only has 20,000 on the clock - old car price without the old car wear! It has the Audi Drive Select Package - adaptive suspension and sport rear diff, but doesn't have adaptive cruise. It's our family car so probably won't do the remap wink





 

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TimA:

 

joker97:
MikeB4:

 

My wife was in Auckland this week and saw the Tesla's she likes them a lot. I get the feeling our bank account is going to take a big hit.

 



Don't worry you have a few years to save up. Aren't they write slow to fulfil their orders?

And you must have as much luck as me with cars. I only drive japs and they all have significant issues. Dare not even touch euros.

 

 

 

Apart from my S4, Ive never had a euro thats cost me much to repair. Also apart from my S4 ive never had a significant issue on a euro.
I have purchased a 'dud', but that was a mistake and as it goes for any car, If its been poorly looked after...
Bushings, Bearings and other wear items on my E36 328I are cheaper than a lot of jap cars. Second hand parts are also plentiful.

 

 

 

Would be interested to hear about your repair experiences with the S4. Our other Audis (A1, A3) on average have had one repair a year, which each cost around $1k (and well worth it in my opinion), but the S4 will undoubtedly cost more (haven't had it very long yet).





 

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  Reply # 1725791 24-Feb-2017 18:35
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JoshWright: Car I get to drive: (A3 8P S-line Japanese Import)


 

 

 

I loved my old A3. It was a great car - great to drive, had just the right amount of power, really comfortable, roomy inside but small enough to drive around town and park easily. Well built and looked good. And they're cheap as chips to buy nowadays.





 

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