On Thu, 1 Feb 1996, Pierre Villiard wrote:
> My name is Pierre, I'm a newcomer to this list as well as to the club of
> Audi drivers. I'm presently driving a '92 S4 Quattro that I find great,
Bonjour Pierre, Welcome to the Quattro list. We had a well needed
scolding last week for being too insensitive to newcomers' needs, so I'll
be the first to try to answer your questions.
> except maybe for the headlight system, especially on lowbeams. (Adjustments
> were checked, and they're ok.)
> Is this due to the type of headlight system? Has anyone else felt that
There has also been a vigorous discussion lately on Audi headlights, but
it has been aimed (no pun intended :-) at the 5000/4000 series cars.
Noone that I know of has complained about the S4 headlights. Those have
projector beam low beams don't they? (or are the proj beams on the
highs?) I guess I thought they were good. You might try to increase the
wattage of the bulbs.
You might check the archives to catch up on the recent lighting
> the lowbeams provided rather weak lighting on this model? If so, any idea
> on the best way to correct the problem, apart from adding the foglights on
> country roads when reasonably good sight ahead is needed?
If the fogs really do make it easier to see, then use them. It _is_
legal even though some will get upset at you and call you a Bimmer Yuppy.
Another option would be to add something like Hella's Auxiliary
low beam. Eric Fletcher (STEADIRIC@AOL.COM) has these, adn likes them.
> Besides, something else puzzles me: the Owner's Manual recommends H1 55 W
> lamps for both highbeam & lowbeam headlights, and H3 55 W for foglights.
That does sound a little weird. I'll let the other S4 owners address
Graydon D. Stuckey
Flint, Michigan USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II
'85 Mazda RX7 GS 12A-leaning-towards-a-13B-soon