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Re: Can't get service manual for A4
Since most of you are experienced Audi owners, I'm hoping you can help me
with my plight.
I got my new A4 about a month ago and have learned that there is no service
manual available for it. Supposedly, Audi(or more correctly, Robert
Bently) doesn't publish a service manual for 2 to 3 years after the car is
available. Does this mean that after 3 years the manual for the 96 A4 will
be available or will it cover 96-98? Audi didn't seem to know but Robert
Bently said a manual should be available towards the end of the summer.
WTF? This is a real pain in the ass as I'd like to do a few things to the
car. There reasoning is that the car is under warranty. Audi is the first
company I've heard of who does this. My father bought a Ford Expedition
and had the manual a couple of months after buying it. This for a first
year of production vehicle. Same goes for the Sentra SE-R I owned previous
to the A4.
The only thing I can do is to go to the dealer and photocopy pages from
their manuals. My salesman said he might be able to get me some time to
copy their CDROM(which would be very cool) but this doesn't seem likely.
Any advice? TIA.
Yeah, I went through the same basic thing.
My only thought was to beg/borrow/steal/buy "The Fiche" (didn't know about
any CDROM!) and print up copies. Anyone interested in a group buy/print
project? (Anyone ever done such a thing before -- any idea what the cost