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Here is the real scoop,
There are as you know 2 recalls on A4/6/8s.
KW recall. Replace tie rods ends and align. The boots may fail early
and the grease leaks out. But so far besides the recalls we very very
rarley replace a leaking or loose rod end. So this is something that will
prevent a problem way after the warranty runs out as I see it.
We've been doing 5-8 of these a day for 8 weeks or so!
KU recall. A mod to the hoses to the brake booster to add a 3rd vacuum
source. If and I mean if you could drive at high speed of a long time
with the temps below -4F you might possibly have a harder than normal brake
pedal. I think this whole condition is very unlikely. But Audi is
playing it safe.
So far we have only done the KU on 1.8ts with auto trans. Parts for all 5
speeds and all the 2.8s 30vs are BO'd. We have no idea when they will show
despite several promises.
VW Passats (B5) also get the above recalls.
Man if I had a dollar for every phone call I've taken about when and if the
parts are going to arrive I'd be driving a new S4.
I'm not looking forward to the TT recalls. But will we have the parts when
the letters arrive to the owners? Ha! I doubt it.
Neil, sick of recalls and phone calls, Swanson