[A4] Maintenance Schedule

b5quattro at shaw.ca b5quattro at shaw.ca
Tue Feb 3 17:07:41 EST 2004

Hi Ralph,

It's never too early to change a timing belt/water pump and other stuff in there.  If you search the AW B5-A4 forum, you'll find many horror stories about TB or water pump failure well before the suggested change interval, the damage is extensive (bent valves, damaged head and pistons...)

You may try some German or Audi/VW only junkyard in the States for stuff like ABS controller, Chris from www.force5auto.com comes to mind, I bought stuff from him before, highly recommended.  What's wrong with the ABS system?  It could just be a misaligned sensor!


PS: Are you in Edmonton?  I'm in Calgary!

----- Original Message -----
From: Ralph Schroth <Ralph.Schroth at gov.ab.ca>
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2004 10:12 am
Subject: [A4] Maintenance Schedule

> I am looking for a maintenance schedule for my '98 A4 2.8Q so that 
> I can
> have it come up in my electronic calendar.  Is there a website 
> that would
> have this information posted.  I just had it in for a coolant 
> flush at 80K
> kilometres and the tech said I should be changing my timing belt.....I
> didn't think it is due until 100K kilometres.
> Also looking for an ABS control unit.  Any direction in where I 
> might pick
> up a reliable used one?
> Ralph Schroth
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