[A4] Service/Insp light...

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 3 10:23:28 PST 2007

Looking through the Bentley, I think the display is different on the 97 and 
99 cars.  Both say "Service," but they use different words after the service 

Agreed on the t-belt changes, especially on the t-belt ancillary side of 
things.  The whole getup got up and got changed a couple of months ago.  
Actually, technically speaking, I guess I changed it.

derek p

"Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn't go away."  
from "Valis," by Phillip K. Dick

>From: Sean Reifschneider <jafo-audifans at tummy.com>
>To: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
>CC: a4 at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [A4] Service/Insp light...
>Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 10:42:22 -0700
>On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 09:01:59AM -0800, Derek Pulvino wrote:
> > oil change, but from looking at the Bentley, I think there is a Service
> > "Oil" and "Insp" display.  Bentley shows a bunch of simple stuff that
>Yeah, I guess I mis-remembered that.  ISTR that there is a "Service 1" and
>"Service 2", where 1 is for a 15k minor service and 2 is a more major
> > should be checked at this interval, fluid levels and such...they 
> > don't prescribe a t-belt until 90k.
>Yeah, I wouldn't even think about it.  I think it was around 90k that we
>had our timing belt break because of a bad idler roller, which was supposed
>to have been replaced along with the water pump and other items when the
>timing belt was done at 60k.  I'm not sure if it wasn't replaced or what,
>but it ended up leaving us stranded in the middle of Nebraska, and costing
>around $4k to fix (several bent valves).  Either way, 90k would make me
>At least I only have the 12v engine.  The 24v would have been even more.
>Good thing the new S4 has a chain, hopefully it's less likely to break and
>crash some of the 40 valves there.  Yikes.
>  If I built a talking Barbie, it would say "Date math is hard."
>                  -- Sean Reifschneider, 2000
>Sean Reifschneider, Member of Technical Staff <jafo at tummy.com>
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