[A4] Trials and tribulations of owning 3 Audis

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 3 12:45:22 PDT 2009

I had a similar event on Monday. Had dropped off the Honda Odyssey at the dealer to get the A/C fixed, my son drove his Impreza
to school, and my wife drove the A4 to work, intending to drop off my other son at the bus station on the way. She calls from the road
to say that the final coil pack went (we are familiar with the symptoms by now!), so she circled back around to get me, we drove to
the HS to get my sons car, she took that to work and I took the A4 right to the shop.

The evening was sort of the reverse of the morning!

 Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6 (with all 4 coil packs replaced now)
Central NJ USA

From: Danton J.A. Cardoso <djacardoso at gmail.com>
To: Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net>
Cc: V8-list <v8 at audifans.com>; A4-list <a4 at audifans.com>; quattro <quattro at audifans.com>; 200 20v List <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 11:56:56 AM
Subject: Re: Trials and tribulations of owning 3 Audis

When it rains it pours.... I am debating about eventually getting a
coupe quattro as a "toy" one of these days, but can only imagine what
would happen if the A4 Avant acts up, and the coupe decides to follow
suit.  Isn't the adage, misery loves company?

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net> wrote:
> It's time to get the NH state safety and emissions inspections on my
> 3 Audis.
> First up, the '99 A4.  It needed 3 brake lights and a tail light, and
> it's good to go.
> Next up: the '91 200 Avant. The low washer fluid light is on. I refill
> that, and watch it drain out. No worries, it's not part of the safety
> inspection. Off I go to the inspection station/shop. As arrive there,
> my Brake warning light comes on. No problem, refill the reservoir with
> Pentosin and the light goes off. But, the check engine light comes on.
> I turn around to go home and re-set the CEL, but a sweet smelling fog
> is coming out of the dash vents. Doh! I turn around and leave it with
> the mechanic. The steam is pouring out from the rain diverter at the
> base of the windshield. Hopefully it is the hot water valve and not
> the heater core.  It's in good hands.
> I still have to get the V8 through inspection, tomorrow if I'm lucky.
> We'll see what shenanigans it holds in store.
> The score: 1 down, 2 to go.
> --
> Kent McLean
> 1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
> 1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
> 1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
> gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"
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