[BiturboS4] Looking to Buy
step88 at kc.rr.com
Fri Oct 4 06:43:46 EDT 2002
Many thanks for the replies. Where can I find more information on the VIN
cutoffs for the various changes? The VIN of a car I'm looking at is
WAURD68D61A079723. Not sure about the build date.
step88 at kc.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ti Kan" <ti at amb.org>
To: "Step88" <step88 at kc.rr.com>
Cc: <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] Looking to Buy
> Step88 writes:
> > - If one doesn't live in California, should one try to avoid a
> > ar? It used to be (I may be dating myself now) that CA cars were so
> > with additional emissions stuff that it affected performance. Is that
> > hing of the past, or still a consideration? Are the performance figures
> > y different between a CA car and a 49 state car?
> AFAIK the all 50 US states got the same car, as far as the S4 is
> > - Were there any significant issues with 2000 models that would make it
> > antageous to move up to a 2001 if possible?
> Yes, however, the cut-off is not between 2000 and 2001 model years.
> You have to go by the VIN number. Earlier cars had trouble with
> failures to the F-hose (which is eliminated in the later cars), the
> later cars also got different turbos with larger oil lines. The
> divertor valve is known to also fail, but rumour has it that the
> later units are improved. Finally, the later cars have improved
> clamping on the throttle body boot, but supposedly they still fail.
> I don't think these changes all occurred at the same time, so
> the moral is to get the newest car you can afford.
> One other thing to consider is that ESP (electronic stability program)
> is not equipped on 2000 cars, but is standard on 2001 models,
> 2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
> 2001 S4 2.7T 6sp
> 1984 5000S turbo
> 1980 4000 2.0
> /// Ti Kan Vorsprung durch Technik
> /// AMB Laboratories, Sunnyvale, CA. USA
> /// ti at amb.org
> ////// http://www.amb.org/ti/
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