[BiturboS4] Couple of Questions

Brent Putzel BPutzel at ariba.com
Mon Apr 28 10:23:53 EDT 2003

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Hello everyone - please note that while I love my 2001 S4 and the 1987
4000CS that preceded it I am not anyone's care expert and I sometimes feel
like the dealer is BS'ing me.  So I thought I would run the last two quotes
from my dealer past this list to see if there is any credibility to what
they are saying.

1) I recently replaced my original Michelin Pilots with S03's (at
approximately 30K).  I am happy with them.  The problem was that the Pilots
exhibited a great deal of wear on the front tires on say the outer 1/4 of
the tires.  I coulda squeezed so more miles out of them if not for the
unusually high wear on that portion of the tire.  So I mount the new S03's
and then ask the dealer to take a look at the alignment to ensure that there
isn't a problem that will cause this kind of wear on the new tires.  They
claim that the alignment is perfect and that the wear I saw is to be
expected.  Then they further claimed that Audi recommends against any form
of rotating of tires.  I coulda sworn that they rotated my Michelins at one
of my scheduled maintenance periods.  Can someone confirm that I should see
this type of wear on a "perfect" alignment and that rotating the tires is

2) I recently returned from a one week vacation and started my car and the
Check Engine light came on and stayed on.  I consulted the owners manual and
it said to drive the car as little as possible and get the car checked ASAP.
I called Audi this morning for an appointment and the guy says as long as
the light isn't blinking I am okay to drive the car and they scheduled me
for an appointment for tomorrow.  Can this be correct?  The manual was
fairly specific and it doesn't say anything anywhere about blinking.


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