[BiturboS4] Couple of Questions

Marc A. Abernethy mabernethy at lotteryusa.com
Mon Apr 28 22:24:34 EDT 2003

40k miles from the original P6000 rotated at each 10k.  no uneven wear.  My S03
are louder than hell.  Do you notice the same?  Then again you may not if you
are riding on the outside of them.


Brent Putzel wrote:

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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
> taboo?
> 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.
> Thanks.
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