[BiturboS4] Couple of Questions

Brent Putzel BPutzel at ariba.com
Tue Apr 29 10:03:34 EDT 2003

Marc -

Not sure where you live but here in the South Bay area of San Francisco the
roads are so bad that I can't tell if the problem is the tires or the roads.
At this point I would say that the S03's aren't any louder than the
Michelin's that they replaced.  Neither seem to be anything to brag about

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc A. Abernethy [mailto:mabernethy at lotteryusa.com]
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 6:25 PM
Cc: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] Couple of Questions

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
> 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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