[Biturbos4] How does the 'service in xxxx miles' work ?

Mike Kuriger michael at isuzu-mods.com
Thu Mar 11 10:36:14 EST 2004

In my opinion (and experience) if you only service your S4 when audi 
"recommends" it then you are likely to shorten the life of your engine.  
10,000 mile oil changes are what audi recommends, however even 5000 
miles is a stretch on a turbo engine.  I have never seen that service 
message come up since I get mine done every 2500 to 3000 miles.  Well, 
at least for oil changes...  If you 've ever taken the valve cover off 
an engine that has had oil changes past 3000 miles, you would know what 
I mean.  lot's of burned on oil residue coaring every single part.  YUK!


Bill Coleman wrote:

>A couple months ago my S4 popped up the 'service in 600 miles' message.
>I've driven it over 1000 miles since then and now it says 'service in 500
>miles'.  My wife's A4 started up with 'service in 1200' miles last weekend,
>and in a matter of days it's gone to 'service in 500 miles'.
>Most of my driving is on the highway with a 60 mile round trip to work and
>back.  My my wife is mostly city driving, and relatively short trips.  I
>assume that's the difference, but has there every been a discussion of how
>the miles to service is computed?
>I searched the AudiWorld archives and found out I'm not alone - some people
>have seen the miles to service number go up!  There are also a number of
>suggestions that it's a bug in the software.
>00 S4 6sp
>01 A4 Avant 1.8tq sport 5sp (wife's car)
>87 Porsche 928S4 5sp (the 'other' S4)
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