[Biturbos4] scraping, squeeling noises

John M. Harrison JohnMH at uwyo.edu
Sat Mar 27 17:54:58 EST 2004

Thanks Keman and Mike for the summary of tools.  On another topic - Last
night coming home from work scraping and squeeling noises from the right
front were heard.  Is this what happens when the brake pads are about
shot?  Or should I be looking for a rock stuck in there somewhere?

I did get a lot of mud under the car a couple weeks ago in SW Colorado
on my way to Phoenix, but the noises just started yesterday.  I actually
got stuck and was towed out backwards.  I'm still seeing dry mud under
my baby every time I look even though I've spent a lot of quarters at
the car wash.  Cheers.

John M. Harrison  johnmh at uwyo.edu
2001 S4 Avant 6 spd loaded stock

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike [mailto:michael at isuzu-mods.com] 
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 11:32 PM
To: Keman
Cc: Bi-Turbo Audi S4 List
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Good tools...

8mm open end wrench for those hard to reach ECU cover bolts


Keman wrote:

>Good tools to have...
>O2 sensor socket - self explanatory
>BFH - Big f*&#$ hammer.
>19mm wrench - oil drain plug
>jaws-type oil filter wrench - self explanatory
>T25 torx screwdriver - misc
>Flathead screwdriver - misc
>8mm nut driver - misc
>1/2" drive x 18inch "breaker bar" - breaking lug nuts loose
>torque wrench - 1/2" drive, 0-150ft/lbs range. - lug nuts and misc
>17mm socket for torque wrench - lugnuts
>1 set of black nylon "Rhino Ramps" ... accept no imitations. These ROCK
>oil drain pan
>one 2'x4' metal drip tray. - avoid the oil drain disaster with this
>kitty litter oilsorb - told you to use that drip tray!
>floorjack / jackstands -- for when you want the car in the air without
>weight on the wheel(s)
>wrenches - 10 through 18mm. - misc
>box blue nitrile rubber gloves - misc
>DIN radio removal tools - radio
>air chuck / tank / gauge - tires
>tread depth gauge - tires
>toolbox - don't skimp but also don't break the bank. Buy something that
>drawers and isn't and isn't made of bright red plastic with a handle on
>:P 4 drawers and a flip top lid works fine, make sure it's wide enough
>accept the torque wrench and breaker bar
>wire cutters - bypass valve vacuum line clamp removal/install
>pliars - misc
>vice grips - misc
>beer - something good from germany
>disposable rags
>That's all I can think of for now.... good luck!
>- Keman
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "David Kavanagh" <dak at rochester.rr.com>
>To: "Bi-Turbo Audi S4 List" <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
>Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 6:24 PM
>Subject: [Biturbos4] Good tools...
>: Since I'm new to wrenching on the newer Audis (I have a A6 biturbo
>: I'm looking for input on the type of tools/equipment people find
>: or manditory to diagnose and fix these cars. I have the VAG-COM and
>: MityVac on the list already, I also have most of the common type
>: automotive tools (wrenches, ramps, drop light, multi-meter, etc.)
>: Could any of you share what else you found useful, how important is
>: how much, where did you buy it and what its good for?
>: Maybe this could turn into somthing for a FAQ someplace...
>: Thanks,
>: David
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