[Biturbos4] DTC 17579 on a 2000 Audi S4 (B5)

Keman keman at interwolf.net
Mon Apr 18 20:10:53 EDT 2005


There isn't a stoplight I'm at the front of (unless a cop is next to me)
that I don't take off from at full throttle, nor onramp, or clear corner.
As soon as things are warmed up, the engine sees redline multiple times.
Every time I drive my car it gets floored 15? 30? times. I also get crappy
gas mileage- my new S4 is only getting around 15 mpg ... but... such is
the price to pay for fun. :)

Not many people realize just what a -properly designed- engine can
tolorate for hundreds of thousands of miles. The key term is properly
designed.  Audi uses sodium filled valves, for example, to keep the valves
from overheating. That's a racecar part. So is the carbon fiber
driveshaft. They've been using those in all quattro cars for almost a

- Keman

On Mon, 18 Apr 2005, Grant wrote:

> The cure isn't bad :-)
> Seriously, I think part of the culprit is a car with so much power -
> for normal driving - that the pedal and throttle rarely move all that
> far.
> Grant

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