[Biturbos4] Intermittent Oil temp gauge

costco keman at interwolf.net
Fri Sep 16 11:02:01 EDT 2005

Might want to check, but they may have temporarily run out of cores, and
switched to selling new units. When it comes to audi parts, if it ends or
starts with an X for the part #, it's a REMAN part. There's nothing wrong
with this, often the reman is better than the new since it's got bug fixes
applied to it.

Just be sure that if they're not asking for a core, you're not getting a
part ending in X.

The prices on the biturbo S4 stereo have ranged anywhere from $900 to $190
for a reman unit over the last few years. If it's too pricey now, give it
some time. head units, gauge clusters, and mass airflow sensors.

Speaking of the center driver information display ...

My B6 S4 has entered a new realm of annoying. The display is full color
(neat), and when the windshield washer solvent runs low, it pops up a
graphic (ok) with a loud beep (grrr)  which flashes very quickly and wipes
a cartoonish wiper back and forth (annoying) and flashes little droplets
of water (argh) and there is no way to turn it off (ARGH!!!!) and then it
went away.

Just when I thought Audi got smart and made it only notify you for a few
moments, IT CAME BACK! And every hill thereafter. The low fuel warning
isn't this obnoxious. This thing flashes so violently, it's impossible to
get all your focus back on the road. I finally emptied the solvant tank
with a few long sprays, just to make the damn thing go on and stay on.

Ohwell. It could be worse. It could be i-Drive ...

As for the oil temp gauge, if the gauge does it's little sweep in the
self test, it's probably the oil temp sender. I'm actually not sure where
that sensor is. I seem to recall it being part of the oil level sensor in
the oilpan. If it is that, it's incredibly easy to change on your next oil
change. Three screws and it's out. You'll want to check the tech docs
first though to be sure.

- Keman

On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, j y wrote:

> daaay-yum - Claire hiked the price on clusters by several hundred $$$$!
> What do they retail for now?
> I have the dreaded lines too - I should have jumped on that Claire deal.
> I wonder if the clusters are imported from Europe, thus they are affected by the dollar to euro relationship, and that's why there was an increase.
> They sure can't blame hurricane Katrina for jacking the prices - but - you never know these days!
> Richard Ness <richard at nessnet.com> wrote:
> My *%$# oil temp gauge quit working.
> Or, should I say >90% of the time.

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