glenahan at vfemail.net
Tue Apr 15 04:26:48 PDT 2008
all can be serviced. Find out who rebuilt it and call THEM to see if
they will stand behind whatever they did.
On Apr 14, 2008, at 9:37 PM, John S. Lagnese wrote:
> I didn't get to see the car tonight. The owner was out. Looks
> better for
> tomorrow. I spoke with him. He warmed up the car today. He told me
> it was
> leaking tranny fluid. Is the auto on the A6s a sealed, non
> serviceable unit?
> Should I just not bother? The tranny was rebuilt a bit over 1 year
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John S. Lagnese" <jlagnese at massed.net>
> To: "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at comcast.net>; <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 10:25 PM
> Subject: Re: 98 A6
>> Here's the ad. The guy is the second owner and he didn't change
>> the TB.
>> 1998 Audi A6 Quattro wagon w/110,000 mi. Rebuilt trans., new plugs
>> wires, new battery, newer brakes and good tires. Leather int.,
>> runs well.
>> Stereo doesn't work, and there are a couple of cosmetic blemishes,
>> mirror broken, front bumper cowling cracked. A good car that could be
>> w/minimal work. $2600 OBO. Portland, ME
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at comcast.net>
>> To: <quattro at audifans.com>
>> Cc: "John S. Lagnese" <jlagnese at massed.net>
>> Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 10:06 PM
>> Subject: Re: 98 A6
>>> John S. Lagnese wrote:
>>>> I am going to look at a 98 A6 Quattro automatic wagon. It has
>>>> 110K with
>>>> an already rebuilt tranny. There is damage to the front bumper
>>>> cover and
>>>> RH mirror. The radio doesn't work. Any special problem areas I
>>>> look at?
>>> Besides the usual "used car" issues (tires, body damage, wear on the
>>> driver's seat bolster, etc.) at 110K miles that one is due for a
>>> change. Opinions vary but...
>>> - The 99 A6 owners manual lists the Timing Belt Service as 90K
>>> - The Bentley manual schedule lists the interval at 105K miles.
>>> - Many listers strongly suggest a 60K mile interval.
>>> No matter which mileage you use, that car should have had at
>>> least 1 belt
>>> change -- and you should see a written receipt for it. If it was
>>> done at
>>> 60K miles (or 5+ years ago), it's almost be due again.
>>> Other expenses that would be nice to avoid by having receipts for:
>>> - brakes (pads, maybe rotors, and maybe even calipers)
>>> - suspension (tie rod ends are common wear items, maybe more
>>> common on
>>> A4; struts/shocks)
>>> That's the short list. Don't be surprised if the center information
>>> in the cluster is missing some LEDs (or whatever they are --
>>> across the display). "They all do that." No fix except to
>>> replace the
>>> cluster. $$$. If you can live with it, use it as a bargaining
>>> Kent McLean
>>> '99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic, :)
>>> '91 200 TQA #1, backup car
>>> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody", now with new owner
>>> '91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
>>> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke
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