dave.eaton at clear.net.nz
Fri Nov 7 14:35:37 PST 2008
the usa "required" a spare wheel. the row cars didn't. i have a spare
wheel well crammed with tools, battery and an electric pump and sealant. no
spare. while i would like a full-size spare, having used sealant (stans) on
my mtb tubeless tyres for several years now i have no fears with that
regard. i have punctured the side of a mtb tyre on a nail and the stans has
worked to get me home. also it should be noted that i have had only 1
puncture in the last 15 years in a car and that (screw in tread of the s8)
would have been fixed with sealant enough to get me home.
btw i should have said that the secret of rs ownership imo is to pick one up
after 2-3 years. you will get (as i did) the full factory warranty thrown
in (remainder of 3 years + 2 years) and pay 50% of the new price. then sell
when it comes off extended warranty or go after-market warranty through the
i have a track day with the c6 rs6 coming up tuesday - that should be
'04 alroad tdi
On 8/11/08 8:46 AM, "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at gmail.com> wrote:
> I went to a tech session when the RS6 first came out. It was an Audi Club
> event at the primary dealer in Denver. With the car in the air, I don't
> recall being able to see the starter from underneath. They told us that the
> book stated it was a 22-hour job involving dropping the engine from the car.
> I imagine in time actual people performing the actual job have saved a good
> bit on that, hence Dave's 8-hour/$1500 position, which definitely sounds
> more reasonable, IF the dealer will charge _actual_ time for the job. It
> may very well be that a dealer service department somewhere charged full
> book rate for a deep-pocketed customer. Not sure whey the North American
> version would require different battery placement. Probably some sort of
> federal regulation vs. crash testing blah, blah, blah. Seems that if it fit
> elsewhere for the rest of the world, it might be able to be retrofitted
> elsewhere in North American, unless there's some "extra" equipment required
> that takes up the space.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com
>> [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Dave
>> Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 12:29 PM
>> To: quattro at audifans.com
>> Subject: Re: RS6 comedy
>> no unusually brett, you can't see the wood for the trees...
>> $4k to replace the starter, sorry but someone is yanking your
>> chain (or is it your usual hyperbole?). the engine does come
>> out as turbos are in the way. you could lose the turbos i
>> guess, but then the car wouldn't be quite the same would it -
>> i never liked the c5 s6. my dealer tells me it is an 8 hour
>> job to remove the motor, and that a starter replacement would
>> be less than $1.5k. i have yet to hear of a failed rs6
>> starter motor. i'll stick with the car and the turbos thanks.
>> the weak points of the car are well known - primarily drc and
>> the tranny. having said that, the rs6 is the best "s" or "rs"
>> audi i've owned (5 at last
>> count) - and is still running factory fresh and sweet 2 years
>> later, 4 years from purchase. but as with any hi-po german
>> car, it's got to have a warranty. if you can afford the car,
>> afford the warranty.
>> btw the battery is only on the trunk floor of usa cars. hans
>> and klaus put the battery under the trunk floor for everyone
>> but the usa. and gave everyone else proper rs6 seats. and
>> avants. wonder why?
>> '03 rs6
>> '04 allroad tdi
>> On 7/11/08 7:36 PM, "quattro-request at audifans.com" > Date:
>> Thu, 6 Nov 2008 21:24:00 -0500
>>> From: Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
>>> Subject: RS6 comedy
>>> To: Quattro List <quattro at audifans.com>
>>> Economy got you down? Just got a big bill from your mechanic?
>>> Wondering if your car is worth it?
>>> Well, look on the bright side: you could own a C5 RS6.
>>> For the RS6-deprived, a starter going bust is a relatively minor
>>> expense. For the worthy? It's $4k, because the engine has to come
>>> out. Then there are the torque converter failures (so much
>> for that
>>> BS about the autobox handling torque better than a manual),
>> the timing
>>> belt adjustments every 10,000 miles, and the fancy DRC suspension
>>> system failures.
>>> If you had an RS6, this wallet-draining would be
>> beneficial. See, if
>>> you had money, then you could afford to buy stuff, which
>> you could try
>>> to in your RS6's trunk. Which you can't, because there's a
>> battery in
>>> the way. Vorsprung Der Technic apparently consists of a
>> bunch of boys
>>> from Quattro GMBH bumming around the R&D shop on a weekend
>> with some
>>> beers, shoehorning two turbochargers into the engine compartment,
>>> buttoning everything back up, and then realizing it wont
>> start because
>>> they forgot to put the battery back in. And then stuffing it in a
>>> carpeted box in the trunk so they can get home.
>>> Other comedy: rumors of Audi denying warranty claims on RS4
>>> failures (they're considered "wear and tear" and only
>> covered to 12k/
>>> 12months), so clearly there wasn't much work put into DRC
>> between the
>>> two cars. If you're thinking about purchasing the fancy
>> suspension in
>>> a new Audi, you might want to quadruple-rethink it.
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