[s-cars] possible UrS4 purchase: compression check + other ?s

Marc Swanson mswanson at sonitrol.net
Thu Nov 20 11:46:45 EST 2003

Hey, I'm a new subscriber to the s-car list as I'm looking at possibly
picking up a 92 S4 next weekend.  I posted this question to the main
q-list but didn't get a reply.  Anyhow, here is a copy and paste from my
q-list post:

I'm toying with the idea of buying a 92 S4 with about 180k on the clock
and I had a few questions:

- What is the spec range for engine compression?

- What is the best method to perform a compression check on the AAN?
For cars with a single coil I typically unplug the FPR and the connector
on the coil.. So I assume it would be similar for this car except unplug
_each_ of the coil packs?  Where is the FPR located on this car?

- What's the price one would expect to pay for a car of this vintage
with this kind of mileage?  Condition is fair.. a few scratches on the
bumper/paint, nothing major.

I haven't had a chance to inspect the mechanicals of the car yet.  It is
being offered for what I think is a fairly good deal, $8k (which I may
be able to talk down).

I've read the buyers guide at s-cars.org for a basic idea of what to
look for, but any additional insight would be appreciated.


Marc Swanson, Software Engineer
Sonitrol Communications Corp.
Hartford, CT

Email: mswanson at sonitrol.net
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