I remember when you niggers said my car was going to break after I bought it.
Guess what faggots?
Valve cover gasket started leaking
Fuck you /o/. You did this.
I demand reparations.
>Buying used Audi
>Buying used old Audi
I've looked it up, it's easy as fuck, but you aren't allowed to work on vehicles in the parking lot of where I live, so I'll have to find somewhere to do it at.
Took it to a place that sells used German cars locally that has a shop in the back, just to see about the price of having them do it.
Certified Mercedes mechanic said he wouldn't touch it because "Audi's are complicated and I've never worked on one".
That's when I went home and watched a youtube video and saw how easy it is to do.
What a cuck, that guy.
>buying a german car
>buying a used german car
>buying a used old german car
You literally asked for this
I don't want to be evicted, so I guess I will.
I got a warning for fucking vacuuming my S14 when I had it.
Bitch apartment manager actually walked over to me, telling me I couldn't fucking do that, and I pay $450 a month to fucking live here.
as a fellow out of warranty audi owner, i must say if the mere thought of having to do something as simple as changing a valve cover gasket is causing you such distress, im sorry to say but youve bought the wrong car. its only going to get worse from here. way worse.
oh and that 'certified mercedes mechanic' that wont change your valve cover gasket because 'audis are too complicated'.. all of my lol
I'm not in distress man.
I can do it, it's just finding the time and place to do it.
I'm pretty competent when it comes to working on cars, and have done my fair share of wrench turning, I'm just in a bad place and need to move.
And yeah, that guy was a joke. I was even explaining how you take the front off and put it into service mode, and he just said, "no. you dont have to do any of that"
It blew my mind that he was the head mechanic there.
OP can confirm.
Paid $4,500 for mine.
Spurdos can't drive. Don't lie to me.
Old German cars are fine as long as you have set aside enough cash for the expected maintenance.
Oh, you have $6k to spend, and want to spend it on a German car? Unless you have $12k total don't bother.
>THE OFFICIAL USED GERMAN CAR RULE OF THUMB: IF YOU CANT AFFORD TWO OF THEM, THEN YOU CANT AFFORD ONE OF THEM
>THE OFFICIAL USED GERMAN CAR RULE OF THUMB: IF YOU CANT AFFORD TWO OF THEM, THEN YOU CANT AFFORD ONE OF THEM
thats actually a great way of looking at it. i sometimes find myself trying to explain this to people who see that the prices of these things used is in line with cars that cost half as much when they were new. yeah theyre cheap up front because youll be paying out the ass keeping them up to snuff.
Hey, I was wondering where you had gone
Did you ever find that VIN so I could run it?
kek. I've been around man. Just nothing to talk about until now.
And come on, I wasn't boasting that much.
I just took this for you
It's an Audi 2.7. They all leak everywhere all the time.
I told you this exact thing and you didn't listen. Why didn't you listen?
Next you'll develop a mysterious coolant consumption problem with no visible leaks until one day when you notice orange crust creeping up the spaces between the intake runners.
>so I'll have to find somewhere to do it at.
Park behind an Autozone out of view of the people who work there. Technically they don't like people working in their parking lots but it's a normal sight.
Hehe, its all in good fun
They really are "FUN" cars... expensive fun, but fun nonetheless
Here is the report; https://diigo.com/08aole
And its actually looking really good
Come on, don't fucking curse me like that.
And I had already bought the car before I ever posted here.
Not once did I make a post asking if i should buy it or not.
You're like the 4th guy that has made posts acting like I consulted /o/ first. I didn't.
I'm loving it.
The leaking valve cover and half moon seal on the timing chain tensioner seem to be extremely common.
I'm just glad my first issue with it isn't a big deal.
And thanks for that. I'm glad to know everything checks out with it.
Just warning you, mack. If you start losing coolant and none of it in on the ground, look in the valley. The coolant after-run pump likes to crack/leak around 100k. On some applications, the replacement pump comes as a part of a relocation kit to get it out from under the intake and into a cooler spot.
>$450 a month
that's about half of what it costs to live in an acceptable apartment in an acceptable neighborhood where i live
so to say that you're entitled to more than just that when you're paying so little is absolute ridiculousness unless you have a roommate or you live in below-market value housing
Ayy I remember that thread!
>The car daddy bought
>OP posted a pic of the interior with mommy's purse on the floor
>calls us "chucklefucks"
It's just like we told you faggot. I would say it gets better however....
This is just the start.
If you enjoy working on cars, used Audis are a dream. If you're a pussy ass nigga scared of getting a little grease on your knuckles then yeah I can see why you wouldn't like them.
What's with the Audi is not reliable meme? Audi 80 is a hit in Eastern Europe for a reason.
Keep falling for the meem. I'm an engineer and I can say through experience that engineering skill everywhere is pretty comparable. It's the shitlord business people that vary. Some companies have good execs and others have shit execs.
>buying used German glass cannons
After 36 months (normal time to fully pay off the debt for the car and buy a new one) all those smartass high-tech mounts and parts start breaking. Should have bought a Camry, they never break.
For that money you might as well be sure that car HAS some conditions.
If you're into reburbishing whats necessary and maintaining it, go for it.
Otherwise, leave it alone and don't molest it any further.
One or two things a year for a car with over 120k miles qualifies as 'constant repairs'? Do your preventative maintenance and you'll avoid turning your Audi into a lemon. The problem is middle aged women buying/leasing them and treating them like their old NA econobox that didn't need anything more than a yearly oil change and then dumping them into the used market for chumps to buy cheap. Audis from good owners are just as reliable as any other car. Just don't expect to buy it and never pop the hood. If you're car illiterate like 90% of the people on here then yeah, they're probably not for you.
Do it. Your life will be better with R8 coil packs.
And yet my 17 year old VW Passat B5 TDI with 250k miles still runs perfectly.
I know this motor well.. if you are getting VC seepage then check the spider hose/breather system and replace it first. It cant breathe and is forcing gasses out the VC and causing your leakage.
The 2.7t is actually a very well built and reliable motor, you just gotta do your maintenance work though.
I see that as a plus.
I can take parts straight off of a Golf R and slap them on my Skoda. Or even R8 Parts. Or Porsche parts. I mean did you know the Seat Ibiza used exactly the same Air Con system as a Lamborghini Gallardo? even down to the vents? It's awesome having a huge and varied parts bin.
Interchangeable. It's pretty cheap too to do that. So get Jell faggot.
R8 coils are not compatible with the 2.7t. Best you can do is RS6 coils with adapters from 034 motorsports or keep existing coils/ICM setup.
I moved to RS6 coils with adapters because ICM's were failing all the damn time.
>so to say that you're entitled to more than just that when you're paying so little is absolute ridiculousness
Why the fuck not? Just because rent is cheaper where he lives doesn't mean he has any less rights than you or I. He signed a lease, this determined the rules, not how much money he pays.
I know that's how things work. And when we get there, i'll manage. For the meanwhile, I might as well get a few kicks from the idiots that thought they were buying into something exclusive with their Audis not knowing they just got a glorified VW.
People that buy Audi should be mocked, they deserve it.
While I agree somewhat, in that most standard Audi's aren't much more than a Passat in drag. There are though, some pretty special Audi's. For example the Quatro drive-train and the S and RS lines.
i have a b5 a4 2.8 same engine except without turbos basically and valve cover gaskets are easy to change. while youre in there it is good to change all the other gaskets and seals too. half moon seal, cam tensioner gaskets, there are seals in the back of the head too which are easy to do. make sure to torque everything correctly and use grey or black rtv
Can't handle what truth, that you're a moron? Interchangeable parts means cheap parts. Go out and find me another supercar that takes $25 coil packs. The fact that my A4 uses parts that fit both an R8 and a Passat means that as long as I do my own work, which I do, maintaining it is dirt cheap. Only a butt blasted jackass could see that as a negative.
> buying an audi that ran out of warranty
you asked for it tbch familia
> I have no arguments so I splurge the "you've never been into".
Deal with it mongrel. Audis are parts bin cars. Being performance or not variants does not change the fact.
Enjoy riding your 100k car with parts that were initially designed for a Skoda Fabia.
It just shows that VW, well VW Europe at least, use the same quality components on their top end as they do their low end. Meaning Things like the Skoda Octavia vRS are even more of an absolute modern bargain.
Meaning that the marketed as upper class options are being jewed out to idiots that think they're buying into quality products while they're just buying low variant shit with different clothes.
Yeah if you buy sight unseen without a ppi..
No? What kind of Audi are you driving that list either of those things as maintenance items? The only thing I can think of along those lines is the B7 A4 requires periodic replacement of the cam follower for the hpfp, but that's a 15 minute $20 job. I guess if you neglect to do that because you're a middle aged woman who knows nothing about your car then that could explode and destroy your camshaft, but you wouldn't do that would you?
Glad this thread is still up.
Stopped and was looking at a 944 Turbo at a used lot earlier, and Meineki was across the street, so I decided to go over there for the fuck of it, just to see.
These motherfuckers quoted me $650 just for the goddamn valve cover gaskets.
Six hundred and fifty fucking dollars.
I literally chuckled and left.
>being too scared to spend an afternoon doing a little carbon cleaning once every 100k miles
what are you even doing on a car board
You don't even have to do it, it's only been shown to rob performance on the RS4 V8s and even then by only about 2% of your total hp in a worst case scenario. I did mine at 120k and even didn't notice a difference before and after, I just wanted to do it for fun because I'm not a baby afraid to turn a wrench.
What should I expect to blow up first on my car? It's the 2.5 TDI and has done 95k.
Nice sharkfin btw.
Got the timing belt and water pump changed a week after I got it I was paranoid about it. Only electrics not working is the button on the rear right door will wind the window down but not back up, I hope nothing else messes up.
Sometimes you just have to do stupid things.
I've had it 5 months now and it hasn't exploded yet so wish me luck [spoiler]please[/spoiler]