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    Posted: 20-Feb-2012 at 02:21
Nice UrS6! I used to have a '93 S4. A great car, as long as you don't mind electrical gremlins. :-)

I sold it with 207,000 miles on it. The buyer did complete teardown of the engine after he bought it. It was in such great shape the guy sent me photos of the valves and pistons.   He's gone another 30,000 miles in the car since then.

Fond memories, but I'm happier with my W8.
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  Quote XR4Tim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Feb-2012 at 10:27
Originally posted by long_w8

Nice UrS6! I used to have a '93 S4. A great car, as long as you don't mind electrical gremlins. :-)

I sold it with 207,000 miles on it. The buyer did complete teardown of the engine after he bought it. It was in such great shape the guy sent me photos of the valves and pistons.   He's gone another 30,000 miles in the car since then.

Fond memories, but I'm happier with my W8.

My S6 has close to 149k on it now (bought it with 131k), and the only issues I've had are a worn out CV joint on the rear cardan shaft, worn out tie rod ends, blown front strut, and a broken front spring. Most of which was beginning to fail before I bought it. Also, my driver's heated seat element shorted out. Otherwise, it's been flawless. The AAN is known for being one of Audi's strongest engines (if not the strongest).
I must admit that I enjoy driving it more than the W8, though in part that is because the W8 is a Tiptronic, and also because I just love boost.
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  Quote long_w8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Feb-2012 at 16:21
I certainly understand your affection for the boost. At about 170k miles, my turbo failed on my S4 and I had it re-manufactured. This was a few years ago, but as I recall the rebuilder and I agreed on a K22 impeller and a K24 compressor wheel. The result was less lag and more power. So, if yours fails at some point you may want to consider doing something similar.

Damn, that car was fun.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Mar-2012 at 04:29
Soon to be in the stables.


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  Quote fitzski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Apr-2012 at 18:14
Way more exciting that my new addition, Tom...

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This is my fleet, though the wife's Suzuki has now been replaced with an 03 MK4 Golf Gt tdi 150!
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  Quote logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Apr-2012 at 03:57
now all you need is a pheyeton :)
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Apr-2012 at 23:55
Originally posted by fitzski

Way more exciting that my new addition, Tom...


Don't worry Scott the W8 is still in the family. I pick up the "Golf" tomorrow morning.
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  Quote yesimalex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Sep-2012 at 02:02
First time in two years the w8 has a parking buddy! Just picked up a 92 Saturn, something. Cheap car, cheap parts, will run it till the tires fly off.
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  Quote Malcolm Tucker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Sep-2012 at 10:27
Originally posted by logan

now all you need is a pheyeton :)


*ahem* Phaeton

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