Nice to see more audi guys in utah. I have a 2003 A4 I live in south Ogden where are you?
So i just bought a 2001 Audi s4 over the weekend. I am pretty new to euro cars so i'm excited to get something new to work on and learn about. My previous car as my name implies was a fd mazda rx7. had it for 9 years before i decided it was time to switch over to something a little more reliable and nice (yeah going to an s4 for reliability speaks volumes about my rx7 lol) Anyways i just wanted to check in here with you guys, get to know some peeps in the local north utah area etc. I am sure you'll be hearing from me more and seeing me around from time to time as well as i am already in love with this car and finding myself and enthusiast for it. Anyways to the good stuff. some history on the car
It's a 2001 Audi s4 b5. Nogaro blue. The body has 225,000 miles on it but the engine, tranny, and turbos were recently replaced and have about 40k on them. I got it for a great deal considering the condition of the car. It has been a Vegas and st george car its whole life so no rust or anything. Other than the common failing lcd in the cluster and a couple of stuck buttons the interior and body are near immaculate. I'll post some pics of it after this post
p.s.- after only a day of owning it the notorious po421 and po431 (post precat o2 sensors) have lit up and so i can't do emissions and register it lol. I've researched and looked at the fouler method for it, but if anyone has a vag com and would wanna help me program those codes out i would prefer that method and there would definitely be a lunch in it for ya
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anyway, welcome, & you have my dream car, even down to the color
A few of us get together here in Utard County every Wednesday at the JCW in American Fork @7pm.
Feel free to swing by. The more the merrier!
yeah the rx7 was kind of a headache. The rotary engine itself is rock solid but if you let anything around it fail in the engine bay it'll struggle, particularly cooling aspecys. I rebuilt two engines on mine, one close to stock and one heavily modified and both times something cooling failed which resulted in disaster. If you can spend a ton of money and replace lots of stuff all at once you'll get 75-100k out of them but if you just chase one thing after the other it gets pretty old pretty quick lol.
-also no i don't have the paperwork, but the guy was a pretty honest guy. The engine and trans definitely didn't have 225k on them. I'd eat off this engine honestly and the trans is not sloppy at all. Also from what i understand the ztock k03 turbos on the s4's would never last that long so i feel pretty confident in the details
still won't let me post pics, even hosted ones but here are some links for anybody that wants to check it out
And a shot of my old rx7 engine bay for kicks and giggles
Blue s4 with black wheels? Were you in af last night? Maybe turning into a McDonald's is some other fast food joint? If so I spitted you on my way to the Utah county gtg that happens every Wednesday
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it drives great! i couldn't get it to pass emissions today and spent seven hours battling with the government about it jumping through hoops. I know there are a couple of lines hooked up wrong that are throwing the check engine light thus preventing me from passing. if anyone has an s4 i could do a side by side comparison to so i can hook them up right i would be very grateful or a vag com to tell the computer to ignore the codes.....
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