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    1. 04-25-2012 06:38 PM #1
      Hey all
      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
      Last edited by Rx7toAudi; 04-25-2012 at 06:48 PM. Reason: messed up

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      04-25-2012 06:51 PM #2
      Nice to see more audi guys in utah. I have a 2003 A4 I live in south Ogden where are you?
      Quote Originally Posted by Big Rat View Post
      He probably wasn't revving. Ya know how those junk low budget Italian cars are. He probably stopped at the light and it almost died and he was just trying to goose the throttle to keep it running!

    3. 04-25-2012 06:55 PM #3
      well just kidding about posting some pictures up the box at the bottom is telling me i don't have permission to do so. man i'm looking like a newb here lol

    4. 04-25-2012 06:56 PM #4
      I'm in provo for school right now. home base is salt lake though

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      04-25-2012 06:58 PM #5
      Hey man welcome to the euro life! and congrats on the s4, those are siiiick.

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      04-25-2012 07:03 PM #6
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    7. 04-25-2012 07:03 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Kaveman View Post
      Hey man welcome to the euro life! and congrats on the s4, those are siiiick.
      yeah i am pretty stoked to be switching over to the s4. I was gonna get something a lot more simple and easier to mantain but the deal that came up on this one was too good to be true so i couldn't pass it up

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      04-26-2012 11:37 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Rx7toAudi View Post
      yeah going to an s4 for reliability speaks volumes about my rx7 lol
      fd's are quite possibly one of the least reliable cars in existence. i know at least 3 or 4 people that have had fd's that i've never seen on the road. one friend had put about 100 miles on his in about 3 years because every time he'd get it fixed & drive it, something else would break

      anyway, welcome, & you have my dream car, even down to the color
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      04-26-2012 11:50 AM #9
      Always awesome to have someone new, be a part of the utah scene.

      You wont find a better group of enthusiasts that would be more than willing to give you the shirt off of their backs.

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      04-26-2012 11:52 AM #10
      Welcome!

      A few of us get together here in Utard County every Wednesday at the JCW in American Fork @7pm.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...County-callout.

      Feel free to swing by. The more the merrier!

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      04-26-2012 12:04 PM #11
      Nice and Welcome, Did the seller provide some paperwork on the work done? Just curious..

    12. 04-26-2012 01:12 PM #12
      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

    13. 04-26-2012 01:15 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by BlckPrl View Post
      Welcome!

      A few of us get together here in Utard County every Wednesday at the JCW in American Fork @7pm.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...County-callout.

      Feel free to swing by. The more the merrier!
      JCW's and cars? you sir are speaking my language now ha ha.

      BTW i really wanna post up some pics and make this thread more interesting. do i have to have a certain number of posts to be authorized or something?

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      04-26-2012 02:54 PM #15
      Clean engine bay on the RX7, love the S4 nice upgrade. Any future plans for the S4?

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      04-26-2012 03:19 PM #16
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    17. 04-26-2012 04:03 PM #17
      no upgrading plans really. I am going to keep it stock and as reliable as possible till i am out of school, with maybe just a couple of reliability and cooling mods here and there. After school i may have some fun and go stage 3 with it or something.

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      04-26-2012 04:12 PM #18
      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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      04-26-2012 04:52 PM #19
      welcome! there are a bunch of euro fans here and over in the utah section of quattroworld.com

    20. 04-26-2012 05:46 PM #20
      thanks for all the welcomes guys! and i drove by AF last night on the freeway but definitely wasn't pulling into a mcdonald's or anything there

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      04-27-2012 12:46 AM #21
      Did you get the S4 off ksl? I was considering it but didnt pull the trigger.

    22. 04-27-2012 10:47 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by SIMPLXA4 View Post
      Did you get the S4 off ksl? I was considering it but didnt pull the trigger.
      yep that's the one. Went down to st george and picked her up ) now if i can pass emissions today it'll have been worth every penny ha ha

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      04-27-2012 11:05 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Rx7toAudi View Post
      yep that's the one. Went down to st george and picked her up ) now if i can pass emissions today it'll have been worth every penny ha ha
      I was looking at the same s4 before. How does it drive? Nice choice btw.

    24. 04-27-2012 08:21 PM #24
      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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      04-29-2012 12:14 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      How North are you?
      are you kidding me tyler? you get mad at everyone else for not doing the responsible thing and reading the entire thread before asking a question like that. refer to post number 4
      Quote Originally Posted by Big Rat View Post
      He probably wasn't revving. Ya know how those junk low budget Italian cars are. He probably stopped at the light and it almost died and he was just trying to goose the throttle to keep it running!

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      04-29-2012 01:33 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by nsprosty View Post
      are you kidding me tyler? you get mad at everyone else for not doing the responsible thing and reading the entire thread before asking a question like that. refer to post number 4
      LMFAO

      That about killed me.


      Well OP, welcome to the gang. I'm not in country anymore but this group here is really out to help. There's a lot of people in the sence here that have a wealth of information.
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      04-29-2012 04:47 PM #27
      cars clean! nice to meet you yesterday.

      good luck with emmisions

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      04-29-2012 05:01 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by nsprosty View Post
      are you kidding me tyler? you get mad at everyone else for not doing the responsible thing and reading the entire thread before asking a question like that. refer to post number 4
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      04-29-2012 05:04 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by stkshftgti View Post
      How North are you?
      I give up
      Quote Originally Posted by Big Rat View Post
      He probably wasn't revving. Ya know how those junk low budget Italian cars are. He probably stopped at the light and it almost died and he was just trying to goose the throttle to keep it running!

    30. 04-30-2012 11:05 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by teleTay View Post
      cars clean! nice to meet you yesterday.

      good luck with emmisions

      thanks and good meeting you too man. got one of my dtc codes to go off thanks to checking out your vacuum routing

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