Hello from Tokyo, Japan.
My name is Rob
I’m new to this forum and Audi but not new to German cars.
I have owned and worked on several Porsche and Benz cars, I have done all except opened a transmission. I have always admired and wanted an RS2 or RS4, but was willing to settle for an S4.
Suddenly an opportunity has come up to own a 2001 RS4. 100,000km.
The owner decided to sell due to loss of clutch, but I have no idea whatever else is wrong with it.
My question to this forum is
1. How long does it take to do the timing belt?
2.What are the common age related items? 3.Are there some parts makers to be avoided?
3.How necessary are the special tools and are there work arounds?
I’ve learnt that on 944/928 some seals should be left alone if they aren’t leaking, others should be replaced regardless.
4.Is that the same for these cars?
5. What are the Don’ts when working on these cars?
6. If I have to do the clutch and t/belt is it better to just remove the engine and transmission together?
I have a floor jack and above basic tools.
I’m quite excited and hope the deal closes and I want to be prepared mentally and financially to put the car right.
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