Rocky Mountain Club B5

Members => Welcome New Members => Topic started by: kemoman on November 24, 2009, 09:16:20 AM

Title: Happy to be here!
Post by: kemoman on November 24, 2009, 09:16:20 AM
Hey, my name is Oliver and I am a new member. I am looking forward to events and rides with fellow Audi and VW enthusiasts.

I drive a 2001 Audi S4 and live in South Metro Denver.  
Title: Re: Happy to be here!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 24, 2009, 09:49:04 AM
Welcome to the forums Oliver! How long have you has the the S for?
Title: Re: Happy to be here!
Post by: kemoman on November 24, 2009, 09:59:47 AM
Hey thanks for the warm welcome. :)

I just got it this summer. She has been looking for me for a while. She came from Washington D.C. Ended up in San Diego at Auction this year and was sent up here to Englewood. Funny cause I was born in D.C. and grew up in San Diego, and have lived here since 03.

She just needed me to love her. She has had some issues but I have been busy on her.

I have replaced the Coils, Plugs, ECM Board, 02 Sensor, 2 Straight Flow Cats, Cold Air Intake and new TSW Donnington Wheels.

She is running like a real lady.
Title: Re: Happy to be here!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 24, 2009, 10:22:05 AM
Great! Already into the work. Keep an eye on those turbos and the timing belt. There is usually a monthly All Euro Cr get together that will get cross posted here. A great way to meet new people and talk cars.

We haven't been as active with garage days or drives as we have been in the past. The economy and busy lives kind of take a toll on that unfortunately. Winter months are always slow anyway. When Spring comes around everyone has something they want to work on, or somewhere they want to go.
Title: Re: Happy to be here!
Post by: kemoman on November 24, 2009, 10:33:19 AM
Sweet! Thanks again for the info. I was hoping I could get the Timing Belt, Serpentine Belt, Water Pump, and Thermostat all changed at 100,000 miles.

I at 84,000 right now.

As far as the turbos.... After driving I never shut down immediately. I am running full Synthetic oil. Anything else I should be watching? This is my first Turbo. (Let alone Twin Turbo).
Title: Re: Happy to be here!
Post by: Noob_Shum on November 24, 2009, 11:01:26 AM
Welcome! Great car  ;D

Jonathan
Title: Re: Happy to be here!
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 24, 2009, 11:07:51 AM
If they are the original turbos it really depends on the previous owner. IF they are going to fail, they probably will around 100K miles. The good way to fail is having the seals go, you will know as you will get blue and white smoke (oil and coolant). Next time you get a big service done or do it yourself it is probably worth checking the turbos to make sure they at least look good.

The timing belt, the factory says 100K, most can make it there, but enough don't. Failure is bad. The premature failures usually aren't the belt but like the tensioner or the roller.

Not trying to worry you, but just some things to be aware of. When the car is well maintained it is a really fun car, stay on top of the maintenance and it should treat you well for years to come.
Title: Re: Happy to be here!
Post by: kemoman on November 24, 2009, 11:16:10 AM
Thanks for the advice 92UrS4. I will take care of those items before 100,000, just to be safe.
What a cool forum. Nice people and great info. :)
Title: Re: Happy to be here!
Post by: kraut-sled on November 25, 2009, 05:37:36 PM
Welcome!  This group is great and there are a lot of knowledgeable minds here.

My $0.02 on the timing belt in your car is to do it ASAP.  It is an expensive service, but the alternative is much more costly.  As for the turbos, as long as the car has been taken care of and the oil change intervals have not exceeded 5K with full synthetic you should be okay.  The other key to long life is good warm up and cool down of the motor before and after hard driving.

Happy motoring and welcome to the RMCB5 family.

 - Randy
 
Title: Re: Happy to be here!
Post by: Eric18T on November 27, 2009, 01:23:44 PM
welcome.