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You may remember that I've had a problem where my LE didn't idle very well and wouldn't start without the throttle pedal. Fairly minor but irritating.

Well, while it was in for an oil service, I asked the specialist to balance the throttle bodies and make sure they're set up properly. This has been done (along with an exhaust rubber and a couple of bushes) and now the car starts with the key and idles at around 750-800rpm. Smoother than before and feels much smoother/crisper to drive.

Four hours labour for the throttle setup - £180.

Amazing how heavy the throttle pedal feels when you jump straight out of a drive-by-wire Audi S4.

I'm pretty happy now :M5thumbs: and looking forward to the 'Ring at Easter.
 

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You may remember that I've had a problem where my LE didn't idle very well and wouldn't start without the throttle pedal. Fairly minor but irritating.

Well, while it was in for an oil service, I asked the specialist to balance the throttle bodies and make sure they're set up properly. This has been done (along with an exhaust rubber and a couple of bushes) and now the car starts with the key and idles at around 750-800rpm. Smoother than before and feels much smoother/crisper to drive.

Four hours labour for the throttle setup - £180.

Amazing how heavy the throttle pedal feels when you jump straight out of a drive-by-wire Audi S4.

I'm pretty happy now :M5thumbs: and looking forward to the 'Ring at Easter.
Glad you got finally got it sorted out and I know what you mean when the car has been looked at properly you can tell, I had the same thing when I got mine serviced earlier this year.
 

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Four hours labour for the throttle setup - £180.

Amazing how heavy the throttle pedal feels when you jump straight out of a drive-by-wire Audi S4.

I'm pretty happy now :M5thumbs: and looking forward to the 'Ring at Easter.[/QUOTE]


Andy, my local main dealer, Eastern charged me £174 inc Vat for CO and Valve clearance's, I understand that throttle setup is part of the CO deal, but have to agree the car was a lot better throttle wise.
you mentioned S4lovelove , I was going to buy one of those instead of my M but the thinking was - s4's will be around for ages and if I didn't buy a 5 then, I never would. How do they compare ?, I've heard the s4's are awesome once the blowers kick in....,
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Phil
 

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The S4 is really impressive - it's possibly as fast as the M5 for most of the time, but you can't half drive fast down twisties when it's wet and slippy.

Lovely lazy accessible torque and (compared to a steering box) lovely feel from the steering).

It's slightly more economical than the M5, a bit more comfortable, but I miss the screaming noise of the M5 at 4500-6500rpm lovelove

Impressive piece of kit for £12k, fully specced with Sat nav, heated leather electric seats, climate, heated screens, ski-bag, xenons.

The switchgear is all present and correct, but I prefer the slightly more positive feel of switches and stalks in the E34. Perhaps they're just more old-fashioned (as, perhaps, am I)

I'm off to Sweden for two weeks after Christmas, so let's see how the S4 behaves over 4000 miles on snow and ice.

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Andy, what's the year, mileage,etc?. avant or saloon?, the former being the one to go for IMO. Also, 12k what was the asking price, sellors seem to ask about 2k over the going rate it seems.
If your going to Sweden you might catch some WRC teams testing.
Good to hear that you dont think its much quicker than the 5 and there's never a chance that it would sound as good as the B38kinggf .

cheers,
Phil.


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The S4 is really impressive - it's possibly as fast as the M5 for most of the time, but you can't half drive fast down twisties when it's wet and slippy.

Lovely lazy accessible torque and (compared to a steering box) lovely feel from the steering).

It's slightly more economical than the M5, a bit more comfortable, but I miss the screaming noise of the M5 at 4500-6500rpm lovelove

Impressive piece of kit for £12k, fully specced with Sat nav, heated leather electric seats, climate, heated screens, ski-bag, xenons.

The switchgear is all present and correct, but I prefer the slightly more positive feel of switches and stalks in the E34. Perhaps they're just more old-fashioned (as, perhaps, am I)

I'm off to Sweden for two weeks after Christmas, so let's see how the S4 behaves over 4000 miles on snow and ice.

:cheers:
 

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It's a facelifted 2000/W with 100k on the clock, and fash. £12k was the asking price. I paid less.
 

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It's a facelifted 2000/W with 100k on the clock, and fash. £12k was the asking price. I paid less.
Just be sure that you have approved winter tyres when you`re off to Sweden, they`re pretty strict on that point(demanded by law) if you crash and don`t have winter approved tyres..... :nono: :nono: :nono:
Should be optimal car for the snowy conditions.

Merry christmas :2: :2:
(my christmas present to myself is new paint and shadow line trim exteriourly for my beast)

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Sakke
 

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Cheers for that Sakke. The Winter tyres were ordered a number of weeks ago and should be here this afternoon.

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