Sadly, I had to sell my beloved ’98 A8 since I could not find a transmission for him and due to new Mexican car import regulations I could not register it an... Show moreymore so there was no meaning of adding more time & $$ on a car I could not drive in TJ so decided to sell him and buy a car that was already registered so I found this A4 Avant almost at the edge of ending her days at the recycler so I bought her for cheap with lots of areas of improvements, first the head gaskets were replaced by a shop who had no idea how to work on Audi’s so the timing was messed up and could barely start so I could not even do a test drive to check the transmission and suspension but decided to buy anyways, luckily transmission is working fine and front suspension is still tight, the rear will require new sock absorbers and some bushings but is drivable as is. Interior needs some attention as well as the body but she’s almost 20 years old so it’s normal for her age.
The day I bought her I took her directly to the shop that usually works on my Audi’s when I don’t have the time to work on them or too tired from work, they fix her in no time and could take her now for a test drive, like I said transmission was OK and suspension still drivable so I was very happy to find out that she was not in such bad shape as I imagined but still is a long way to make her a very nice ride once again. After a week of daily driver I noticed from day 1 that there was some smoke coming out of the pipes so I did a spark plug replacement, air filter, fuel filter and oil change and o though the smog was reduced a lot it was still some smoke coming out, I also noticed that oil pump was failing because after some highway drive and reduce the speed the oil light came on but turned off right after so last week it finally give out and the oil light did not turned off so I took her to the shop and got it replaced now, the problem is that the smog is now heavier than the first week I drove her so maybe the turbo is not good?? I don’t know, but at the shop they mentioned that it could be something to do with the heads (they did not replaced some valves gaskets or something??) but I want them to check the turbo first because working on the heads again might cost me more $$ so I’ll take her to the shop again in a week, I’ll keep you updated on the diagnose.
Finally I had the time to give my '97 A6 Avant Quattro some good loving and clean her really good plus interior detailing with leather conditioner as all nic... Show moree Audi should. Here's the result I hope you like it Show Less
Hello fellow Car Domain enthusiast, greetings from Tijuana Mexico
This new post is to show you the new addition to my Audi collection, my 1994 Audi ... Show more90S pearl white that I’ve just bought 3 weeks ago (11/19/13) from a couple that wanted to sell this car to someone that could take good care of her and put her on the road again after spending an entire year sitting on their driveway due to some transmission problems.
She’s got potential and with only 180k on the clock there’s’ plenty of life in her, o though I might switch engine & transmission from my ’93 90S with 120k because of the transmission problems but maybe I’ll save the hassle with dealing with inexperienced mechanics if the problem is fixed… what do you think I should do?
These are the very first pictures of her and will be taking new ones after a nice wash and interior cleaning & detail so stay tune o.O
Update 11/10/13 Well, recently I adquired a very nice '98 A8 4.2L with some transmission problems and my wife's condittion to buy this was to se... Show morell my beloved classic Abejorro so I accepted her condittions because I always said that the only way I'll get rid of my classic was if I found a 200 20V, a V8 or an A8 so sadly I had to put my car on sale trough the local craigslist, here are some pictures of my baby. Show Less