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Audi A4 (1995 - 2000)

Last updated 12 June 2019


Running a A4

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I thought I would bring you up to date with my  Audi (2000).  I wrote to you, many years ago, along with other readers, regarding Audi's suspect 20000 mile/2 year service period (I have serviced  the Audi much more frequently).  In nearly 16 years, I have replaced the cam belt (once) and the fuel pump (the control unit failed, not the pump itself).  Plus one battery change (the second battery is now twelve years old). Servicing has been the hands of my local independent garage for some years now - Ratcliffe Brothers Ltd., Dunnicks Mead, Wedmore, Somerset - due to advancing age (mine, not the car).
Despite a less than auspicious start to our relationship when new (the turbo charger air pipes to the engine came loose), the car has proved its worth over nearly sixteen years of happy motoring. The attached picture was taken in 2010, but the car still looks good. (still less than 100,000 miles on the clock) and lots of short journeys. I do however, work the engine reasonably hard occasionally (when it is safe to do so and within the speed limits), taking it through all the gears. Also some fairly lengthy trips (Portugal, Scotland) and as much motorway driving as I can justify.
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