REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Auto Chat

Vancouver Auto Chat 2016 VAC Community Head Moderator: Raid3n

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-16-2009, 07:48 AM   #1
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: vancouver
Posts: 985
Thanked 425 Times in 92 Posts
So I bought an Audi A8L 2004 . How soon before it starts to leak?

Haha ok from the US Florida - moved to Massachusettes imported to BC
64000 MILES = about 102000 Km
one fender bender fixed privately by owner
scuffed 19 inch Audi rims

I paid $23,000 CAD

Did I get a good deal?

Any ideas how I should pimp this guy out? One cool thing is that it has 4 suspension settings that I can set on the car computer! Cool!
Advertisement
__________________
Give them nothing, but take from them... EVERYTHING!!! - King Leonides


7seven: I really can't stand all these idiots who hit the gym now just because they watched 300 and want to be like a spartan. Case in point, this skinny guy comes into the gym the other day, must have only weighed ~ 140lbs, loads on 2 plates on the bench rack, mutters to himself, for sparta, unracks the barbell and proceeds to drop it directly on his chest.
Valour is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 08:00 AM   #2
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
slammer111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,627
Thanked 273 Times in 90 Posts
Crap that's cheap, for an A8L. If there's no hidden damage and also no hidden surprises/malfunctions, I'd say you did pretty well for yourself. Congrats on the new ride.
slammer111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 10:53 AM   #3
Banned (BBM)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 16,142
Thanked 627 Times in 368 Posts
just hope it wont break down, repair gonna be hella expensive
Mugen EvOlutioN is offline   Reply With Quote
This post FAILED by:
Old 12-16-2009, 01:53 PM   #4
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 3,497
Thanked 855 Times in 334 Posts
nice car... but save ur money for repair. and just dont crash it cuz aluminum body work er....

good price though. I love audi's and vw's but from the stories im getting from my mechanic friends, i'm staying away.

great looks but american reliability with mercedes cost of repair.
__________________
P H O T O G R A P H E R
www.jacksonzhao.com
J____ is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-16-2009, 01:54 PM   #5
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
jlenko's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Burnaby, BC
Posts: 3,564
Thanked 330 Times in 163 Posts
Leak? Leak what? You aren't being specific enough
__________________
Don't be the next RS.net statistic - If you drink, don't drive. You'll lose your licence, and the rest of us will laugh at you.
jlenko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 02:16 PM   #6
Banned (ABWS)
 
orange7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MacLeod
Posts: 7,298
Thanked 542 Times in 289 Posts
pics or didn't happen
orange7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 02:25 PM   #7
My dinner reheated before my turbo spooled
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 5,944
Thanked 13,521 Times in 1,745 Posts
I love A8's.
post some pictures up if you want opinions what you should do to your car..

chipping the engine would be a good option... Audi's also look sick lowered with some rims, that could be an option.

you can go for this look... with 1 size smaller rims.




or



__________________
PHOTOGRAPHY / FLICKR

Last edited by 1exotic; 12-16-2009 at 02:33 PM.
1exotic is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-16-2009, 02:39 PM   #8
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
too_slow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,963
Thanked 362 Times in 161 Posts
I still think the D3 A8 is the sexiest car in the class (compared with the same gen S-class and 7 series)

I would love to own a D3 S8 one day

__________________
2011 VW Tiguan Highline 4Motion (Canada)

2013 Lexus IS350 F-Sport (Melbourne)
too_slow is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-16-2009, 02:45 PM   #9
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: internet
Posts: 818
Thanked 406 Times in 127 Posts
Anyone know if the Phaeton is available in Canada?

jeff_alexander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 02:52 PM   #10
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
too_slow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,963
Thanked 362 Times in 161 Posts
^That's a face lifted model.

We did get it for 2004-2005. They are ultra rare though.
__________________
2011 VW Tiguan Highline 4Motion (Canada)

2013 Lexus IS350 F-Sport (Melbourne)
too_slow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 03:43 PM   #11
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
Leopold Stotch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 6,044
Thanked 315 Times in 149 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
^That's a face lifted model.

We did get it for 2004-2005. They are ultra rare though.
and SUPER expensive lol



i used to work on some VAG cars, and every single one of them past 50k leaked.

whether it was a 1.8T or a 2.7TT or their 4.0+L V8's

ooh and with Motul they burn oil
__________________
1996 Honda Accord
1995 Nissan 240sx
2004 Infiniti G35
2005 Honda Jazz

BuySell Feedback
Quote:
"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries... Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good ... They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time it works, every time. "
Leopold Stotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 03:46 PM   #12
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
too_slow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,963
Thanked 362 Times in 161 Posts
I must be the luckiest person on the face of earth. With the exception of my 1992 16V GTI, and the 2000 GTI 8V, none of them leaked/burned oil. I had a APR Stage 2 setup on my 1.8T, and I've never had a single issue with it (minus the brake lights).
__________________
2011 VW Tiguan Highline 4Motion (Canada)

2013 Lexus IS350 F-Sport (Melbourne)
too_slow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 04:02 PM   #13
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
Leopold Stotch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 6,044
Thanked 315 Times in 149 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
I must be the luckiest person on the face of earth. With the exception of my 1992 16V GTI, and the 2000 GTI 8V, none of them leaked/burned oil. I had a APR Stage 2 setup on my 1.8T, and I've never had a single issue with it (minus the brake lights).
my buddy's VR6 and 1.8T didn't' leak either

but depends who drives/takes care of the car, the customers i dealt with didn't really care to check oil levels or use proper viscosity.
__________________
1996 Honda Accord
1995 Nissan 240sx
2004 Infiniti G35
2005 Honda Jazz

BuySell Feedback
Quote:
"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries... Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good ... They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time it works, every time. "
Leopold Stotch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 07:46 PM   #14
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Internet
Posts: 1,457
Thanked 528 Times in 110 Posts
Holy that's cheap!
van_driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 08:08 PM   #15
My dinner reheated before my turbo spooled
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,702
Thanked 231 Times in 78 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
I still think the D3 A8 is the sexiest car in the class (compared with the same gen S-class and 7 series)

I would love to own a D3 S8 one day

As would I!
Spaceship_coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 08:07 AM   #16
My homepage has been set to RS
 
xpl0sive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Burnaby,BC
Posts: 2,053
Thanked 1,185 Times in 304 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by J____ View Post
nice car... but save ur money for repair. and just dont crash it cuz aluminum body work er....

good price though. I love audi's and vw's but from the stories im getting from my mechanic friends, i'm staying away.

great looks but american reliability with mercedes cost of repair.
do your mechanic friends work on hondas and scream vteccccccccccccccc everytime they ejaculate? sounds like it.... They should stick to repairing hondas and not voice their opinions about cars in general. As with any car that costs $50k+ new, repairs will be more expensive than your average honda. You have to take care of cars, and they will take care of you. I have had 4 differnt Audi's so far, and none of them had any problems. I've had turbo engines, V6 engines, and now i've got one with the 4.2 V8. It doesnt leak, doesnt burn oil, it runs like a clock and will go forever if taken care of. All these "horror" stories you hear about happen because a person buys the car thinking they can treat it like a civic, and then something breaks and is expensive to repair. if they actually maintainted their cars, they wouldnt have any horror stories
__________________
Fast, Reliable, Cheap

A car can be only 2 out of the 3.
xpl0sive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 04:14 PM   #17
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 3,497
Thanked 855 Times in 334 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by xpl0sive View Post
do your mechanic friends work on hondas and scream vteccccccccccccccc everytime they ejaculate? sounds like it.... They should stick to repairing hondas and not voice their opinions about cars in general. As with any car that costs $50k+ new, repairs will be more expensive than your average honda. You have to take care of cars, and they will take care of you. I have had 4 differnt Audi's so far, and none of them had any problems. I've had turbo engines, V6 engines, and now i've got one with the 4.2 V8. It doesnt leak, doesnt burn oil, it runs like a clock and will go forever if taken care of. All these "horror" stories you hear about happen because a person buys the car thinking they can treat it like a civic, and then something breaks and is expensive to repair. if they actually maintainted their cars, they wouldnt have any horror stories
no, they work on mercedes, bmw's, porsche, and audis. Infact they dont even like hondas. I guess you are one of the lucky ones then.
__________________
P H O T O G R A P H E R
www.jacksonzhao.com
J____ is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 07-30-2012, 01:58 AM   #18
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: vancouver
Posts: 985
Thanked 425 Times in 92 Posts
What are your opinions on me getting a supercharger for this ride? The only mod I did was some big wheels and SR stickers lol.
__________________
Give them nothing, but take from them... EVERYTHING!!! - King Leonides


7seven: I really can't stand all these idiots who hit the gym now just because they watched 300 and want to be like a spartan. Case in point, this skinny guy comes into the gym the other day, must have only weighed ~ 140lbs, loads on 2 plates on the bench rack, mutters to himself, for sparta, unracks the barbell and proceeds to drop it directly on his chest.
Valour is online now   Reply With Quote
This post FAILED by:
Old 07-30-2012, 04:58 AM   #19
I am Hook'd on RS
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 69
Thanked 283 Times in 28 Posts
i am assuming that you have the 4.2 v8 on your car?
if so, your best bet is to call jhm motorsport and see if they are able to do anything for you.

my friend has a b7 rs4 with a jhm tune. rs4 still in the beta phase, it is one of the best tunes out there. jhm has been extremely successful in tuning the b6/7 s4, as well as the c5 a6. these cars have very similar engines aside from the intake/exhaust manifolds. since there a numerous cars running around with the jhm blower at the moment, i think what you need is just a custom bracket

too bad jhm doesnt get enough recognition like other big name companies like apr, revo, giac. these companies provide a great tune for the forced induction engine platform, but they all fail to deliver when it comes to NA engines. in fact, the tuner for jhm is an engineer at ford svt, so he has a lot more resources when it comes down to tuning an engine and making performance parts for it(intake manifold, headers and stuff). thats why jhm is well ahead of its competitors in this game.

when apr first came out with their supercharger for the rs4, the cars were running mid-high quarter mile times. mind you, the stock rs4 run 12.8-12.9 in stock. so a guy who has the kit brought the car to the jhm tuner(SVT guy). the tuner rewrote the tune and guess what, the car is running 12.0. apr then looked at the tune with the permission from SVT guy and "adapted" it to their current tune.

i hope i dont sound like a endorsement guy working for jhm. i just think jhm is such an underdog, they are not getting enough exposure. jhm always acquire their own car for testing purposes and test them for extended period of time to see where the limit is at. they have blown at least 3 engines just trying to figure out what the safe limit is for a stock engine with a blower on.

shoot me a pm if you have any questions. it would be epic to see a jhm tuned a8. i think it would be the first as well

EDIT: Fix typo

Last edited by beebob; 07-31-2012 at 07:02 AM.
beebob is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 07-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #20
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
too_slow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,963
Thanked 362 Times in 161 Posts
Err.. Sell your car and get one of these and call it a day



(4dr gallardo)
__________________
2011 VW Tiguan Highline 4Motion (Canada)

2013 Lexus IS350 F-Sport (Melbourne)
too_slow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2012, 11:51 PM   #21
Where's my RS Christmas Lobster?!
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 858
Thanked 1,070 Times in 229 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valour View Post
What are your opinions on me getting a supercharger for this ride? The only mod I did was some big wheels and SR stickers lol.
fuck.. 3 years later. and you have failed RS.

sr stickers?? what a mod
Shorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 12:01 AM   #22
kwy
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,397
Thanked 1,715 Times in 595 Posts
Sick modz bro.

And unless I'm mistaken, the RS6 was never sold in North America, so good luck getting your hands on one.
kwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 12:09 AM   #23
Need to Shave n Shower, but I CANT STOP POSTING ON RS
 
twitchyzero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 19,566
Thanked 7,603 Times in 3,173 Posts
Quote:
How soon before it starts to leak?
it's already broken before the engine is broken in
__________________
My BST Feedback
twitchyzero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 12:10 PM   #24
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
too_slow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,963
Thanked 362 Times in 161 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwy View Post
Sick modz bro.

And unless I'm mistaken, the RS6 was never sold in North America, so good luck getting your hands on one.
Negative

2003 Audi RS6 Quattro 450HP 62,000 Original Miles History 100-Percent Stock

NA did get the C5 RS6
__________________
2011 VW Tiguan Highline 4Motion (Canada)

2013 Lexus IS350 F-Sport (Melbourne)
too_slow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 12:32 PM   #25
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
optiblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 3,191
Thanked 274 Times in 135 Posts
Nice car and yes, good deal! Just have money on the side ready for repairs. Audi's seem to have some mechanical issues sooner than never.
optiblue is offline   Reply With Quote
This post FAILED by:
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net