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Old 07-08-2018, 11:45 AM   #1
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2004 Audi S4 6 sp sedan

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More pics here: https://imgur.com/a/03OWCHM

Selling my 2004 Audi S4 6 speed sedan. If you don't know these cars, think of them as Audi's M3, but a bit less track-focused. Feels pretty unique with a rev-happy V8. Great handling and tons of grip without being harsh.

Really clean inside and out, drives nice, everything works. If you know these cars, you know that they all need to get their timing chain guides replaced at some point, which requires the engine to come out (which is why you see lots of cheap high-mileage ones for sale)... just pulled the engine (1k miles ago) on this one and replaced all the timing components with updated parts that should last the life of the car. Also replaced a bunch of other stuff along the way:

- Timing kit including all chains, guides, and tensioners (stock cam adjusters looked good and weren't replaced)
- JHM solid rubber motor mounts with CEL bypass resistors
- New water pump and thermostat
- New clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, and pilot bearing
- New clutch slave cylinder
- JHM automatic serpentine belt tensioner and new belt
- New intake and exhaust manifold gaskets
- Fixed intake manifold flap actuator (these get stuck and rob lots of top-end power)
- All fresh fluids: oil, PS fluid, coolant, brake fluid
- New rear main seal
- AC just recharged
- New coolant expansion reservoir

The only issue is a slight oil leak that's really only noticeable when the oil is hot and the engine isn't running. I think I might've missed a spot with the liquid gasket on the rear timing cover. When it's running the crankcase vacuum keeps it from leaking, so you won't run out of oil on the road or anything.





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Old 07-12-2018, 01:08 PM   #2
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Awesome car, I was shopping these before giving up and buying an EVO X recently.

Curiously how many miles on it?
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:10 PM   #3
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Woops, forgot to include in the original post - it has 143k. But most of the important stuff is much newer than that.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:11 PM   #4
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Those indeed are nice engines.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:01 PM   #5
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You should see it on the inside... here it is with all new timing components:
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:37 AM   #6
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To fix the oil leak, I presume the engine needs to come out again?
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:26 AM   #7
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Yeah, unfortunately I think it'll have to come out. It just hasn't been annoying enough to me to justify pulling the engine again.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:24 AM   #8
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You should see it on the inside... here it is with all new timing components:
Mother of god.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:05 AM   #9
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wait a second...is the timing chain on the REAR of this motor? or the exhaust manifolds flipped on this motor(Doubtful)...?
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:51 AM   #10
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wait a second...is the timing chain on the REAR of this motor? or the exhaust manifolds flipped on this motor(Doubtful)...?
Yup, it's buried in the bowels of the rear engine meaning that it needs to be pulled and damn near disassembled to access and replace. That's why you'll see so many of this generation of S4's for sale with ~100,000 miles for dirt cheap on CL... they need $5k+ worth of maintenance for the engine to not destroy itself.

Typical German engineering.
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:14 AM   #11
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Yup, it's buried in the bowels of the rear engine meaning that it needs to be pulled and damn near disassembled to access and replace. That's why you'll see so many of this generation of S4's for sale with ~100,000 miles for dirt cheap on CL... they need $5k+ worth of maintenance for the engine to not destroy itself.

Typical German engineering.
Exactly right - fortunately the updated timing chain guides are metal and should never have to be replaced again. And luckily there's a lot of forum support with a super detailed engine pull DIY guide. It's definitely possible to pull in a long afternoon if you have the right tools and some friends.
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