Blimey. What a challenge. I love this S4 V8 to death BUT she is very demanding. Only two months ago I was really enjoying her after the lockdown and then the steering suddenly became very heavy indeed, I needed Charles Atlas to help me to turn the wheel. Ah I thought, the hydraulic oil needs topping up, so I topped her up. But the new oil finished on the floor below the car. Mmmm.
When my trusty mechanic had a look at the car he again topped up the oil. That new oil was almost immediately thrown on the floor so he understood that there was a leakage problem. Upon further investigation he discovered that the high pressure pipe which takes the oil from the steering pump was split, so of course needed replacing. I was sent to order the parts plus 3L of Audi hydraulic oil, all arrived a few days later.
Well long story short, the rat took more than 6 weeks to sort out the dusty Audi and only when I issued some serious threats he finally “got round” to the poor neglected S4. Almost as a favour, cos he only wanted 100 Euro for the work, I paid directly for the parts and they were about 200 Euro. So the old S4 and I are back on the road and the steering feels WONDERFUL again. But I still need to sort out an electrical problem cos the new battery discharged in only a few weeks grrrrrrr.
More to follow, for sure…..but the car is lovely!!! Like a mature lady she gets better with age BUT needs loads of tlc for sure. This weekend FINALLY I am taking her away for a weekend so fingers crossed hehe.