q7 coolant reservoir
March 19, 2018 / 1,446 views / A4 B6 Cabriolet | A6 C4 | A8 D2 | A8 D3 | A8 D4 | Q5 | Q7

G12 & G13 Coolant for Audi Cars

Since I’ve owned Audis, I noticed the color of the coolant is not green but orange. My 2008 Q7 has purple pink color instead of orange as my older ones. These 2 coolant colors are. All Audis before 2008 use G12 (Orange/Red) and after 2008 G13 (Purple/Pink). The main difference between these 2 from the […]

May 22, 2015 / 711 views / A6 C4

96 A6 Avant Work Horse

Our 96 Audi A6 Avant is still great for short trips to the hardware stores for heavy duty stuff. I think it’s time for us to donate the car. The transmission goes into safe mode after 15 minutes of driving. One of the solenoids is faulty and I don’t know where to start.

December 24, 2014 / 962 views / A6 C4 | A8 D3 | Q7

Audi A8L, Q7 and A6 Score Card 2014

It’s Christmas Eve 2014, I decide to write up a score card for my 3 Audi cars. 1. 1996 A6 Avant 2.8L: 155k miles – The car starts right up every time although the battery is dying, doesn’t hold charge well. It still have the same battery since we bought it in Sept 2003. The […]

May 18, 2014 / 1,291 views / A6 C4 | A8 D2 | A8 D3 | Tips and Tricks

Why Audis

Ask my wife, she’s used to be a Honda Accord owner likes most people who want reliable cars for safety reasons, now she will not drive anything but Audis, after we got married and I got her first 7 year old A6 Avant. She loved the car for the comfort, the safety (which she can […]

November 21, 2013 / 2,517 views / A6 C4 | A8 D2 | A8 D3

$70k Disposable Car

Disposable: designed for or capable of being thrown away after being used or used up. I found this old post and I just thought of re-post it with update information. Last few weeks, I took the A8, myself took a trip to Reno for some conferences. It’s been a long time since I drove the […]

September 14, 2013 / 4,224 views / A6 C4

A6 Window Lift (Regulator) Cable Broke and Replacement

My old faithful 96 A6 C4 had the lift cable broke half way up, the window stuck, the motor turns but the window doesn’t move. There are all types of cables sold on Ebay, but I found this Doorman DOR-740492¬†assembly that seemed to fit and I tried it. Since the original assembly was riveted onto […]

January 30, 2013 / 2,990 views / A4 B6 Cabriolet | A6 C4 | A8 D2 | A8 D3 | Audi Videos

Audi Quattro Principle

We like Audi because of their Quattro system. Since our cabriolet doesn’t have quattro, we can feel the front wheel drive slipping sometimes in the rain due to high torque V6. We’ll never take the cabriolet in the snow or heavy rain trips. We love all our quattro’s.