January 11, 2013 / 1,762 views / A4 B6 Cabriolet | A6 C4 | A8 D2 | A8 D3 | Honda | Q7

Avoid E15 Gas

If our cars are older than 2012, don’t use E15 gas, it’s potentially damage the engine and many car manufacturers will not honor the warranty if used with this E15 gas. What’s E15 gas, it’s 15% Ethanol and 85% gas, most of the gas these days already has Ethanol already, Arco, Costco, etc, but they […]

December 27, 2012 / 1,091 views / A4 B6 Cabriolet | A6 C4 | Q7

Audis Score Cards 2012

The reasons we like Audis, cost of driving and maintenance of our cars for 2012 are so low, if we can do some stuff and have an OBDII connector. 2008 Q7 It’s almost 5 years, 32k miles, the cost of driving and maintenance 1. Gas mileage: average 17MPG. 2. Cost of maintenance: $0. ( bought […]

December 18, 2012 / 15,964 views / A6 C4 | Electrical

Audi Radio SAFE Mode Reset

Some old Delta CC radios have to reset with security codes when the “SAFE” message came on, normally after battery died or replaced. Here is how to reset the “SAFE” with the security codes, this procedure should be the same for all Audi radios, check the manual. Delta CC radio is on the 96 Audi […]

November 16, 2012 / 9,665 views / A4 B6 Cabriolet | A6 C4 | A8 D2 | A8 D3

Audi Transmission Safe (Limp) Mode

Transmission in Safe (Limp) mode is when the transmission only works in third gear only, all the gear selector indicators all light up. I still don’t know what causes this, but if you drive the car home (in third gear only ~ 40-45 MPH max) or leave it for about 2 hours, it will reset […]

/ 5,718 views / A6 C4 | Maintenance

Replace Valve Cover Gasket A6 Avant 2.8L

Our faithful 96 A6 Avant 2.8L failed smog check, not because of the Smog limits, but because of the oil burning smokes and blue smoke coming from the engine bay and the exhaust pipe. The smog technician insisted that the smokes come from the engine bay is the crank case leaks, although we could see […]

/ 6,623 views / A6 C4

Fix Audi A6 Sunroof Motor Gear And Rails Slipping

Today, the battery on our 96 A6 Avant almost died after many weeks not running and the weather was cold. The weak battery some how caused the sunroof switch, gear and rails malfunction. The sunroof was opened all the way, turn the switch to close and it only moved in a little even the motor […]

October 26, 2012 / 4,102 views / A4 B6 Cabriolet | A6 C4 | A8 D2 | A8 D3 | Q7

Get To Know Audi Switches And Buttons

Believe it or not, many Audi owners may not know how to use all Audi’s buttons and switches inside their cars. It’s good to know these nice and functional features on our cars. Since we own Audis from 90’s to 08’s, most of the features are the same, just the buttons may be different (physically). […]