We hope you found the inaugural Inside Line on the Ford Focus as useful as we did. We’ve been swamped with technical information from every corner of the market, all of which you can see here, but more is always welcome.
This month we turn our attention to the popular Audi A4. In particular, we’re looking at the model which began production in 2008 and is still being used today (although the car did receive a facelift last year). Available in saloon, estate, and Allroad Quattro body styles, the A4 came with seven different engine options split into three diesel and four petrol units.
The most popular model is the 1.9 TDi SE, of which there were 11,000 on UK roads last year. Also popular is the 1.8 petrol unit in SE trim, where 9900 were on the roads in 2012 according to the website howmanyleft.co.uk.
Again we’re so pleased to see so many of you getting in touch with hints and advice on how to fix the most common problems on the car. This month these range from faulty throttle intake valves to worn tie rod ends and a multitude of multi-link suspension failures. Rest assured you’ll find all the information needed to fix these problems here and online.
Next month we’ll be looking at the Peugeot 308 (2007-). To get your advice included contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Click below to see technical contributions from:
Autoelectro – Common electrical faults explained
Bosch – How to diagnose and fix EPS issues
Castrol – Why identifying the right oil is so important
CES – A whole host of issues discussed
First Line – Talks us through its product range for the A4
Meyle – Steering and suspension issues sorted
Comma – More oil and lubrication problems solved
Corteco – The supplier’s latest developments revealed
Exol – Discusses its latest oil launch
RMI – Identifying common faults
TecDoc – Talks through common electrical issues