Timing belt is the most important, other than the 4.2L is pretty bomb proof. Transmissions can be an issue, although that was usually on the 00-01 A6 and A8. Front control arms wear and the various valve gaskets and oil seals like to seep. The only one that's really painful to do is the oil cooler seal because of it's location on the side of the engine.
2002 Audi S6 - Silver on Silver Napa w/ Alcantara Insert option
I suggest changing transmission fluid and filter. I bought an 02 S6, 90k, this past June and within 500 miles, trans failed. Don't know if a fluid change would have made much difference, but I didn't even get a chance to service it. Then I rebuilt it because I couldn't find components for a 6 speed swap in time.
I am very happy with the car. It handles very well for a car with a curb weight of 4000 lb. Turn in seems crisp and direct. Acceleration is nice in mid-range and high end, really pulls well. Certainly, one of the coolest cars I've had the opportunity to own.
Just added an '02 S6 Avant to my Audi collection ('01 A4 TQM Avant). It has about 135k miles and looks pretty well cared for.
I'm not new to Audis but am certainly new to this size of an engine. I'm curious as to what specific issues I should be aware of and what might be different from my 1.8t.
Check the inner and outer CVJ boots on the front....the outers tend to go first, but at 135K miles and 11 years, the inners if not the lubricant are often contaminated.
I just dropped the front axle on my 2K4.2A6 because I noticed a little spray from the inner CVJ boot, brownish rather than blackish. Turned out the boot was ok, the clamp was leaking...but the juice was brownish mousse compared to the black stuff in the tube for the inner CVJ (actually it was a triple roller joint but WTF). So I replaced the inner boot after cleaning up the triple roller joint and housing and put it back together. Car had~175K miles on it.
I've only had one of the front CVJ boots (the inner one) go that far...the rears, OTOH, are OEM and I have no intention of replacing/servicing them until/unless they crack or leak.
Nice Car! Just got my 2002 C5 S6 April of this years. I had an annoying Vapor Sensor issue that was resolved, minor buttons and CD changer issues, left lights leveler sensors seems to go on most of these cars. Just recently had intermittent Engine Speed Sensor/Crank Position Sensor problem. It quickly failed to "No Signal" with in a day, but thank goodness I didn't have to have it towed. Noticed rt CV boot is leaking when fixing the Engine Speed Sensor. Otherwise the wagon is solid
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Nice Car! Just got my 2002 C5 S6 April of this years.
1. I had an annoying Vapor Sensor issue that was resolved,
2. minor buttons
3. CD changer issues,
4. left lights leveler sensors seems to go on most of these cars.
5. Just recently had intermittent Engine Speed Sensor/Crank Position Sensor problem. It quickly failed to "No Signal" with in a day, but thank goodness I didn't have to have it towed.
6. Noticed rt CV boot is leaking when fixing the Engine Speed Sensor. Otherwise the wagon is solid
sure Glad its solid
just messin with ya ..
2000 A6 2.8 Q
1978 911SC Targa
2013 Town and Country .. hey dont hate .. i have to carry all the Audi parts somehow
1976 Yamaha XS 360.