Engine Blocks cracking?

 
Old 11-22-2013, 04:24 AM
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Hello Guys,

I am looking at buying an Audi S4 2004 4.2 V8.

I have been told by a few people to avoid as the Engine Blocks crack, I have tried doing some research but can't find much on this, so I was looking for some advice on this?

Also is there anything else obvious to look for?

The mileage may range from 60-90k.

I've been told to go for the 2.7 Twin Turbo instead, but after previous experiences I want to avoid Turbos and want the V8 soundtrack

Cheers!
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I've NEVER heard of this happening with a 4.2 V8 in the D2 A8. However the plastic pipe connecting the oil cooler to the side of the engine block will ALWAYS deteriorate and leak coolant sooner or later. It is a slight PITA to replace, but there is a guy (Bufkin??) who sells an aluminum replacement pipe for like $25 with better seals. Then, it will last forever.

I don't know if the 4.2 in the S4 is dramatically different, but I doubt it.
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