Had my 5K service done today. Consisted of oil and filter change..and after I mentioned it also tire rotation. I didn't get the code printout but was assured there was nothing amiss on diagnostics and no S/W updates were available to do. Fine.
Took Silberhai home and shortly after went on an errand. When I parked and got out there was a whirring "grinding" noise for about 10-15 seconds that seemed to come from the rear of the stationary, switched-off car. Sounded much like the electromechanical parking brake setting but much longer sound duration. When I came back the car seemed to start and run OK. I cycled the parking brake and that seemed OK.
This is a brand new one for me. Has anybody else seen (heard) it?
05-06-2004, 07:31 PM
Cherisma is a mixture of Osama and cheez!
05-07-2004, 02:02 AM
Dad suffered what his cardiologist called an "event". I told the doctor that I was familiar with that term because I owned an Audi A8!! He will wear a monitor for awhile and we`ll just have to watch. BTW, I am picking up the Silver Bullet today with rather mixed results. Regarding the suspension and wiper concerns, the answer is.........................."Could not duplicate customer complaint"! What a surprise. Caught me completely offguard!! The Audi regional tech is coming here in 10 days to spend, according to my service dept., a "significant amount of time" with the car. I told my dealer that sounds fine because if he finds nothing wrong, AUDI will be spending a MORE significant time with the car! As an aside, they had promised to put me in an 04 A8L but it was dealer traded so I ended up with an Allroad. I tpi, the car can be driven with the pseudo paddle-shifters on the steering wheel. Neat! I just realized that Ive spent more time discussing this car than my dad but thats the way he would want it!!
05-07-2004, 02:04 AM
awhile back! There wasnt room for both of them!
Thanks(?) Jabberwock. Now would you consider reading my post and discovering that I was outside the car at the time. I hope Stanleysteamer is correct but I sure can't find any documentation of this phenom so thought I would ask if anybody else had seem it. has nada to do with normal park brake ops or cheese or cheeze or cheez.
05-07-2004, 07:13 AM
fun. I thought the AR was quite a car actually; it just wasn't me and only lasted 10 days.
05-07-2004, 11:08 AM
But the parking brake IS running a self test. It's more audible when you're outside the vehicle, but you'll hear it inside the car, too. Just ask Greenie. The test moves the swashplate in and out a few times to check the motor potentiometer. It happens every 1000km (620 miles) or so. Just a guess.
05-07-2004, 11:35 AM
his absence, the C talk continued. . . not many great americans have had such an influence on so many. :)
Must be the park brake test cycle from p. 147. First time I had heard it and it is a bit startling...Nice Charisma bonus though.