Burning through oil, squealing brakes, strange pop when starting
I'm not sure where to begin...have had my 08 TT Roadster since July 08 and I'm VERY DISPLEASED with all of the problems I've had. Aside from having to put 6 quarts of synthetic oil in, as an out-of-pocket expense because Audi claims that it could be perfectly normal to go through a quart every 1200 mi., therefore it is not covered by Audi care or under warranty. Does that seem normal? I have to carry oil in my trunk everywhere I go. Also, the tires squealed all winter and Audi claimed that that is perfectly normal and failed to fix the problem. The next malfunction was upon starting the car, I hear a loud POP when I turn the key. It sounds like a giant coconut fell out of a tree and onto the roof of my car. Now, my convertible top is also on the blink and I'm experiencing what others have described on this page. I am SO disappointed!! This is my first new car, first Audi and last Audi! Is anyone else having these issues??
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Brakes can be strange sometimes. There may be a "Hard Spot" on the brake shoe/pad or even on the drum/rotor. You may need to have the drum/rotor turned. Sometimes they can sand or rough up the shoe/rotor to resolve the issue. Make sure the wear sensors are not damaged or alignment.
Your radiator is leaking internally, leaking transmission fluid from the transmission fluid cooler into the radiator where the coolant is. You can't fix it, just get the radiator replaced and then flush the coolant.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Clip, 2 caliper pins, the anti-rattle spring then remove the 2 brake pads and the 4 anti-squeal shims
CAUTION Only replace brake pads on 1 side of the vehicle at a time. Failure to use this procedure could cause the caliper pistons on the opposite side of the vehicle to pop out requiring the reconditioning or replacement of the brake caliper.
Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder.
Install a used brake pad into the caliper and compress the caliper pistons.
Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shims.
Install or connect the following:
Anti-squeal shims to the new brake pads NOTE: When replacing worn pads, the anti-squeal shims must be replaced together with the pads.
2 brake pads
Anti-rattle spring and the 2 caliper pins
Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
Check the brake fluid level and top off as needed.
it is one of youre belts. possibly youre timing belt. (not sure though) the belt itself is bad or you could possibly have oil on one belt. if it started after an oil change thats most liikely what it is. if not just pop the hood and see if any belts are torn, glazy, etc.