Audi A6 ignition woes;(..

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Just bought an S/H Audi A6 from a large London dealer and all seemed fine on a short local test drive. On the way home on the motorway a brake problem reared its ugly head which seems all due to shot pads and
discs. Seems to brake as well as any but very strange noise sounds like ABS left on when braking over a slippery road or gravel which it isn't..
Also car developed very bad misfire, not much pleased. Took car to local dealer who reckoned that a a total brake re line with new discs was in order and that a coil pack had failed causing the misfire. Original supplier company have offered to drag the car back to their workshop for repair but I have lost confidence in them so they have offered to pay the costs of a repair at the local Audi dealer which I much prefer.
Any else have adverse brake experiences o been affected by what seems a serious problem with these coil packs?..
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ME...........I would let the original garage recover it and then get your money back. You just don't know what else is going to crop up.
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Yes point taken. We did and can do that under the sale of goods act but as most cars it seems, come from an ex lease source around the 3 year mark I suspect that most others up for sale are from that source too. It seems that very few have been used by the little 'ole lady to go to church on Sundays.
Also the price was very competitive and the only cars of that type around here are priced a lot more at a main Audi dealer and there are very few of them elsewhere.
The garage that did the local inspection said that apart from the issues they raised its in good condition, and they couldn't fault it other than a service is almost due which I'm OK paying for..
And if we do take it back and get our money back we're wasting more time looking for another one which could have "x" number of latent faults thereon.
What I was concerned about is this coil pack issue which it seems to me has been going on for a very long time now with VAG cars, and further reading of a 60,000 mile review of one said that pads and discs were changed at 20,000 miles, and more pads at 38,000 miles and seems that further ones are almost due which does seem rather excessive to me.
Can't remember when they were done on my other A6 Avant of 1995 vintage thats now done 195,000 miles with no problems to speak of at all, apart from a sometimes misfire which goes as rapidly as it comes. Its got one of they olde fashioned coils with a high voltage switchgear distribution system;)..
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FWIW I'd be more concerned about the brake issue. The vendor should have spotted this before selling you the car and this could be potentially dangerous. OTOH Coil packs *can* fail without warning.
However finding a decent second hand car can be very difficult and I would be inclined to keep it as you have had it inspected. I would always advise getting a car inspected /before/ buying but if the original garage have offered to pay for the repairs then you are in a good position.
IME weak spots on the A6 are: - Track rod ends - Water pump - Electric windows
(The brake discs on mine have worn quicker than I expected so will need replacing soon.)
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Well they have put that in writing and the brakes have been re disc'ed and padded all round and there're now fine, and the fault has disappeared.
Coil pack changed and car serviced and all in all seems a very good car for the money:)...
As to inspection I was a bit annoyed for not noticing the condition of the discs as there're quite easy to see and run a fingernail over.
Still I suppose thats the problem when the missus and nippers are all milling around urging you to buy it got a bit distracted;!...

I'll bear those in mind..

There was a review on one of the car sites where they took a 2.? Engined car for a good strip down and IIRC the discs were changed once already at 20,000 and needed doing again at 60,000 plus pads of course they were quite complementary on the rest of the car..
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wrote:

It's a good car IMHO but too many small niggles to make it great. And the fuel consumption is abysmal.
Mine has done nearly 70K and the discs are needing replacement soon but I don't think they have been done before.
Which one have you got BTW? I have the 2.4 petrol V6.
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Yes pity they never seem to sort that sort of thing. The reality doesn't quite go with the projected image. Like this silly coil pack business Bloke at the local Audi dealer sez he's never heard of problems, but why are the doing a structured recall for this problem in America and Canada...

Suppose its down to driving style a lot of the time. I try not to use the brakes unless I -need- to;;

Its a 2 litre turbo. Seems that fuel consumption isn't that noticeable either way but as yet we, rather I, haven't used it much. Missus has taken it off to France but hasn't commented either way .. still, after a 2.5 Volvo estate most anything has to be better;!..
Main thing is she's very happy with it, so all is well;)..
My olde 2.0 SE A6 1995 estate still does around 31 "ish" mixed driving and can still be rather spritely despite its 190 K plus miles:)...
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wrote:

;-)
Mine displays the fuel consumption on the dash so it's hard to ignore.

That's good. The best I get is low 20's.
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lotsofspamanymore.invalid> scribeth thus

Are those systems that accurate at all?..

That does seem a rather large difference. I wonder why?. Don't know if its a driving style difference?. Perhaps now I'm older and had a very serious accident last year, not car related, I ease off the go pedal more nowadays?.
Mind you with the way the roads are clogged around this way near the infamous A14 you can't do much more then crawl sometimes;!..
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Don't know -- but it definitely makes me drive more slowly!

I ease off the pedal more too.

Like pretty much the rest of England.
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car rag asking for something like 12 million coil sets because of faults on VW marque cars.
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No sorry I didn't see that. I don't normally watch that much TV anymore;!...
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