Spending lots of time at home like most of you and today I gave the RS5 some maintenance love. May sound strange but I actually RAISED it by 5mm all around. I actually felt it was too low for best handling/compliance so we’ll see how this changes things. I was scraping the front splitter everywhere too.
I went over all four tires, two of which have developed slow leaks. Found a rather long nail in the driver’s front and upon removing it, air escaped quite rapidly. I plugged it and will, at some point, drop it off and have it patched from the inside. Couldn’t find anything major on the rear but I’m going to have them unmount the tire and check for holes on the inside. I’m running Michelin PS4S tires and they’re wearing exceptionally well, very even across the tread and it looks like I’ll get at least another 6-8,000 miles.
I also discovered a slightly torn upper control arm bushing on the driver’s side. I’ll be replacing that in the coming weeks.
Brake pads are getting low, I’m at about 7mm on the front ceramic pads and the FSM says 7.4mm. No brake pad warning on the dash either. I forgot to check to make sure the sensors are actually hooked up and working. Rears still look “ok” but I’m definitely in the last 20% of the pad’s life. Rear rotors actually look like they’ll take another set of pads but I’ll check them with a caliper next time.
I’d just like to give a big FU to Audi for the rear spring perch design. It’s a major pain in the ass to adjust the spring height. Just no room to maneuver a big spanner wrench in there. I have a screwdriver which I cut most of the shaft off which just happens to fit perfectly in the height adjustment collar holes. Still took me 4X as long to do the rears as the fronts. Bilstein could have also designed their collars with 1/3 more holes, LOL.
What did you do to your RS5 today?