Originally Posted by darnelled
Anyone know if the S5 and S4's have the same carbon build-up issues as the RS4's?
The carbon buildup is present on all of the FSI (direct injected) engines. There is some thought that the B8 S4s may show less carbon buildup over time because of the supercharger, but nobody really knows yet. They haven't been around long enough. I do know that a friend of mine had a PES supercharger on his RS4 for a while (plus an oil catch can setup) and it did nothing for the carbon buildup. It was just as bad as before.
The nice thing is that once you have it cleaned out you reclaim all of that power back. We just dyno'd a friend's sprint blue RS4 (actually the one in my photo with the papayas and glut orange) and he reclaimed about 40awhp from his cleaning. I can put up his dyno plots if people are really curious.
Originally Posted by tagutcow
IMO, Imola yellow is by far the best color. If you don't plan on reselling it, why are you concerned about resale value?
It's all a matter of taste, but having seen and photographed almost every color I have to say I am least impressed with imola on the RS4. It just doesn't seem right to me.
Originally Posted by pg600rr
Finally.... more/much better pics to come, just didnt have time, atm
Congrats on the new ride! I hope you are enjoying it.