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    Default This can't be normal?

    Had the (B6) S4 for just over a week, managed to squeeze in a wax yesterday afternoon and spotted the large gaps on either side round the front bumper.

    When i picked up the car they were pretty small and i thought it was normal, but now i'm not so sure.

    I got the car from an audi main dealer, how much jumping up and down should i be doing?

    Appreciate your comments/thoughts.

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    No, that's not normal.

    Looks like someone has hooked it on a parking bollard.

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    Yeah, it looks like it may have ripped the mounting points slightly.



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    It's normal for that to occur, but it's not meant to be like that, if that makes any sense... it happens A LOT in the B5 A4s, normally caused by:

    1. speedbump hit too hard and bumber contacts it
    2. bumper taken off and not put back on properly (ie, to do timing belt)
    3. (my wife did this only a couple of weeks ago) - driving up to the kerbing too close when parking, the front bumper goes over the curb and like a barb, gets stuck there, and has no choice but to bend when it comes back off again, dislocating it

    Try taking the bumper off, adjusting the height if necessary, and putting it back on, making sure all the screws, etc, are intact.
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    Default Looks like a B6 S4 to me

    I would bother with fixing it yourself. Take it back to the detailer and ask them what happened. And tell them to fix it if it was their fault.
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    no it's normal. it is possible they've had the front of the car off in the maintenance position to do some work, eg. timing belt. they've done a poor job at fitting it back up. i'd get them to sort it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcc236 View Post
    no it's normal. it is possible they've had the front of the car off in the maintenance position to do some work, eg. timing belt. they've done a poor job at fitting it back up. i'd get them to sort it out.
    Definitely wouldn't be a timing belt job on a B6 S4 (they've got a chain), but I suppose they could have had the front end off for some other reason.

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    In the second picture, is that a couple of scrape marks on the bumper?
    If it is maybe something has given the bumper a glancing blow?

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    Default LOL Alister

    I was just about to say that..... no belt.... chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 800088 View Post
    I was just about to say that..... no belt.... chain.
    i didn't know that, you learn something new every day. So change the eg. to water pump or radiator.

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