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  2. Lazarus

    Popping by

    Thanks Paul, much appreciated. It is fun indeed, im used to the V6 lump in my other car but needless to say for once the better half isnt complaining as she gets to drive the other car every day while I use the audi, to be honest I prefer the audi by far so its happy days all round at the moment. The main iseue im having at the moment is getting hold of the correct wipers, I ended up ordering flat wipers through the firm I work for as I was having issues getting the correct ones, lo and behold, the wrong ones turmed up lol. Ive had to basically force them on temporarily as the old ones were so badly split id have done a better job wiping the windscreen with my hand lol
  3. Critical_mass

    Fitting new headlight

    Only if you fit them to reflector headlights. I've fitted them to my passat that has halogen bulbs but projector headlights. Passes mot fine (last Thursday being the latest). Beam pattern and cut off is spot on. Don't worry Id never fit hids to the existing reflector lights. That's why I wondering if you could get some after market projector lights for the a6 that I could plug straight into the existing connection.
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  5. Not sure what do you mean by B8 ? On a6 c6 Yes . The 2004-2006 BMK 3.0tdi has these problems In 2006 they relised a revised unit ABS 3.0tdi they they improved injestors and injectors. And the 2009 facelifted engine was even better Chain wasnt the issue , top tensioners it what the problem is . But the "chain" is a problem in all audis... 3.2 and 4.2 petrol had issues . Ive been reading on forums that 2011-2013 audis had issues with the chain as well...
  6. I was told, the 3Ltr Quattro TDI B8 has a strong engine, but the timing chains and other parts can be stupid expensive, if you get problems with these cars. Not sure if that's true. Or is some just trying to put me off. ?
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  8. Mark R1

    A3 1.4 tfsi

    Hi , I have owned mine for 2 years from new and now covered 19k miles with no issues. It is one of the best engines avail today and used in a number of cars. My son has a Seat Leon FR using the same engine again with no issues.
  9. simonbartlett

    Arm Rest and Stereo question

    Armrest is pretty easy. Took me about half an hour. You have to cut a hole in the center to take the bracket. Its not a great design though as it fowls the handbrake
  10. Critical_mass

    Newbie buying advice

    Yeah I'd read up that you could do it manually. But I do have vcds so wanted to do it the correct way. Done it once now, so I'll be more confident in the future. 🙂
  11. niedzial1983

    Fitting new headlight

    What do you mean by hdi kit? Xenons in halogen lamps ? They are illigal and will not pass mot
  12. niedzial1983

    Newbie buying advice

    Quick tip on rear pads. You can reverse + and - on the epb motor and wind the pistons this way 🙂 . If you have no access to vcds
  13. Karl220282

    Q7 problems again

    Haven’t been on here for a while as I’ve been keeping my Q7 problems to myself and getting them fixed ASAP etc. Anyhow I’m now feeling quite sick of the problems and getting charged £40 a time from my garage for a diagnostics report (I’m their favourite customer, well I used to be). Anyhow I’ve gone and bought a VCDS and cable and given it a go myself and come up with 2 errors/malfunctions. I’ll post my pictures of the results and hopefully someone can point me in the right direction for parts/repairs and give me some sort of advice as to whether I can do it myself?? Here’s waiting for someone’s help, many thanks Karl.
  14. Critical_mass

    Newbie buying advice

    Well spent the day changing the front and rear pads. Had to use vcds to wind back the rears, which was nerve racking as I'd heard you can fool the module if not done right, due to a software issue. Disabling them I got a Handbrake malfunction error, but once I'd re-enable them, it was fine. Was scary at first though seeing that error. Next up was to change the air filter and oil filter and oil. All went fine apart from one thing. As a precaution I'd bought a new sump plug and seal. So removed the old, drained the oil and put the new one back in, nipping it up tight enough. Did what I needed to do and then rolled the car down the ramps and filled up with fresh oil. Didn't think anything of it. I then decided to give it a quick wash. Then when it was time to leave (I'd done all this on my parents driveway), there was a pool of oil on the floor. So back up on the ramps, engine cover off and low and behold, the new sump plug was leaking like mad. Tried nipping it up but it just wouldn't seal. In the end I had to put the old one back on. Difference between them is the washer, the old is a thin possibly aluminium one, the new is a thicker (about double thickness if not slightly more) and made of copper. It's the correct plus and washer (its just a washer), so no idea why it just wouldn't seal. Other than that it was fine, I'm just baffled by the new oil plug.
  15. Clunkybhoy

    Fans keep running

    Hey, does this take about 15-20 mins to stop after you're out of the car? Mine is doing it as well. Is the smaller fan working? Mine has stopped working, and the larger one of the 2 is running on and off even after the ignition is off!
  16. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again who is not looking forward to this, wife is already bugging me for flick tickets i must admit i am looking forward to this film but dont tell the wife lol
  17. Paul A6

    Popping by

    Welcome to the forums Scott Nice friendly atmosphere here with plenty of Audi owners to help where they can. sounds like your having fun with your Audi Please be sure to give the forum rules a quick view Paul
  18. samwo1988

    Backseat problem

    Hi guys, I'm having a bit of trouble with the backseat double on my 2001 Audi A3. The single folds down fine but the double doesn't seem to want to go anywhere. Even pulling the lever and giving it a good yank won't budge it. Is there a secondary lever to pull or is there a fix for this? Thanks!
  19. Lazarus

    Popping by

    To say hi, got given a 2002 audi A4 in lieu of payment for a job I done for a customer, only done 80,000 miles so going to have a play and see what I can do with it. Never owned an audi before so no doubt i'll be here alot. So far ive replaced the air filter with a simota performance panel filter, had to change out a coil pack due to the engine missing, changed the spark plugs for bosch super 4's. Just ordered up a n/s/f regulator as the cable had previously snapped, and ordered a few other bits and pieces while I was at it. For an older car it now drives like a dream.
  20. Paul A6

    Boot won’t open

    be sure the garage you got it from are happy for you to bill them as they may not honour the deal, i would first talk to the original garage, if they value your custom they will want to help fix any issues. i know what you mean about loving your car but the boot not opening would for me too be a major issue
  21. robh1172

    Boot won’t open

    I am taking to the Audi dealer local to me and will then forward the bill. It’s annoying as I love the car
  22. Paul A6

    Boot won’t open

    if you still have warranty from the garage tell them you want it fixed m8
  23. robh1172

    Boot won’t open

    HI Paul yes I’ve checked both. The garage we bought it off said it was fine and it worked a couple of times but now won’t open
  24. Paul A6

    Boot won’t open

    have you got a spare fob to check their working fine?
  25. Hi all, I've just picked up my 2017 A4 and all is going perfectly apart from I cannot get the A/C to turn on when the car is running. When the ignition is on the A/C it comes on itself but when the car is started up the option for A/C ON OR ECO A/C both turn grey and I cannot select them, any idea why this is. Thanks.
  26. just hoping someone out there ( hopefully in the grim north ) has a spare drivers seat to fit my 1996 coupe, I have grey leather but the drivers frame seem to have collapsed and the seat base leans toward the middle of the car and makes for a very sore back ! I'm happy to take the drivers seat or the fronts as a pair in leather or cloth, makes no difference to me. thanks in advance.
  27. Critical_mass

    Fitting new headlight

    And that's to fit it like factory. What if I bought an after market hid kit? Going by your response above I couldnt plug the existing headlight plug into the projector headlights? Then fit a after market hid kit
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