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  2. Swirl flaps position

    Hi guys, By the way this is my first post. I would like some help please, I have removed the air intake manifold and cleaned all the carbon mug inside the unit. My question is what position are the swirl flaps inside the manifold with the actuator vacuum bolted to the manifold. The metal control arm that opens and closes the flaps with the actuator vacuum has broken off. I plan is to use quick steel epoxy putty on the piece to hold it in place. Will the flaps been closed or opened when I use quick steel putty to bond the arm to the flap rod? In that picture 2 is the metal piece I need to attach to the rod for the flaps to open or close inside the manifold. I'm assuming actuator vacuum unit is bolted back onto the manifold the flaps are in the closed position I just need clarification this is correct?
  3. Low Humming Noise Upon Acceleration

    UPDATE : Further to this thread I created yesterday regarding the humming noise whilst driving, I had both front tyres replaced this morning for Continental Sport Contact 6's as the existing 5P's were both under 2.5mm. Prior to this, my garage carried out a road test along with a comprehensive stethoscope test; the results were that the NSF wheel bearing was failing and required replacement in the very near future. The OSF appeared to be in good condition and I was advised this only be replaced when applicable. This has now been booked in with Audi M/D to be completed alongside my Long Life service and heating element re-call! (I'll collect the car in a week then ha!) I'll keep you updated with the conclusion. In the meantime, could any of you advise if the OSF wheel bearing should be replaced as well? As I have heard various stories of changing pairs. Thank you all in advance. Kind regards, BC
  4. Hello everyone. As the title really. I'm getting an intermittent P0401 fault. I notice it happens after a DPF regen (fan stays on, burning smell) Is it worth removing the EGR valve and cleaning it, if so. What location is it? My car's a B8.5 140bhp 2.0 Cheers, Seán
  5. Spare key issue

    Hello Matt, If you didn't go for Poundland then we take it you have the correct number battery and it's been inserted correctly. Before going to the main dealer ( who are likely to extract around £70 out of your wallet) it might be worth trying the simple one of inserting the key in the ignition and turning it to postion 2 ( the one before the starter) five times, and on the fifth turn (ignition lights on) press the lock and unlock buttons, then switch off and try to start the car, or lock and unlock. Probably won't work, but it doesn't cost anything! Kind regards, Gareth.
  6. Hi John....I'm sure there is space on the stand but I would need Steve Q to confirm this. Either way, I would go ahead and book tickets and put down for displaying on the club stand anyway.
  7. TT questions

    hi folks, Thought I'd hop onto this thread to save over populating the section. Just picked up a TT that is 2002, 114k miles . lovely to drive I'd like to stay on top of it maintenance wise, so at the min I'd like to sort out the fuel gauge , it's very all over the place. digital and analogue. Am I right in thinking it's the fuel sensor ? And what sort of job is it for a garage to sort ? Advice welcome
  8. Worth a punt ? Audi A6 Saloon 2.7 T

    Thanks bud, yes it's such a taught car in it's feel . The A6 was like a lovely boat. I'll post up some stuff in the TT section from here on Thanks for the kind words and advice
  9. Rear reading light problem

    Good morning all One of my rear interior lights is not responding to the either the central locking being activated or the doors being opened/closed, all the others work fine. It still works when being used manually so it obviously has power to it and if set permanently to the 'on' position will turn on/off with the central locking but this obviously means that it would be on whilst driving. The door on it's side registers as being open on the display so I'm not sure what the problem could be? I am having the control unit in the drivers door replaced at the beginning of next month as there have been a few occasions of the drivers door not unlocking with the central locking, is this likely to be effecting a single light at the same time? There are plenty of examples online of different/all interior lights failing but none appear to be exactly the same situation as mine so any ideas would be welcome. Regards Ross
  10. Toms 8V S3 Progress Thread

    Hi Tom, Thanks for the posts. Chomping at the bit to see the updates 👍. Glacier White is a great colour but I'm finding it a pain to keep clean. keep the updates rolling please
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  12. Engine oil leak on A3

    Ok i will do all those things thanks for your help!
  13. RS4 Convert - B7

    Thank you Simon, funny enough I had both of these replaced about 6 months ago as the rubber on the ball joints were all worn Do you think it can still be that, what about the discs? Kind regards Mario
  14. Nice one! The last sleep takes the longest!
  15. New diy honeycomb grill

    Fair point, and yes to have the facelifted bumper then you'll need the bonnet (as you rightly pointed out) plus wings and headlights. I appreciate where cliff is coming from but I think you'd be ok to cut the yellow highlighted piece out. You then would need to make the custom grill mesh. However you may find you need to add extra bracing to the bumper as you may affect it's rigidity. Cheers Steve
  16. A4 Quattro - Shuddering Brakes

    Hello Drew, Sorty to hear of your issue. If you think about this logically then even if the discs are pitted then the brakes should not judder much, although they might well be noisy after some lack of use until, the surface corrosion wears off. Such brake associated juddering problems are usually caused by 'warped' discs and the only way to assess this properly is to get the disc 'run out' measured with a dial gauge - no dismantling required apart from taking off the wheel. My action with this would be to drive the car for about 100 miles with gentle to normal braking and see if the shuddering lessens. If not, then get the discs checked independently as above. One question :- where/ how do you get your car cleaned? Kind regards, Gareth.
  17. Problems after EA189 engine emissions update

    Glad you've got some sort of a result Wes, please keep us posted on how you get on :) I do admit the whole situation has been handled poorly.
  18. DUNLOP MAXX GT Tyres - splitting

    You're probably right and I didn't think about it like that before (I know that sounds stupid!). Let's hope there's a good result from it :)
  19. Audi DTM disadvantage

    Audi's Motorsport boss Dieter Gass had admitted that the new aerodynamic regulations will disadvantage Audi in the up and coming 2018 season. This disadvantage is most likely help Audi's rivals Mercedes who lost out to Audi last year to Audi as Audi won both the teams and manufacturers titles last year. The new rules decrease the level of downforce by approximately 1/3. At least this will make the race season even more entertaining to watch! Here's the link for more info: https://www.motorsport.com/dtm/news/audi-new-aero-rules-disadvantage-1020188/ Cheers Steve
  20. Audi Q8 teaser

    Audi have released a teaser image of the new Q8 model which is set for release at the Beijing motor show. The 18TH debute also coincides with the 30th year of Audi car production in China. Here's the link to the full article: https://auto.ndtv.com/news/audi-q8-suv-teased-ahead-of-beijing-debut-1841895 Cheers Steve
  21. Audi biofuel development

    Audi has teamed up with the French company Global bioengergies to develop bio fuel which can be used in Audi petrol engines.the fuel comprises of 34% of fermented plants and produces far less co2 compared to fossil fuels. The added benefit of this fuel compared to.otger biofuels is that the car does not need to be modified so in.order to run on the fuel. Both companies have been testing the fuel in a petrol Audi A4 on a racetrack with good results. Here's the link for more info: https://www.biobasedworldnews.com/audi-joint-development-biofuel Cheers Steve
  22. Hi Bradley Obviously, budget is the thing. I paid a bit over the odds a year ago for mine but it was immaculate. Make sure the DSG box is in good working order, my A3 is 10 yrs old now , it had a cambelt change at 70000 (now at 84000) & is completely rust free with everything working perfectly so far. including the hood which is down on every rain free day. Good tips from Steve, just make sure you see full service history. happy hunting
  23. Audis on the big screen

    not giving to much away i hope but its a political action film and once you guess it i`d reccomend a watch
  24. New Q7

    You raise a good point, I'm not sure on.the consumption rate but factors that'll affect it are: dpf regeneration, stop start, type of driving, temperature of the engine etc. Cheers Steve
  25. Hi guys

    Hi Enda, that is a very good looking car. happy motoring
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