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  1. Thank You Both for the information,i will put it into my local garage to have the work done i'm an old dinosaur that since the early eighties,has been repairing my own and family cars at the side of my house,i'm a typical frugal Scotsman lol have to admit i can't stand these throw away part modern cars,i liked it when you could fix things lol thanks again for such sound safety advice,you saved me from a nasty experience all the best,Shaun 🙂
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  2. Hello Shaun, Thanks for being in touch with the forum. I don’t think I’m going to be of much help to you, except to introduce the possibility of the need for caution. It is possible ( but I’m not sure) that the actual receiver - anchor as you call it- may not be as simple as you would imaging it to be, and may be part of a cylindrical gas operated pre-tensioner which deploys in the event of an accident, and simply disconnecting it may not be be what you want to do, without investigation and advice beyond my direct experience with this. Kind regards, Gareth.
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  3. Hello, latest on the mystery noise coming from the above A3, found out that it was the rear tyres that although weren't worn down were feathering, thus making a droning sound when cruising, put new boots on and sounds great again. apparently its a common problem on all V.A.G group Vehicles.
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  4. Try ebay marketplace in germany alot of classic audi parts for sale usually sellers ship internstionally. E
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  5. Hi Bren, have a look on eBay or alternatively go to your local spares shop they should be able to get them from the Reg/VIN they are around about £15 quid from memory, it goes without saying the previous owner had the leak and obviously thought over tightening the flange bolt was better than buying a new set of gaskets then all his learned mates wound him up down the boozer about the cost of the repair so he sold the car. Steve.
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  7. Hello Clive, ’.....green credentials.....set-back.....’ Apologies but I’m not following this, in terms of no spare wheel. Trying to understand your requirements, but I think you are seriously limiting your choice by only buying a new vehicle which has a spare wheel, as opposed to the new norm of compressor and goo. Kind regards, Gareth.
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  8. I have feeling that the discussion of viscosities etc. is a red herring in this instance, and that there is an underlying problem that has not been solved. Let me explain. The oil pump should be capable of creating much more pressure than is required by the engine in order that the pressure is adequate at idling speed, no matter what viscosity of oil is used, any excess pressure as the engine speed rises being bled off by a pressure relief valve to maintain a more or less constant pressure in the oil galleries. In this case the pressure is not high enough to prevent the warning light show
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  9. Hi Gareth. Many thanks again. I am just waiting for the dealers service dept to call me to possibly arrange for them to look at the car. I will definitely let you know the outcome. Hopefully nothing much!
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  10. Hi OBD Eleven is good its cheaper to buy and as far as I am aware has no subscription if you don't want to go down the VCDS route. Regards Steve.
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  11. Had exactly the same issue - have you had water in the boot? The amp's in the boot, under the clip off cover on the underside of the boot lid - one of the connections was loose and the whole area was very wet, which these are prone to apparently - works almost perfectly after a bit of a bodge
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  12. hi sammy nice looking car and welcome to the club
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  13. Hi Gareth, thanks for the response, much appreciated! I will get it checked out to be sure.
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  14. Hi, I agree with Magnet, I have never changed a belt on an Audi but they all work on a similar principle the pre tensioners attached to the seatbelt spool will have some sort of explosive cylinder attached to yank the belt to a stop when you have a collision, the push button bit with the clip has the same thing which when activated pulls any slack in the belt back to keep you pinned to the seat. I have no idea about the torx bit sizes you may need but suffice to say that a good quality kit will cover most required sizes, the other thing I would do is disconnect the battery a couple of ho
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  15. Hi I wouldn't take it personally, but in view of what you said in the first post there is not much to say really, other than yes it is indeed a lovely car and you hang around what looks very much like the Old Plough Car park on the A128 near Bulphan, try publishing some history of the car since you have owned it, any problems you have had with it or even any road trips, unfortunately most people who post on here have a problem and need advice on how to fix it, I don't wish any problems on you or the car but you might be better served getting in on conversations in the general chat section they
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  17. The full plate is A4 CGW. I would want over £600, internet company quoted that. I think it's worth a little more.
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  18. Hello Taff - from the Homeland. Thanks for being in touch with the forum, and for posting your advert. If I may suggest - I think you will need to list the full number if you are going to attract a buyer, since it is highly likely that anyone interested would be trying to match their initials. Also ‘making an offer’ :-it may be better to state ‘offers over...£x’ , since such asking-price valuations can differ from several hundreds into the thousands! Kind regards, Gareth.
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  19. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-1974-Audi-100-Coupe-S-full-restoration-project/333946875550?hash=item4dc0c8ee9e%3Ag%3Am7oAAOSw8eFgahiT&LH_Auction=1
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  20. Hello Chris, Marcio hasn’t returned to the forum since he posted this, so we are none the wiser. My questions would be:- have you too changed the reservoir and sensor? If so, genuine VAG parts? If not, I would be first arming myself with a spray of contact cleaner, and disconnecting the plug at the base of the reservoir - the plug connecting to the level sensor. Examine the condition of the contacts, if there is any corrosion present then remove as much as possible before applying a good squirt of contact cleaner - then wiggle the plug. If this doesn’t sort it, then you will
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  21. Fair enough, it must be something else. The advice from your garage is utter nonsense. Soot can not be created or deposited in a non running engine.
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  22. No worries but if you are convinced you should be doing this I would scout a few of the other companies to find out who is offering the cheapest fee rate, sorry I don't try to order an individual to change their views as whatever they decide its their prerogative and their right to choose. 🙂 Steve.
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  23. Hi thats a good price and well within the ballpark, the reason for that is the aftermarket kits are a lot cheaper and they don't get any better than Gates, the other reason is that from 2014 on they redesigned it all so that worse case scenario is that you have to remove the fan pack to gain extra access, no more removing the front bumper and headlights etc. I have no doubt this came about because of complaints from the dealer technicians so if you make it more simple and still charge the same eye watering hourly labour rates. Steve.
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  24. Hi, sorry am I missing the point here, how the hell would the turbine vanes soot up if the car has been idle for months its not like a chain smoker that was sitting in an armchair all through the lockdown. I think it has more to do with either the MAP/Boost sensor on the intake manifold side or the Oxygen sensor on the exhaust, in view of the age of the car the MAP sensor would be the first port of call as these for a car of your age are relatively cheap, sensors should be changed about every four years regardless of milage as age is the main factor with failure, most sensors are high hea
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  25. Hello Steve, Many thanks for being in touch with the forum. We will need a good bit more information in order to give you meaningful advice:- Front of the car shuddering? Can you feel this shuddering through the driver seat? Is the shuddering speed associated or engine rev. associated. - i.e. does it shudder at a lower speed in a lower gear. Does the shuddering alter if you brake? If this were mine, my first port of call would be to get all tyres (and wheels) thoroughly inspected by you local tyre retailers, and if found to be serviceable, to get them all rebalanced - on the
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  26. Hi Gents, finally got round to changing the headlight bulbs on my A6 as I wanted a mild upgrade the original bulbs are five years old and getting a bit dim so I bought some aftermarket 5500k bulbs to replace the 4300 O.E. units, the Phillips units from Audi are super expensive as are they anywhere else so I opted for bulbs from a company called Limastar they work really well and give a much better light output and for £139.00 a pair with a two year warranty are also good value. I wasn't looking forward to the change as the videos I watched looked fiddly regarding removing the headlight ac
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  27. James. If these 13-15 year old cars you are looking at are still running I'd say they have all proven their reliability. How long are you expecting your purchase to keep going? Personally I can vouch for my own 2007 2.0 TDI, but then I have zero experience of other engines for comparison, so don't rely on my opinion.
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  28. Hi, Try reading a thread on the A6 C7 forum by Big Townz that will give you a good insight into whats happening if indeed your cars timing has slipped, do you know the cam belt change history and the other thing I would be asking is what the codes are that led them to deduce timing belt failure, read the thread intensively and see if any of your data matches, £1200 seems pretty steep for a cam belt change I recently had mine done at a good independent garage for half that and they used an O.E. kit from TPS with a two year guarantee [unlimited milage] which is manna from heaven if like my car i
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  29. seams garage has done this got more work ?? kev
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  30. Hello Phil, Many thanks for the update, and pleased to hear you have managed to find the correct sized O ring. Such items, and assortments of copper and fibre washers are generally available as boxed assorted sizes quite cheaply on line, and sometimes even in Lidl. Well worth investing in. Kind regards, Gareth.
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  31. Hi either the SRS has an existing fault in which case as Magnet suggested would have meant that the airbag light was on permanently before the accident or the car has had an accident in the past and some clever clogs has put resistance diodes on the wiring as its cheaper than buying airbags, the diodes make the system think that when it is running through its check cycle that all is well as its getting the correct resistance signal from the diode regardless of the bag being inoperative. BMW tried to get round this a few years ago as cars that were crashed were appearing with no airbag de
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  32. Hi, its lucky it still feels cool you are supposed to regas every four years otherwise the moisture in the system builds up and rots the cods out of the condenser and evaporation units, I would get it done while you are ahead most regassing machines these days dredge out all the old gas and compressor oil and then pressure test the system if it passes it fills the system with new oil and gas, the old gas is run through a recycle and cleaned up, thats where the garages will make a profit from using the cleaned gas on the next vehicle, believe me you will notice the difference. Steve.
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  33. Hi anything such as steering knuckles are always reusable as there is virtually nothing to wear them, anything with a rubber bush or ball joint is suspect second hand, with regard to the other bearing I would personally change it as if you start with two new bearings they wear as a pair, its false economy to change just one as if its sister bearing is noisy its safe to assume it won't be long before that one is knackered as well. Just torque the bolts to specified nm and leaves at that. Regards Steve
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  34. Thanks Gareth for your replay. Now that i am reading my own question, i don't understand what i meant sorry for confusion. I was pretty sure the bearing has excessive play out of tolerance but then I wanted to be sure as i don't own this car long, thought maybe its normal play on the new models i still went with my gut feeling and replaced the bearing on drivers side, it made huge difference more confined steer feeling even though the car has only 80kmiles the bearing was guessed, going to replace the passenger side tomorrow too, checking other sites they do suggest to change them 75
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  35. Hello Arjan, Thanks for being in touch with the forum. I must admit that I’m having a little difficulty in understanding the questioning here - it’s probably me. As I see it, you have two used bearing assemblies (why two? - or have I got it wrong) ) and to me, both exhibit wear, so it’s difficult to establish why you are comparing 2 used ones, rather than trying to compare one used one with one new one? Perhaps you could fill in some extra detail. Kind regards, Gareth.
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  36. It gets better... Looking at my tyres I noticed more wear on the outside of the passenger side wheel - enough to get me a warning from the local constabulary, should I be stopped. So, I knew new tyres were due this year, I forked out on a full set of Michelin's (more later). While in the tyre depot, the owner checked out the bearing, and the caliper for play, he gave the whole thing a blast from the compressor too. No play on bearing, no tell-tale marks on the disk, no play in half-shaft - that he could see or feel. New wheels on - drive home - c.20 miles. Decide to brake a lot and t
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  37. Hello Richard, Really sorry to hear of your very unfortunate accident, but reassured to know that you have survived relatively unscathed. With regard to the airbags not having deployed in this accident, to me, points to something being wrong in your particular car’s SRS system, rather than as a result of poor build design by Audi. Of course, we cannot comment on why the airbags didn’t deploy in this case, and I think you would need to have the car inspected by accident specialists to determine why. Just wondering how long have you owned this car, what you know of its history, whe
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  38. Hi all, Been meaning to do this for ages but, after 18 months of ownership (sorry), I just thought I'd share my opinions of my A6 BiTdi (C7). I bought my 2013 Avant in 2019 to replace a 2010 Mercedes E350 estate (S212 for those in the know). Dislikes: Poorly equipped – no retractable wing-mirrors, auto-dipping headlights, courtesy headlights, part-electric seats or electric tailgate, all of which were standard on the Merc Poor satnav, both in operation and appearance – Merc’s was much higher definition (retractable screen very nice though) Bigger than Merc but les
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  39. So, I will put pictures up tomorrow. Who would be interested in an A6 Allroad Quattro Pickup Conversion? Or what do you think ones is worth... The car has done 110k, 2.7 BiTurbo engine and in the last 2 years has had these replaced while the engine was out for the build: Clutch, Flywheel, Injectors, Waterpump, Cambelt, Full Service, All AUX Belts etc - Every single serviceable item was replaced. Every KG of weight removed from the car has been replaced with engineered steel so the car weighs as it did from factory KG FOR KG. My boss at work would sell it to me for £2,
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  40. 240k just running in all mine 300k and i would put 2 bottles off diesel magic in tank leave running few hours then give blast to mot station i use this in every one of my audis and some time when i put diesel in 40 quids worth i stick a little bit petrol in tank as this cleans to i been doing that 40 years not had problem kev
    1 point
  41. hi all, just got my self a Q7 3lt tdi 2012 and loving it
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  42. ill send a pm as im not sure of this sites policy of adding a link to another site forum where i posted lot more info on this along with where i purchased wiring looms
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  44. Sorry for the late reply I didn’t see it. I don’t know the part number as I didn’t get them from Audi. I got them from aerosus.co.uk they are air suspension specialists and sell everything. I’ve not had a problem since. I would recommend putting a little thread sealer on before fitting just to be sure. Hope this helps if you’ve not already sorted it.
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  45. Thanks Trevor. Ordered 🙂
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  46. Hi everyone, it's great to meet you all. I love my 2012 A6 Allroad but I'm looking to replace it with a clean 05/06 TT Quattro Sport. If anyone's looking to sell or trade one, please let me know! Avus Silver or Misano Red with Recaro buckets would be ideal. Ryan
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  47. dynamic indicators fitted today VID-20201017-WA0031.mp4
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  48. I have read a lot of posts recently about water in the footwells etc... so i looked on my a6 c6 drains under the windscreen. Shocking😱😱😱 !!! Check yours to aviod water damage ! Drain is located under the 2 cilinders Cleaned like new ::)
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  49. This is my black edition I got on Thursday
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