Jump to content

Leaderboard

  1. Steve Q

    Steve Q

    Moderators


    • Points

      45

    • Content Count

      7,179


  2. Magnet

    Magnet

    Moderators


    • Points

      17

    • Content Count

      3,153


  3. Stevey Y

    Stevey Y

    Established Member


    • Points

      15

    • Content Count

      322


  4. Shytot

    Shytot

    Established Member


    • Points

      13

    • Content Count

      177


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 05/16/2021 in all areas

  1. Hi all, I had the same issue where the brake servo and stop start error appeared. After reading this helpful thread, I thought I would do my part to help out too. 🙂 Issue stared on the 5th June 2021 and it was fixed on the 9th June 2021. The car has been driven for approx. 100 miles during this time. I've called up Cardiff Audi and fortunately they have one sensor left in stock. Please note that 5Q 0906207, 5Q 0906207A, 5Q 0906207B are all cross compatible as confirmed by Audi parts department. But of course best to get the latest B version if available. Please note VW, Sea
    5 points
  2. Might be worth you trying to source a second hand turbo from eBay to get the part you need.
    2 points
  3. If you check the tyres that you have (probably Dueller or Blizzak? ) and price them up, including checking their noise rating, efficiency and braking efficiency - the same tyre can be sold at various prices depending on these grades. Then look at Goodyear Eagle F1, Michelin cross climate or pilot and Pirelli Scorpion Verde. You'll have a good idea on suitable premium tyres. Kwik fit and black circles are both good starting points. You can then decide if you want to trim your budget and look at lower cost options * As Steve has said you should change in pairs or all
    2 points
  4. Hi. I had a phone call with the assistant to the director. I questioned her about the problem and she said that every complaint / error brought to the dealerships attention is relayed back to head office and if they deem that there is an underlying issue, only then do they issue a recall. I raised concerns that there is a significant number of people having the same fault and she said all that we can do it lodge a complaint with the motor ombudsman who can then look into it. I have the same issue as yourself Foxy but they have not offered any help towards the costs. The cost differs
    2 points
  5. I missed a call from the directors executive customs relationship manager too. I Will give her a call back tomorrow and see what she has to say but I think if everyone emails Andrew Doyle and the customer services email addresses and expresses their concern over the safety of their audi vehicle it'll hold much more weight. We Can refer to this group where there are tens of affected customers with this fault so there's some sort of trail.
    2 points
  6. If it's a 2018 car then as Gareth says it should of had at least 1 service of some sort irrespective of the mileage. Is it an audi dealer or an independent? Sounds like you should be careful.
    2 points
  7. Hello Rob, Thanks for being in touch with the forum. Exactly how old is this car you are going to be looking at? As I understand it, the car can either be set on a Longlife schedule - usually if it covers a reasonably mileage - and generally the servicing comes around at c18k miles, or c18 months. The alternative is an annual service schedule where lower than average mileages are covered. If this car has covered 17k in xmonths since new, then you can work out how many services it should have had at a minimum. Do you know the history of ownership of the car? Surely there
    2 points
  8. If you consider that C.A.R.B in LA in America have been since the sixties the architects of fuel injection and OBD rationalisation which massively cut emissions so the rest of America adopted these new strategies, we on the other hand did none of the above until the late seventies and now the government wants to set the blame against the voting public by manipulating our consciences. The worlds weather will change anyway, it always has, if you look at the facts the ice age was caused by a tropical planets land masses having loads of swamps and rotting vegetation all giving off methane and
    2 points
  9. Quote I got a month ago from my audi dealer was £170 for the key, and then roughly the same again for the labour. I recently got a spare key from an independent key specialist - Car Key Solutions in London. It's not an official Audi key I think, but looks and feels identical - that was £165 all in, including coming out to you to do the work. I had a couple of issues with that, the remote buttons stopped working, but the Car Key Solutions customer service was top notch and they sorted it for me.
    2 points
  10. Good skills Gareth, you will now be equipped for another 160k by which time we will all be past caring and if still driving it will be a golf buggy and have Greta Thunberg as a pin up, those that cant afford a £50,000 reasonably priced Audi all electric will have to content themselves with magazines like What Cart and Classic Pony even practical Cart owner, which will show you how to grease up wooden stub axles and replace timber sides on your pony and trap. Steve.
    2 points
  11. Do you have roof bars for the Saloon or Avant? On my avant the roof bar feet clamp onto the roof rails. On the saloon the applicable feet will clamp under the roof ionto the door frame.
    1 point
  12. I have been checking ebay but no luck unfortunately. I have however found them available on https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/ at a really good price. Thanks
    1 point
  13. Hi good skills, the only problem is that the home made actuation arm may cut down on the turbo flow rate as the Turbos when manufactured/reconditioned the actuator functions are set up in a flow tank using coloured smoke and measuring devices for airflow, I was privileged to watch one of my turbos being rebuilt at a local specialist, you don't appreciate how precise these things are until you watch the calibration process as the slightest adjustment of the actuator arm causes quite a dramatic difference in the flow rate across the rev range. I think Steves idea is a good one as a sto
    1 point
  14. For anyone wondering, the answer is technically "yes", but you have to buy a whole new turbo.
    1 point
  15. Hi guys, As promised, here is a short video of how to replace the Brake servo sensor of an Audi A4 B9. Not the best or clearest video, but I hope it helps. Let me know if you have any questions. Ambrose
    1 point
  16. If you bought it from a dealer then you have the right to a full refund within 30 days of sale.
    1 point
  17. That's good then 🙂 all's well that ends well 👍
    1 point
  18. Glad you got sorted ☺️
    1 point
  19. Thankfully I can work from home so my intention is to leave the car on the drive until I can get my hands on a replacement sensor. Hopefully a new sensor clears the dash warnings but if not I'll book it in at the garage.
    1 point
  20. Thank you Gareth for your response, much appreciated. I took it to the local garage and they have been vary kind in trying to help, they are extremely busy, like any other garage here but they are attempting to check oil pressure but so far they said that everything looks to be in tact so are a little unsure of the actual issue
    1 point
  21. Hello Stacey, Cutting to the chase, you could be ( most likely to be) doing yourself a disservice. Brake disc wear, and scoring is not at all uncommon following changes in the brake pad materials many years ago, which has resulted in discs wearing much quicker than they did. Couple this where MOT inspectors can mark this scoring on ‘Advisories’ and you arrive at your situation, although there is very little wrong at this stage. It’s from here that things can go in the wrong direction ‘.........I’ve asked .........they replace the replace the discs and pads..’. What you are
    1 point
  22. Lol do true. Don't worry I'll be keeping mine stick. However I might add this washer funnel as I am clumbsy when filling the bottle! I thought other members would find it useful.
    1 point
  23. Hello Oscar, The original poster joined and advertised on the same day some 2.5 years ago, and never returned to the forum from that day. As a matter of interest, what was/is the price of a set of VAG rear pads for this? I know VAG discs can be expensive, but have you considered Brembo as an alternative aftermarket disc, with the VAG pads? It is quite likely you will find a couple of Audi main dealers selling genuine pads at discount on EBay. Kind regards, Gareth.
    1 point
  24. The first two things I'd look at is the battery, when was it last changed? The life expectancy of a battery is 5-7 years. If it's getting nearer the 6-7 year mark I'd recommend a battery tray from Halfords or similar. If the battery is ok then my next question would be to look at when the spark plugs and ht leads were last changed.
    1 point
  25. Thank you for that Trevor, will look into this with the local post office as they're very good 🙂 looking to go in September. Getting quite excited already 🙂
    1 point
  26. Thanks for the detailed reply Gareth. the salesman rang me to apologise and say that having checked further it was on a 3 year lease and the keeper handed it back without ever having it serviced. He added that I was right that it should have had 2 services during last three years, so I have walked away. my search continues! thanks again for the advice rob
    1 point
  27. Thanks Rob, I think Richard’s advice to be careful, warrants respect. ‘One owner, haven’t seen the V5 yet’. Disbelieve anything you are told until you actually have the hard evidence in sight. You won’t go too far wrong if you follow that principle. My gut feeling for what it is worth - and I could be well off the mark - this car may have been on a PCP lease, and the person leasing it may not have wanted to pay main dealer prices for servicing, and being mean!, and accepting it was not being kept beyond the 3 years, decided to take the cheapest option with regard to whatever se
    1 point
  28. Looks like a decent deal autoexpress.co.uk: Audi launches new “one-stop-shop” service plan. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/355116/audi-launches-new-one-stop-shop-service-plan And you save 6p if you pay it all up front 😁 Ps is this the right place for this?
    1 point
  29. Slightly I as the 3 door model has bigger doors and as such the b pillars are further back.
    1 point
  30. My advice would be to search for local Audi retrofitters on Google or try the same search on Facebook as a lot of retrofitters advertise their work on there 🙂
    1 point
  31. Thanks. What will raise my income really is me having a better, more consistent attitude to going out ! I get the fares the ststem allocates me ..... WHEN AND IF I'M OUT. But along those lines, having the much nicer working environment might encourage me into that, see. I sought out such a car with this in mind, to overcome my strong tendency to avoid doing it ! Beyond that, yes I could cultivate my own personal clientele and indeed, I might find myself being asked, now that I have an A8. That said, I think I made a mistake of not waiting for the right long wheelbase version to be available a
    1 point
  32. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392894225401?hash=item5b7a521bf9:g:UxcAAOSwHfBfJeq1
    1 point
  33. Apparently it is an easy fix. Unclip the existing sensor and replace. me being not mechanically gifted got the garage to do it. now I’ve seen how simple it is I could have done it.
    1 point
  34. It might be worth forgetting the s4 bit, abd just looking under the part number as I wouldn't be surprised if the same part was fitted to other Audi models such as the s3 or a6 c5
    1 point
  35. I have found one part I need at this website https://shops.audi.com/en_GB/web/tradition Very useful to all Audi owners, one problem, not selling to the UK because of BREXIT they say, (bullshit). Anyone know of a work-around?
    1 point
  36. Just seen this: https://www.audiworld.com/forums/q7-mkii-discussion-211/going-down-gear-2914297/ Doesn't seem to off a cure though, sorry. And this for dsg: https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2371332
    1 point
  37. I pm'd him with a couple of links and suggested using translate for German sites. Looks like there are a few options out there 👍
    1 point
  38. Sorry to hear of your issues. I cannot believe an airbag sensor fault could cause this. Please look at the news section as there's been a recent article about adaptive cruise control issues on the Q5 and other vag cars. Do you have the car on finance? If so, it might be worth speaking to the finance company explaining the issues and see if you can get the car classed not fit for purpose.
    1 point
  39. That's madness, allegedly there's an issue with getting computer chips for some manufacturers. This might have been one reason for a delay.
    1 point
  40. Not had it on my Audi, but I had a seized brake caliper once on my Ford escort which made the brakes stick on slightly with one wheel. This could explain your symptoms. I'd be getting a garage to take a look in My opinion
    1 point
  41. Thank you very much for the info I was a bit down hearted as I’ve never changed doors before and when I did nothing worked, but now I understand the situation am more upbeat just need a spline bit to remove the door actuators 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
    1 point
  42. Looks nice - what's the spec?
    1 point
  43. No probs at all ☺️ and thank you ☺️
    1 point
  44. Markus Duesmann discusses Audi’s electrification, EV costs and viability of small cars Audi recently revealed its most affordable electric car yet, the Q4 E-tron, a mid-size SUV tipped to sell for between £40,000 and £50,000 when it arrives in UK showrooms late this year. It offers generous, Q5-matching interior dimensions in a more compact exterior package and is widely seen as the German brand’s first mainstream EV. Shortly afterwards, the wraps came off the A6 E-tron concept, a realistic glimpse at the electric version of the long-running A6 executive saloon.
    1 point
  45. Driving along with no problems then when I pulled up outside a friends house and dropped something off the glow plug light started flashing. Thought I’d best not turn the car off as it might not start so drive it the mile or so home and turned it off. Left it a min then restarted it with no problems, car ran fine with no warning lights or flashing glow plug light. Then next day jumped in the car and went to set off but the car cut out. Started straight back up and idled fine, rev’d no problem. Set off and after about 500 yards the car cut out again, started back up and after about 200 yards cu
    1 point
  46. I have now had a PM from Charlotte, where as well as seeking more clarification on issues with the car, she advises that the charge made to renew the battery also included other investigations which were carried out without charge. I have asked her whether she objects to me posting this additional information contained within a PM, and no objection has been received. I feel I have unfairly judged her mobile mechanics (who I understand she is happy with and trust) - my judgement being based on the facts which were contained in her posts. For this, I apologise on behalf of the forum.
    1 point
  47. I chose the allroad because I tow a caravan a fair bit, and I hate SUV/fake 4-wheel drive boxes....... the all wheel drive on wet grass is a life saver over front wheel drive vehicles, and the self levelling suspension makes towing at any time a dream ... add in the power and simplicity of control and it is probably the best towcar I have ever owned .. and I've had a few in the last 45 years !!
    1 point
  48. Thanks Ross. Now you will have to pardon my ignorance, but what actually reads 10% on your model? A battery condition/efficiency gauge? Irrespective of what this reading indicates, if a battery reliably turns the engine over at a speed adequate to start the car, then we must suspect the ‘gauge reading’ rather than the battery itself. Kind regards, Gareth.
    1 point



  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with the Audi Owners Club? Join our newsletter

    Sign Up
×
×
  • Create New...

Forums


News


Membership