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  1. Hi Gents, I just thought I would throw this in. Many years ago I bought a Mondeo Titanium x Sport as my third cab, this was sporting 19 inch wheels with 40 series tyres which even though branded tyres they wore like there was no tomorrow, factor in the accelerated puncture occurrence and it was a recipe for bankruptcy, I was only getting about 4k on the fronts and 8k on the backs without punctures. I finally bit the bullet and bought some 16 inch wheels and tyres from my local tyre dealer, the wheels were genuine Ford off of a B Max I found a site on the net that gave the formula for
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  2. Thanks very much indeed for that. I have emailed Audi customer service and they advised me to contact an Audi dealer. Have done that, but you have beaten them to it with your reply!
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  3. Hi David, had a bit of spare time so here's your vehicles codes as per the above website 🙂 E0A = No special edition 4UP = Drivers and front passenger air bag with knee air bag and front passenger air bag deactivation 6XD = Exterior mirrors: electrically adjustable/heated 5SJ = Left exterior mirror: convex 6TS = Right exterior mirror: aspherical, large viewing field 1KE = Disc brakes, rear J2D = Battery 380 A (68 Ah) 1ZA = Disc brakes, front 1AT = Electronic stabilization program (ESP) 3FA = Without roof insert (standard roof) 1JC = Rear shock absorption for sports des
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  4. Hi David, I've used this site in the past. It was last updated 7 years ago but just tried it on some of my codes and seems to be working. http://igorweb.org/equidec.aspx Graham
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  5. Many thanks for your reply, will email Audi customer services and post what their reply is.
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  6. cost more to put right than what shes worth bud
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  7. Sorted now...my fault...I'd fitted it I correctly after removing. All working now Regards David
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  8. Hi. Yes, I don't really understand the mon motors connection. No, Cardiff is slightly nearer but I now use Hereford Audi. Still retains many of its original family run business values. Regards David
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  9. Update after the diesel mechanics tested the car. Cylinder Head Gasket compression tested ok. Water pump was leaking and has been replaced under the warranty. MPG back to normal, heaters working and no smell. All working so thanks for the advice. 👍👍
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  10. Thank you v much for the reply! I went to the dealership and they said the exact same as you, luckily I have had the work done on my car already and they replaced the whole actuator which did cost around £400. However, for some reason the dealership thought that charging the battery would get rid of the issue? obviously it didn't haha! a very good choice of car, cheers once again mate
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  11. All fixed it was the turbo seals gone runs like a dream with new turbo on thank you all for your input
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  12. hi bud i own few audis i think i mite have spare front ones off my 2.5 v6 diesel quattro as soon as this lockdowns sorted i go have look in my garage kev
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  13. New or not, it can still be defective, especially if it is a cheap after market sensor. If you paid for it to be done I suggest you take the car back to him. On the other hand there may be something else involved. Why did you change it in the first place? Are there any other symptoms?
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  14. Hi Audigasm, I had an early (2011) a1 1.4 (122) tfsi s-tronic and whilst I can’t speak for newer versions mine was a write off at 95k miles. With the 2015 facelift they might have fixed the issues but I’d double check before buying. I wouldn’t be put off one if they’ve fixed the issues as the car was a gem otherwise. Mpg was 35ish in town and 43-45 on a motorway run. Never noticed the thirst for oil and I checked it regularly. Not driven a mini so can’t compare. The S-Tronic lag is something you get used to and your brain eventually compen
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  15. Hi Gareth / Cliff, Thanks for the advice gents going to see if I can get a mobile mechanic to pop by and do a compression test & better diagnostic. Will update when I find out further, Ta Dan
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  16. Thanks as I am a retired diesel mechanic 🚌 public service vehicles I ain’t going to give up yet I have a brand new 457 glow plug module to fit plus I have a few avenues to investigate will keep updates coming for other members
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  17. Hi. Due to my working hours and not being able to find a decent place to do the replacing of the sensor and oil filter on the spot and long waiting hours, I have decided to give it to some mechanic that will, according to him, clean the system, oil pump and all the components and verify if they are damaged plus the pressure test. It will be done next week and I'll get back with what he found. Best regards, Octavian
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  18. It was an option on a new car. Retrofit is possible but expensive but there are people who will supply and fit. It's something I would like but not yet had the wherewithall to pursue. Mike
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  19. Hi Gents, after a year almost of lock downs and a thin amount of work in the taxi trade I had finally reached the 80k mark and having read the service history for my car I was not to worried by the cam belt situation as the service history claimed that the belt kit was changed at 40k under warranty because of a squeaky idler pulley bearing, that said I did actually phone the dealers in Manchester to see if it tallied up with the print out of the worksheet I had, the service manager was very reticent to talk at first until he realised I was not trying to bag any freebies and just wanted informa
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  20. Dave, I actually had two earth straps fitted last week with the main one cleaned up and now its much better starting. Cost of £25.
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  21. Many thanks. We will leave the post run, since the responses may be of help to others in the future. Kind regards, Gareth.
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  22. Thanks for replying. I have managed to stop the water leak coming in, the windscreen scuttle was cracked and it was causing water to run off into the pollen filter itself. I have dried everything out, replaced the filter and housing with a new seal, now it’s just getting to the bottom of the drain.. I got the ccm out and opened it and water come gushing out I have dried all the carpet and the module out and cleaned up the corroded plugs as there was one or 2 that didn’t look good, however the circuit bored looked in good nick. I have had the battery on charge all day ready to put on the car th
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  23. Hi. I had exactly the same problem on my 2014 Q7. I purchased a new part from Audi. I asked them about how to fit it (of course they declined to provide any clues). But from using the new part I was able to work out how to change it without removing the bumper. So the bumper does definitely not need to be changed. Here is a few comments on the process followed: 1. Removed both screws - I loosened them with grips on the thread side and then reached in and removed completely with fingers. 2. The light now wobbles but will not come out because (a) the brackets for the bumper, stop the b
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  24. Hello sorry if this is too late I had a mechanic friend do it for me as he said he needed to remove a part to be able to fit the new filter - I thought this was the case as I had similar problems to yourself and felt I couldn't do anything except break it! Sorry it isn't much help but hopefully it saves some time and stress!
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  25. Gareth, I totally understand your points and your suggestion that being able to do this is not in everyones skill set. My intention in posting this is to give helpful examples of how to construct an argument and what points to focus on. To be clear - I am not trained lawyer - my study of the law has been through owning my own businesses and not being able to always afford a lawyer. I hope others can see from my post that it's possible to make Audi do the right thing by approaching it in the right way. If anyone is unsure or lacking confidence in doing that then I think investing in
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  26. Thanks Gareth, that's really useful. I've had a look but can't see the tube...is it strapped to one of the two hinges, which have plastic covers on, do you know. Regards, David
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  27. Hi Audi A4 forum. We recently got married so hence I bought my new wife a registration plate as a wedding present. (she was delighted ! ). Her old plate is A4 LFK and thought it might suit an Audi enthusiast. We would want only £185 ono (plus the DVLA fees (£80 I believe but please check)). Apologies for the intrusion to your forum on a ‘sales pitch’ but I’d rather everyone avoid agents commissions on other sites etc and get the plate for a reasonable price. Thank you. David
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  28. Hi all, I have an update... Lol Loud scraping noise = destroyed Balance Shaft Chain & Crank Cog Teeth. Remedy = New Timing Chain & Crank Cog. I did the work myself, which took an age of learning and an age of fixing, but it's all good now. 😁 Thanks, Paul.
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  29. Yeah .. speed limits !! I got done twice in france whilst towing !!! far too easy to go a bit quick as it is so stable, simple, and eager !! Easiy the best towcar I've owned .... only downside is it's done very little for the past year due to covid ... less than 3000 miles in 14 months .. and only 3 trips with the tin tent on the back.
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  30. Hi all, new here. I've been fixing cars as a hobby since I was 17 (now 51) and have always preferred the VWAG car. My A3 sport back is my 2nd Audi, my previous car being an ARL powered SEAT Toledo which I had for 11 years. Any how hope to post a bit and also make the odd video. Mike
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  31. Driving style just social & domestic as I have retired from work use the A38 in Devon from time to time to go to Plymouth or Exeter audi Plymouth checked wheel alignment & yes tyre pressure all correct according to Audi tyre pressure gage inside door .I have had other Audi A7 owners contact me to say Dunlop have a major problem with the sports max tyre & I have printed off all comments & sent it to Dunlop Goodyear as they have known about this problem for a while from what other drivers have told me .Tyres have been sent back to Dunlop Goodyear for tests in Germany & a lett
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  32. Assuming that your wheel alignment is spot-on and that you are running at the correct pressures, then Michelin usually give the longest life. Pilot Sport 4 probably with a XL 101 load factor. How would you describe your car usage (high mile commuting etc.) and driving style?
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  33. Thanks Gareth for the info.I have been informed that if battery fails it will be replaced by a VARTA.Kind regards James.
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  34. Rail in in my test rig. Number 3 leaked at less than 1 psi. New injector fitted and car running like a dream again. Not a horrendous job to be honest.
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  35. I have had three A6 All-Roads 3.0 diesel automatics. Current is 67 plate. Love them. Wife has bad back and swears by air suspension even though I have 20" wheels. Loads of grunt if you need but comfortable round town. Sat Nav is primitive (I have SD version but on-line version not much better) but I just use Google Maps. Only thing I would recommend is to get one with colour coded plastic wheel arches. Just looks a LOT better than ugly black originals. Colour choice or body is limited to dark or silver. I chose silver. Once out of warranty quite a few VCDS tweaks you can do e.g. peep on lock
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  36. A lot of the problems listed above have been discussed on other forums and the common cause is the silica bag in the header tank splitting and blocking heater matrix resulting in a new matrix and flush required as a flush alone won't shift silica out of matrix. Just remove silica bag before it happens.
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  37. Sent Audi customer services an email and got an informative telephone call this afternoon. The upshot of it all is that with a light load in my car e.g. 1 driver & 1 passenger, tyre pressures recommended can be: - 38psi front & 35psi rear. Thanks to all who have contributed.
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  38. I tried Pirtek, unfortunately they could not copy the heavily corroded pipes so now the plan is to have them fabricated in flex and fitted direct to the car.
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  39. thanks Jimbo i will give that a try have been looking online but nearly all just quote mk1 tt thanks mate regards Dave
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  40. If 1/2 of a second 0-60 time matters that much, IMHO you should not be looking at all wheel drive vehicles or estate cars .......
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  41. Hi, I am on my 12th Audi at the moment, they have all been A4s, except for one A3, the last 7 have all been Avant's, my last two Avants have both been Allroads & i can't praise them enough, my latest one, a 2017 model, B9. the one i have at the moment is a joy to drive, with the 190 tdi engine, & 7 speed S Tronic gearbox. coupled with the extra ride height, it makes a great all round car i would recommend one to anybody.
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  42. I had a problem where my heaters just stopped blowing air after a few day it done my head in no hot air no cold air I could here the fan and motor working all motors and flaps working I then remembered I topped my water up with anti freez i looked at my water level noticed it was a bit high just above the sensor after draining a little water so it was below the sensor and checking my heaters again thankfully that done the job all working now I've seen people having the same issue I advice you do what I done I was quoted 200 pound from Audi to check my car
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  43. Dependant on what engine you are selecting and how important performance is; I noticed that the allroad 0-60 time for the Bitdi was half a second slower than the std avant with the same engine.. i can only assume it could be down to different gearbox ratios?
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  44. Hi , just a quicky to those in the know. Just had my timing belt and water pump replaced ( at 6 years old but only 25k miles) and when ringing around for quotes was asked "which pump was it" . I learned that the two variants are both toothed belt driven but one has electrical connections and cost about £30 more ( which mine was). I should have asked the garage at the time but what is the electrical connection for ???
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  45. Hi again john it looks like it has had the recall- I think the 23x6 attached is the nox recall Anything that can still be done ? Debating a chip or remap as apparently the less aggressive ones can improve mpg quite considerably, whilst giving a bit more power for the rare time that you need it.... oh and magnet; you’ll just about see at the top of the pic that the air filter was changed in sept 2019.
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  46. As a rough guide, the offset should be within 5mm of the original. Beyond that and one is changing the steering geometry, but I have no idea whether you would feel that through the power-assisted steering. I have moved from a set of 20" to set a set of 17" Audi wheels - in other words an extra 1.38 inches (up from 3.5" to 4.88") of tyre sidewall. I feel that the smaller tyres give a lesser thump when traversing potholes, beside being less vulnerable to kerbing. The improvement may be greater on your Allroad with air suspension. The wheel/tyre combo was purchased from eBay seller "germanwh
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  47. Hi Tim, Does your car have the "post-Dieselgate" emissions update? This might account for some of the variance in mpg. I will drive from London to Sheffield over the weekend and will report back on the fuel consumption. I expect to get around 35 mpg.. Regards, John
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  48. Hi, i have a Audi A4 Allroad B9 2017, I fitted mudflaps myself, it is a simple job best take the wheels off to do it properly. i used genuine Audi flaps.
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  49. 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 !!
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  50. The A6 Allroad came with standard adjustable-height Air Suspension, which gives a more comfortable ride - especially if you try to muck it up again with 35 section tyres on 20" alloys. . The disadvantage is that it is something else to go wrong. Adjustable suspension was an option on the A4 Allroad. I am a loyal customer at my local main Audi dealer and found the support for issues with my Audi Approved Used car to be excellent.
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