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  1. New Members - please read before posting Be civil Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech. Be Polite It doesn't cost anything to have manners and would be appreciated by the community if you included 'please and thank you' as required in your posts. Keep it clean Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit. Respect each other Don’t harass or troll anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information. No politics or religion Nothing starts a fight faster than politics or religion, so we don't allow those discussions. Keep personal information private All posts in the forums are easily found via search engines, so unless you're willing to expose your information to the world, please do not post telephone numbers, e-mail addresses etc in your posts. Have a little patience We are a club made up of members who have to work days or nights so can’t always reply straight away, someone will get back to you as soon as they can, so please be bear with us. Thread titles Be accurate with your topic by giving a brief sentence of the problem, hint or tip you would like to get across to other members. These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself whether you'd go on TV and publicly say it on camera. This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends. Follow Up Please find the time to follow up your post with a conclusion (such as; that worked, tried that but didn't work, etc) so contributing members can see whether their advice and suggestions worked in this instance.
    12 points
  2. 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, Seat & Sokda all share the same part and I've checked with my local dealerships and they are all the same price £79.60. I've managed to get it down to £76 at Cardiff Audi. If unavailable, usually you can order it and it takes a day to arrive if ordered by mid-day. Installation will take less than 5 mins if you are unfamiliar with the car. I have enclosed a print screen of the Audi A4 Shop manual. Link are here: https://cardiagn.com/audi-a4-b9-8w-brake-system/ Page 146. I can do a simple video to demonstrate this if anyone wanted. One thing to be noted is when you unplugged the sensor, some pressure will be released from the hole. I've asked Cardiff Audi whether this falls part of the recall part and they said no. But they've done a few of these jobs and knew about the issue. I hope the above helps. Kind regards, Ambrose
    7 points
  3. My Audi A7 3.0 biTDi quattro Black Edition - Dakota Grey - Just need to put my private plate on it
    7 points
  4. Hi all. Heres a wee pic of mine 👍
    7 points
  5. Hi Guys Sorted (I think) I hope the information below will help others. original fault was that my Audi A7 2011 started changing gears itself, changing from Drive to Sports mode with no demand from myself, quite dangerous. On the dash I had the message "Gearbox Fault you can continue driving" Called out the AA, who plugged in the computer and could see 2 gearbox faults but could not identify what they were, advised me to take to a garage. Took it to the local Audi main dealer who eventually found fluid in the main electrical connector on the gearbox ECU and was charged £60 for the diagnosis. Quoted just over £3k to replace the gearbox ECU and wiring harness. At this point I decided to look into it myself. Took it to a friends garage and up on the ramp. removed the gearbox connector and yes there was the fluid inside the connector. Here's a picture from the web, but looks identical The fluid was obviously coolant from the colour and sweet taste (don't recommend tasting though..) So far so good, but how did it get there??? Answer - From the Coolant control valve which is about 12" away and along the same loom.( My issue was from the coolant control valve, but it could have been another valve or sensor) It is apparently a common fault with Audi's and an issue known to Audi- There is a Technical service bulletin out on this TSB# 2033806/7 The TSB is well worth a read. Without getting too techie, The coolant control valve starts leaking fluid through the electrical connection point, this fluid then travels down through the harness through a process called "capillary effect" or "Wicking" and eventually gets to the gearbox electrical connector and causes mayhem to the CAN signals which control the gear selection process. In my case, we used an airline to blow the coolant out of the gearbox connector (carefully on the gearbox end) then sprayed the connector with electrical contactor spray and reconnected the connector. On testing the car, the error message has gone and no more random gear changing. VCDS does not show any errors now. I have a new Coolant control valve being fitted tomorrow ( £130 from Audi or £30 from ebay) If the new valve is not fitted, the problem will just come back in the future. Here's the kicker, had I gone with the Audi main dealer quote, a new harness and gearbox ECU for £3k, the quote did not include a new coolant control valve, therefore I would have been £3k poorer and would have received a "temporary fix" as the valve would have continued to leak and eventually find it's way to the gearbox ECU connector again. In the end it cost around £250 to get sorted. Sorry for the long write up, I hope it helps others.
    6 points
  6. 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 ::)
    5 points
  7. Hi Mike don't take any of this personally, its not aimed at people like yourself who have observed the proprieties and answered and said thank you, I can see what Gareth is driving at along with the others that try to answer a problem, 90% of the information that is given is at best thin and devoid of any real substance, the information you have given is good and you even reply to the requests for further information, Gareth and co are trying to get around the one post wonders who can't be bothered to reply TO ANY SUGGESTIONS OR REQUESTS, they have no preconceptions of what the ideal member is and I think the previous posts just reflect what has changed in the world and not singling out anyone in particular who is already a proactive member, the bottom line is if you attract answers for your problem at least have the decency to reply, otherwise it becomes an exercise in futility and I can honestly see why a lot of first time problem posts remain unanswered, more often than not we are on a hiding to nothing, I personally get a great deal of satisfaction from trying to help solve problems and especially when it all goes the posters way, it has nothing to do with personalities its just plain old helping each other. Steve.
    4 points
  8. Many thanks to Stagn8 for posting the interview with JCB chairman, totally fascinated with the content and one which all politicians should watch. The total reliance on electricity is totally out of order in this country, the power generation strategy programme over the last 20 odd years has been woeful, we have the lowest power stand by we have ever had, and to think it can be solved by windmills, solar and tidal power stations is a misconception. One new nuclear station due to be commissioned in a few years time and closure of fossil fired stations and aging nuclear stations has been ill thought out. Our source of power importing from France I think is fragile with our relationship with them disappearing fast. Apologies for the rant, it's something I have a little knowledge about having worked in the industry for all my working life.
    4 points
  9. 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
    4 points
  10. Finally got round to adding my new sticks to the car
    4 points
  11. Saturday 16th September saw the return of the Audi Driver International Show at Castle Combe race circuit and hosted by the Audi Driver International Magazine. For the members who attended, it was an early start as some of us met for Breakfast at Chippenham Premier Inn. This gave us a chance to get to know one another and it set us up for the great day ahead however did mean we were slightly late getting to Castle Combe and were beaten to our spot by fellow members who hadn’t come for breakfast. Whilst we were setting up it started to rain however this didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended. Our club display was set off to the left from the entrance and was placed opposite the Audi Owners Club.co.uk stand. Once we were set up we all were able to chat and to get to know one another. We had a very good display which consisted of a R8, RS5, RS6 C5, A6 C5, A6 C6 Le mans saloon, 2 A6 C6 Le Mans estates and an A3 8P. After a short while mingling the weather had improved and we headed off to look at the other club displays and stands. There was plenty of nice Audis to look at and the biggest club displays by far were the RS3 Owners Club, the A2 Club and a couple of the classic Audi clubs. Everyone I spoke to were friendly and were happy to talk about their cars and the clubs. Audi UK were also in attendance with some of their heritage collection which consisted of an NSU Ro80, RS2 and Audi Quattro as well as bringing some of their newer offerings such as the new RS5 and R8. After lunch the members geared up to participate in the parade lap around the famous Castle Combe race track. For this a drivers briefing had to be attended but afterwards the cars were lined up in the holding area to be lead out for four laps around the track. This was clearly an experience none of us would forget! Besides the parade lap there were dedicated track sessions to allow people to put their cars through their paces. There were some lovely cars on track including a couple of R8 race cars and an old Audi 80, there were even some non Audi cars namely a Seat Leon in Gulf racing colours and a golf Mk5. By 2:30 people started to leave the show to make their way home and most of our club had left by 4:00. All in all the Audi Driver international was a great show to attend and had a nice atmosphere to it. It is definitely a show the club will be attending next year! Thanks for reading J Cheers Steve
    4 points
  12. Here's another one I saw on a Facebook page. Sums up my car on occasion and I bet a lot of you can relate!
    4 points
  13. Hi all, Finally got the time to get some proper pictures of the beige beasty. Hope you like, hoping to make some of the meet ups next year. Cheers Mark
    4 points
  14. i had this for over a year but i never had time to post . as my central console was scratched so i bought of ebay carbon 4d wrap. there are 1000s of patterns and colours . it took me 2h to do it with my wife's hairdrayer :). i must have watched 100s youtube videos how to wrap prior. for me it looks so good and a fraction of a price for a new console how to take the console apart :
    4 points
  15. On the 16th July saw the return of the VAG Tuner Live show at Donington Park and clubs from around the country were in attendance. Prior to arriving at the show Dan and I met up at Donington Services for breakfast and coffee which was a good way to talk about our plan of action for the day. Dan and I turned up at 8am to prepare the club stand and then, as well as everyone else gave our cars a final clean and polish before the general public arrived at 9am. This showed the care and attention people made to their vehicles to make them look spotless and I have to say the fit and finish on most of these cars was stunning. Their owners had clearly a good eye for attention to detail and you should be able to see this in the pictures. Our club display was a short distance away from the VIBE sound system stand. This drew attention as there were a wide variety of vehicles showing off the Vibe products, however not all of these vehicles were VAG cars! On top of this at one point on the Vibe stand there were a number of people doing to Cha Cha slide which was funny to watch! The public were slow to arrive which meant from 9:00-10:00 the show was quiet but I believe this was down to the poor weather reports. After 10am the show really picked up and despite our club display being small both our cars did attract attention. This was partly down to the cars as Dans a4 drew attention due to being lowered on coilovers and nicely stanced with Range Rover alloys and matching 27” bolts, where as my a6 drew attention from curious attendees regarding the rear facing seats in the boot. But also the stand drew attention thanks to the club banner and our matching T-shirts. There were plenty of other Audi clubs there too and all the members I spoke to from these clubs were friendly and happy to talk about their cars and discuss the modifications they had made. Besides the clubs, there were plenty of trade stands and tuning companies offering everything from pressed number plates, dent removal and even carbon cleaning. Some companies such as KW Suspension were willing to demonstrate their products by offering free laps around the track in the passenger seat of their demo car. The show also catered for children too by offering free fairground rides such as Dodgems. Attendees were also able to access the REVO VIP lounge which had TVs and sofas for you to chill out on as well as having some of the best show cars to look at. This was useful to get out of brief rain spots that we had but thankfully the weather held off for most of the day. By 3pm the show had died down and exhibitors including ourselves started to pack up and we said our goodbyes and left shortly after. Before we left Dan and I had a debrief on how the show had gone and we definitely agree that despite the low turnout for our club that we should still have a display at VAG Tuner Live next year. We both agree that the show was fantastic and not one to be missed, I know it’s certainly one of the best shows I’ve attended and I will be going next year. Thanks for reading Cheers Steve
    4 points
  16. Thanks to all those who have contributed to this forum. I have had the message servo restricted several times and message went off, me thinking all ok!! until message appeared again and and ABS was kicking in when driving. Found this forum and it was central to me sorting issue, changed (2 minute job) said sensor having got it sent from Phil at Cardiff Audi parts direct. All appears well now, no warning messages and stop start working and hopefully ABS saved!! Again a big thank you to this forum.
    3 points
  17. Admin, Is it possible to create a “sticky” including details of the correct part number, the excellent video showing how easy it is to replace the part, you don’t need to go to a dealer unless it’s a warranty claim, and finally, a warning not to drive the car further than necessary, regardless of the dashboard warning? Many thanks.
    3 points
  18. Since this section sees little activity,I thought I would wake it up and possibly raise a topic which might cause some controversy - so apologies in advance if it offends, but hopefully it will allow views to be aired. The forum appears to be experiencing an increasing number of ‘members’ joining the forum, to seek help via. their first post, and again simply saying it as it is, then some disappear without any acknowledgement or even feedback, never to return to contribute towards helping others at some point in the future. Steve Q generously welcomes new members who join simply to advise the forum of their interest in Audi, and without wishing to appear patronising, I think Steve’s welcoming attitude is to be applauded, as is the the time taken by some of the new members who don’t immediately want anything, other than joining a like minded community. I just ask- where does this welcoming attitude become taken for granted, and folks just join to seek a free - of charge, and future exchange - consultation? I believe some forums exercise a procedure, whereby new members must make a number of posts before say, advertising, and even requesting help, based on ensuring a participation, rather than a simple ‘I’m joining to pick your brains free of charge’. Just a thought - If new members wish to post a plea for help at a stage where they haven’t posted x number of earlier participating posts, then should they join and post a plea only as paid ‘Supporting members’? Apologies if any of this offends, or is considered non-welcoming, and indeed if any of the above is not shared by others. As usual - Kind regards, Gareth.
    3 points
  19. It takes 5 minutes to replace the brake servo sensor, at least another 5 to clear the fault. They charged my pal 660 to do the work on his car. I personally replaced mine by myself and I am certainly no mechanic. They are rip offs!!
    3 points
  20. It looks like my power issues and no communication issue to CAN were all related to corroded wiring in the drivers side trunk area, we found the wiring to be literally crumbling once moved which was possibly as a result of a leak 18months ago. Once the wires were trimmed back and connected all power was restored. I still have my original elrctronic brake issue but that should be easily resolved now the car has power and is starting 😃 below is the link I found that lead me to the source of the issue and hopefully is will save someone else a lot of effort and time if they have the same or similar issues https://www.audiworld.com/forums/vag-com-discussion-51/b8-chasing-intermittent-codes-can-failures-no-crank-no-start-inspect-splice-2973994/
    3 points
  21. You can now all join up with the Audi Owners Club Facebook Group by clicking the link below https://www.facebook.com/groups/AudiOwnersClubUK A great new way of keeping up with the news and latest topics within the Forum
    3 points
  22. Hi Nicholas, I had the same 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. Based on this thread, I would suggest to get it fixed as soon as possible. To get it fixed, you will need to replace the brake servo sensor 5Q 0906207B. Here is a video I made to how to replace it: For more information, please refer to Page 9 of this thread. I hope it helps. Ambrose
    3 points
  23. Hope this helps. I’ve circled in red the area of the sensor. It’s under a plastic flap. You have to pull the rubber edge off to lift up. The sensor pulls vertically off. You then slide a plastic holding clamp off the other end. Just reverse the process to put the new one back in. It’s really simple and annoying that everyone seems to want to charge a couple of hundred pounds for this??!?
    3 points
  24. Myself with my RS3 and jonjors4 with his RS4 went to Caffeine and Machine https://caffeineandmachine.com/ on Sunday 17th March 2019. Based near Stratford upon Avon C&M is a must visit place for Petrolheads like us. Jon and I will be meeting here regularly and again in a couple of weeks time, get in touch if you would like to meet us there. There were 50+ seriously Cool Cars from GTR's, Porsches, Audi's, Lambo's etc to Classic Americana. Food, Tea/Coffee and like minded people are there all day.......outstanding and seriously Cool...
    3 points
  25. I know very little about cars my limited experience has come from asking questions once my google hunting has led me nowhere, and as Steve has pointed out it would be nice if 1st time posters hung around after they have gained the answers they need instead of buggering off till their next problem, we are all mostly just Audi owners who from time to time run across problems we need help with and i have found this forum a fountain of knowledge which has helped me out on more than one occasion
    3 points
  26. I go along with James' advice of always checking with your insurers before doing anything such thing- it could otherwise result in a serious monetary discontent, or indeed a straight refusal to even quote. Extra power is fine, but if I was seriously considering having a car remapped, then I would make sure that the air filter, fuel filter, oil and oil filters are all renewed beforehand with good quality components. Otherwise it's a bit like buying and wearing a posh new suit and having ragged underpants! Kind regards, Gareth.
    3 points
  27. me either none of this came up at Alcoholics Anonymous meeting :)
    3 points
  28. Hi I have seen that a rolling road session has been set up, but leicester is about a 3 hour drive for me. I have found http://www.surreyrollingroad.co.uk , based in Farnborough, and they do a session for £40. They seem to run these on a regular basis on a saturday. Is there any interest out there for a southern area meet here? Let me know and I would be happy to organise something. Regards, Graham ***************UPDATE**************** Confirmed details are as follows. The date has changed to a week later 13th Jan 2018 I have booked an hour session 10.30 - 11.30 for 4 cars. 2 have confirmed Audi A3 with re-map Audi S4 with re-map 2 yet to confirm. If there is anyone else interested please let me know.
    3 points
  29. This is a good watch to cheer you up
    3 points
  30. All depends where you live in uk. In the south i dont think there is a need for them apart from an odd day when it snows and everyone panics lol . Overall they are much safer for the winter . But i hope it snows this year so i can test my quattro system :)
    3 points
  31. Thought I'd share this :)
    3 points
  32. This reminds me of my own situation not long back whatever i put on a film that was not chick flick was in my wifes view BORING lol to get round this I'm now the proud owner of a man cave where i can play games and watch films at my hearts content apart from when the wife summons another cuppa which to be fair is fine as my man cave is the kitchen lol
    3 points
  33. Here's one a lot of us can relate to!!
    3 points
  34. Whilst at audis in the Park Sven and I were discussing the possibility of a club road trip. For our first club road trip we were thinking of going from lands end to John o' groats. If this trip were to be successful and if we got a good turn out, then we would look to do an Ireland or European road trip next. Im just seeing who would be interested? Curent attendee list: 1. Steve q + 1 2. Sven + 1
    3 points
  35. Hi guys, I would like to thank you guys for such a warm welcome today at aitp. Great day unfortunetly short for me due to unfortunate circumstances. Well I hope I see you guys soon on next shows. Take care. Thanks
    3 points
  36. just finished the Autoglym treatment on the hood. after the first proper rain since I bought the car the fabric was soaked, so; remembered to cling film the windows before treatment. washed & scrubbed with the cleaning fluid, dried off then treated with the proofing fluid. Should be good for 12 months I reckon Does anyone do this more regularly that 12 monthly intervals?
    3 points
  37. Just thought I would post some links to recent motoring press articles with regard to the emissions recall. Various issues are occurring to vehicles after the update has been completed. Info on the recall https://www.whatcar.com/news/volkswagen-delays-emissions-fixes/ https://www.whatcar.com/news/volkswagen-emissions-need-know/ Recall causing breakdowns http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/92893/vw-emissions-scandal-recalls-compensation-is-your-car-affected-latest-news https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/volkswagen-denies-its-dieselgate-fix-causes-breakdowns Vw Tiguans loosing power https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/volkswagen-emissions-scandal/8-reports-of-volkswagen-tiguans-losing-power-after-ea189-emissions-fix/ Engines loosing fuel economy https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/autocar-test-shows-worse-economy-after-volkswagen-diesel-fix https://www.carthrottle.com/post/volkswagens-diesel-emissions-fix-lowers-fuel-economy-claims-real-world-test/ If you have an affected vehicle then in my opinion I would not have the emissions recall done. Especially if your car is remapped or modified. Also a lot of cars that go in for recalls are being flagged up with egr/egr cooler issues which have to be fixed before the recall can be carried out. This can cost over £1000 to fix! I speak from experience as I worked as a service adviser at Volkswagen. Also the recall/update is NOT a legal requirement and does not effect your vehicle tax. I hope this is useful for some of you :) Cheers steve
    3 points
  38. Abit late but here's some pics of mine :)
    3 points
  39. Quick up date , all is fitted It took about 5 hours , I haven't managed to fit the enclosure fully yet few adjustments needed the instructions aren't the best , the sound improvement however is brilliant. So would definitely recommend.
    3 points
  40. There are some real nice looking lights there like the look of the black led ones.
    3 points
  41. Hi Juggati, yes in the end it was the boot lock which was full of water due to the leaking rear washer pipe. We took the lock out, dried it, sealed the hole in the washer pipe and it's been fine ever since. Hope this helps and hope you get yours sorted soon. Thanks for your help guys.
    3 points
  42. Hi David...welcome to the Forum Here is some information on the codes Chassis codes 8P1 8PA 8P7 Body type 3-door hatchback 5-door Sportback Cabriolet Years 2003– 2004– 2008– Hope that helps? Cheers Trevor
    3 points
  43. Hi Having completed a retro armrest mod to my first A1 I can say it's a reasonably easy job as long as you follow a few guidelines in the link below. I would recommend buying the genuine Audi armrest and not to bother with the eBay cheap imports. Stoke Audi Parts were always very helpful and will deliver. The instructions below are worth reading. One extra piece of advice is to tape each screw to the screwdriver when you come to secure the main armrest bracket to the floor pan. If you don't and they fall off and drop down the gap, you'll never find them. http://www.a1-forum.co.uk/a1forum/viewtopic.php?t=2324 Good luck
    3 points
  44. Fixed it. It needed a new Pressure relief valve. It's got rid of a few other issues as well. Other symptoms included, car wobbling side to side at a stand still, which got progressively worse. engine on or around 1200 revs after start up first thing, also it would judder a little when setting off in first like it was about to stall for a split second before I got going. Car running mint now. :)
    3 points
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