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    A few 8L issues and questions, help welcome!

    Hi all,

    I'm a fairly new 8L owner, had it a couple of weeks and I have a few issues/questions if anyone is willing to help!

    1) The car has a rattle/knocking through the bulkhead at idle and low speeds, it goes away at speed and if you rev the engine slightly. It can't really be heard from outside the car as the noise seems to transfer through the car.

    2) The stereo has a high pitched squeak from the rear, its the amplified system but not Bose. The headunit is aftermarket. It isn't particularly loud but you can tell its there!

    3) Has anyone fitted an interior light from an A4 B5 like this one? It looks the same as the one I have but with the little red leds: 2000 AUDI A4 B5 AVANT ESTATE 2.4 V6 BREAKING INTERIOR LIGHT PANEL ONLY | eBay

    Thanks in advance!
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    1 & 3 not sure but point 2 can be a common problem with aftermarket headunits and amplified rears. You could try a different wiring harness but you may find you have other niggles such as popping when changing source etc

    Only way for perfection is to re-wire rear set-up!

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    It pops when it turns on too, to be honest I thought this may be the case and really want a factory CD headunit and USB input! Just need to find one that is in good condition and a suitable input adapter.

    Thanks!
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    Milltek System & Downpipe
    'BlackSmoke' Remap
    Darkside EGR Blank
    CG Motorsport Dual Friction Clutch
    18" RS4 Replica's
    H&R Monotube Coilovers

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    1) Dogbone mount might be duff. If so, get a red diesel or yellow powerflex one. Do you get wheel hop if you accelerate quickly?
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    I did have a look at the dog-bone, looked ok but access wasn't great. It seems like there is too much movement or the mounts are all sagging so things are fouling, or something is falling off!
    2001 A3 Sport TDi 130 (ASZ)
    Milltek System & Downpipe
    'BlackSmoke' Remap
    Darkside EGR Blank
    CG Motorsport Dual Friction Clutch
    18" RS4 Replica's
    H&R Monotube Coilovers

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    I'm a bit OCD and would really like a factory light if possible!
    2001 A3 Sport TDi 130 (ASZ)
    Milltek System & Downpipe
    'BlackSmoke' Remap
    Darkside EGR Blank
    CG Motorsport Dual Friction Clutch
    18" RS4 Replica's
    H&R Monotube Coilovers

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    Dogbone changed, still the same. Have been advised its my DMF? Sound likely?
    2001 A3 Sport TDi 130 (ASZ)
    Milltek System & Downpipe
    'BlackSmoke' Remap
    Darkside EGR Blank
    CG Motorsport Dual Friction Clutch
    18" RS4 Replica's
    H&R Monotube Coilovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max M4X WW View Post
    Dogbone changed, still the same. Have been advised its my DMF? Sound likely?
    Yes, change the clutch too. Stick the car on a ramp, rev the engine whilst stationary to check for vibration. Any decent VAG tuner/garage should be able to diagnose & help.
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    I trust the guy who's looked at it, I'm just a bit annoyed with myself as it was fine two weeks ago when I bought it. Seems pointless to put a standard kit on too which is £330 when I can get an uprated one for £575. (Prices from Darkside Developments)
    2001 A3 Sport TDi 130 (ASZ)
    Milltek System & Downpipe
    'BlackSmoke' Remap
    Darkside EGR Blank
    CG Motorsport Dual Friction Clutch
    18" RS4 Replica's
    H&R Monotube Coilovers

 

 

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