I recently bought the above as a daily driver and went for the quattro because i want something that will trailer my Lancia Delta to hillclimbs. Initially it was a decision made with the head not the heart but having driven it around i'm really starting to love it, i've even washed it every month which is VERY unnlike me!!! Got audi 18's (bit fancy but they've grown on me), lower/stiffer suspension, also S4 interior and a front splitter. Aaaaaaannnyway, first thing i did was give it an oil/filter change and make/fit some ERG blanking plugs. Then some silicone inlet hoses as the old ones were starting to split and leak. Fuel filter will be next then a cambelt wouldn't hurt.
The crankcase breather is leaking from where it comes out of the block, but it looks like i've got to strip a load of pipework out just to see it. Any ideas what it looks like and what i need to fix it?
What VAGCOM gear do i need buy to read the fault codes?
The hydraulic lifters tap a bit on startup, is there a cause for this other than the lifters themselves wearing out.
Its got a breaker box fitted, not sure what its really doing to the fueling though but i'd really like to do a few simple mods (decat) then get it rolling roaded - any idea where to go bearing in mind i'm in the southwest (Torquay)? What other power freeing mods can i do? (already has a straight-through stainless exhuast.)
The clutch bite point is quite high, is that something i can adjust out or is the the clutch on its way out?
Gearstick feels a little bit sloppy, are there some linkages that are prone to wear?
Thanks in advance for any help/advice.