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    Missing plastic behind "grill" on S-Line

    Hi All,

    It's been a while since i posted on here. I had 2001 A4 2.0 SE for 8 years but last year upgraded to a 2008 A6 2.0 TDI S-Line, and i love it!

    Just one question that's been bothering me. I noticed shortly after i bought the car that the black plastic that exists behind the lower front "grill" on the bumber on the driver side is missing on the passenger side. It's just got a grey backing, so the two sides don't match. It's only noticeable when viewed head on from a distance (or by crouching) as its so low to the ground. At first i was concerned this was a sign of badly done accident repair or something, but i've been checking other A6 S-Lines and they all appear to be the same, so it must be deliberate. So now i'm just intrigued to know why this is.

    Anyone know?

    Cheers

    Mike
    Current: Daytona Grey A6 2.0 TDI S-Line 2008
    Gone: Denim Blue A4 2.0 SE 2001

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    some a4.s are missing eithe 1 or both
    it depends on weather its got single or twil intercoolers

    maybe the same on the A6 ?

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    2.0 TDi 1x intercooler, I think the items 27 & 28 Mikebabs1 is what you are talking about on Link:- this diagram

    2.7 & 3.0 TDi 2x intercoolers, note it has also has 2x shrouds/plastic items as well, items 13 & 14 Link:- Charge air cooler 2,7ltr. 3,0l. Fits: 2010 Audi A6 | Jim Ellis Audi Parts
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    I had the same query when I bought mine, checked with the dealer and it's meant not to be there to allow cooler air to pass through to the intercooler.

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    Thanks guys, that's good to know.
    Current: Daytona Grey A6 2.0 TDI S-Line 2008
    Gone: Denim Blue A4 2.0 SE 2001

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondy68 View Post
    I had the same query when I bought mine, checked with the dealer and it's meant not to be there to allow cooler air to pass through to the intercooler.
    I think your dealer fobbed you off!

    My understanding is that it guides air more directly at intercooler ... view how it fits around intercooler, where it meets the face of intercooler it is wide, narrow at front to scoop air and concentrate to intercooler ...

    Drivers side ...



    Centre shot ...



    Passenger side ...


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    i dont think he ment that part
    he ment the backing to the grill

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    i dont think he ment that part
    he ment the backing to the grill
    I'm confused now ...

    Perhaps Mikebabs1 can post photo to clarify ...

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    Thanks for the further replies. I'm talking about the plastic behind the black "grills" circled on this pic ...

    A6 Front.jpg

    ... on my 2.0 TDI the left (drivers side) has a black backing and on the right (passenger side) it doesn't, it's just grey.
    Current: Daytona Grey A6 2.0 TDI S-Line 2008
    Gone: Denim Blue A4 2.0 SE 2001

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    you have 1 ic so the 1 missing should be missing
    if you fit 1 the ic wont get the air it needs
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