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A4 2.0TDi Avant (170 sline blah blah)

Steve220 Apr 2, 2013

  1. Steve220

    Steve220 Member

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    Hi all,

    This isn't really a WIP, but i thought i'd share with you my car. I picked her up around 6 weeks ago from a garage near me. Its a 2.0 TDi 170 S-Line Avant Quattro in Lava grey (stupidly long title), I was in 2 minds about getting an Audi as i've had Evo's and a few BMW's before hand and for the money you don't seem to get as much but the build quality and ride seem to be better.

    My previous Evo

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    So down to messy business.

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    Mucky wheels

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    On with the snow foam! AMDetail Foam, great stuff!

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    APC 1:5 ratio sprayed and a detailing brush into all the small gaps

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    Power washed off

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    Down to those alloys! Iron-X applied

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    ewww

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    Washed off then AMDetail Wheels applied full concentration and agetated

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    All dried off and AMDetail Seal applied.

    Since i've had the car, i've thought the brakes were pants, and was also told the car was fitted with DS2500 pads all round, turns out that was ****. So got some new rear discs and EBC greenstuff pads. I would have gone for red, but this isn't a racer and it just needs a slight upgrade from standard, i've used greenstuff on previous cars (not the evo's) with good results! So took the wheels off the rear and started.

    Mucky wheel arch and rotten disc

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    Snow foam and heavy brush down

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    All clean and discs/pads fitted! Also re-painted the callipers

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    So car's nice and clean

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    Interior clean

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    LED rear number plate lights fitted

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    Hopefully my S4 callipers will turn up soon then to get new discs and pads for them :) Proper stopping power ;) As frankly these cars have terrible brakes.
    Regards
    Steve
     
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  2. Tiffy

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    Very Nice Mate.....like it alot.

    Iron X is superb stuff...
     
  3. Avnt

    Avnt Active Member

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    Nice car mate
     
  4. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Very nice, really like that Lava grey, which LED number plate lights have used- any issues with them

    Mac
     
  5. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Audi S4 Black Edition s tronic

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    Nice piece of work. That also looks like a nice place to live, too.
     
  6. Steve220

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    Thanks for the comments. Kept me busy for a few hours this afternoon :) The lights are the ones tiffy put the link to on his thread.

    The area's lovely, I'm an Englishman living in Scotland but could easily settle here if it wasn't for the forces.
     
  7. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yeah my sentiments, looks like a lovely peaceful place.
     
  8. rowdyboy

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    I might be missing something but I can't see the link for the LED plate lights on any of Tiffys posts, can you point the way?
    Do you have bulb out warning (full DIS)???
     
  9. Steve220

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    No warnings. It is in tiffy's thread, as that's where I got mine from. If you're still struggling later I'll dig out the link but I'm at work.
     
  10. GeoffDunk

    GeoffDunk Well-Known Member Team Panther Audi RS4 quattro Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Steve,

    If you get the chance later coudl you point us in the right direction for the number plate light thread, I can't seem to find it either

    Cheers
     
  11. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Audi S4 Black Edition s tronic

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    I think these might the number plate lights you're talking about.
     
  12. Tiffy

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    Yep, They are the LED Number Plate lights i posted a link to....they are a full replacment unit, not just the bulbs. They look Superb at night.....

    No error codes either
     
  13. Steve220

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    They're the badgers. Just need front LED side lights and I'll be happy.
     
  14. Tiffy

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    Ive just ordered some LED Cree side lights........... Ment to be the bees knees
     
  15. Steve220

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    Just discovered the car has a detachable tow bar too! Although I don't have the actual bar. All the electrics and mounts are there though :)
     
  16. gen.heinz guderian

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    Have you checked in the Boot/spare wheel well area,someone mentioned recently the Tow hook was stored in there.
     
  17. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Audi S4 Black Edition s tronic

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    Just placed my order.
     
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  18. Steve220

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    I've had a look but there's nothing there :( I don't need to tow anything but it does mean it would be easier to get a jet ski now ;) the misses would kill me though! Lol
     
  19. ESD1711

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    Cleans up really well! I've got lights on my shopping list too so i'll need to check those out.

    Loving your Evo too - so much love for those cars. Much done to it? I had a 350bhp IV a few years back and loved it - just a shame they are so darned expensive to maintain!
     
  20. Steve220

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    Everything. It was runing 620bhp, 550lbft torque. 2.2 stroker, GT35R turbo, Autronics etc etc. Lots of work. If you go on the MLR, my username is the same and you can see my build thread.

    Also want to say a big thankyou to Mark at BroTek, popped round this afternoon to code in the cruise control. Another optional extra added to the car, just DIS and double DIN head unit next and i'll be happy :)
     
  21. GeoffDunk

    GeoffDunk Well-Known Member Team Panther Audi RS4 quattro Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Tiffy, do yo uhave more details on this please?
     
  22. Tiffy

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  24. Tiffy

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    I went for the crees from the seller as he comes on here and i am getting LED fogs from him too.
     
  25. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Audi S4 Black Edition s tronic

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    LED number plates light have arrived, and are in. I'll put a pic up later, when it gets dark.

    Initial impression is of good overall quality. The housing is an exact replica of the Audi original, which means it's a right pig to get into place (well, for me it is).
     
  26. Steve220

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    So just a little update, retro fitted DIS after getting myself a rosstech lead and software on the cheap :) don't like paying full price for things that frankly shouldn't need to.

    as the brakes are utterly terrible on the TDi 170's I decided to upgrade, and thanks to eBay, a friend in the motor trade and a bit of right place and right time, I got myself a full S4 set up. Callipers arrived today, so got them stripped and sprayed up, pads arrive Monday and disks are on their way!

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    Still deciding what wheels to get, the TTRS make the car look modern, the RS4's give the car a bit more presence. I hate decisions :(
     
  27. Furkz

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    Like it. Guess I'm gonna need new brakes when I Remap my 140 than
     
  28. ESD1711

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    See to be honest, I reckon brake upgrades should be on the cards whether you go for a remap or not.

    By far and away the worst standard brakes I've had on any of the cars I've owned over the years, they really are totally inadequate :(
     
  29. Steve220

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    Depends what size are on it now. The 170 Quattro should naturally have larger brakes, but its got the Std TDi ones. Glad I upgraded, i love powerful brakes :)
     
  30. Furkz

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    I'm like you. Brakes give me more confidence to drive faster
     
  31. ESD1711

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    Tiffy / Steve, did either of you have any bother getting your LED units to work? I ordered the same ones but when I quickly tried to fit them yesterday..... Nothing!

    Will need to give it another bash today and fiddle with the contacts a bit to make sure they're hitting where they should etc but just wondering if there was anything you guys had to do?

    Gonna have to try get some replacement screws before I do any more fiddling, the audi ones appear to be made from chocolate!!
     
  32. Tiffy

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    Mine worked as soon as i fitted them, not a problem
     
  33. Steve220

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    Ditto
     
  34. ESD1711

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    Got them working eventually :)
     

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