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Avant - the strive for perfection

IanFM Dec 12, 2013

  1. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    I have posted a couple of update threads about this car (04 1.9TDi Avant) before but I'm going to stick this one up as my to do list for next year so as hopefully the encouragement (bullying/cajoling/peer pressure) from you guys will force me to do it.

    So over the next 12 months (money/time/wife) permitting

    1. Likely list

    Window Tints
    HID's Fitted (I've had 2 spare headlights and the actual HID's for about a year now so just need to fit)
    Replace Front Bumper and wing (again had them for about a year just need to fit)
    Front and rear OEM parking Sensors (guess what..... had for a year just need to fit)
    Brake upgrade to 312mm (same as above)
    Front armrest (I have one lined up)
    Twin cut out rear valance with twin outlet exhaust (coming from QuattroJames hopefully)
    Once and for all fix the pesky random brake warning light

    2. Wish List

    New headunit (currently standard concert II) don't think I'll be going RNSE but more likely double din aftermarket (aftermarket suggestions with fitted pics much appreciated) as I have the double din cage
    Meyle HD suspension arms with lowered shocks and springs and RS4 rear ARB (currently on standard SE suspension)

    3. Probably never gonna happen list

    Turbo upgrade and new remap


    So I'm viewing this as a working document that is likely to change over the course of the year but all early comments are welcome including anything you guys think I should be doing!
     
  2. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Double din wise I would get the Symphony 2 or with a wiring adapter kit the Symphony 2+ or the Concert 2+
     
  3. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Thanks for the response Mike but the headunit will definitely be a sat nav/phone/mp3 combined so none oem!
     
  4. jbcalvin

    jbcalvin Member

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    Does this mean I am going to be busy next year as well? :think:
     
  5. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    It just adds to the plans you have for yours!
     
  6. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Send me your email addy and i'll forward you a couple of pics of my kenwood install, Garmin sat nav, bluetooth, DVD, DVB, rear screens, for me a great bit of kit.
     
  7. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    RS4 rear rollbar is a must
     
  8. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Nice one Ian, headlight switch is on its way ;)
     
  9. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    OK so first question is the exhaust off a 2.5 tdi quattro a straight bolt on to a 1.9tdi fwd obviously apart from the lower valance.
     
  10. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    nope
     
  11. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Would you care to elaborate?
     
  12. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Completely different routing of the pipe, i guess you could salvage the rear boxes, ideally you need a exhaust from a 1.8t fwd, or you can just have a rear section made and joined to your existing system, this is what i did as this mod was purely cosmetic.
     
  13. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Exhaust systems differ by taking different routes......also the exhaust from a 6 pot will not fit a 4 pot engine
     
  14. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    2.5 Quattro:

    [​IMG]

    1.8T FWD
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Perfect I like pictures. Thanks for the help.
     
  16. GeoffDunk

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

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    +1
     
  17. dualmono21

    dualmono21 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    i have an alpine d511r fitted in my car
    that controls cd dvd ipod + sat nav and phone all via a 7" screen a very good one shot solution
     
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  18. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Thanks. Do you have any pics of it fitted?


     
  19. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    So twin exhaust off a 1.8t avant is a straight swap? I hope so because I think I have found 1.
     
  20. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Yes if it is the FWD version and your car is an Avant.
     
  21. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Get the part number and it should be 8E9.... for an Avant and 8E5..... is a salloon
     
  22. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    I'm told it is from a 1.8t fwd avant and I have a 1.9tdi fwd avant!
     
  23. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    That will fit fine just double check the part number
     
  24. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Fitted new headlight switch and still have the brake warning light intermittently. Whats next brake fluid reservoir?
     
  25. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Have you replaced the brake switch that the pedal uses? Common failure and also causes the warning light to come and go until it completly fails which means no rear brake lights.
     
  26. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Thanks for the info mike. Anyone know how much the switch is?
     
  28. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I think they're £30 odd new?

    I have one here if you want it.
     
  29. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Ok so quick update.

    Rear lower valance with twin cutouts has arrived from quattrojames.

    1.8t exhaust bought on ebay and enroute.

    Interior led bulbs bought from tu8ps will hopefully get installed shortly

    New headlight switch again from quattrojames arrived this morning and fitted but hasn't solved the problem of the brake warning so....

    Brake pedal switch enroute from quattrojames.

    So onward the strive for perfection goes.
     
  30. Ralphthemouth

    Ralphthemouth Member

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    Whats the best price you've found for the meyle hd kit?
     
  31. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Not looked into it too much yeah but think its the thick end of £400. Plenty of other things to do first for me!
     
  32. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Ok so its a thanks to mike and James. Fitted the new break switch today and warning light issue solved. So we aren't even into 2014 yet and I can score something off my list already.
     
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  33. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear
     
  34. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Grrr one problem fixed new one develops. Front demister flap stuck closed. Glove box out tomorrow I guess!
     
  35. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Don't forget the extra exhaust bracket and heat shield, i think the part numbers are in the part number sticky.
     
  36. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    Thanks for the heads up mattyboyc. Its due to arrive tomorrow and is coming with the brackets. Will need to see about the heatshield though.
     
  37. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I've sold my one of those already lol
     
  38. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    I think I know a man that has a spare anyway. Although you might be able to help with the heat shield for the exhaust?
     
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    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I've already had someone ask about that, if it falls through I'll let you know.
     
  40. IanFM

    IanFM Active Member quattro Audi A5 TDi

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    I've had a delivery and can't work out what its is! can anyone guess what it is?
     

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