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Battery cover or not? Do you have one running along the back of your engine bay?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by .Jas., Apr 30, 2012.

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    [Apr 30, 2012]
    Hi all.

    2 months ago I bought a 07 reg (B7) A4 3.0 tdi

    I have a question i'm sure someone on here can answer. I recently changed my battery and noticed that there is no cover running along the back of the engine bay, which means rainwater runs straight onto the battery (see pic below, not of my car but the same)

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    On the internet I notice other cars with a cover (like below). Should there be one? I find it odd that the rainwater from the screen runs through the vent onto the battery.

    Any help appreciated! :icon_thumright:


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  3. .Jas.
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    [May 1, 2012]
    anyone? :uhm:
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    Mine doesn't have one either and my mate with the B6 didn't have one but you can purchase one, I'm going to buy one at ssome point
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    [May 1, 2012]
    About £10 from Audi.
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    you can get a 3 piece kit for your engine bay, it looks really smart, not too pricey aswell lad
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    [May 1, 2012]
    Part numbers:

    Plenum cover: 8E2 819 447 01C
    Batthery cover: 8E2 819 422 A01C
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    [May 1, 2012]
    The B7's never had the covers but the B6's did. I stole mine off my dads B6 before he sold it :)
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    What's the 3 pieces? Anyone got part numbers?
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    [May 1, 2012]
    Cheers guys, great info :)
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    Look nice think I'll order one of these
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    [May 1, 2012]
    ^^^ like he said!
    most B7"s did not get these but the B6 did, another part of cost cutting by audi,
    they do look smart though and a shame are not standard equipment!
    like others have stated there cheap and easy enough to get hold of.
    i haven"t bothered, but might in the future!
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    My B7 has got them...
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    [May 1, 2012]
    retrofitted or standard?
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    As anyone got any pictures of the various covers? I've got the battery cover and the cover that goes over the washer bottle, wasn't aware there was more.
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    [May 2, 2012]
    Standard - the battery cover was broken when I went to collect it new, so the dealer opened the bonnet of another B7 on their forecourt and swapped it onto my car.
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    [May 2, 2012]
    Here's mine, battery & plenum chamber cover, I think they were around the £25 mark.
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    Mac
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    [May 3, 2012]
    use the link on the post i made above, pal give you a picture and the part numbers.

    the 3rd one is to cover up the air con pipes in the top left corner of the engine bay
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    Ok thanks, looks like I'll have to join the VW forum to look at it. Looking like I just need the one that covers the Air Con pipes up.
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    Mine has it too, i think been on there since new
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    ahh right dint realise you would have to sign up to the site, search google images should be one floating about on there pal
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    Heres mine on my B6, from what i was told at Audi they only came on the B6 S4's and B7 RS4's

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    The battery cover and plenum chamber cover came to £21.79 all in from Audi
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    [May 3, 2012]
    That's not right - they were fitted on my B6 1.9 TDi 130 Sport.
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    [May 3, 2012]
    Mine didn't have one, but one of our cars (B7 Cab) came in after being written off in a rear ender, and it had one, so now my car has one :)
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    Fitted as well on my B6 Tdi 100 sport.
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    [May 3, 2012]
    Mine doesn't have one, but I'm going to get one. But who knows whether it did as standard, it's 10 years old nearly now :)

    ('02 b6 130se)
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