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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Chriskarl22, Apr 1, 2013.

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    [Apr 1, 2013]
    Hi all after selling my cupra R i have just got my first audi its a 2008 a4 sline b7 170 tdi (pd) and after abit of research i have a few questions that i am unclear on.
    i did solve my first problem (egr o-ring had come off so was smoking heavily) of my own research but i arent too sure about the following

    1. Mines an ex company car so the only interior optional extra i have is multifunction wheel, but i would like cruise and trip computer. If i buy a cruise stalk to retrofit (already have vagcom) does it automatically come with the trip computer or is that the other stalk?

    2. On my way home i had a small skirmish with a friend on an abandoned runway in his mk1 a3 1.8t its a 150bhp not sure exactly what its running but its got an fmic, cat back and a bmc cai and remapped, and it was identical to mine for 40-120 would this indicate mine has been remapped already or more likely that his had lost power with age? as with them mods i would epect at least 200bhp out of his which i wouldve thought would be considerably faster than mine.

    3. Would anyone say there would be an issue with a de-dpf and map (from R-tech) at 100k? as i am considering this, the car has full audi s/h and is mostly motorway mileage literally better condition in every way then a 45k example i viewed on a 05 plate.

    4. Did any b7 have day running lights (like a facelift or something) or was this only the b8 as ideally i would love some but i dont fancy installing aftermarket lights?

    5. Can i get an iphone adaptor or aux cable for my headunit, dont realy want to remove unless i can as in my experience these things never seem to fit as flush as standard once removed. The unit says audi concert on it, nothing special plays mp3s , non colour screen assuming its the base model standard?

    Any answers will be greatly appreciated Thankyou
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    [Apr 1, 2013]
    Not sure on the power output question. You'll need to cruise stalk to be able to control cruise, but I think every a4 has the capability... retrofits are available with OEM parts for circa £250.

    Remap will be fine regardless of mileage providing the engine is well maintained and has no leaks or faults. No remapper worth their salt will apply a map to a car with fault codes, and I know from experience that rtech visually inspect the engine prior to any map also.

    Hole that's of some help, and welcome to the forum!
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    [Apr 1, 2013]
    Oh, in response to 4 no there were never any LED DRLs fitted to a b7. There are various aftermarket headlights which you can get, either in an a5 or b8 a4 style. Most will require canbus compatible ballasts if fitting with hids also
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    Ok guys cheers for the help its appreciated. Turns out i have a concert iii so not much of the aftermarket stuff is compatible.
    And as for the map i think ill go ahead. Hoping to hit the 230bhp mark with a dpf delete. May be being abit optimistic but it seems people have so fingers crossed
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    Massively optimistic.

    Your car sounds about right for standard power. BHP governs your top speed, torque makes you accelerate and you'll have more being a diesel.
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