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Sold the C5, here's the new C6

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C6 Chassis)' started by Dane, Feb 20, 2014.

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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    So I sold the old allroad on as she was a bit long in the tooth and I hadn't anticipated driving to the alps twice a year in it.


    So out with the old


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    In with the new!


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    3.0tdi, leather, sat nav, phone prep, so much nicer to drive and sit in in general. And these 17" wheels use the same tyres as the old allroad so I can use the spare winter tyres I have :)


    And its wayyy more efficient than the old 2.5 tdi, 40 odd mpg at 130 kph :shock:


    It'll get some summer wheels and maybe some rear tints, potentially a roof rack for skis etc ooh and a map hello 300 bhp!

    Some questions though.

    Recalls, are there any, Ive noticed a bit of water passenger side rear is there a recall to remedy this?

    It struggles to start first thing, it doesnt struggle to turn over it just doesn't fire straight away - glow plugs perhaps? did a 160 mile round trip the weekend I got her with no change.

    I get a battery low warning every now and again if im just sitting in it listening to the radio with the engine off for 15mins or so... seems a bit extreme for just a little time with the engine off and the socking great big battery in the boot.
    SO any common battery drains and solutions?
    I've read about a CD changer issue?
    A wing mirror heater issue, I thought these were intelligent and just came on in the cold, apparently you can leave them on?
    Any others?

    All comments welcome!
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    If its the original battery then it most likely needs replacing, there have been a fair few recalls over the years on the C6 chassis only your Audi dealer will be able to tell you if all the recalls have been done on the car. Their was a recall about water getting onto the MMI system and damaging the AMP.
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    Nice replacement Dane. :) x
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    The recall for the water on NS Rear is to do with the pipe for the rear washer coming apart and dumping water on the MMI navigation system causing major and costly damage. Would suggest you sit in the boot and get someone to activate the rear washer. If there is any suggestion of water going into the area behind the panel or the washer jet is not as strong as it should be get it looked at quickly and do not use the washer until it is fixed. Also the washer hose can separate under the from passenger seat flooding the bluetooth module (if you have bluetooth phone).

    Wing mirror heating is controlled by the mirror switch on the driver's door. Needs to be in central "0" position to turn heating on. It is not intelligent but is ignition controlled
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    Thanks Sandra!

    A great reply many thanks! I'd noticed now that the mirror switch has a heated symbol in the middle - sneaky audi
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    Invest in a decent battery charger, something from the CTEK range (3.5 upwards) and charge the battery for a few days if possible, could be that it's fine and just needs some deep conditioning and certainly don't replace unless it won't take a charge. The charger will serve you well for many years and is a great investment.

    My Jag's had the same battery for 9yrs and it's still going with a deep condition every couple of months :)
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    TBH I'm not going to worry the garage can sort it out, I'm going to take it to audi for the rear windscreen washer recall asap, so hopefully between the two I'll make some progress :) plus that'll be an excuse to use the RS more :)
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    Nice one buddy.

    I'm starting to look at the C6 allroad as a replacement or a C6 A6.
    It depends on what comes up in my budget.

    I'll have to talk to you more about yours. :)
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    Off to an actual audi garage today, I usually avoid these like the plague BUT I reckon the recall repair to the washer done a few years ago wasn't very good, and to prove it my rear wiper has broken... LOL

    Then its back to the place I bought it from on Friday for some glow plugs to hopefully sort my cold start - the old allroad struggled to start in the Alps after being left for a week, fairly understandable, so I need this one to be tip top. :)
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    Yeh I seem to have a problem with my electronic folding mirrors and the heating seems to be intermittent. Anyone now of any recalls on this?

    When I bought my 2005 A6 Avant in December, the battery was seemingly dead and the alternator was not charging it on a long drive. Since putting in the new battery it has sat playing music for close to an hour and barely effected the indicated battery level so might be worth a change if not had one since new.
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    No recalls, just one of things that go wrong and need replacement moreso on a car that's 9 years old.
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    Yeh i thought as much. Wonder how much that one will cost, more than its worth I am sure. Best check on the rear washer too before it potentially ruins the MMI :p
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    Right, Audi say the rear washer pipe is not to blame, does that suggest its the seal around the lights then? I was going to change them for LED ones anyway :)
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    I've read that that's also an issue.
    Worth checking.
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    Cars in for warranty work on the rear washer and investigation on water ingress at the rear, they seem open to a deal if the lights need replacing so I can swap to some LED items.

    AND (predictably I've got some new wheels to go on (when the rs4 stops costing me money lol))
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    Tried to put the new wheels on this today after finally getting the tyres.

    Shame I didnt check the centre bore - it seems B8's got a 66.6mm centre bore, so I've ordered some spigot rings.

    In the meanwhile heres how I'm hoping it'll look:

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    19x8.5 et43 with 245 40 19 tyres.

    Never using mytyres.co.uk ever again!
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    What happened with mytyres?

    Looks good mate.
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    They're **** essentially didnt dispatch my tyres for 4 days then, when I cancelled my order, they HAD been dispatched all of a sudden and I could not get a refund as the tyres had been sent out... proper ****!

    Any hoo spigot rings and centre caps came so I got the wheels on!

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    They don't look too bad when it's in allroad mode either:

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    Changed the Rear lights to OEM LED units

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    Looks so much better I think and I no longer have water pooling in the arch even with all the rain this weekend woop!
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    Looks good mate.

    When you losing the tow bar? :)


    I need some new facelift lights, mines getting water in the light itself. :(
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    I think the tow bar retracts behind the bumper but I like it there so no one can reverse into the bumper lol.

    There's a thing behind the tail lights which I think does it.

    Boo on the lights, water ingress just shouldn't be a problem in the a8 or allroad.

    Coming soon spacers, and oem front drls and xenons (I have self levelling headlights and washers because of the suspension (I think))
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    Water ingress shouldn't be a problem but it is, they even suffer from the drain holes blocking up and causing water to seep into the cabin.
    How long has Audi known that being an issue?

    If you got air suspension mate then you should have self levelling headlights.
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    Surprised the LED's where not installed on the car, by default on the A6 range if you had Xenons specified you got the LED tail lights. Wonder if someone retrofitted the Xenons on the car.
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    Yeah I know, I don't have xenons that's why it's on to coming soon list ;) and because I already have levelling headlights and washers hopefully it's wont be too expensive to retro fit but worth it!

    Jeez that's a problem on my 2001 rs4 it shouldn't be a problem 5 years later should it!
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    Right, I noticed the washer jets in the front bumper and figured you had Xenons.
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    Unfortunately not :(
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    Well if your going for Xenons you may as well go for the DRL LED version, I would fit some myself just got too many projects on the A6 at the moment, would also like the facelift front bumper.
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    Xenons and drls are the plan maybe with AFS I also need to sort out iPod connection I have a dock in the arm rest but no music compatibility.

    Facelift bumpers are cool, not sure there was a change for allroads though.

    Also 4001 post! Whoop!
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    For Ipod I would find an AMI module.
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    AFS is cool but AFS2 is cooler. Not sure what the difference is but I got AFS2 apparently.
    Noticed it working really well on the way to Lands End couple of weeks ago.

    Could try the Dension unit, I got one in my 8 and it seems to work really well. Both iPod, USB and RC leads.
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