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What have you done to your A4 b6 today?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by krisavant, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. louis_123
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    [Jun 20, 2014]
    Nah I didn't do the heated seats cause I haven't got the panel and I don't see the point really.
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    [Jun 20, 2014]
    Fitted my repair wire to extinguish my washer warning after turning on full DIS.
    there was no pin 1 in my connector so glad I bought repair wire now :)

    Painted my grill surrounds black.
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    [Jun 20, 2014]
    Fitted my new bonnet at last, brand spanker grille also. Clay barred it so far but hopefully get some wax on there over weekend, looks much better with the fresh grille now.
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    [Jun 20, 2014]
    Cleaned out my EGR valve and then blanked it off.
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    [Jun 20, 2014]
    Post some pics when ur done m8
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    [Jun 21, 2014]
    Replaced the passenger front wondow mechanism
    Ah what fun

    Also fitted a new boot release motor.

    If anyone needs a new Avant Boot catch just shout as i can sell you a brand new genuine one cheap
    (Was the release motor not catch) doh!

    Might get the aircon regassed next week as its cold but not as icey as my 8L was.

    Now off to Bawdsey with the Mrs to watch the Sunset

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    [Jun 22, 2014]
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    [Jun 22, 2014]
    Looks awesome, what paint did you use?

    Do you have the part number? mine's not working anymore :(
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    [Jun 22, 2014]
    Gave mine a full detailing today..........long overdue!
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    [Jun 22, 2014]
    Hi Lowlife89

    I used some PJ1 crankcase paint i had on the shelf with some hibuild primer after stripping the grills and keying them with 400 wet&dry paper .

    Rick
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    [Jun 23, 2014]
    Ordered my twin exit Sport Avant rear valance from Audi

    8E9807521A7DL £92.90 :)

    and the foil sticker
    8E9807800A £23.44
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    [Jun 23, 2014]
    Refurbished my wheels the other day as they were starting to look a little tired;

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    [Jun 23, 2014]
    How long did it take and what paint did you use? Washed the car last week and now can see how bad my wheels are so might have a go!
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    View attachment 35515

    fitted x-tool with Iobd2 but alas no oil temp, volt or oil pressure but VDO come to the rescue bottom set of gauges need plumbing in
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    Is that not 2 sets of gauges for everything? Bit of an over kill is it not !!
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    Bought a set of Genuine S4 Avus rims :)
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    Check you out, no stopping ya now is the Rick, hahaha, good on ya
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    Took the whole day - the key is to take your time and use good quality products. The finish is determined by the prep work, it can be a little tedious but you get out what you put in.

    1 - Clean and degrease the wheel thoroughly - remove any old wheel weights & sticky pads.etc
    2 - Use Araldite liquid metal to fill any kerbing to the outside of the rim (I use my finger for this to get a smoother finish)
    3 - Wait a few hours for the liquid metal to cure, then sand to the shape / curve of the wheel using 600-grit.
    4 - Key the rest of the wheel using 600-grit and then 1200-grit on the outside surfaces (this will take the time - make sure you get every part of the wheel otherwise you have the risk of the new paint flaking)
    5 - Clean the wheel - if the finish is good, you can paint onto the keyed surface (no need to prime if the wheel is in decent condition)
    6 - Mask the wheel using thin tape for the inside of the tyre that sits close to the rim, then wider tape to protect the sidewalls.
    7 - Spray the wheel - 3x light dustings - allow the paint to cure for 30/45 mins
    8 - Lacquer the wheel - 3x medium coats to give a glossy smooth finish.

    Allow the wheel to cure for at least 2 hours before fitting to the car - try not to drive the car for 24hrs otherwise you run the risk of brake dust bonding to the fresh lacquer.

    I get my paint from my local autopaints and use ProXL lacquer (nothing comes close to it in rattle can form) - I have done about 20 sets now.

    Alternatively - you can pay me £40 per wheel! :happy:
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    Dropped me fog light grills of at the sprayers to have them color coded !!
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    Thanks Alex,will stop on way home and pick up some Araldite liquid metal and pop in my local paint supplier.Have Friday off so have three days if needed.lol
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    [Jun 24, 2014]
    done my rear brake pads last night. took me a while but it's the first time i've touched brakes on something that doesn't have pedals lol.

    stops much better and no squeals too :D
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    [Jun 25, 2014]
    Tuning box fitted
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    [Jun 25, 2014]
    Fitted a set of nightbreakers, cleaned the MAF and fixed my intermittent left indicator. A metal connection in the headlight housing has been shorting and gradually burnt away leaving an empty hole where it should touch the bulb carrier. Can spares be brought or is it a new headlight?
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    [Jun 25, 2014]
    Cleaned out the EGR Mucky.com
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    [Jun 27, 2014]
    Yeeha

    My S4 Rims just turned up

    Off to get a mate to tyre swap from my RS4's

    Will have my RS4 rims for sale later :)

    opened first box and saw this
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    deano1978 different gear

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    [Jun 27, 2014]
    Interesting.get some piks
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    [Jun 29, 2014]
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    Used it as an avant. And took some wood to me old man,wish it looked this low all the time lol. Thank god his industrial hoover was working. It was mingin inside,but ya got to look after ya olds,so all good lol
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    [Jun 30, 2014]
    Fitted my new steering wheel

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    I hope its going to be worth it!

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    [Jul 1, 2014]
    Have put my 9 spoke RS4 wheels up for sale in the classifieds :)
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    You giving it a pair of black eyes??

    A separate "how to" thread would be cool!! Thats if you are lol
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    The Bad Ass avant gets lowered ruff:yes:
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    [Jul 1, 2014]
    Car went into paint and spent the afternoon fully detailing the inside and out of the wife's Mk5 Golf
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    [Jul 1, 2014]
    Fitted new pads on my rears. What should have taken 30 min took a bit longer cos I managed to cross thread one side of guide pin bolts.... Re tapped and sorted though thankfully.
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    Hahhaha nice 1 wolf,i wish it wa tha low,fingers crossed for when me springs go on lol.

    Got me trip stalk on its way and the wire, goin give her some forte turbo cleaner aswel,peace of mind at 170k +.
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    [Jul 2, 2014]
    Another one for a how to build please
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    [Jul 2, 2014]
    Treated the car to a nice service, new tfsi coilpacks, snubnose mount, forge recirc valve and a new check valve it's running sweet again!
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    Dobermansteve: yours is a 1.8T I reckon? how much did you pay for the tfsi coilpacks and can you make a comparison?
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    [Jul 3, 2014]
    My Westfalia detachable towbar kit arrived in the post :)

    So I can take Ducati to trackdays after selling my Van last year :(
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