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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. Greeny233

    Greeny233 Avants are just better!

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    It's an 800cc three cylinder, makes about 150bhp and weights in at 175kg so it goes quite well :eek:D

    Cabby - been riding for 22 years without incident (touch wood) we are not all out to kill ourselves on the road.
     
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  3. Cabbyfan

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    Glad to hear it. I know all bikers are pretty sensible, its like car drivers there is always the one idiot. Bikes just stand out more cos there are fewer on the road generally. Some lad here managed to roll a car on a straight road this week, not hurt, but no other cars involved. The photo on the paper has it on its roof still with a P plate on it, oops !
     
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  4. Greeny233

    Greeny233 Avants are just better!

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    Fixed my air conditioning today. A fairly simple fix in the end, the drive pulley was broken and a replacement pulley from TPS (£135) fixed it.
    The pulley looked ok but when the new one arrived it was obvious the old one was buggered. The centre of the old pulley was completely missing. After the re-gas (initial attempt to fix) and the new pulley the car is now frosty inside LOL
     
  5. AllyMc

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    Was it making a racket by any chance Chris? My Econ light now stays on and there's a rattle from the pulleys at idle.
     
  6. Greeny233

    Greeny233 Avants are just better!

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    No, not a squeak from it, TBH i'm surprised i didn't hear the pulley disintegrate. There is a large bearing in the outer pulley so that could be the problem with yours. Your best bet is to pop the auxiliary belt off and check for play in the pulley.
     
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  7. AllyMc

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    Cheers mate.... A job for Friday then. Of course, the AC would never have packed up in the winter would it?
     
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  8. AlexGSi2000

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    Ohh! Very nice! Bet that's a blast up the horseshoe!
    Iv spent the past few evenings around Wales on the cbr.
     
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  9. Welshquattro

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    Did these yesterday and starting on the wheels today!
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  10. Greeny233

    Greeny233 Avants are just better!

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    Just fitted these shotgun cartridges to cover up my rusty nuts lol.
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    I think they look rather splendid :eek:D
     
  11. ruffrida

    ruffrida Well-Known Member

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    Hope you lackered them, need change mine already as i didn't give them a good enough coat lol
     
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  12. ruffrida

    ruffrida Well-Known Member

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  13. Greeny233

    Greeny233 Avants are just better!

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    Didn't even think about lacquering them, i have some in the garage i'll give them a coat tonight.
     
  14. ruffrida

    ruffrida Well-Known Member

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    Yeh get it done, 1 wash and ya get rat rod look, which with my knackered wheels they don't look that bad hahha
     
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  15. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    Come on then you two,how do you do them:whistle2:
    Ive got some cartridges in a drawer doing nothing:uhm:
     
  16. Greeny233

    Greeny233 Avants are just better!

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    I just trimmed them down a bit with a dremel then push them over the bolts. Simple. I managed to get them over my locking wheel bolt too by warming the plastic with a hairdryer then gently pushing them on.
     
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  17. andy.l

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    I had an MOT and it passed :)

    The irritating rattle coming from the front passenger side was a loose pad,it wasnt seating properly,a new set of Brembos and alls quiet now.Happy that it just cost me that considering shes just coming up to 165k
     
  18. ruffrida

    ruffrida Well-Known Member

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    I did it even easier than that, pair of decent scissors do the trick just fine, quick blast with laquer and ya done, once ya done the 1st 1 the rest are easy, make sure give em a good coat though or they will soon be ratrod like mine lol.
     
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    Got up early and this happened :) [​IMG]
     
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    Yesterday I did a burnout................... with the cambelt.:whistle2:

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  24. Welshquattro

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    Unlucky Alex,hope not to much damage done m8
     
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    Cheers mate, think I got away with it.

    Was stopped at the lights yesterday - smoke started pouring from the bonnet.
    Grabbed the extinguisher - opened the bonnet and found loads of white smoke coming from the belt covers - smelt rubbery, so knew it was a belt.
    Was hoping it was an AUX belt at this point but turned out to be the cambelt.
    Suspecting a seized waterpump or tensioner at this point.

    Cambelt was due in 10k so I guess it softens the blow a little - but was still around 6 months away.
    Was going to get adamss24 to do it for me, but going to be expensive getting the car down there on a low-loader so i'm going to attempt it myself.
    Purchased new belts, tensioners, waterpump, timing tools and gaskets thismorning and will tackle it during the week.

    The 2.5TDi strikes again!
     
  26. Mike.M

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    Just had my Cambelt, water pump and aux belt changed today.........4 more years peace of mind done!

    Sorry to hear about yours Alex.
     
  27. ruffrida

    ruffrida Well-Known Member

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    Gutted Al, ya know where I am if needed bud
     
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    Been waiting see these wheels on, rears looks schweet, but the front needs dropping, no b5 perches?
     
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    Cab got it's first decent clean since I got it about a week ago, ordered some bits for it already and on the lookout for some new rims :)

    Bit of a crappy pic from the iPad
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  31. Greeny233

    Greeny233 Avants are just better!

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    Nice shiny new pressed metal plates

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    Well my Vgate scan tool turned up today, so plugged it in & got the following codes;

    Engine mount solenoid valve (N144/N145) short to plus P1586
    Potentiometer motor for centre flap (G112)
    Actuating motor for temperature flap right (V159)
    Potentiometer positioning motor for air recirculation flap (G143)

    Any help with the above would be appreciated.
     
  33. mattyb6

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    After having a turbo boost issue for a week I've sorted by swapping 2 vac lines around

    The garage must of put them in wrong
     
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  34. Welshquattro

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    Is that rust on ur tailgate I see greeny? :whistle2: Nice plates,where did you get them?
     
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    fitted some nice new mintex disks and pads today brought threw ebay cost under £90 delivered very happy with them working well now so cant wait till they full bedded in :)
     
  36. louis_123

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    It's because it was parked on a kerb :) but still need to lower it more
     
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  37. Greeny233

    Greeny233 Avants are just better!

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  38. Welshquattro

    Welshquattro Active Member
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    Thanks will check them out. Is there something about Mauritius blue Avants and rusty tailgates,mine has rusted aswell quite badly along the lip at the bottom and around the number plate area.:uhm:
     
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    Nope it's Avant's in general. Mine has small patch as well
     
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  40. AlexGSi2000

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    Got the engine ready for belts and other parts.
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  41. rbailey88

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    Cleaned and shampoo'd the roof
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    Gave the car a good ol' detail this weekend, 15 hours later its gleaming

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    No swirls here

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    Wet sanded a bird **** etching out of the roof

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    And here she is all done

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