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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. sabaxter
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    [Mar 26, 2014]
    Painted my s line blades and retrofitted cruise control and activated auto lock.

    Next need to paint sills!
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    [Mar 26, 2014]
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    [Mar 26, 2014]
    A cake tin?
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    Not quite lol ........Ski hatch install and this is the plate cut out of the back seat panel
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    Oh I see :)
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    [Mar 26, 2014]
    Discovered that my drivers side front quarter panel has been badly resprayed :(. Started bubbling up around the arch. I had my suspicions!
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    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    [Mar 26, 2014]
    A brand new MOT after it failed on a tyre,new tyres fitted so all sorted........no advisories so happy!
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    [Mar 26, 2014]
    where do is start inlet striped n cleaned turbo cleaned all intakes offand foil heat wrapped and oem twinter cooler half refitted only to discover ive managed to mislay a boost hose opps
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    BakPak No Gear

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    [Mar 26, 2014]
    Mine too! Deffo needs sorting soon. A few of my mates have commented on it.
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    Sucks man! I had my suspicions, then I noticed a new bit of bubbling today! What do you recon the costs are? New wing (I can see some rust on the inside) or just a respray?
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    I don't think it's a poor manufacturing issue owing to the plastic inner wing having a smooth finish and the other three have a flocked finish. Probably had a minor shunt at some point!
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    Ah well, it'll need seen to soon. Ill probably get the sills done at the same time, not that they are particularly in a bad condition or anything!
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    [Mar 26, 2014]
    How do you activate auto lock?
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    DieselJake God Mode

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    [Mar 26, 2014]
    Today I felt some strange left to right movement, heard a noise like a flat tyre and felt wobbling. Got home thinking argh please don't tell me I need a new tyre, around 3/4 tyres were much lower than they should be so all were pumped to a fairly high psi, took her out for a spin again and SO GLAD I took the second trip because wobbling was still there and now a squeaking along with the shake. Turns out the wheel nuts were coming loose :scared2: all tight now.
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    What type of spacers did you fit?
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    With VCDS.
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    [Mar 27, 2014]
    2 replacement rear coil springs and bump stops fitted after discovering both of mine were snapped and bump stops had about 1" left. New undertray has arrived aswell as my twin exit rear bumper. Bonnet has gone walkies though,received a gearbox from seller instead so hopefully that can be sorted and it arrives undamaged but im now doubtful.
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    [Mar 27, 2014]
    Cheapish eBay hubcentric ones, 10mm front, 15mm rear.
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    [Mar 27, 2014]
    Ordered a new pair of front fogs and bulbs.
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    [Mar 27, 2014]
    they shoudl never of worked loose u sure some one has not tried to have your wheels away??
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    Hopefully not, they've got longer locking bolts too so think it was just a case of rubbish bolts or a rubbish bloke putting them on (me haha).
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    localknoxville F*ck Art Lets Dance

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    just put some petrol in
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    well between the massive rain showers i swapped my front snub mount today for the rs4 version now my old one was ****ed big time u could pick chunks out of it after fitting this the difference is massive car goes into gear easier and no knock when i reverse witch is why i replaced the mount in the 1st place so well happy!!

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    i had heard a few stories about people struggling to fit the rs4 mount so i come up with an idea boiled one kettle poured water into pan left mount in it for 5 min to gte it nice and soft added a bit lube (washing liquid) witch resulted in it going on so well u punched the lower block (ouch)

    so im happy with how it went on :)
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    How much was the new one?
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    [Mar 28, 2014]
    Plans for this weekend……
    1. Remove Mk1 RNS-E and replace with MK2 unit (after swapping faceplates)
    2. Install new bluetooth module
    3. Winter wheels off and newly refurbed RS6's (18") on…
    4. Fit electric/heated front RS4 seats
    5. Major service (if I have time)
    6. Clean the damn thing…..
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    sounds like your be a busy bee this week end lucky the weather should be nice this week end and u get extra hour on sunday too!
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    [Mar 29, 2014]
    Filled up with diesel this morning along with third dose of Rhino. 45 mpg as opposed to 42 mpg on last fill up. Still pulling hard - love it! Been working in Leicester this week so giving it the beans on the M6 toll!
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    One hour less :( , clocks go forward
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    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro!

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    [Mar 29, 2014]
    ....Been shopping in York with Wife and kids, gave the a spritely run home on the country roads around Castle Howard. :)
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    iv cleaned mine and given it a quick coat of wax to hot to play now!!!!!!! (WTF hot!!!)
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    Washed and waxed! Still no swirls it looks lush
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    New foglights fitted then full clean,washed and waxed....its silver though so doesn't really look much different:kissmyrings:
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    [Mar 29, 2014]
    45 mpg is that on a t standard oe no mods also standard fuel not vp or ultimate
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    [Mar 29, 2014]
    just wanted a comparison i run 115pd with a chip tuning box piper x panel filter all pipes air inakes heat wrapped allways use vpower my mpg @ 60mph is 65mpg @ 30mph any thing from 60-90mpg on standard derv its ****e so much less mpg
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    [Mar 29, 2014]
    Today I got some tyres fitted to my new summer alloys. Will ring my insurance company Monday to make sure they are happy and then fit them!

    They are A5 Speedline alloys 18" 8.5j ET29, with some Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40/18 92Y XL tyres on them. The haven't been refurbed as they are in pretty good nick and are OEM anthracite grey.

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    krisavant 4th set of a wheels in a year

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    Snap! Look nice in anthracite!
    You got the spigot rings?
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    Changed the oil & filter, also changed the fuel filter on my 1.8t.

    Oil was in a state and so was the fuel filter. Doubting that the last oil change was done when it was stamped in the book!
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    Yep, in fact I have 2 sets, had ordered one set and the guy I bought them off gave me a set too!

    Kris, I 'might' have used some of your info regarding the tyres and fitting etc, thanks. ;-) My Avant is a bit of a workhorse for diy (got a few projects on round the house and garden) so gets loaded up, kept the tread narrow to 225 to keep any scrubbing specifically at bay at the rear......

    The Michelin's have a hell of an alloy rim protector so both inner and outer are set well back.

    Think I need to start a project thread of my own......
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