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    Exhaust valve mod - alternative

    I put the car up on my old stool drive up ramps (lifted the back up about a foot) and from there I was able to get a small socket onto them). Be careful when pulling the actuator off - it obviously needs to come off 'straight up' to come clear of the bolts and it's made of plastic :-)
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    What to upgrade!!? RS4 B9 (OPF version).

    I am after some thoughts/recommendations...I have a £3k budget for changes to my RS4 B9 (the OPF/GPF version). Keen to know what other people have tried and would recommend.
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    How to make your B9 RS4 sound like a B8 for £20..

    I tried taking the actuator off the exhaust valve, it's COMPLETELY different to the sports exhaust on the S5, three bolts instead of two, the actuator has a fork on it which seems to interact directly with the valve disk rather than going via a spring - there is still a spring in there thought...
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    How to make your B9 RS4 sound like a B8 for £20..

    Re unplugging the valves...on my old B9 S5 I found that if you take the actuators off the exhaust (two bolts on the top) there are two springy bits of metal - if you start the car, put it in sports/dynamic you will hear the valves open, you can then turn the engine off, undo the bolts and take...
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    Exhaust valve mod - alternative

    Apologies - some photo related challenges. Top of actuator Spring 'fitted'. Spring removed.
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    Exhaust valve mod - alternative

    I was looking through this thread: https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/s5-exhaust-valve-mod.327005/ I gave the mod a go and it works great (no more single black pipe and better sound - did seem to get better over time too which was odd). When I scanned the car (ODBEleven) I saw the error...
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    2.5 TDi Buying advice

    Thanks - appreciate the advice. Might also look at an A4 2.5 TDi, depends what comes up. Definately want a Quattro - had an A4 Quattro before and loved it!
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    2.5 TDi Buying advice

    Haven't been on the forum for some time - used to have an A4 1.8T - loved the car but ended up selling and moving on. Now looking to buy another Audi, I have a budget up to £6,000 and was looking for a 2.5TDi, ideally an automatic Avant. I've seen a mixture for sale around this money so...
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    330 BHP A4 Ebay

    I've been offered £4,500 and a guy is considering £5,000 as we speak - I think finding the right buyer is the key. I'll let you know if it goes :)
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    330 BHP A4 Ebay

    Hi, Didn't sell it - standard Quattro Sports are going for around £3,500 to £4,000 on Autotrader and this has had another £25,000 plus spent on it over the time I've had it. The logic is there - to buy an A4 and do the work would be I recon a minimum of £3,500 plus what £6,000 for a BT...
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    330 BHP A4 Ebay

    Thanks, just hope it goes to a good home :-)
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    330 BHP A4 Ebay

    Hi. I've not been on the forum in ages; it's my car on ebay...the Audi has to go to pay for solicitors bills and hopefully a bit towards the settlement (really chuffed about that btw, especially as I literally just got it back). JBS spent hours and hours on the car and didn't let me have...
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    1.8T downpipe

    Phone Milltek - they will tell you, they are normally really helpful. Greg
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    Koni or Eibach suspension (shocks & springs)

    My opinion - If considering the ARB route don't fit anything that strengthens the front - this will give you more understeer and does little to improve handing. I fitted a Whiteline racing rear ARB to my Quattro Sport with Eiback springs and standard dampers, understeer is almost completely...
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    Selling my A4....sob sob......

    We had a little Girl, Laura. Will deinfately look at another Audi but only if I can persuade the Wife that people carriers are not the way forward ahhhhhhh!!!!! Will definately miss the A4 (and particularly the performance) but will at least get some consolation if I know it is going to a good...
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