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    Manifold fault with VCDS report

    I think I've sorted it. The intake manifold rod was disconnected at the bottom. I reconnected it and the engine management light disappeared. I let you know if it happens again. I wonder how it came off because it took quite some force to push it back into the small retaining ball. I wonder if...
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    Manifold fault with VCDS report

    How would I know? From the scan it seems to be the intake rods, a common problem on these engines. Where about are you?
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    Manifold fault with VCDS report

    Hi everyone, My A6 C6 4F 3.0l quattro TDI has been randomly lighting the engine management light and becoming more and more persistent. Car drives just fine, but I had it scanned and these are the results: 012597 - Intake Manifold Runner Control P3135 - 001 - Lower Stop not...
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    Fuchs oil instead of Quantum?

    Hi everyone, Went to buy the usual Quantum Longlife 5W30 for my A6 and found that Fuchs now produces Quantum oils. Is this oil as good as quantum...
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    Tailgate struts

    Hi, sorry for the late reply. Here they are https://m.autodoc.co.uk/stabilus/292533?gadw=1&gclid=Cj0KCQiAxc6PBhCEARIsAH8Hff2tVaPX88HDNcpYj_2Iz_H3boWUK7tLRDsZIsCUUhZIcBuu9uYrEAIaAhaGEALw_wcB
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    Engine management light, temperature up and down

    My car hasn't got a dpf, but reading online I think it's got an emission sensor. Can anyone confirm? In the meantime I also read that when running in manual mode on high revs (4th gear at 70mph) the coolant is pumped around to avoid overheating and the temperature drops. Then when in 6th gear...
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    Engine management light, temperature up and down

    Yes, I know. Is it possible that there's an emission sensor that hot dirty and after a blast on motorways at high revs it self cleared? Seen this on YouTube for a Q5, don't know if it applies to my car.
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    Engine management light, temperature up and down

    Update. After a 20 mile stretch on the motorway the light has disappeared. Any ideas?
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    Engine management light, temperature up and down

    Hi everyone, The engine management light came on and I noticed that when I go on motorway the temperature drops. If I go on manual and leave the 4th gear on, the temperature drops to about 75 degrees, but goes back up if i go on 6th gear but not all the way to 90. If i'm in traffic it stays on...
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    My A6 3.0 TFSI S-line (Supercharged)

    I tried the microfiber cloth, but after 15 minutes of rubbing nothing happened. Scratches are still there and coating doesn't come off. Any tricks I'm missing here?
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    My A6 3.0 TFSI S-line (Supercharged)

    So no cleaning products needed, just a microfiber cloth and should come clear. Then I apply a screen protector, correct?
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    My A6 3.0 TFSI S-line (Supercharged)

    Great detailing, well done. One question: how did you get rid of scratches on the MMI screen? I'm scared to do anything to it in case I mess it up even more.
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    EPB on while in Drive and stationary

    Hi everyone, I have been told on another forum that when stationary it is always best to shift into Neutral before applying the EPB and release the foot brake (automatic transmission tiptronic) In my car manual instead, it says that it is ok to remain in Drive. The person suggested that the...
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    Noisy power steering, elementary questions

    For further benefit of some. Time came to change pas fluid on my passat and both cars' brake fluid. So I splashed £31 on an extractor pump, aka vacuum pump, having "lost" my old trusted one a few years ago. So much easier and clean to do all of this. If you maintain your own car, I strongly...
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