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    S5 Exhaust Valve Mod

    Lots of discussion in page one of this thread re the fault codes and OBDeleven, which generally offers the most functionality vs cost :sm4:
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    S5 Exhaust Valve Mod

    Good idea with the finger of the glove, hadn’t thought of that! I used insulating tape on both sides but it’s not impenetrable by any means.
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    S5 Exhaust Valve Mod

    Putting the gearbox in Sport in any mode also opens both valves.
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    New S5 arrived...WHAT a car!

    I had a “spirited” drive on a “private” strip of tarmac in my S5 against a colleague of mine at work in his 435D Xdrive Gran coupe, I can confirm the S5 tore him a new one (for want of a better word), standing starts, mid range and particularly top end, it pulled car lengths on him over quarter...
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    New S5 arrived...WHAT a car!

    How are you getting to the dealer to collect it, in a Delorean haha! Assume you mean March 2018... that’s quite a wait!
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    New S5 arrived...WHAT a car!

    Very nice.... but I would say that!
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    MPG just going up and up

    That's not bad going.
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    MPG just going up and up

    Wow.... that's Diesel territory, impressive for a petrol!
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    2017 A5 Soundsystem?

    Might sound strange but it seems to improve with time, either that or my ears got used to it lol. I don't personally think it's that bad, to my ears it's considerably better than some standard systems I've had in the past, as previously mentioned though it's very subjective.
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    2017 A5 Soundsystem?

    @MadWill If you're an audiophile or have a high expectation of sound output/performance would it be outrageous to suggest you should have paid the money to upgrade the system to B&O? As per comments above, most people accept the *** is a good compromise between quality and price. If you need...
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    S4 Exhaust Valve tweak

    It very much depends how you drive and which drive mode you predomantly use. If you drive around in efficiency (or auto/comfort at low revs) the car will spend most of its time gassing through the single exhaust tip, if you drive in Dynamic (or individual set as so) the exhaust valves will...
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    Does warranty cover pitted / corroded exhaust tips?

    Obviously a bit late for you in this instance, but if you wipe the tips with WD40 or similar when you clean the car they're MUCH easier to clean. I do it each time I clean the car, takes 2 minutes and keeps them as good as new. Hopefully you'll be able to get them swapped out and add the step...
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    New A5 Regret / Advice?

    Always worth getting a settlement figure and valuation. I got out of a TTS after 18 months effectively Scott free, but I did negotiate a decent discount on it in the first place.
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    2017 A5 Soundsystem?

    This is obviously all very subjective, but I agree that the *** isn't bad at all, it's far better than the standard systems I've had in BMW's and Merc's in the past, and very close in my opinion to the upgraded B&O in the current A4/5 range.
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    The new Audi RS 5 Coupé: Nothing to Prove

    Interesting comparison below: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-audi-rs5-vs-nissan-gt-r-two-super-coupes-do-battle-snowdonia
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