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    Low oil pressure S4 b8.5

    For your and your engine's sake, I'd be buying a new oil filter and fitting it complete with all its supplied seals. In my experience of trying to order in something like a seal that gets supplied with a new filter, the fact that it is "back order" means that no one has ever asked for one, so...
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    Discs - Drilled, Slotted or Regular

    Maybe not so much an issue with drilled discs and any grooved discs that are used every day, but with my 2000 VW Passat 4Motion, I was initially using my car fitted with these grooved ATE Power Discs 5 days a week every other week, but latterly I only used it every other Friday - and that meant...
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    Discs - Drilled, Slotted or Regular

    I agree in general in what you have written, but there were and maybe still are, some models that do suffer "brake wash out" in cold salty situations, and the A4 B5 and its VW Passat equivalent both did suffer from this at least in the VW Passat's until the FL model was brought out. VW Group...
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    Discs - Drilled, Slotted or Regular

    In what way? Road spray can be a serious issue with brake discs and is one of the reasons why car companies started to introduce "disc kissing" to promote dry discs prior to using the brakes. My old 2000 VW Passat was built before that was an issue, though even with newer cars with that...
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    S4 B8 lower control arm kit

    Are you going to treat the new bolts with aluminium loaded grease to stop that happening next time, or are you meaning that there will not be a next time?
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    Discs - Drilled, Slotted or Regular

    I have only ever replaced regular front discs with ATE Power Discs, they had elliptical grooves on them - I chose them as they helped clear water of the discs, which in that car, a 2000 VW Passat 4Motion has quite heavy, had a 193PS 2.8 30V V6, and only 288mm front discs that had "trailing"...
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    A4 TDI exhaust rust question

    I went along to the easiest VAG dealership to buy one for my wife's VW Polo 1.2TSI 110PS, which was a Skoda dealership, they had none in stock, and on back order at the UK warehouse, this was said to be due to change/revision of that part, so maybe it is finally getting made to survive as long...
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    Charge Cooler Pump Operation B8 S4

    I think that I have answered my question, there is a one way valve built into the only link this section has with the small return pipe to the coolant reservoir.
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    Any Aircon Gurus??

    It would be "Bar" that VCDS was reporting as a pressure reading, 1.0Bar = 14.5psi I checked my wife's 2015 VW Polo 1.2TSI hours after it had been recharged by ATS and with an ambient temperature of 23C, with the AC demanding maximum cooling on an auto AC system and the engine at 1000rpm, VCDS...
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    Charge Cooler Pump Operation B8 S4

    No, it is charge cooler pump I am meaning, my car is a 2011 B8 S4, and the option for coolant pump does nothing in VCDS - which was obvious when I then looked further down the output tests list and found charge cooler pump. My car has a mechanical coolant pump but I initially expected that the...
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    Any Aircon Gurus??

    Have you checked and noted down the pressure using VCDS, does the front mounted cooling fan run when you demand cooling, if the fridge gas charge is low, but enough to keep the system working/happy, then the pressure shown in VCDS when you demand Lo should tell you something, maybe check that...
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    Charge Cooler Pump Operation B8 S4

    Bump Bump! No knowledgeable B8 S4 owners out there?
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    Charge Cooler Pump Operation B8 S4

    Can anyone tell me if there should be evidence of coolant circulation - ie coolant passing out of the small return pipe into the coolant reservoir, when the pump is activated using VCDS and the engine is cold? I have been checking this prior to replacing the coolant so that I know if/when that...
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    Coolant replacement B8 S4.

    Well the general web chatter on this subject seems to suggest that 8 litres is a close enough guess. The current price for G12EVO premixed to 50% is £7.13 inc VAT from VW and VW Van Centres, so that knocked any online suppliers out of the game when delivery was taken into the equation, even...
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    Coolant replacement B8 S4.

    Sorry if I've missed this question being asked in the past, but, does anyone know what the coolant system capacity is for a 2011 B8 S4 6MT?
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