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    Battery drain

    The cables and connectors at the A pillar all look good. I have not disconnected the alarm siren (As per your previous post), should I? We have had the common problem with shutting the pax door when cold. We always get it shut after a couple of goes so the "Door not closed" should not be an issue.
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    Battery drain

    OK I have pulled the module casing out of the car and looked inside at the unit and electricals and everything looks fine. No moisture inside the box and no sign of anything wrong, although there is a bit of wet on the floor below the box. Trying to dry that out now. H
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    Battery drain

    Thanks again for your response and advice. All the doors lock and unlock ok with the key fob. The car is an avant and right hand drive, if this makes any difference. I had the wet carpet thing a few years age and sorted that out. It's been ok since but I take you point about corrosion. I will...
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    Battery drain

    Thanks desertstorm for your reply. I have checked the battery drain on numerous occasions and following the battery disconnect overnight. Doors closed, of course. It's still over 1 amp. The fault codes I had as follows:- 01300. 01572. 01370. 01368. 01562 x 2. 01134 x 2. When the cars not in use...
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    Battery drain

    Hi all. Following a leak down test, fuse 38 - On mine is the central locking..et al. - using over 1 amp all the time. The carpets are not damp. The central locking works OK with the fuse in. VCDS gave 8 weird faults all were cleared OK. Could anyone please suggest the most likely start place to...
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    looking for a new work horse. a6 any good?

    I have also got an AKN lump with 175k. No camshaft issues thus far. However, 502 oil and filter at each 10k. I tow a 1500kg caravan and would have liked to have chipped it up to about 180 bhp but my brain would have required a soldering job, so I chickened out. Absolutely great car, I don't want...
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    Battery condition check

    Thanks for the reply Nigel. Does this mean that there is no way to look at, for instance, battery voltage, through VCDS? When Chris Adams was fixing my car recently he looked on his lappy and told me that my battery voltage was down to 11.8v. How did he do that please? Rgds, Howard
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    Battery condition check

    Hi experts all. A6 2.5TDI 2001. I have a genuine VCDS cable and I am trying to check the condition of my battery. I cannot access 19 CAN-Gateway. I understand that I need to look at Measuring blocks 018. 019. 020. but I do not know how to get there. Can anyone please assist/advise a novice...
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    Thank you ADAMSS

    2.5 tdi AKN Chris has just replaced the thermostat and re-timed the engine and fuel pump correctly. First time it's run properly in the 10 years that I have had it. First class job done by a really nice guy who really knows his stuff. Many thanks Criss. Howard
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    2.5 tdi engine type

    Thanks Chris. If I am reading your answer correctly, A** have solid cams with sacrificial (Breakable) rockers, and B** has the hollow cams with better cam roller heads!! Please correct me if I have got that wrong. My AKN engine has done 177k so far with regular oil changes at each 10k. (By me...
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    2.5 tdi engine type

    Hi all, I have A6 2.5 tdi 2001 avant. eng code is AKN. Can anyone tell me if this is one of the engine codes with the "Chocolate" cams as ADAMSS frequently refers to? Further, Throughout loads of site research I cannot find any reference to any AKN code engines. Is it any good, robust etc...
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    New member

    Hi everyone. Mountains of good gen posted by very helpful folks. I hope I will be able to contribute. Regards, Howard.
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