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  1. spartacus68

    Exhaust brackets

    Doing some rust prevention maintenance on my 2012 B8 Allroad. I'd power washed under the arches and chassis last weekend to prepare. I'd done the rear spring seats a month or so ago so knew it needed done. Using a product called Lanoguard for the first time which just gets sprayed on...
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    VCDS error check - A4 Allroad

    Scanned my 12 plate B8.5 Allroad and there's two errors. Anyone care to elaborate as to what they are please? I've cleared them, but would like to get to the bottom of what's triggering them? Car drives fine and no noticeable issues. Sunday,30,June,2019,16:39:44:49227 VCDS -- Windows Based...
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    Water leak passenger side A4 Avant

    On my B8.5 A4 Allroad it's developed a water leak on the passenger side footwell. Not impressed. It's got a panoramic sunroof, so I checked the drain holes and ran strummer nylon down the holes, and tried warm water and it runs clear. I also checked the plenum area in front of the bulkhead...
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    Emmission recall

    Received the letter from Audi UK for my 2.0 Allroad TDI (170bhp) requiring the emission software update. I know this topic is rumbling on, but as this relatively new-to-me A4 isn't chipped I opted for the work to be carried out. The dealer also advised the air conditioning required a software...
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    Heading to A4 Allroad section

    Just a note to say thank you for all the advice and support I've received on the Audi Sport B5 section. Unfortunately after 10 years, my B5 2.5 TDI Quattro Avant is hopefully going to a new owner. I'll post a link in the for sale section. I've bought an A4 Allroad Quattro 2.0 TDI with xenon...
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    Thinking of buying Allroad

    I'm currently driving an A4 quattro avant (aka Amtrak locomotive), 2001 B5 A4 2.5 TDI Sport. At 175k miles, it's still in its prime. However, it needs the timing belt and ancillary belts done, so that's £700 straight off, plus I probably need to refresh the front suspension arms, so that's...
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    Front Arches Started

    I couldn't delay it any longer. The front arches on my 2001 B5 Avant quattro sport were bubbling, and since I've decided to keep the old girl I started work. One or two other spots treated too. Front wheels off, plastic inner wheel liner stripped out, rotary 60 grit flap sand tool, wire brush...
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    Hmmm... every conceivable extra!

    Interesting 1.9 TDI quattro sport avant for sale. Apparently has every conceivable extra including solar sunroof, Bose, lighting pack, leather, folding mirrors, cruise, S line alloys, Xenon headlights and washers and all on ultra-rare 55k mileage with FSH. Looking at the pictures, I can't see...
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    Merry Christmas (B5 posse)

    Happy Christmas everyone, and here's to a healthy and prosperous New Year. The B6 crew are patting themselves on the back - so I'm sure we can do the same in the B5 camp!
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    1.9 TDI avant Quattro sport... only 70k

    I've been looking for one of these for ages, but have decided to renew the timing belt on my 2.5 TDI avant Quattro sport instead and keep it another year. I don't know the seller - but did call before my wife read me the riot act. The garage was a bit vague, but as far as I know it's an Aberdeen...
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    2.5 TDI timing belt replacement shopping list - what's needed?

    My trusty steed... aka Amtrak locomotive is now at 140k and due a timing belt replacement. It was last done at 79k or 4 years ago. The MOT is due next looks like its beans on toast for the foreseeable! One of the rear springs is goosed... and I've already been quoted £150 for those...
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    Rear spring on 2.5 TDI Quattro sport avant

    Second day back at work after a fortnight on the west coast, and I heard a 'twang-crack' noise leaving the car park. I've parked it up and taken a pool car, but I assume it's a rear spring. Probably sheared an inch off it, although I haven't had a proper investigation - before I go ordering...