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    Rear wash wipe

    It was a complete unit with new jets included - will try alternative water supply.
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    Rear wash wipe

    I have a '98 A6 Avant and I've had a problem with my rear wash wipe for some time, where the wiper would stutter across the rear screen, stopping and starting whenever it wanted. On top of that, some time ago the washer stopped working. You can hear the pump running but nothing gets to the...
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    Poor Brakes

    No, that's something I'm thinking of doing, but don't want to do it only to find I have to open the system afterwards to recondition a caliper or two. I asked questions first, as I know from my envolvement in the Honda Prelude club, that the rear calipers sticking is a common problem and wanted...
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    Poor Brakes

    I have a '98 A6 2.8 and to say the brakes are disappointing, is an understatement. The brakes on my old BMW 525 Touring were always great and in comparison the brakes on the Audi are awful, is this normal. With it being a big car, there have been times that I have been braking heavily and...
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    Door Mirror Glass

    The driver's side door mirror isn't defrosting (passenger is fine) and I want to check whether it is getting any power to it. I had hoped to adjust it enough so that I could get the probes of the tester in, but there is not enough room, so need to remove the glass. Someone had previously...
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    A6 Avant questions (running costs etc)

    We've had our 2.8 V6 (193bhp) Avant on a '98 about 2 months and although economy wasn't that big a factor, we have been pleasantly surprised and get mid 20s around town and low 30s on a run. Both of these are improvements on our '93 BMW 525 Touring (192bhp) We changed from the 525 as we have 3...
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    Rear Brake Pads

    Tis crazy, rears on my '98 A6 are some of the easiest I've ever done
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    Rumble/vibration on take off

    I wouldn't wait until the next service, get the oil changed anyway. Majority of people never change the oil in the box and when a tiptop box goes, it gets expensive. Prevention is better than cure, so I change gearbox oil once for every 2 engine oil changes. Engine oil every year (do less than...
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    S6 Cambelt Change Advice

    £700 sounds a bit steep to me, but as the previous owner of my car was quoted £800 by the main stealer to do the belt, you're already saving money. I supplied the necessary parts and a local garage that I have dealt with for years did my 2.8 for £250 for the labour, as it's a pretty big job...
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    Aftermarket Stereo

    Thanks Matt :anbet: exactly what I need on both accounts. I'll look at the loom before taking everything apart :icon_thumright:
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    Aftermarket Stereo

    The stereo isn't red, but gonna give it a go as it's the cheapest option. Going to rewire myself to save have a mountain of wires to force behind the stereo, so does anyone have a proper wiring diagram to explain the label below. TIA
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    Aftermarket Stereo

    I need a little help with the stereo system in my 2.8SE Avant The original Audi Concert stereo has the common deafening volume problem and after speaking to several people I have decided to replace it with my Pioneer CD head unit that I had in my Honda. This brings up a couple of questions...
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    CAMBELT Change 2.8 quattro

    £430 sounds pretty good, our local dealer quoted us £805 :wtf: The general rule is 80,000 miles or 5 years (rubber has a shelf life and starts to deteriorate) Ours has done 67k, so on the 80,000 principle should be fine, but is it worth taking the risk on something going and having to sort bent...
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    Online Manual ?

    Thanks Davie, should have said, but its the workshop manual I want. If you need an owners manual, you can usually find them on Ebay. Alternatively, I could scan the relevant pages from mine if you want. cheers
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    Online Manual ?

    Is there a manual online that can be downloaded for the C5, Avant in particular :think:
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    hunting

    New to the world of Audi, but had similar problem on my Honda that was caused by a dodgy intake temperature sensor (I'm assuming Audis have them too :think:). Cleaning didn't work, but replacing with a good one solved completely HTH
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    Advise Please

    Yes, nice and local :wacko: If you try and turn it up or down, it goes to Nova boy volume, my ears start bleeding and then goes off altogether if I try adjust it back again. Don't get me wrong, I like my music loud :thrashi:, but not to that extent :wtf:
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    Advise Please

    Thanks guys The wife and I did a 350 mile round trip yesterday and went and bought a 1998 C5 2.8 SE Avant with 66k miles:yahoo: Interior is spotless, but the bodywork has a couple of scuffs and a bit of bubbling on the roof near the roof rails, the driver's side rear light is cracked and the...
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    Advise Please

    Sorry, should have looked on Wikipedia earlier. Just checked and now understand the C4 and C5 thing :blush: The first we saw was indeed a C4 and although we prefer the dash layout on that one, would prefer to buy a little newer, so will more than likely go for a C5. Don't want to go too big...
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    Advise Please

    Sorry, C4, C5 etc mean nothing to me and posted in here as it was the only A6 section I could see. As said, bit of a noob as far as Audis are concerned, I was bought up on vdubs and had many, but no Audi as yet. The one we went to look at was the earlier one, but we are interested in a couple...
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