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  1. Jimmy2007

    Engine management light, temperature up and down

    My car hasn't got a dpf, but reading online I think it's got an emission sensor. Can anyone confirm? In the meantime I also read that when running in manual mode on high revs (4th gear at 70mph) the coolant is pumped around to avoid overheating and the temperature drops. Then when in 6th gear...
  2. Jimmy2007

    Engine management light, temperature up and down

    Yes, I know. Is it possible that there's an emission sensor that hot dirty and after a blast on motorways at high revs it self cleared? Seen this on YouTube for a Q5, don't know if it applies to my car.
  3. Jimmy2007

    Engine management light, temperature up and down

    Update. After a 20 mile stretch on the motorway the light has disappeared. Any ideas?
  4. Jimmy2007

    Engine management light, temperature up and down

    Hi everyone, The engine management light came on and I noticed that when I go on motorway the temperature drops. If I go on manual and leave the 4th gear on, the temperature drops to about 75 degrees, but goes back up if i go on 6th gear but not all the way to 90. If i'm in traffic it stays on...
  5. Jimmy2007

    My A6 3.0 TFSI S-line (Supercharged)

    I tried the microfiber cloth, but after 15 minutes of rubbing nothing happened. Scratches are still there and coating doesn't come off. Any tricks I'm missing here?
  6. Jimmy2007

    My A6 3.0 TFSI S-line (Supercharged)

    So no cleaning products needed, just a microfiber cloth and should come clear. Then I apply a screen protector, correct?
  7. Jimmy2007

    My A6 3.0 TFSI S-line (Supercharged)

    Great detailing, well done. One question: how did you get rid of scratches on the MMI screen? I'm scared to do anything to it in case I mess it up even more.
  8. Jimmy2007

    EPB on while in Drive and stationary

    Hi everyone, I have been told on another forum that when stationary it is always best to shift into Neutral before applying the EPB and release the foot brake (automatic transmission tiptronic) In my car manual instead, it says that it is ok to remain in Drive. The person suggested that the...
  9. Jimmy2007

    Noisy power steering, elementary questions

    For further benefit of some. Time came to change pas fluid on my passat and both cars' brake fluid. So I splashed £31 on an extractor pump, aka vacuum pump, having "lost" my old trusted one a few years ago. So much easier and clean to do all of this. If you maintain your own car, I strongly...
  10. Jimmy2007

    Noisy power steering, elementary questions

    Hi, sorry for the delay in updating. For the benefit of someone here i write how it went. I measured the return pipe diameter which is 16.5 mm because i realised it's too short to go straight in a bottle, there's no much space. So i had to use an extension pipe about 20cm long. Here is a £300...
  11. Jimmy2007

    Tailgate struts

    In the end I went for stabilus, £32 for the pair. 5 minutes to fit and they work perfectly. Finally the boot opens fully on its own.
  12. Jimmy2007

    Tailgate struts

    Thanks, i'll try them
  13. Jimmy2007

    Tailgate struts

    Tried that, but it doesn't go up all the way on its own. There are 6-8 inches that i have to do manually. That's why I think the struts are shot. They're 13 years old and i just changed the bonnet one because it wouldn't hold it open anymore (slammed on my head a couple of times)
  14. Jimmy2007

    Tailgate struts

    Anyone willing to chip in please?
  15. Jimmy2007

    Tailgate struts

    Hi everyone, a little advice please. My tailgate struts need changing, when i open the boot it doesn't lift fully and i have to manually lift up the last 6 inches so i don't bang my head on it. (It's electric) Also sometimes it struggles to lift at the first few inches, when the electric motor...
  16. Jimmy2007

    Cracked radar cover . ACC not available.

    That's great, thanks for killing my worries
  17. Jimmy2007

    Cracked radar cover . ACC not available.

    Hi, reviving an old thread for piece of mind. I fitted the radar cover, all good, cruise control works perfectly. However the connector has 2 wires exposed to the elements. I took a picture of the old one, the new one is identical. The connector sits in his own bracket and the wires face the...
  18. Jimmy2007

    Am I using the wrong oil?

    I see what you mean. To his defence though, my oil cap is imprinted with "Use Castrol oil" or something like that.
  19. Jimmy2007

    Am I using the wrong oil?

    Thank you. In your opinion, should i continue use quantum or the recommended castrol? In other words, which one is better, or are they the same?
  20. Jimmy2007

    Am I using the wrong oil?

    Hieveryone, Audi A6 C6 4F 2008 3.0lquattro. I use quantum 5w30 longlife and do an oil change every 5000/6000 miles. Talking to another audi owner he was horrified that i don't use castrol as recommended. The use of quantum was recommended by a very good audi mechanic i used in the past. Am I...
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