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  1. jarnold231

    Toe & Camber Bolts

    Wanting to get the toe and camber sorted on the rear end - had a peruse of this useful forum and found earlier post by JR et al (https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/rear-toe-adjustment-bolts.348154/) Seeing as I want both parts this kit of OE VW suspension bolts on fleabay appears to be the...
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    Chriping Brakes

    So been having a little problem with my OSF brake. As the car gets above 20-30 I get an audible chirping type sound from the front driver's side. This morning I've had the caliper off taken out the pads, gave them a light sand, and reinstalled with lots of grease made no difference. When the...
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    Bodywork

    Getting ready for a big body work day to install new wings, new rear bumper and valance (courtesy of JustRob) I'm preparation I've been acquiring tools and bits and pieces. One thing I need is a drill bit to put holes in the new bumper for reversing sensors. I know you're meant to buy a...
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    Little joke

    Husband: My wife is missing. She went out yesterday and has not come home... Sergeant at Police Station: What is her height? Husband: Gee, I'm not sure. A little over five-feet tall. Sergeant: Weight? Husband: Don't know. Not slim, not really fat. Sergeant: Colour of eyes? Husband: Sort of...
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    Kufatec Loom

    I recently received the Kufatec loom for powering my recaro seats. Having reviewed the German documentation (and the appalling Google translation) the instruction indicate that the new live wire should piggyback off an existing line by splicing it into and then insulating it. Given I have...
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    Fuse for power seats

    Just in the process of installing the S4 Recaro front seats I bought. Put them in Black connector with 2x wires connected Yellow airbag connector installed No Green Red connector not installed as no socket for it atm. Not getting any power to the seats to move them. Assuming this could be a...
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    Electrical Gremlins

    Definitely got some intermittent electrical gremlins in the rear door of the Avant. 1. Random loss off all lights in rear right module. Goes away after engine restart. Had the box off and it looks dry with no dust. 2. Rear windscreen washer, sometimes decides to go on by itself and sometimes...
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    Drunken eBay Purchases

    So last Friday I went to the pub (in the Highlands this involves staying with a friend due lack of pubs within 8 miles of home and no public or private transport options) as it could have been expected it turned into a heavy night. Turns out I put an offer in on a complete S4 B7 interior...
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    ABS ESP Lights on over 50mph

    Hi all, Took a run up to Inverness and noticed that whilst on dual carriageway at c.70mph the ABS and ESP lights came on. Once parked up, engine off and on they went off, pootled about town with no issues, but they came back on on the way back. Stopped to drop off mum, lights back off. Road...
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    Winter is coming

    In preparation for increasingly inclement weather I am working on winterising my A4. Step 1: Buy coilover and raise ride height (thanks to Hogg) Step 2: Buy winter wheels + winter tyres. Need some help on step 2 - think it would be prudent to get some smaller and thinner wheels. Found someone...
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    Lights warnings

    Been getting a load of odd light warnings so far I've had intermittent failures on: 1. Rear plate light 2. Right rear indicator 3. Right main beam headlight In all cases the lights are actually working. I'm starting to think it could be to do with connections somewhere. Anyone have any ideas /...
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    Brake Pad Warning Light

    So brake pad warning light came on yesterday. Visual inspection suggests they're all good, I haven't noticed any decrease in braking performance, and the discs aren't marked outside/inside that I can see. All of the brakes were changes <3000miles ago (all new calipers / pads / discs) and I...
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    Paranoia

    Just came back from a very wet 110 mile round trip to Inverness and upon unpacking the boot got a strong wiff of fuel. Before I start dismantling the car to track down this phantom pong - is this likely to be a leak ? Not seen any signs of one on the ground beneath the car (on dry days when I...
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    Steering wheel removal

    Trying to put an new wheel in my A4 B7. I understood that an M12 Spline was needed to remove the wheel from the column, but mine doesn't appear to be fitted with an M12, or an M10 for that matter. Didn't think there was an M11. The bolt has 8.8 written on it , does anyone know if a different...
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    A5 wheels on A4 B7

    Looking at getting some second hand 18 inch A5 OEM alloys to replace the 16 inch ones on my A4 B7 Avant. My wheels are 7Jx16H2 ET42 with 205/55/R16 tyres. Looking at A5 8.5Jx18 ET32 with 255/8.5 Dunlop tyres. They look fundamentally the same, but I understand the CB are different (57.1 Vs...
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    Driver side heater motor

    Working through my list of things to fix on the A4 and I have now come to the driver side heater. The thing is blowing hot air out into the footwell at some rate. The previous owner changed the Heat Exchanger, which is definitely working. From my reading up across the forum it would seem that...
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    Engine failure whilst driving

    Hi there, Bought a used Audi A4 Avant B7 2.0TDI 140 (2007) with 114k miles, paid £1200. Took it to the garage and had a new cambelt fitted and the brakes done (£650). Mechanic said the thing was in great condition otherwise. Happy days. Tonight whilst driving home I went round a corner and...
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