Fitted an alpine UTE72bt to the Mrs A4 and surprise sup rose she’s found something to moan about !!
It’s too bright at night , pmsl .
Dimming is an option apparently but nowhere on the web I’ve looked at actually tells you how !!
I’ve selected manual instead of the auto (orange wire option) but...
hi folks , trying to fit an Apline into the other half’s A4 , I bought a PC9-401 as that seemed to fit the bill (half amplified) but I’ve gone to plug it all in and everything goes in ok except the power plug from the headunit !
This is what is coming from the dash
The black and brown...
My wife’s A4 B5 1.8t avant is playing up .
It will only start if the EPC light is illuminated but every so often the light doesn’t come on meaning the car will only turn over .
No pattern as to weather it comes on or not .
Scanned with VCDS , no codes .
New battery so not a voltage issue .
A lot of words above I don’t understand :D
I got the car with a single din concert that didn’t work .
I double din converted it with an alpine w235bt which I thought sounded ok but lacked any bass punch that I put down to rubbish speakers .
I removed the alpine and adaptor loom and plugged the...
right , I got fed up of my double din alpine sounding hopeless so have put that in my transporter where it sounds great .
Won this symphony cheap on eBay , had a mare with the seller as he forgot to tell me he didn’t have the code .
£5 on eBay later we’re all working and sounds amazing compared...
Errrrrrm I don’t know !
I wasn’t aware there were threads in the head !
The bolt has broken halfway down where it screws into the block .
I’m in Ireland (work) at the moment so will look on my return .
I blimmin hope not !!!!!
It had twisted where it broke and as about half diameter of the rest of it .
I’ve checked bolt length , hole cleanliness, the torque wrench , all checks out .
Must have been a flaw !
Buying ARP in a couple of weeks
No Ian .
The 1st round (40nm) went well , no jerking or creaking , 60nm was going well nice and smooth , felt like it was just about to click off on the torque wrench then bang !
I double checked the setting on the wrench and was spot on , so out of curiosity tried the next bolt and that went...
Finally a day to get the engine back together !
Head on , half hours research on sequence and torques and angles .
Decided on wet , 40nm twice , 60nm twice BANG !!!
WTF was that ?
C U next Tuesday :wtf:
Lol , I considered installing windows on my Mac to run VCDS but gave my head a wobble and decided it would be like putting a 1.6 pinto in a Lamborghini :D I opted for a cheap windows laptop just for car stuff :)
The RNSE looks awesome , wish I could be bothered to do it .
So , just been to the yearly MOT (all good)
On the dual carriageway on the way home I’ve developed a horrible vibration in overrun :(
It’s all coming apart in the next week or so for the new engine so this will be the time to sort it out !
I’m guessing between DMF or transer box to prop...
Bill , I have refitted the lower spring shim on the exhaust valves :)
To be truthful, I haven’t actually as I’m still lapping the valves in , only 4 to go :D
But I will be .
Thanks for the input to potentially save a massive fail though :)
Heads finally back , field aren’t quick but are VERY good !
The 3 week wait was blamed on several WRC engines taking longer than anticipated and I let him off as I got a tour of the premises , some MUCHO cool stuff in there :) e.g a fully freighted BDT from an RS200 :hearteyes:
Anyway , top job...