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  1. Slackworth

    Spring Time

    Car went into Audi for a service yesterday and unfortunately on the health check, they've picked up a NSR spring broken :( Obviously Audi want an extortionate amount of money to fix it with the spring alone being £122 inc. VAT plus labour so total bill of £296. I've been looking around the...
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    Wheel Bearing

    My A6 3.0 TDI has the good old lovely prop plane noise and having done some investigation, it's the front nearside bearing. I had to have the offside rear done under warranty at 44000 and now at 57000 this one has gone...unfortunately the car is 20 days out of warranty grrr! What is the...
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    BiTDi Oh my!

    Put my A4 B8 3.0 TDI in for its service at Stafford Audi and they lent me an A6 Allroad Bi-TDI. All I can say is OMG!!! If you're fortunate enough to be able to afford one and debating it right now - stop debating and buy it. The engine and gearbox really are one of the best combinations I've...
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    320mm Uprated Pads & Disc Options

    Car went into Stafford Audi on Wednesday for its MOT and passed happily but the front pads and discs got advised by them - I'm never a sucker for the dealers antics where they're concerned as they wanted £400 but to be fair they did the Audi Cam on them and the pads are getting fairly worn...
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    Police Service History

    Morning all I've come across a cheap A6 C7 3.0 245 Avant and initially was very sceptical but now know why. The car was owned by West Midlands Police and has been serviced by their in house technical team (work is documented) rather than an indie garage or dealer. The S Tronic box was serviced...
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    Which mirror glass?

    In addition to my glow plug issue, VCDS has also thrown a wobbler on the passenger side door mirror glass - unfortunately the heater has gone on the mirror and throwing an error code - only one side worked in the snow we had over the weekend as well. Trying to find a slightly cheaper source...
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    3.0 TDI (CAPA) Glowplug DIY?

    Morning All, I have recently scanned my car with VCDS and have a fault on Glow Plug in Cylinder 5. I've tried clearing it in case it was intermittent but unfortunately it's back with avengeance! Asked Stoke Audi for a quote and they're saying they want £196 to do just one and asked a local...
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    Standard to Longlife Servicing Questions

    Evening all, The previous owner of my car (2008 A4 B8 3.0 TDi) did low miles so was on bog standard Oil & Inspection services whereas I want to move it to Longlife next service but seems to be confusion about what is needed on the initial changeover service. Mileage when it is ready will be...
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    Airbag & Wheel Removal Questions

    Hi All I'm undertaking my cruise control retrofit on Saturday as everything has arrived but have a couple of questions with regards to removing the airbag and wheel. ELSA says in big red writing to keep the key in the ignition while disconnecting the battery whereas other guides and forums say...
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    Midlands Newbie

    Hi All, Some of you may remember me from Tyresmoke a few years back when I owned my A4 B6...had a few cars since with my last being a 210k mile 330d when I traded it in. Happy to say I've left the dark side (although it served me well) and got myself a 2008 A4 B8 3.0 TDI. Other half has a 2009...
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