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  1. AvantAlexB7

    Fuse box help

    So my situation has changed and has meant I've had to upgrade my towbar electrics to 13pin ( which i should have done originally but there we go!). I've got another dedicated kit which is spot on, the issue i have is where the wiring meets the fuse box to power everything up. There an ignition...
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    Cold start knock 2.0tfsi

    A few month back i was greeted with a knock at idle when i started the car one morning. It only happens when to engine is cold and soon goes away, if it does it at all that is. It only does it at idle and stops if you rev the engine, but starts again when returning to idle. It seems to be an...
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    034 motorsport engine mount update

    Just thought id pop a little update on my thoughts so far on the 034 street density rubber engine mounts i fitted last weekend. So far I've done a good few motor way trips, urban driving and a mix of steady and spirited driving, so i think its a fair opinion on the product. I'll start of with...
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    Bilstien shocks, b6 or b8?

    Looking to purchase some replacement, upgrade shocks for my avant. Im pretty set on bilstiens but not sure weather to go for B6 or B8 sprint variants. The B8s seem like the sportier choice, but slightly concerned as they are shorter than stock and designed to be used with lowering springs (I...
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    Seat belt chime

    Had an intermittent issue just recently where the seatbelt chime goes off randomly when driving. Its the one that goes off if you un buckle the seat belt whilst driving along. It normally happens when moving position in the seat, then again it doesn't at all. Im just assuming its the buckle...
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    Handbrake adjustment

    As far as im aware the adjustment on the handbrake is automatic self adjusting. I've had a look on the interwebs already and I've seen how to reset the adjustment which i did a while back after the cables jumped off the adjustment wheel but the lever has since become more slack to the point...
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    Another annoying noise

    Had the windows down the yesterday and the radio off and i noticed another annoying little noise for a split second when accelerating. Its a very faint tinny rattle coming from the front somewhere. It does it under light/normal acceleration and driving but not when cruising or on overrun just...
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    Right hand turn knock

    Before swapping the front suspension i had a singular clunk on the left, i believe, as the suspension loaded up turning right on a roundabout. Anyway, i thought I'd cured that fault by replacing all the front suspension arms, drop links and trackrod ends, but it seems not. Im now wondering...
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    Xenon headlights blowing bulbs

    Since retrofitting the oem bi xenons I've had no end of bulbs blow. First a DRL, then more recently an indicator bulb ( thought maybe it was the cheaper chrome finish ones at fault?) And now another DRL, all in the same headlight too. Never had this issue with the old halogen units and im just...
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    Under bonnet trim fixing help

    I aquired the right side engine bay trim that covers the washer bottle a while ago and it came with the required fixings too which was a bonus. One of the bobbins replaces a fixing on the washer bottle and the other seems to have a bracket that screws to the front panel somewhere, however...
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    2.0tfsi valve cover replacement

    The valve cover replacement is on the horizon as the leak is gradually getting worse. Looking into it the actual gasket is readily available but it seems that the procedure requires the bolts to be changed as they also have there own little o rings. Issue is i can't find the bolts/o rings...
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    2.0tfsi FWD clutch replacement

    I think the time is swiftly coming to get the clutch changed on my bus, I've been putting it off for a while already. Im thinking of going down the LUK or Sachs route for a new clutch and flywheel and looking on autodoc those two parts in LUK form are around £420ish. Way cheaper than euro wrong...
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    Air recirculation flap

    Had a fault on the HVAC for a while now, so thought i ought to address it. VCDS is saying 00716 - air recirculation flap positioning motor, blocked or no voltage. Thought i might as well just replace the faulty unit but im unsure of the actual location of this particular flap motor. So say...
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    Oem bluetooth phone connectivity

    This thread maybe more phone oriented than B7 related!! I've e finally got the oem bluetooth wiring in and working(just!) And was wondering how others get on with their phone connectivity on newer phones. I can comnect my phone and make and end phone calls just fine but the menu list that...
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    Potential water ingress hotspots

    Ive noticed for a while the inside of my bus is smelling a little damp and musty. Thought I'd sorted it with by clearing the plenum chamber and also sorted a leak in the boot where to towbar wiring was routed. Is there any other comman places where waterleaks can appear? Maybe its just case of...
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    Oem accessories

    Just been looking through the online parts database looking for some bits and bobs and can't believe the amount of extras Audi offer from colour coded and leather key fob covers to in car mobile espresso machines! The list is a bit bizarre really but quite interesting
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    Front suspension refresh recommendations...

    Looking at refreshing the front suspension on my avant as a couple of arms need replacing and the rest are 14 years old and worn out. So looking at my options and it seems its Meyle of Lemforder are the 2 best quality aftermarket options. Just looking for recommendations really before i spend...
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    Wheel spacer question

    So im after some spacers for my Avant. Im needing feonts anyway so my wheels fit over my new Brembo's but fancy shifting the rear out too. Found this pic on the interwebs that is pretty much exactly what im after Does anyone happen to know the mm of spacer required to achieve that look on the...
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    Rear bumper valence question

    So i happen to be working on a B7 cab at work, and whilst stripping the rear bumper, i noticed that the rear valence looks a little more interesting than the standard s line version. The car is only a 2.0tdi s line so just the 2 single exhaust outlets and it is an oem part. I was wondering if...
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    Looking for a little more interior PIZAZZ!

    As the title says really, just looking for a few little touches to really set off the cabin in my Avant. Its already a very nice place to be but just think it needs something extra. A few touches of silver trim here and there set it off nicely and the ambient lighting in the door handles...
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