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  1. S4_dan

    S8 D2 front suspension spacers

    Hi guys, I'm replacing the upper control arms on AN S8 D2. One side has never been off in 19 years, and one side has. The passenger side, which hasn't been off, had 2 little spacers which sit between the top plate and the bodywork. These slide over the studs, 2 out of 5 in total. The...
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    Can't find appropriate forum but needing SKC to program new key/transponder

    Hi, few months ago I purchased a 2004/53, B6 cabby, which only came with one key. A bug bear of mine. I have purchased a used key and a brand new virgin transponder. I've got the blade cut and remote matched to my car. I have full genuine vcds but I'm looking for someone who can safely...
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    Turtle Wax headlight restoration product

    Before: (O/S headlight was really dull and yellow, pic doesn't do show it as bad as it really was due to the light) After: (about 20 mins from start to finish) The Turtle Wax headlight restoration box comes complete with sanding pads, sray, rubbing compound and base wipe and final seal wipe...
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    Should this have a bit of play in it....

    This tensioner has a bit of play in it where the bolt holds it to the car (bottom left bolt). Even the bolt head moves slightly with the whole tensioner. There is a small rubber seal that sits behind the tensioner as per separate pic. My serpentine and air con belt snapped yesterday, air con...
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    Rear lights plastic cover A4 Cab.

    Hi, Does anyone have the part number for the little plastic cover that protects the rear light lenses from rain water running along the boot Channel? I'm missing the passenger plastic. I've tried looking on oemopc but can't find it anywhere. Tried searching on ebay but many different ones show...
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    Cleaning the engine and bay....

    Hi, what's the best way to clean the engine and bay? Can I use a pressure washer or does it have to be a steam cleaner? It's really dusty and dirty under the bonnet and I am wanting to smarten the car up. Thanks.
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    N/S/F brake disc only using outer half

    Just picked at 53 plate Cab, and on the front brake discs, the PO has fitted new pads but the not the disc. So, on the nearside front disc, the outer half of the disc is clean and the inner half of the disc is rusty and not being touch by the pad. The brakes work but they are not as effective...
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    N/S/F brake disc only using outer half

    Just picked at 53 plate Cab, and on the front brake discs, the PO has fitted new pads but the not discs. So, on the nearside front disc, the outer half of the disc is clean and the inner half of the disc is rusty and not being touch by the pad. O/S/F is all clean. doesn't pull when braking...
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    Think I've bought a Cab.

    Looking to get back into an Audi. Love the 2.5 V6 tdi engine, so I took a punt on one on a well known auction site. Seller is responsive with messages. Never had a Cab before, so what 'other bits' do I need to look out for when I go.to.collect and before I hand over my hard earned brass...
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    07 2.0tdi DPF light and no regen

    Hi guys, My mate has bought a 2.0tdi and the dpf light was on and off when he test drove it. It spent more time off than on. He bought the car and after three days the dpf light is on all the time and now the car has little power. I've just plugged in my VCDS and checked blocks 70 and 75...
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    1.9tdi saloon 1997 breaking

    Just a heads up, I'm going to breaking my wife's tdi soon. The coolant system is pressurising and she wants a newer car. Shame as its only done 148k but the head was skimmed before I bought it. Its not mint but has plenty of useable parts. I'll put a post in the correct place in the next few...
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    Anyone got a handbrake lever?

    The spring that holds the latch against the ratchet curve has become dislodged on our B5 handbrake. I've removed the centre console and the handbrake cover but there is no apparent repair or way of opening the handbrake lever? I've had to put an elastic band around the lever, holding the latch...
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    One simply cannot remember!

    If on the 1.9 tdi (AFN) whether or not the timing belt has to be removed for the water pump to be replaced? The impellor has come loose from the pump shaft. I can't remember if there is a timing belt pulley that needs to be removed before being able to remove the water pump? Or if it's only...
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    Meyle Water pump.

    Has anyone used a Meyle branded water pump? Water pump is spinning on the spindle. Will change the timing belt whilst I'm in there. Or is there another good brand of water pump to use? Will probably have the Audi for 1 more year max, then we will be in a position to buy a much newer Audi...
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    FWD rear ABS ring

    Looking to replace the N/S/R abs ring on the car but the ones on ebay are a different style. My current ones have lots of 'holes' in the ring but new ones are like raised teeth like these: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F151007272282 Will these...
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    '97 Speedo Dash Bulbs.

    The Speedo and rev counter has lost a couple of lights. Am I right in thinking it's the orange base Bx8.4d bulbs, 1.1w which go in there? I haven't removed the dash yet to look, trying to order the bulbs before I do. My dash is analogue clock with 4 square lights in centre for ABS and warning...
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    1.9tdi FWD rear caliper carrier required.

    Set about removing the brake caliper and carrier as the replacement bolts arrived. Turns out the bolts are the wrong ones, even though online etka says there are correct. Top bolt snapped and bottom one I had to grind off. Before drilling out the studs, tried freeing off the seized sliders...
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    Urgent: rear disc removal without carrier removal?

    Guys, Is it possible to remove the rear disc on an FWD 1.9tdi without remove the caliper carrier? I ask as I need to change the disc but the bolts were rounded by the previous owner. He did mention this to me when I purchased the car. Ideally I'd like to change the disc today but there are...
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    1997 110bhp tuning box

    Has anyone else fitted a tuning box that plugs inline on the fuel pump harness on their 110bhp Tdi? I was given one from a friend for looking at and doing some work on his allroad. It's made by CR racing from I can gather. He bought it many moons ago for his 1996 110 tdi A4. But ended up...
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    Climate control unit part numbers

    The climate control unit is temperamental in my friends 2000 X Allroad. Passenger side heat settings sometimes just randomly goes down by 0.5 degrees at a time. The part number is 4B0 820 043K. I have a unit from an 2002 Allroad part number 4B0 820 043AK and this doesn't work. Econ light stays...
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