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  1. niftyandy

    New engine ...doh!

    Hi Just after some advice...unfortunately I need a replacement engine as mine's had a seizure...It's a 2004 petrol 3.0 quattro sport cab 6-speed manual with engine code ASN....just wondering if i have to stick with the ASN engine or can I go with 'another' 3.0 petrol engine, ie a non-ASN...
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    Hub replacement

    Hi Got a front bearing going on my A4 B6 3.0 Q-Sport (engine-ASN) Anybody got a diagram or schematic as to how to get at it and get it off to replace it? is it a difficult job? I'm ok with most things... Thanks in anticipation Andy
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    2 3.0 Questions

    Hi With regard to the 3.0 petrol (ASN) engine....Wondering if anybody can tell me:- 1) Where the Crankcase Breather Valve is located? 2) Does it have a Pressure Regulator Valve (or is that just for the Turbo models) and if so where is that located? I've got lumpy idle issues...car has...
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    Heater Issue

    Hi guys Got a problem with my heater in that it seems to now only blows out either cool or very luke-warm air. The luke warm air arrives after about 30mins of driving, though the heater fan kicks in ok after 3mins or so as usual when set to 'Auto' with 25'c set on the display. Car is getting up...
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    Audifans.net?

    Hi Anybody know what's happened to Audifans.net?...has it gone bust or something?.... I'm just getting the 'account suspended' page up now....oh dear.... Shame is it was a good source of info for Audi's...maybe not as good as this one but not bad!.. Andy
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    battery removal on 3.0 cab

    Hi I have a B6 3.0 Cabriolet with a dead battery and a new one ready to go in but after unfastening the terminals and pulling them off I'm left with a battery that won't budge at all. it moves, or slides, maybe 5mm left and right but won't seem to move out of its little cubby-hole next to the...
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    Shell Fuelsave - anybody saved any?

    Hi Folks Just wondering if anybody has found Shells new Fuelsave petrol to be the wonderfuel Shell seems to think it is? From my point of view, driving a petrol 3.0 QS Cab, I'v noticed that there has been a reduction in performance using it, even compared to the 'old' Shell regular...
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    EGR and PCV on 3.0 petrol ASN engine.

    Hi I drive a 2004 petrol 3.0 V6 (code ASN)..... Wondering if these have either an EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation ) and/or a PSV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve? If so can someone tell me where they are and if they are easy to get to and clean? Got a slightly uneven idle...
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    Slightly down on performance

    Hi Regarding a 3.0 Cab B6 Quattro Sport with remap done last year for 20-25hp more, which is great. However.... Just had my water pump replaced, as its bearing collapsed, so had the cambelt changed as well with tensioners and followers etc. Whilst its a good runner with no hiccups and it...
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    Towing a quattro?

    Hi I know that you shouldn't allow a quattro to be towed with the front wheels up on a trailer etc as it knackers the diff, you should use a flatbed etc. But what about towing one behind a car with a tow-rope, with all 4 wheels rolling on the floor...is that all right? I can't see...
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    Head gasket bolts question

    Hi Had my cylinder head(s) pressure tested and skimmed earlier this year as the gaskets had gone....Just wondering, as I'm losing about half a pint of coolant every 500miles or so, if the cylinder head bolts (which are special stretch bolts) can work loose or become slightly less torqued up...
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    Oily & smokey cold start-up

    Hi Got a bit of an issue with my 3.0 QS. On cold startups its not firing on all cylinders for about 5 seconds then they all kick in and occasionally, say every 3rd cold start, if emits some white/blue smoke from both pipes for about 5 seconds like its cleasring a cylinder. The smoke isn't pure...
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    A4 3.0 Plugs Questions

    Hi I've got an A4 3.0 (engine code ASN) and I'm changing the plugs at the weekend. Any body know the size of the plug removal tool? ...Ive got a 14mm one that doesn't get around the plug as there's a slight lip around it in the plug recess. Also any preference between NGK and BOSCH...
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    Dumb questions maybe...

    Hi Bit of a silly question time....I have a 2004 3.0 and was wondering what engine type/code I had....my V10 document has engine number as ASN-00550..... so I take it the ASN is my engine code?......right? I ask this as when mine is starting from cold its very lumpy, running on 5cyls for...
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    Getting cr*p out of the cooling system....

    Hi Anybody know of anything to help get rid of cr*p in the coolant to help it to get flushed out? My car has some old additives in its coolant from a previous life, the radweld, bar leaks sort of stuff I'm assuming, and I'm going to flush the system out and refill it at the weekend with new...
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    Coil pack on the way out?

    Hi Got a 2004 3.0 V6 petrol and when I accelerate to about 75mph and cruise on the motorway, my car judders a bit like it wont take any more, rather like a misfire, and my emissions light flashes on the dash. When I stop pressing on and let it settle down, at about 65-70mph, and cruise, the...
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    A4 Cab Windscreen Surround

    Hi Anybody know how to get inside the Cab windscreen surround as I have an awful rattle coming from a loose screw or something in there? Below 40mp0h its like a Western Union telegraph operator doing his thing and is really getting on my nerves. I had a new windscreen fitted about...
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    How to change A4 sidelight bulbs?

    Hi Got a 2004 A4 with projector halogen headlamps with H7's and H'9s for dipped and main beams. Question though is how youm getb to the sidelight bulb and the main beam bulb? Ive taken the headlamp units out and can easily get to the dipped beam bulb but the sidelight bulb is buried within...
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    Cooling system

    Anybody know the cooling system capacity for a 2004 petrol 3.0 V6? Cheers for info Andy
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    Expansion tank issue

    Hi Silly ar*e that I am, I unscrewed my expansion cap at the weekend with a view to topping up the tank as it was lightly low....but got distracted and forgot to top up and more importantly forgot to tighly screw the top on....it was just loosly on with perhaps 2-3 full rotations left before...
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