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    2.0 TDi EGR Valve Location

    Does anyone know how accessible the EGR valve is on 2012 Audi A5 2.0 TDi? Thinking of getting mine cleaned but wondering where it is located and how accessible in engine bay? I know some EGR are easily accessible near top of engine to side. But some are to the rear and require a bit of...
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    Fan Coming On

    Hi folks - wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this. The fan has recently started to come on after I stop the car. It is a 2012 A5 Sportback Sline. I have this A5 3 years and this has never happened. Now when I drive 40km to work, stop the car, get out and lock it, the fan is staying on for...
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    Alignment needed after new shocks?

    I'm replacing the rear shocks on my 2012 Audi A5 Sportback S-line. Do I need wheel alignment after shocks are replaced?
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    Brake Pads

    Hi guys - any idea what company makes original Audi brake pads? Direct from Audi they are a tad expensive - so I'm wondering who makes them, just buy them without the Audi stamp? Or are there other brands people recommend? I've no interest in performance pads, just normal pads will do - it's...
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    Brake pad wear indicator - A5 Sportback?

    Hi folks - I have an 2012 Audi A5 Sportback S-line (19inch factory wheels). Should I have brake pad wear indicators? I assumed that my car would have indicators to tell me when brake pads were worn. But I was in with my mechanic at the weekend and he says there are none on this model?
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    Fuel Door Leaking

    Hi folks - I have an 2012 Audi A5 Sportback and noticed when refueling that there is lots of water below the fuel cap, so the door to the fuel cap must be leaking? Is this a known problem? A recall by any chance? Has anyone else noticed this?
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    Exhaust tips

    I've a 2012 Audi Sportback 2.0 TDi Sline....and the exhaust tips are looking a bit worse for wear. Has anyone ever replaced the exhaust tips? Is it an easy job? Assuming you can order the exhaust tips from Audi? Anyone have the part number?
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    Oil Level

    Just got an oil change done on my Audi A5 2.0 TDi....should the oil level be at the max point? It's my first time with an electronic oil level. As displayed on the dash. I can't remember whether it was at max before I got the oil change done. I gave the mechanic 5 litres of oil. He said it...
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    Retro fit heated seats

    Has anyone retro fitted heated seats to an A5? I've an 2012 A5 S-line Sportback...would love to have heated seats :)
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    Service Schedule @ 55 miles

    Hi folks, I'm looking at buying a 2012 Audi A5 2.0 TDi. It has 55k miles on the clock and the car was registered in March 2012. It's last service was at 33k miles in 2014. So I'm wondering two things if anyone has any info: 1) Last service was at 33k miles, so what is due to be done now at 55k...
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    How To Tell If Car If Car Is Ex-lease

    Hi folks. I'm moving on from my S3 and looking at getting something else. Just wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to tell if a car is ex lease? I'm looking at a 2010 A5 Sportback 2.0 TDi Sline. The garage is saying it only has one owner. Now i know they bought it from auction as the...
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    Centre Console Buttons

    Just wondering why some A5's have lots of buttons down near the gear stick and some do not? Was there a change in later A5's where the buttons were located on the centre console rather than down by the gear stick?
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    Buying Advice - A5 Sportback S-line 2.0 Tdi 170

    Hi folks. I'm making the switch from petrol to diesel. So I've sold my Audi S3 and I'm going for an A5 Sportback S-Line 2.0 TDI 170. I've never owned a diesel before. Just wondering if anyone has any advice on checking out one of these A5's. Any common issues?
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    Wing Mirror Glass

    Hi folks. My wing mirror glass needs replacing. It's expensive from Audi so I'm thinking of using this stick on one from Ebay. Wondering if anyone has used this with success on an S3 8L prefacelift? RIGHT DRIVER RHS OFF/S BLUE TINT CONVEX WING DOOR MIRROR GLASS FOR AUDI A3 96-00 | eBay
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    Service Schedule 2009 A4 TDI

    Hi folks, just wondering if anyone could point me at some information about the service schedule for a 2009 A4 2.0 TDI 143BHP? I found this link here to service manual for a 2009 A5...some info for an A4 in there too...
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    Passenger side head lamp S3 8L Prefacelift

    Hi folks, just wondering if anyone has (or has seen) any headlamps for prefacelift S3 knocking around? Mine is gone on the passenger side, so I need a replacement.
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    Prefacelift Indicator

    Hi folks. I just got my indicator smashed on my 99 S3 when someone reversed into it! Does anyone know if the indicator is specific to the s3 or would an indicator from any prefacelift a3 fit?
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    APY turbo to later models?

    I'm looking to fit the APY turbo to a 2002 225 BHP TT engine. Is this possible? I have an APY turbo, but it seems to have an extra hole that the turbo from later engine does not have. Any ideas?
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    Using VSO to check Mileage

    Hi folks, following the advice from the sticky thread I checked the mileage of a car on Motoring : Directgov - MOT status check request It seems that you can only check the most recent MOT? So you can only really gauge if it has been clocked in the last year? Is there any way of checking the...
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    Vehicle check when no plate on car

    Hi folks. Just wondering how you do a vehicle check on a car when the original registration plate is not on the car. For example if someone traded a car into a garage and kept the registration plate as it was a personalised plate. In this situation how can I as a buyer do a check on the car...