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  1. AlexGSi2000

    For Sale 2000 Audi A4 1.8 20v SE

    You are viewing my grandads Audi A4, he has recently given up driving and the car is no longer used - we would rather it go to a good home than see it stuck in the garage. My grandad purchased the car back in 2004 and covered 53,000 miles during this time. Total mileage; 120,129 The car was...
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    Airbag Module - Component Protection Removal?

    Evening, Can anyone local to Merseyside carry out a component protection removal on an airbag module? The original failed on my car (2007 A5), so purchased a replacement with the same part number. It works - although the light is still on the dash due to the component protection. Thanks
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    A5 3.0TDi G450 Sensor?

    Evening, Apologies for jumping back on out of the blue - I'm mostly acquainted with the older 2.5TDi V6 engine, so have little to no experience with the newer common rail V6 TDi's I have a question regarding the DPF pressure sensor G450 on a 2007 3.0TDi. Can a sensor with a different part...
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    Thanks for your help over the years!

    Just a quick message to say thanks to everyone that has helped me out and offered advice over the past 3.5 years - particularly adamss24. The A4 has been fun to own, had its fair share of issues (camshafts being one), but the time has come to try something else as the A4 has been the longest I...
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    2.5 TDi Engine Code?

    Just a quick question, can anyone advise where I can find the engine code stamped on the 2.5TDi engine? Went to go and have a look at one today, but could not find the engine code stamped anywhere! Probably me being stupid...
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    So called "VW/Audi Specialist"

    Another rant from me - this time regarding a so-called specialist that has wound me up. This story stems from my Grandad, who has owned his B5 A4 1.8 for the past 12 years. Its always garaged up and has only covered around 20,000 miles since he bought it, it has only covered 2,000 miles over...
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    Coilover springs with normal shocks?

    Does anyone think it would be a bad idea fitting standard shock absorbers in place of coilover shock absorbers on the rear of my A4 B6? I purchased a set of well branded coilovers just over two years ago - over the past few months I have noticed handling has become vague - especially from the...
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    BMW 540i

    Thought I would post a few photos of myself and a friends E39 540i. The car was purchased 3 months ago for the sole purpose of doing a Euro Trip challenge for a friends stag do/holiday. (3500 miles with a car purchased for no more than £750) We originally found the car on ebay for over £1k, we...
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    Power Steering Fluid?

    Quick question about the VAG hydraulic fluid. I noticed the resevoir was fairly low, so wanting to top-up. I have been sold a bottle of G 004 000 M2 fluid from the parts counter, I have looked on the VAG parts website which shows fluid G 002 000 M2 fluid. I asked about this and was told that...
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    Stiff Ball Joint - Knocking?

    Two questions on the B6 section this week! - I must be losing the plot. Last night I was trying to investigate a knocking coming from the front end - I would describe the sound as worn anti-roll bar droplinks - knocking over uneven/pitted road surfaces. Upon taking the wheels off I found the...
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    2.5TDi Quattro Manual Gearbox

    Wondering if anyone has had one of these refurbished/rebuilt? The car has done 183k and is becoming increasingly more difficult to select gears - its not crunching, just noticing that its requiring more force to get into gear. I have owned the car since 120k and carried out two gearbox oil...
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    VFIZ for DIS

    Came across this site today; Its a box that plugs inbetween the instrument cluster and wiring - which adds a lot of features and information through the DIS. They do units for colour and non-colour. May be a good mod for someone!
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    After some advice with abit of moss build-up I have noticed. I have small amounts of green moss in-between the window and window-seals, also around the roof rail area on my A4. I had used a pin to scrape parts of it out without damaging the paintwork, however if I was to remove the moss that...
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    Custom front-mount intercooler.

    After some pointers and advice on this one if possible! I have traced two oil leaks back to my intercoolers on the 2.5TDi o_O - pressure tested them and found them to be split from where the core meets the plastic end caps. I have taken a look for replacements - they seem to be quite...
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    Motorbike Track Days

    I have had my full licence and bike since May this year. It was initially very strange being on the road with a bike after I passed, but gradually built confidence and basic skills over the summer - I have ridden around 1500 miles. I was originally cornering very slowly - but have progresivelly...
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    B7 TFSi Purchase Advice

    Morning, After almost three years with my B6 A4 2.5TDi Quattro - I am now thinking about changing the car, due to milage & the fact I fancy a little change. I have always been happy with the A4, it looks good, comfortable on long trips and handles really well (after a few upgrades). The only...
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    Courrier Insurance

    This is something that has annoyed me a few times. "Would you like to insure your parcel in the event of loss or damage" What? - In my mind, that translates to "You are paying us to do a job, but incase we cant do it properley would you like to pay us some more" I can understand for...
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    Hpi Check - Mileage Anomolies

    Morning, Wondering if anyone could shed some light on this for me? Im currently looking at replacing my girlfriends car (She has owned an MG ZR for 6 years! - its time it went), we have been looking at Renault Megane 225's, been to see a few and havent been happy with the condition of them...
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    2.5TDi Fuel Pump Tensioner

    After fitting new belts and tensioners this weekend, I have noticed some movement on the fuel-pump belt tensioner. Not sure if this is normal or not? I never paid attention to the old one - I have taken a video below;
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    Lowering & CV Boots

    Just wondering if anyone else tears CV boots all the time after lowering? I have taken my A4 down by around 45-50mm and seem to tear inner CV boots for fun. I usually haven't noticed til I have destroyed the CV joint (starts vibrating) and bought 2nd hand driveshafts. I must have gone through...