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    2.0 tdi 2007 bre engine MPG issues

    SOLVED Changing the timing sorted this out. You can actually adjust the timing quite easily by vcds and removing the timing belt cover then undoing the 3 bolts and levering the other bolt with a screwdriver. With my timing advanced slightly to 3.4 degrees,it uses much less fuel. You can see...
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    2.0 tdi 2007 bre engine MPG issues

    It starts and runs fine...no noticeable issues
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    2.0 tdi 2007 bre engine MPG issues

    Hi there, I've put fuel cleaner through the last two tank fulls already...
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    2.0 tdi 2007 bre engine MPG issues

    I have found i'm only getting 38mpg which is much less than the 1.9tdi A4 I used to have. It's had a new fuel filter and service, tyres pressures are fine, no fault codes, 18 inch wheels, temperature guage sits at 90 degrees. 165k on the clock. Timing belt was done recently and the timing was...
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    Swap my S-line springs and shocks for SE springs and shocks

    I've got an A4 S-line 2007, but want to make the ride softer. I'd like to swap the swings and shocks with someone else that has an SE. I'm in the Gloucester area. Thanks
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    Armrest lid broken

    Does anyone know how to repair or replace the plastic catch that's broken securing the driver's arm rest lid compartment. I don't want to have to go to the dealers for this...has anyone managed to repair it? It's held with an elastic band at the moment so ideally something more refined!
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    16" wheels wanted

    I'm wondering if i can fit other sizes of wheels and what difference it would make? If anyone has any 16" standard alloys with / without winter tyres (205 55 16) i'd like to buy them. Thanks
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    Driving in the snow!!!

    Do any of you guys know what ESP actually does??? It seems to stop lots of sliding somehow but I'd like to know the technical side...
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    2.5tdi High milers 300,000 thou plus??

    I get 44 mpg ...mine's the 130 bhp...It's not as good as some, but it's not sooo bad. But the engine is so smooth....and the gearbox too. I still can do 1 finger gear changes! These cars are built so well. I doubt i'll have any other type of car again!
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    2.5tdi High milers 300,000 thou plus??

    My a4 b6 1.9 tdi is on 218,000 miles and drives like new....
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    Driving in the snow!!!

    It's amazing the difference they make and like you say 4 x 4s can be left standing! I'm going to try and get a spare set of alloys so i can swap each year without balancing , etc. Anyone got any cheap 16" alloys for sale?
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    Driving in the snow!!!

    The hankooks were only £70 each fitted at elite tyres in Yate.
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    Driving in the snow!!!

    These are all great tips! Thanks very much for all the input everyone! On all your advice, I went this afternoon and got some hankook winter tyres fitted on the front. It is amazing how it drives now...even in the slush it's got loads of grip and that combined with the ABS and ESP makes it a...
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    Servicing a B6 1.9 tdi

    Hi, the egr has been blanked off and the inlet cleaned out....haven't done the mr muscle turbo clean but might give it a go...any other possible ideas? Thanks
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    Driving in the snow!!!

    Ok thanks, great tips!
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    Driving in the snow!!!

    Those are great tips! Thanks. Have you used winter tyres and know which is best? Thanks
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    Driving in the snow!!!

    Which winter tyres do you recommend? I'd like a good brand but don't want to spend a fortune....Can they be used in the summer too? Thanks
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    Servicing a B6 1.9 tdi

    My B6 avant 1.9 tdi has done 218,000 miles. It had a cambelt and water pump done last year. The service light has just come on and i'm wondering what should i include in the service (i'll do it myself) I was going to do the standard - oil flush and change, filter, fuel filter, pollen filter...
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    Driving in the snow!!!

    Has anyone got any tips about driving in these current weather conditions. I have a B5 and 1.9 tdi avant 2 wheel drive and need to get to work but am scared about damaging it. Can I do anything to the car have more chance of arriving at work? like letting the tyres down a bit or getting studs...
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    Driving in the snow!!!

    Hi, has anyone got any tips about driving in these current weather conditions. I have a B6 and 1.9 tdi avant 2 wheel drive and need to get to work but am scared about damaging it. Can I do anything to the car have more chance of arriving at work? Some of the roads here haven't been gritted.
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