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  1. JohnG60

    A6 C5 airbag controller unit replacement

    I wonder if anyone can help. MOT is due and the new rules now cover warning lights. My airbag light has been on for the past two years - faulty controller unit was diagnosed after the car was in storage for a couple of years and the light came on when I put on a new battery. Cost new from...
  2. JohnG60

    AFB rebuild or AKE swap on A6 Avant 2.5tdi Quattro - year 2000 140k

    Hi Chris Thanks - I was hoping you would reply on this one :). That solution sounds good to me. I'm not going to be in a position to proceed with anything for the next 4-5 weeks (my father just passed away) but towards the end of March if I could meet up with you and talk it through that...
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    AFB rebuild or AKE swap on A6 Avant 2.5tdi Quattro - year 2000 140k

    Would like some advice on the above I've had this car for nine years now and it's part of the family - considered replacing it with a C6 avant 3.0tdi but prefer to wait for the new 3.0tdi BiTurbo. The engine is showing it's age and just doesn't have the oomph anymore. it's always been serviced...
  4. JohnG60

    Would an under tray improve MPG on motorway??

    It has one fitted as standard, sounds like a garage has failed to put yours back on at some stage - it may make a slight difference in MPG at higher speeds but it mainly reduces the engine noise considerably and helps prevent dirt and grit being sprayed all over your lower pulleys and electrical...
  5. JohnG60

    Tiptronic change playing up- A6 2.5tdi Quattro Avant : AFB 136,500

    Agreed Mike It's going back up to VAGtech next month to have the crankcase breather valve (oil separator) changed and clean out the inlet manifolds and then a re-map- probably from Celtic Tuning. I want the emotion tuning option as it enables me to switch between standard - economy and fast...
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    Tiptronic change playing up- A6 2.5tdi Quattro Avant : AFB 136,500

    I totally agree with you. It's a question of me weighing up a number of factors - unfortunately whatever car we drive there is a cost involved, be it maintenance or depreciation. I'm not a great lover of the C6 avant, never have been. I just don't think they got the shape quite right. I had...
  7. JohnG60

    Tiptronic change playing up- A6 2.5tdi Quattro Avant : AFB 136,500

    Update - Went up to VAGtech yesterday - no fault codes showing up on the diagnostic at all. they took it out for a test drive with the VAG-COM connected and even though they managed to induce the same problem still no fault codes showing up. They re checked the fluid level but all Ok there...
  8. JohnG60

    Tiptronic change playing up- A6 2.5tdi Quattro Avant : AFB 136,500

    Hi Mike Thanks for the comment. I decided to have the fluid changed partly as a precaution (I'm not a great fan of "filled for life" oils) due to the age an mileage of the car and also because the gearchanges in D had been getting a bit sloppy (sometimes not changing up early enough)...
  9. JohnG60

    A6 C5 interior lights not working on drivers side

    Car is booked into VAGtech next week for another problem so will get them to look at this - hopefully it's a fuse or relay
  10. JohnG60

    Tiptronic change playing up- A6 2.5tdi Quattro Avant : AFB 136,500

    Just would like to know if anybody has had a similar problem Car was serviced about 6 weeks ago by VAGtech and I had the tiptronic gearbox oil changed at the same time (first time it's been done) Since then the gear changes in Auto/Drive have been much smoother and consistent. However in...
  11. JohnG60

    A6 C5 interior lights not working on drivers side

    I wonder if any one has had similar problem and could give a pointer as to where/what the problem might be. The window lifter on the drivers side broke so I removed the subframe and replaced the plastic clip - no problems. I didn't however mark the position of the door subframe before removal...
  12. JohnG60

    A6 Avant 2.5tdi quattro tiptronic - new pump = bad MPG and power

    Hi Chris The garage originally thought the problem was the lift/priming pump so they were messing around at the rear for 3 days until they figured it was working and it must be the injection pump - so nothing can be ruled out as to what they've done ! I've just received my set of Elsawin CD's...
  13. JohnG60

    A6 Avant 2.5tdi quattro tiptronic - new pump = bad MPG and power

    Hi there No not massively out I don't think - although far enough retarded that Chris had to physically adjust the pump as it was outside the compensation limits. Chris would be able to clarify exactly how much it was out. I'm still getting air in somewhere though. yesterday it fired then...
  14. JohnG60

    A6 Avant 2.5tdi quattro tiptronic - new pump = bad MPG and power

    Just to say thank you to Chris Drove the car up yesterday and Chris re-timed the pump for me - took less than one hour, my local Audi specialist had quoted 3 hours plus a diagnostic to do the same job. On the 80 mile drive back to East Grinstead the car was pulling cleanly again, fuel...
  15. JohnG60

    A6 Avant 2.5tdi quattro tiptronic - new pump = bad MPG and power

    Thanks Chris Let me see if I can get the thing going tomorrow and then take it from there
  16. JohnG60

    A6 Avant 2.5tdi quattro tiptronic - new pump = bad MPG and power

    Hi Chris Many thanks - I might take you up on that if I can get it running Just went out to take it down to the garage to fill up -wouldn't start. cranks but doesn't even try to fire. dead as a Dodo. TC Garage in Sussex - don't touch them ! car went in last July as the Air con...
  17. JohnG60

    A6 Avant 2.5tdi quattro tiptronic - new pump = bad MPG and power

    Hi there Just a quick question - hope I'm posting in the right place We have a 1999 A6 Avant 2.5tdi Quattro tiptronic which we've had for the past 7 years. Fontains did a cambelt change and full service 5,000 mile ago. about 1,000 miles ago the car just wasn't right, down on power etc...
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