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    Replacing crankcase breather on 2.5 V6 TDI - photos and description

    I'm afraid I didn't replace the gaskets so I didn't try to source new ones. Good luck with your search though.
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    Replacing crankcase breather on 2.5 V6 TDI - photos and description

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, scrag. I hope my description will be useful for you.
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    Backup settings for Tiptronic Gearbox

    I didn't get an answer back in 2007, and after a while I realised the situation wasn't getting any worse, and happened very infrequently. The gearbox never dropped into 'limp-home' mode when my wife drove the car so I started to think that it was perhaps my driving style that was causing it. It...
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    Audi A6 2.8 V6 Quattro Avant 1999 - Air Conditioning Evaporator

    Well done - I'm impressed. I considered doing it myself to save all that labour, but I just don't have the time. I wish I did. My dad had to do the same on his own A6 and he said the same as you - it's a tedious job. I just can't justify the outlay on a car that's worth £3k. :(
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    Audi A6 2.8 V6 Quattro Avant 1999 - Air Conditioning Evaporator

    Same problem on mine. Same conclusion: £1500 bill or arm-out-of-the-window time. We're about to buy a brand new A6 instead. :(
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    A6 worn/scratched centre console

    Your main dealer? I've replaced bits of interior trim in my '99 A6 and the costs haven't been excessive.
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    WTF - A6 to 'A9'

    American? Hasn't it got Spanish plates?
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    A6 Turbo Diesel Engine

    Just stay away from anybody offering cheap engines in the Heathrow area. :o
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    Replacing crankcase breather on 2.5 V6 TDI - photos and description

    I got it from an Audi dealer but I had to order it. I can't remember how much it cost. I think about £30 or so.
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    2.5 V6 TDI Oil Leak and Soot

    Where does the EGR pipe lead to after the vacuum valve? I think mine connects to the turbo but I can't remember for sure. If the previous owner disabled the EGR then I wonder how. Is yours blanked off?
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    Replacing crankcase breather on 2.5 V6 TDI - photos and description

    Glad it helped someone else - that's why I posted it. The oil leak on my engine died away after I replaced the breather. Give yours a few weeks and it might do the same. A blocked breather causes crankcase pressure build-up and that pushes oil out of the weakest seal.
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    Installing cruise control on a '98 A6 - VAG-COM steps needed?

    I've offered to help my aged uncle get cruise control installed in his '98 A6 1.9 TDi. He's tested his car to see whether it's got an electronic throttle (it has) so I was hoping that installing cruise control would be as simple as fitting the appropriate column stalk. I had to replace the...
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    '99 A6 ABS light on. Controller not recognised.

    That's completely different to the part that I had repaired by BBA-Reman.
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    Rear Brake Pads

    Holy shiat! You now need a computer to change brake pads on a modern car??? The world has gone mad. I did rear discs and pads on my '99 A6 at the weekend. 20 mins per side.
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    '99 A6 ABS light on. Controller not recognised.

    I had an ABS problem with the warning light showing and my local specialist's diagnosis software couldn't communicate with the ABS module. In virtually every case, he told me, this indicates a knackered ECU and sure enough that was the problem. BBA-Reman fixed my module for me for about £100...
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    2.0TDI limp mode Please Help!

    Cool - thanks for the clarification
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    2.0TDI limp mode Please Help!

    What's the manifold flip motor? Where does it fit and what does it do?
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    Advise Please

    Hi Verne. The A6 forums aren't very busy; perhaps they're cars for older, more sensible people who have better things to do with their time than wander around forums. ;) There's a few of us old-before-our-time chaps here though but our knowledge is limited of course. I still can't remember the...
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    Persistent oil leak

    I had to replace the crankcase breather filter to stop a persistant oil leak from the camshaft front seal on my V6 TDI engine. I don't know anything about the petrol engines, but if your crankcase is under pressure because the breather is blocked then you'll never stop the oil finding a way to...