B8 Deano's B8 RS4

DeanoC

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I thought I'd start a thread as this one is staying a few years and it's inevitable I'll tweak stuff.

In the absence of a 'readers rides' section i thought i'd post in here as I read this forum more than the RS4 one and that doesn't seem to have any build posts anyway.

First up was a proper detail:

Paint:
Autoclense snow foam
Zymol clay
Auto glym polish
Zymol hd clense
Zaino polish
Maguires glaze
P222 wax

Inside:
Auto glym fast glass
Gliptone leather cleaner and conditioner

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This was after a 300 mile trip to Wales:

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DeanoC

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Next up i needed to sort the dull lights. Trups sorted me out with the full works.

Exterior:
Reverse
Front indicators
Cornering lights

Interior:
Footwells
Domes
4 x reading
Sunvisors
Glove box
Boot and boot lid
Puddle lights
Active reflectors

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Here's a funny one, OEM LED footwell vs. Trups LED:

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Gooders

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Very good display of the different lights, nice one


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DeanoC

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stunning mate. the lights make a hell of a difference. you can program the footwell lights to be always on with carista or vcds

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Thanks mate. Yea i will do that along with chirp on lock, hill hold assist defaulted on and close the boot from the key

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JG51 AUD

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Stunning car Deano, leds make such a difference.

If you haven't done this already, remove the plastic key from the glove box, it's better kept out of sight in your house, IMO.

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DeanoC

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Stunning car Deano, leds make such a difference.

If you haven't done this already, remove the plastic key from the glove box, it's better kept out of sight in your house, IMO.

JG
Top shout. Thanks mate

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Are you in love with it mate.
 

Chris Nelson

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Thanks mate. Yea i will do that along with chirp on lock, hill hold assist defaulted on and close the boot from the key

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didnt know you could do the boot close from key. is that only if you have the button to close it on the boot lid

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DeanoC

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didnt know you could do the boot close from key. is that only if you have the button to close it on the boot lid

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Yes. I've not seen it done yet but it must be possible. It will just need a bit of a play.

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DeanoC

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A bit of coding tonight.

- remove error caused by reverse LEDs
- add hidden menu
- release parking brake without the foot brake
- make DRL's 100% with dipped beam
- remove stupid key warning
- CD ripping

Things i cant get working so will go to round 2:

- Chirp on lock and unlock
- 5 blinks on the indicator not 3
- alarm zero delay instead of 15 seconds
- shut the boot with the key
- Winking drl's on turn signal
- interior light control - i see the background light option but it is greyed out

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chrisa4quat

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A bit of coding tonight.

- remove error caused by reverse LEDs
- add hidden menu
- release parking brake without the foot brake
- make DRL's 100% with dipped beam
- remove stupid key warning
- CD ripping

Things i cant get working so will go to round 2:

- Chirp on lock and unlock
- 5 blinks on the indicator not 3
- alarm zero delay instead of 15 seconds
- shut the boot with the key
- Winking drl's on turn signal
- interior light control - i see the background light option but it is greyed out

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You may find some of that in the menu on the dash rather than coding itself


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DeanoC

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I got the chirps to work - needed to activate separately from yhe lock and unlock.

Added the autobahn lights

Figured dimming drl's on indication is impossible if you chabge the brightness when the headlights are on

Sorted the interior lighting - there is a 3rd hidden menu change on the face lift 8Ks

Just need to figure the boot and the 5 blinks not 3 change now

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DeanoC

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Another little tweak. I plugged the vacuum input for the exhaust valve actuators.

I'm much happier. It's sounds as it should now all the time. In order of noticeable difference:

- Rumble on let off and the up and down shift farts and blips between roughly 1k and 4k are much more noticeable

- exhaust noise on acceleration between 1k and 4k. Again quitedifferent - much deeper

- smoothness between 1k and 4k. Slight but definitely noticeable

There is a slight drone in D7 under load below 50mph but to be honest it's still less than what i expected this car to make in quiet mode. Have the stereo on over 10 and you can't hear it at all.

I was going to use a bolt but i found this random thing in the same drawer as the zipties and it was a nicer fit.

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Another thing i noticed was having the rear seats folded down (which i did on my return leg) makes the exhaust much louder in the cabin.

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DeanoC

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Another thing off the list and i'm proud of this one. I had a few door rattles which drive me mental. After the standard tactic of prodding various bits until it stops i narrowed it down to the trim around the B&O tweeter near the wing mirror. The whole trim in that area is quite loose but the issue is the contact between the hard plastic triangle outer trim and the hard plastic just beneath the door card.

I tried padding out this area but it would just vibrate into the door over time.

I found an easier way.

1 - find some dense foam. I cut up a paint roller:

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2 - Insert some here which pulls this bit of trim forward a mm or so and stops the movement:

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You can just about see it in there:

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Now you have a tiny gap in the trouble area and no movement:

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JG51 AUD

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I hate rattles too, good job Deano.
JG
 

DeanoC

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Finally got around to sorting the swirls.

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After:


The door trim come up perfect:

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Next job is a coat of Gtechniq Crystal Serum and Exo 2

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Great work mate, did you get any strange looks from the neighbours. I want to get a big pull out cover that will go over the car when i am detailing my fleet of Audi,s a bit like the Autoglass vans have now.
 

DeanoC

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Great work mate, did you get any strange looks from the neighbours. I want to get a big pull out cover that will go over the car when i am detailing my fleet of Audi,s a bit like the Autoglass vans have now.
A copper pulled up and asked if i jad a permit haha.

Im all seriousness it was a reason for two of my neighbours i have never met to say hello, they think I'm mad.

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DeanoC

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So I might have spent the day with Trups to try something new on the B8. More info to follow:

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DeanoC

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Carbon badges on (fake for now to lose the chrome and to practice as the real ones don't turn up until Jan)

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I also fitted the Osram Clear Blue Intense bulbs from Trups in my modified lights:

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Really happy with them and great now i have them setup right.

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GeoffDunk

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Thanks mate. Yea i will do that along with chirp on lock, hill hold assist defaulted on and close the boot from the key

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@DeanoC B8.5 looks really good, noticed your other threads elsewhere. I am trying to get the light pack sipplied, did the ones you get dim? I have the dimming ambient light setting in the MMI as like to dim them to zero when on long journeys at night, but otherwise have them slightly illuminated during normal journeys and they will be on full brightness when exiting and entering the car.

Did anyone get the "close boot from key" activated because when I looked into this it wasn;t possible on the B8.5 only on the A/S/RS6 as it requires hardware. HHA memory should have been sorted 2014 onwards too.
 

DeanoC

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@DeanoC B8.5 looks really good, noticed your other threads elsewhere. I am trying to get the light pack sipplied, did the ones you get dim? I have the dimming ambient light setting in the MMI as like to dim them to zero when on long journeys at night, but otherwise have them slightly illuminated during normal journeys and they will be on full brightness when exiting and entering the car.

Did anyone get the "close boot from key" activated because when I looked into this it wasn;t possible on the B8.5 only on the A/S/RS6 as it requires hardware. HHA memory should have been sorted 2014 onwards too.
Yes the lights dim as they should.

You're right the boot close with the key is not something you can code. You can get a module that will do it though.

Now i've lived with it i kinda like the HHD assist not defaulting. Mine is a 14 but i think it changed late in 2014.

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GeoffDunk

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Yes the lights dim as they should.

You're right the boot close with the key is not something you can code. You can get a module that will do it though.

Now i've lived with it i kinda like the HHD assist not defaulting. Mine is a 14 but i think it changed late in 2014.

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Cheers, will get a set of the lights ordered. Do you know who sells the boot close module, have you got a link? Yes, HHA remembering last setting was a later 2014 addition (2015MY).

I am going to do the exhaust valve mod, does it make a big difference to running in the dynamic setting? There is actually 3 settings on the B8.5, I've found, full dynamic is what I choose every time so am going to blank the vacuum pipe.
 

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Radman

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Finally got around to sorting the swirls.

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Before:


After:


The door trim come up perfect:

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Next job is a coat of Gtechniq Crystal Serum and Exo 2

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Was that done with a machine polish mate?
 
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