Where's the exhaust from mate? Can't seem to find one for the bitdi!
Hi JoJoThe Grill is held on by 10 torx screws, and around 17 clips. Work your way from the top, then down each side once you have removed the torx screws. 2 pairs of hands makes this easier, or if you're a loner, have around 5 small flat blade screw drivers! lol The parking sensors are just pushed in, and there are adaptors on the end of them, you need to remove these for them to fit the RS6 grill. The wiring will need to be undone a little, as the sensors sit an inch or 2 above the S-Line positions. The function of them works perfectly in the higher position. Putting the RS6 grill on, make sure you put the bottom end in first. There's a plastic lip thing, this need to go over the lower bumper before you push the top bit in, then it all just clips together, and bolts back up using all 10 torx screws. You need to decide at this point whether you want to have the black Audi rings, or transfer the chrome one from your old grill? The supplied black one is of poor quality, and needs a bit of trimming to fit, but once it's on, you can't see how cheap it is.
Then refit is the reverse of the take off procedure above.
Please note, these fitting instructions if for the aftermarket grill. A genuine RS6 grill requires a slight mod of the mounting holes to make it fit.
It's all mesh pattern the whole RS6 grill, but 2 of the mesh voids are filled for you to screw into.Hi JoJo
thanks for the very thorough description on how to remove the bumper. I am awaiting arrival of a RS6 grill and wanted to know what holds on the reg plate holder to the grill. I am thinking on shortening the holder whilst changing the grill but am concerned that if I ever want to revert back to a full size holder, the bumper would need to come off to change it back again. Any thoughts?
Nice... I went for red/blackSo a little update on a few things I got done in the last few days. Really limited with time, so it's maybe a 5 minute job for some of you, it never is easy from my end! lol
The Audi Rings on the tailgate was flapping about after a jet wash on Sunday, so I had a little poke, and it came off completely! When it came off, it became clear the tailgate has had a respray at some point, a good job paint wise, I can't even tell, but the lazy bodyshop left the black sticky pads on from the rings and sprayed over it! The replacement rings was 10mm bigger, so I had to reuse the old one and glue it back on somehow...
After lightly sanding, a couple coats of plastic primer.
Followed by a couple of coats of Brilliant Black I have left over from my first S3.
Back on the boot lid she goes!
Now for the wing badges. My car isn't a Black Edition, so I only did the one side first to see how it looked?
The black badges is clashing with the chrome trim, so I may have to get them wrapped at some point.
I had intended to paint my calipers, but rain halted play, even though I managed to clean one caliper! lol I removed the plates from the calipers to paint them black and put S Line stickers on them, the screw that holds the plate also holds the pad retaining clip, so I can't really drive about with it on.
Lining up the S-Line heat resistant stickers, I thought it would look stupid, so went with just the 'S' part, looks pretty good actually. the black paint didn't come out as I expected due to rain during the drying process, but it's not important on the brakes.
Back onto the caliper
Wheel back on
Really need a good few hours to paint these calipers to finish the look.
Suited and booted ready for the show. Got a few bits I couldn't do due to work commitments, but it's pretty much it in the pic!
Original 19" wheels weigh 25.9kgs each with tyre on, these 20" are 27.1kgs each with tyre on! Not that much in weight difference, but obviously the rolling weight is a different story, with the weight further apart from the middle of rotation.
I missed that……you have painted that garage door a different colour at last
What fuel are you using? I've been running mine on shell v-power and it doesn't like it at all. Switched to BP ultimate and early signs are good. Less noise and very smooth.
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I use Diesel V-Power in my BITDI with absolutely no issues so far... Runs far better imho!What fuel are you using? I've been running mine on shell v-power and it doesn't like it at all. Switched to BP ultimate and early signs are good. Less noise and very smooth.
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£50 a corner for the tyres and £130 for the fluid change..
It would be nice if Audi did change the fluid on the ZF boxes, it's strange the Audi say they are sealed for life, but ZF give a service interval for the boxes.
Mine went on for an oil change on Friday, £270 for some oil!!! Was quoted £340 ish up the road at Wimbledon....... "Much higher hourly rate than the countryside sir" - Walton on Thames is hardly the outback ......
They also told me that the gearbox oil needed changing in 10,000 miles and they could do it now to save me the hassle - I then pointed out that I believed the ZF unit was a sealed one and doubtful that the oil should be changed - cue silence for about 20 seconds, then a "yes..... Um, yes - you may just be right..... I'll have a word with the tech"
You don't have any warranty on the gearbox at the moment so how can having the oil changed affect the warranty.