my A4 avant quattro

cuprajake

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Strange day today,

Went and rescued my dad who has been snowed in, for summer tyres the quattro is very good.

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And at the summit

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After we had returned from hunting (big shop) I got chance to mess with my wheels

In the booth prepped and clean

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Then ground coat black

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Then on with silver followed by clear coat

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Tomorrow it will be polish the other three lips then clean the insides as once the wheels are rebuilt they will need balancing.

Jake
 

cuprajake

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Did a bit more on the wheels today,

Sanded the barrels as they were corroded, then put into the booth for primer then paint, went for a gun metal finish inside

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Did the centre caps too

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Here are the centres out of the booth in day light

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Then this aft had a oem Bluetooth module fitted and coded. It's really surprising how much you miss them

Jake
 

Jimmy TDI

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Not hanging around as usual I see. Looking forward to the fitted pics of the alloys.

Do you know if the coming home mod works on the B6?
 

cuprajake

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im not sure sorry,

one thing that has slightly bugged/worried me is the car feels quite notchy on the gear change, hard to get into first and second, well today I changed my gearbox oil, which made a slight improvement nothing drastic, so I used a guide on fine adjustment of the linkage,

what the guide doesn't show is how to get to it so:

take the gear lever off, stupid clip.. I replaced the metal clip with a hose clip after,

then you have to pull the foam out, and the ashtray with 2 8mm bolts,
push the ashtray back, there's some rubber matting, fold that back, and under it a plastic cover with 2 10mm bolts,
undo these and then you can see the linkage,

use this vid


its made a massive difference,

ive also found a few little niggles to sort to keep me busy haha
 

DrEvil

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im not sure sorry,

one thing that has slightly bugged/worried me is the car feels quite notchy on the gear change, hard to get into first and second, well today I changed my gearbox oil, which made a slight improvement nothing drastic, so I used a guide on fine adjustment of the linkage,

what the guide doesn't show is how to get to it so:

take the gear lever off, stupid clip.. I replaced the metal clip with a hose clip after,

then you have to pull the foam out, and the ashtray with 2 8mm bolts,
push the ashtray back, there's some rubber matting, fold that back, and under it a plastic cover with 2 10mm bolts,
undo these and then you can see the linkage,

use this vid


its made a massive difference,

ive also found a few little niggles to sort to keep me busy haha
Jake

I have what sounds like a similar problem and also changed my gear oil which definitely improved it, but I still have a notchy first and second. Desperate for the weekend to come round to try this as if this works it will be amazing as the shift does annoy me ! I will definitely owe you a beer!
 

cuprajake

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It really does make that much difference, it's a bit of a paint to get to but the actual adjustment is easy

I first moved the whol assembly forward a little bit then the rod I moved back with a tiny little twist, and it's now smooth into gear.
 

DrEvil

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It really does make that much difference, it's a bit of a paint to get to but the actual adjustment is easy

I first moved the whol assembly forward a little bit then the rod I moved back with a tiny little twist, and it's now smooth into gear.
I've had the ash tray out already so sort of know how to get to it.

What are your other niggles with the car?
 

cuprajake

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Front bush is perished from engine to front panel, sump plug slight leak and I think the oil filter housing is slightly leaking. We're talking dribbles. So nipped everything up n ordered a few bits.

Also got some heated fan washer jets from vw to fit.

I want more sound from the exhaust too
 

DrEvil

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Front bush is perished from engine to front panel, sump plug slight leak and I think the oil filter housing is slightly leaking. We're talking dribbles. So nipped everything up n ordered a few bits.

Also got some heated fan washer jets from vw to fit.

I want more sound from the exhaust too

So you have to retrofit the wiring for the heated jets or does yours already have the wiring? I swapped my nozzles to a fan style jet, didn't think to do heated, or even look to see if there was already wiring there!
 

cuprajake

Registered User
Hey guys

This is the oil I used, all genuine stuff from audi, fortune.

Diff and gearbox

IMAG4024 by cuprajake1, on Flickr

Then I set about my heated passat washer jets, now the guides say that you have to glue these in place, which is pants and you don't

There are tabs front and back which are straight along the edge, take a soldering iron and heat the tab, then bend it forward, the heat stops it breaking,

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Then when you fit it to the car simply put the back in first then the tabs you've bent can be pushed in to hold the washer jet in place

Then finally I built the wheels up, torqued to 26ftlb and then tomorrow ill be getting them balanced

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Jake
 

Jimmy TDI

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How much are the jets these days, and do you have the part number for them?
 

cuprajake

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Well cars been a pita today,

Dropped the little lad off at nursery and the remote locking wont work, so change the battery and go through the rest procedure. And nothing, so using vagcom I clear the keys and then go to recode but the car won't recognise the key when the buttons pressed, at home I code the other key fine, so I'm now left wondering if the fob is a dud.

On a better note I've ordered 5mm front spacers and 15mm rear both hubbcentric with longer bolts and lockers, unforeseen but not too bad.

Jake
 

Jimmy TDI

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Are the alloys originally from an A3, as they have a really high offset?
 

Paranoid69

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Sounds like they're the same as a set I have in storage. I got them from an A3 owner and ended up with 5mm spacers on the front (not 100% essential just for the look) and 15mm rear (or they contacted the suspension).
 

cuprajake

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The spacers arrived just after lunch




So chucked the wheels on,

Tbh could of got away with 10 on the front and maybe 20 on the rear lol






They really suit the car, so happy with them.

My kufatech harnesses came too so the Xenons will go in on Sat.

Then just a few minor bits like the foot well lights and door lights to fit.

Also got the remote locking working on the fob again.

Jake
 
Looks 'the dog's bits' Jake, as you say, really suit the car mate
Stance of the car looks on the button too !
 

cuprajake

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Pics haha
 

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cuprajake

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Well good and bad news really

I used the headlights this morning and the colour now looks fine, also ran the wires to the ccm so the high beam works, while I was under there I ran the foot well lights and their wiring.

Then the bad. The control module for them doesn't have the connector I'm meant to patch into lol.
 

Pat.

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Great start. Cars got a lot of potential and Speedlines may be "done to death" but for a reason, great choice of wheel and one of my all time favs.

Looking forward to seeing this progress!!

Just out of interest what's Pat replacing it with?

Totally agree on the Speedlines bud :)

I bought a very cheap mk4 for the time being.
However, I do miss this car quite a bit more than I thought I would. I'll probably be giving Jake a bell in 6-9 months time :meeting:
 

cuprajake

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you have first refusal for sure,

key is now sorted!!

bought a replacement key off ebay £22.50, same frequency and the remote side coded to the car right away, which means the old key was toasted, kinda weird but after reading it can be as simple as a static shock to kill the board!

anyway cheap fix :)
 

cuprajake

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Tried to do my door puddle and warning lights at dinner, started on the drivers door,

I was a little wary as I don't know how to do the footwell lights as the module seems to be missing the plug.

So I made my own harness and tapped into the plug, earth pin and the the feed.

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Then you have to notch out the bottom of the card, used a air stone and drill.

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Then refitted the door card,

And









Nothing,

You then have to reset the module, you do this by taking the passages kick panel off then disconnect the black plug furthest away, it resets the control module, which turns features off when it doesn't sense a feed back

Then we have

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Just another 3 to do now.

Jake
 

Paranoid69

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I had the passenger door card off and wired in the handle light, put it all back together and nothing. No lights, windows don't work from the buttons on that door but do from the drivers side.
Could this reset be what I need? Can you give more detail or a pic of where to find that connector?
 

ajax1976

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I had the passenger door card off and wired in the handle light, put it all back together and nothing. No lights, windows don't work from the buttons on that door but do from the drivers side.
Could this reset be what I need? Can you give more detail or a pic of where to find that connector?

I had the same issue on my first A4, I just disconnected the battery for a couple of seconds to reset it.
 
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