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What have you done to your A4 b6 today?

krisavant Mar 18, 2014

  1. QuattroCalum

    QuattroCalum Registered User

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    Nice new disc next to scabby old one. [​IMG]


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  3. Wahlstrom

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    Spend most of the day at work refitting the tailgate, refitting wiring loom and motors.
    One odd thing I came across was the small antenna wire.

    There are different options when ordering tailgate window. One is with or without antenna.

    The guy who replaced the window ordered a new one from the license plate.
    Thing is, they do not fit together as the loom has an antenna cable, and the window has a small single wire.
    The old window was soldered, the inner cable to the window, while the outer net was isolated. Did the same and radio reception is the same.
    Could have an performance influence, I don’t know but I still get reception..
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    Anyway it’s nice to have a smooth freshly painted tailgate back on...
     
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  4. QuattroCalum

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    Good job


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    [​IMG]

    Two advisories, not bad.


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  6. QuattroCalum

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    Fitted new injector seats, £14 odds from the dealer. Old ones broke half way out so I removed the inlet and vacuumed the debris out, they were really brittle, long overdue changing. [​IMG]


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  7. Wahlstrom

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    Spend some time on right front side, an annoying sound appears sometimes.
    Anyone know the importance of the spring and springseat placement in the strut?
    According to Haynes things need to line up. But dampers aren’t the same, sure it has the holes in it, but can’t figure it out...
    Anyone?
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  8. QuattroCalum

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    I took note of their position on disassembly and put them back in the same position.
     
  9. Wahlstrom

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    Haha, wish I could do the same..
    lowering spring was fitted before, don’t know if who ever fitted those, did it right..
     
  10. QuattroCalum

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    Fitted new coolant temp sensor, feels noticeably better to drive already. The list is of parts I've replaced this year is growing.
    Diverter valve
    PCV valve
    Crankcase breather pipe x 2
    Turbo inlet pipe
    Injector O rings
    Injector seats
    Pressure control valve
    Two coil packs
    Clutch
    Front discs and pads
    Rear pads
    Full set of Eibach springs

    The amount of inlet and pcv components is just a joke but then again it's an old car, there's nothing like fixing these niggling little problems that spoil the way the car drives.
    Still to change the fuel filter which hasn't arrived yet! Who knows when or if it has ever been changed, the car had a new fuel pump fitted in it's past so you'd like to think it would have had a filter fitted then.
     
  11. Wahlstrom

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    Been troubleshooting the RVC as it stopped working a few days ago due to battery was drained. Left the key in ACC for lots of hours..

    After this, it wouldn’t engage RVC when reversing.. Pretty annoying as I’m pretty used to it..

    Got it working today when I remembered that the IMA (Kufatec) has a menu in the DIS.
    So I activated RVC and it worked again

    Hooray
     
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  13. Wahlstrom

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    Bought a freshly painted OEM RS4 wheelset and got them fitted with my wintertires.
    They are painted Porsche Polar Silver colour...

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Just need to wash the car now to match the shiny rims...
     
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  14. sprento

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    Meant to throw this up a few weeks back, installed some aftermarket headlight unit with LED side lights and less reflective chrome backing. Wasn't sure if they were for me at first so when I saw a 'new other' set on the bay for £80, I took a punt. The seller had a B6 cab with different contours or so he said. I like them a lot. Apologies for the jizz stains on pics 3 and 4, just can't control myself sometimes.
     

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  15. DieselJake

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    Nice! Usually think they look a bit tacky on b6's but they look really good on yours.
     
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  16. sprento

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    I was the same and it's not easy to see flaws in new parts but I think it looks ok.
     
  17. Wahlstrom

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    Im having some problems with the G85(clock spring) sensor.
    After a loose wire from the battery and some electrical faults while driving, my car giving a MIL every morning(or when sitting for a while). It only happens on right turns and only over some degrees of turning(sharp turns)
    It chimes three times while flashing the brake alert.

    In the beginning I could read the fault 01826 in ABS.
    But can’t read it now, at least not after driving it for a while..

    Some I’m thinking:
    1. something is faulty
    2. It’s only when car has been off for a while
    3. It disappears after some time driving(it relearns the calibration)

    So, something looses this calibration.

    It could be the G85, the J527 module or the ABS block it self...

    Any ideas???
     
  18. QuattroCalum

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    Try disconnecting the abs, clean both parts of connector and connection with some electrical spray cleaner then reconnect. See if it sets any new codes.


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  19. Wahlstrom

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    Ok I’ll try that
     
  20. Wahlstrom

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    Took headlights out, sprayed them with soap water to show leaks as they began to moist up again. Back lid was cracked. Took care of it.

    And, have had an annoying sound coming from right front tire.
    Lifted the car up, and found the bolt for the sway at had come loose...
    Tightened it, now it’s tight AF.
    Incredible how much driving pleasure is lost when your car has an annoying sound...
    Now it’s back
     
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    Sent it off for a quick pre-christmas detail :)
     
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  22. SemedoB6

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    Finally swapped the plate lights..
    The right one hasn't worked in almost 4 months..
    Sorted now. [​IMG]

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    Did you have to get a new light casing? I need to refresh mine as they are a bit worn out
     
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    SemedoB6 Black and white a4

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    I got a new set of light..
    Replaced the whole thing.. Mine were looking a bit worn too and black from the elements..

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    Dealer part dude? Don't suppose you have a part number and price?

    Thanks
     
  26. SemedoB6

    SemedoB6 Black and white a4

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    Just from ebay.
    232564080881

    That's the item number.

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    Great stuff thank you! Nearly bought these ones the other day but wondered if they would be compatible/ a good fit.

    How are they at night not overly bright lighting up the floor?
     
  28. Wahlstrom

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    Why not the oem lights?
     
  29. SemedoB6

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    The ones I took off before were already LED.
    just needed a fresher look.
    And they are really bright.. And do light up the floor a bit.

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  30. QuattroCalum

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    Tried to get to the G85 clock spring. It’s possible without removing the covers.
    But what suffix letter will give me same specs on the clock spring

    Found that mine is 4E0953541B
    But not many second hand units come up when searching ebay..
    A models are abundant
     
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    i have just bought the same car as you my friend who did your remap/decat?????££££

    thanks in advance


    2004 a4 2.5tdi avant quattro sport black /with black leather standard at mo but not for long any advise on tuning/mods???
     
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  34. Wahlstrom

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    Front brakes
    Brakes like a dream again
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    Could do with updating my brakes at some point there shockingly bad. Would love to fit some B5 RS brakes but there well expensive and rare as rocking horse ****.
     
  36. QuattroCalum

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    Changed the fuel filter, I don’t know when it was last changed and I’ve had the car two years now, mpg was starting to suffer. Had a run today and it returned 36 mpg which is a good improvement on what it was. [​IMG][​IMG]
    There was no major debris when I emptied the filter and it didn’t look too bad but clearly it needed changed.
    No problem with the dreaded clips but the retaining torx screw was rusted so bad I had to drill the head off it.


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  37. Wahlstrom

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    I fitted S4 brakes all around..
    From 288/255 to 345/300
    Big difference in both performance and looks
     
  38. Lozzy90

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    How much did that cost you in total to do?
     
  39. QuattroCalum

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    This mornings drive to work resulted in this......
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    I’m happy with that!


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    Installed new license plate frame, door courtesy projector LEDs.
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    And later a new armrest cover...seeing so many aftermarket replacements makes me think the OEM Audi ones must be defective, but at almost $180 USD for Audi one I tried this one for about $13 USD from www.amazon.com/ it fit perfectly and the leatherette grain matched the leather interior to a tee with METAL guide pins. Note the latch width is 6.2 cm. Bought this one because it had the dimensions annotated...!
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  42. xs2man

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    So I guess I better get some decent pics up. Between last night and today, I managed to clean it. Not a quick process.

    Pre-rinse
    Snowfoam - Gyeon Q2M
    2 bucket wash with Simoniz car shampoo and wax
    Autosmart Tardis
    Snowfoam again
    Meguires claybar with quick detailed as lube
    Machine polish with Mezerna PF2500
    Mezerna power lock sealant
    Windows done with Gteqniq G6 then G5
    Leather cleaned with autoglym leather cleaner, then treated with Raceglaze leather balm
    Interior carpets hovered then febreeze.

    Still to polish & seal wheels, and properly clean interior plastics.

    [​IMG]
     
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  43. Wahlstrom

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    Project side mirrors

    Auto dim( not fully connected yet)
    Power fold

     
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