What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

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Jamsmoo

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Yeah mine ranges from mid 20's to high 30's on a run with a K04 tfsi quattro.

Depends on how fruity I'm feeling. Driven gently it'll reward you with MPG but no smiles.

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It’s not the miles per gallon it’s the smiles


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That’s one leg out (rain stopped play ) ready for new shock and spring ,such an advantage having done it before /knowing you might as well put new top mounts in /bump stops etc and being off road and in no rush.Might even have a go at the dreaded pinch bolt


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Does that mean I’ve got the carriers already


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18z's are a different caliper , given the conversion is not silly money these days it is far better to go 18z over doing the s4 mod, well that's my view and 18z's look way better painted than the OE chunks of iron ore.....
 

Jamsmoo

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18z's are a different caliper , given the conversion is not silly money these days it is far better to go 18z over doing the s4 mod, well that's my view and 18z's look way better painted than the OE chunks of iron ore.....

Any threads you can point me in the direction of


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I think i did a write up too, well loads of guys have, I'll dig out some details. :icon thumright:
 

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That’s one leg out (rain stopped play ) ready for new shock and spring ,such an advantage having done it before /knowing you might as well put new top mounts in /bump stops etc and being off road and in no rush.Might even have a go at the dreaded pinch bolt


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why have them when you could have these, better by miles and look proper painted.
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Jamsmoo

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Soooo… the same b8s are used across the whole b7 range according to bilstein website ..only decision now is HR 45 or Eibach pro


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Ordered 2 front suspension fixing kit for the swap..autodoc ,I’m opening a book on how many weeks till they gets here


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Nothing big, but changed the standard filter over to a Pipercross Panel filter.
As you can see it definitely needed doing.

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Easy extra 50bhp added (3 for each brand letter and 20 for the amount of **** i removed from the airbox) :laughing:
 

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very nice indeedy. :thumbs up:
 

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Well Rob after saying to your good self many months ago and having decided myself a good while before that I was gonna get a petrol Quattro avant and I was willing to wait for the right car …I’ve bought another diesel ,3ltr this time.It’s an 07 just ticked past 100k. i did get the Quattro bit though.I may be wrong and happy to be put right as I’m wondering myself ,I believe it’s dpf less.great spec ,zenons ,Drl,cruise ,black headliner,the obligatory 2 tone leather (new combo to me tho ..it’s like a very light grey /dark grey ).Great condition,very clean .Full Audi history.Quite unmolested aside from some spacers and non factory wheels(I believe) as i bought it with what I think are Audi mark 1 tt alloys on it ,18 8j et 43.Now the big change for me as a through and through manual man is the tiptronic.Never owned one and thought I never would but combined with the 3.0 I was very impressed.Such a easy relaxed drive with a good bit of power when needed (it’s been mapped ).it’s also had the paddles fitted .Time will tell but very happy with it ,nervous as it was a great price and sometimes that’s not a good thing
Now the hunt for suspension begins again ,thinking hr this time or eicbach pro ,less options now


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Nice car, pictures??

If it is Tiptronic make sure you get the gear box serviced. I never really knew about that and it was the death of my A6 2.5tdi q. All the earning signs were there, but I was ignorant to them.
And with a remappping, I could get 50mpg on a steady run
 

Jamsmoo

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Nice car, pictures??

If it is Tiptronic make sure you get the gear box serviced. I never really knew about that and it was the death of my A6 2.5tdi q. All the earning signs were there, but I was ignorant to them.
And with a remappping, I could get 50mpg on a steady run

The service book has OG7 which comes up as tiptronic,I believe this is what you get with the Quattro .I did ring Audi about gearbox as has full history and they said sealed for life ,I’ve heard contradicting advise ,2 gear box specialists said to me every 40k but 1 did mention they’d do a sample test as if it’s never been done ,doing it can dislodge debris and cause issues.
What were the warnings ..everything seems pretty smooth and without issue at the min
It’s not on road yet ,I’ve swapped my b8s over and I’m waiting for springs
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Jamsmoo

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Looks great spec. Even looks good with the chrome. What're your plans?

Thanks ! I’m not a fan of the chrome however on darker versions I think it looks good,adds a nice contrast and really freshens it up.mine has gone a bit milky in places so I have had a quote to de chrome and rear tints of 300 ,which I thinks quite good and judging by some of the motors they were doing the know their onions
I may well go chrome again but still in 2 minds
Hr 45s as soon as they arrive ,a set of my 19s ,probably the bbs speed lines as their colour is the most suitable.Custom tune and cat back exhaust dual,twin and an s4 rear valance would be nice further down the line.I fancy some Carbon trim and an rs4 grille.Maybe further on still some 18z
Gotta get the gearbox looked into first make sure that’s all good and a full service


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Pie-eyedpiper

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The service book has OG7 which comes up as tiptronic,I believe this is what you get with the Quattro .I did ring Audi about gearbox as has full history and they said sealed for life ,I’ve heard contradicting advise ,2 gear box specialists said to me every 40k but 1 did mention they’d do a sample test as if it’s never been done ,doing it can dislodge debris and cause issues.
What were the warnings ..everything seems pretty smooth and without issue at the min
It’s not on road yet ,I’ve swapped my b8s over and I’m waiting for springs
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My ex-wife used to drive it every day and occasionally reported it "jumping out of gear".
I mocked her saying "how can it, it's an automatic?"
Then the final straw was with me driving (luckily).
We were heading over to my sister in law's in Congleton. I came off the M60 onto the A54 and it was locked up in top gear. The A54 is all roundabouts and I was having to time it so I didn't need to stop.
It was getting hotter and hotter and I thought maybe if I stopped, and switched off it would reboot the transmission. But then again it might not.
As we were only about 5 miles to go I pressed on, but with 100m to my destination the gearbox let go in a cloud of hot oil.
It was recovered to my local indy specialist and they were stumped until a strip down. It could have been trivial, it could have been major.
I sold it as a non-runner on eBay, and never did find out.
I would listen to the gearbox experts and not Audi, and get it serviced.
 

Pie-eyedpiper

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My EML came on today. Put my cheap tester on it and it came with a code not in the handbook.
Erased the code and it hasn't come back. Strange.
 

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My ex-wife used to drive it every day and occasionally reported it "jumping out of gear".
I mocked her saying "how can it, it's an automatic?"
Then the final straw was with me driving (luckily).
We were heading over to my sister in law's in Congleton. I came off the M60 onto the A54 and it was locked up in top gear. The A54 is all roundabouts and I was having to time it so I didn't need to stop.
It was getting hotter and hotter and I thought maybe if I stopped, and switched off it would reboot the transmission. But then again it might not.
As we were only about 5 miles to go I pressed on, but with 100m to my destination the gearbox let go in a cloud of hot oil.
It was recovered to my local indy specialist and they were stumped until a strip down. It could have been trivial, it could have been major.
I sold it as a non-runner on eBay, and never did find out.
I would listen to the gearbox experts and not Audi, and get it serviced.

That's why I steer well clear of auto boxes, Give me a manual all day long.
 

Pie-eyedpiper

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That's why I steer well clear of auto boxes, Give me a manual all day long.

The Tiptronic box was great effortless driving, and coupled to quattro you could just boot it away from traffic lights/roundabouts with no fear of a fluffed gear change.
But given my experience I'll always think they are a bit fragile.
Maybe multitronic is better and I was just unlucky.
 

Jamsmoo

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The Tiptronic box was great effortless driving, and coupled to quattro you could just boot it away from traffic lights/roundabouts with no fear of a fluffed gear change.
But given my experience I'll always think they are a bit fragile.
Maybe multitronic is better and I was just unlucky.

From what I’ve been able to discover ,multitronic came on 2wd tiptronic on Quattro
Looking for confirmation but that seems to be the most popular consensus


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I had a porsche 968 sport with a tiptronic box, nightmare of a thing and totally ruined a really good car.
 

Jamsmoo

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Time will tell Rob ,after always owning manuals I thought I’d never have an auto.Actively left them out of any search’s
It was after driving a mates bmw that made me consider them.Was impressed enough with the torque and ease of driving the 3.0tdi to take the plunge. I may live to regret the decision but if you never try you’ll never truly know


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It would need to be a really good one to even make me think about going back to an auto, let alone buying one, but hey that's just me..lol
 

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I had a porsche 968 sport with a tiptronic box, nightmare of a thing and totally ruined a really good car.
That's just old autos Rob if you drive any Porsche nowadays with a PDK box your be pleasantly surprised actually blown away to be honest, a manual just has no place in a vehicle like that anymore or any sports/supercar, cars like that are all sold off paper figures and performance and manuals simply cant compete with any of the dual clutch boxes, an everyday car then i guess its swings and and roundabouts also depends on the car in my opinion, i defiantly wouldn't want a manual in my current car (i don't even think they sell one) but at the same time i do occasionally find myself thinking ffs you got 7 gears find one of the bas***d things, not something you experience with a dual clutch though.
 

tr7

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Thanks ! I’m not a fan of the chrome however on darker versions I think it looks good,adds a nice contrast and really freshens it up.mine has gone a bit milky in places so I have had a quote to de chrome and rear tints of 300 ,which I thinks quite good and judging by some of the motors they were doing the know their onions
I may well go chrome again but still in 2 minds
Hr 45s as soon as they arrive ,a set of my 19s ,probably the bbs speed lines as their colour is the most suitable.Custom tune and cat back exhaust dual,twin and an s4 rear valance would be nice further down the line.I fancy some Carbon trim and an rs4 grille.Maybe further on still some 18z
Gotta get the gearbox looked into first make sure that’s all good and a full service


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Yeh they all go milky, my old S-Line was the same. No real way of 'polishing' them up either. It's pretty much in them once they get to a certain point.

Lol, you can get in line for an RS4 grill.. I've been looking for a good one for months!
 

tr7

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That's just old autos Rob if you drive any Porsche nowadays with a PDK box your be pleasantly surprised actually blown away to be honest, a manual just has no place in a vehicle like that anymore or any sports/supercar, cars like that are all sold off paper figures and performance and manuals simply cant compete with any of the dual clutch boxes, an everyday car then i guess its swings and and roundabouts also depends on the car in my opinion, i defiantly wouldn't want a manual in my current car (i don't even think they sell one) but at the same time i do occasionally find myself thinking ffs you got 7 gears find one of the bas***d things, not something you experience with a dual clutch though.
Autos, especially those like PDK are 'great' and a technical marvel, sure. Especially in a racing capacity, it's phenomenal.

But any one who seriously drives there for pleasure for the most part don't compare it.

Look at the trend of Auto cars getting converted to manual. Even only ever factory delivered auto cars like the CSL

Racing and Daily driver I can see the appeal, sure. But for Enjoyment = Manual.
 

Jamsmoo

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Yeh they all go milky, my old S-Line was the same. No real way of 'polishing' them up either. It's pretty much in them once they get to a certain point.

Lol, you can get in line for an RS4 grill.. I've been looking for a good one for months!

Wrap it is then.I’ve already got my name on a grille


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