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    New turbo fitted but losing power, feels restricted like air mass flow meter fault?

    My turbo was on the way out with leaky seals so just had a recon turbo fitted. Car idles and revs ok when in neutral, but on the road it has a big flat spot between around 1500rpm and 3000rpm. If you try to accelerate from low revs it just doesnt go anywhere! once it gets past 3000revs the turbo...
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    V-Maxx coilovers fitment query....

    I'm about to order some V-Maxx coilovers for my A4 Avant 1.9TDi Sport B6....but, on the V-Maxx website it says..... Suitable for Avant FWD 1.6 / 1.8T / 2.0 / 2.4 / 3.0 / 1.9 TDI / 2.5 TDI (exc Sport) Height-adjustable Coilovers Part No. 60 AU 10 RRP (inc 20% VAT) £522.00 The...
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    Where can I get 16" Steel wheels?

    Need to source some winter wheels sharpish! I really fancy going for 16" steelies but not sure what will fit. I know that ideally I'm looking for 5x112 with 57.1mm centrebore and et beetwen 35-45, but, I want to know what else may just fit. eg the Skoda Octavia steels seem to be available...
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    Clicking and whirring noises behind dashboard......

    Just wondering if anyone else has strange clicking and whirring noises coming from behind the centre console where the air con controls are? The noises are there constantly...when the car is running and when it is stationary with the key out.....doesn't seem to be doing any harm, just curious to...
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    headlight bulb removal on A4....

    Why does it have to be so ****** difficult? I can't get the plastic cover off at the back of the headlight unit....trying to change the dipped headlight.....easy enough to remove the air box housing and unclip the plastic cover but the cover just wont come off! Even the haynes manual just says...
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    Clutch / Flywheel problems?

    My 2002 A4 Avant 1.9 TDi 130 has developed a problem today.....I'll try to describe it as best I can..... The car is on 114,000 miles and has FASH........ When the car is idling it sounds ok, when I am driving and accelerating, it is generally ok......but........today when I was putting...
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    Symphony stereo switching itself off!

    Just sold my A3 and the new owner is telling me the radio is switching itself off randomly! He's on a 7 hour journey after picking up the car and its happened a few times so far en-route. It has happened to me in the past but only a handful of times, very rarely, not enough for it to be worth...
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    A4 Avant - Best suspension and wheel offset combo......

    ..what is it? I'm weighing up my options for suspension and wheels to get the right stance...... Feel free to post a photo showing yours along with your suspension type and wheel size/offsets!
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    Just bought 2002 A4 1.9TDi Avant but have problems! Possible turbo fault??

    Hi... Just bought an A4 today after many weeks of searching....the positives....the car was in fantastic condition, owner has taken good care of the car and depite it being 8 years old, he took it audi for everything including the annual service..... The overall condition was more like a 3...
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    A4 Avant Buying guide...???

    I'm on the hunt for an A4 Avant 1.9TDi......budget of 4-5k, which will probably mean 2002-2004 model with 100,000+ miles....... Any advice on what to look out for would be greatly appreciated? Cheers
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    A4 Avant Buying guide...???

    I'm on the hunt for an A4 Avant 1.9TDi.....budget of 4-5k, which will probably mean 2002-2004 model with 100,000+ miles....... Any advice on what to look out for would be greatly appreciated? Cheers S
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    Urgent wheel offset advice....

    I am ordering these wheels today so any advice would be appreciated..... Another member on here kindly photoshopped them onto the car to help me make my decision!.... I'm going for Size 8x18" and I already have the tyres for them in 225x40x18...... But.....what is the correct...
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    New Wheels for my A3.....

    Thinking of these for my A3.....here is the car....... and these are the wheels I am considering...... Still keeping 18" although going for 8x18" I reckon....... What do you reckon? Silver ones are nice too but I fancy having the matt black with the polished...
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    Test driving the Q5 tomorrow...

    When my A3 is in for its first service.... :yes:
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    First service tomorrow....

    Thats my 2.0 TDi 170 Sportback going in for its first service tomorrow......its now 15months old with 21k on the clock...... I've been quoted £310 by the Dealership.....how does that compare elsewhere? Also, are they likely to try and add to that figure?
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    New photo of my A3......

    Took this today of my own car while I was on a shoot. I was in a bright car park so couldn't resist trying this type of shot!
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    Who has aftermarket wheels on their Sportback???

    Anyone who has aftermarket wheels on their Sportback, please post photos here to help me make a decision! I'm tempted to go for some new wheels for my Sportback.....its a Lava Grey S-line with aluminium roof rails so quite fancy something a bit different like graphite 5-spokes with a polished...
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    Tyres for 07 Sportback 225x40x18s

    Just past 12500 miles on my 170TDi Sportback......front tyres are well worn and very dodgy!! I'd like to replace with the same that came from Audi, the Continental Sport Contact2 tyres but they are costing £125 each!! Think Yokos are about £70 each.... Is it wise to go for a different tyre or...
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    Cold Starting an A3 2.0 TDi 170.....

    I've only had my new A3 Sportback 170 for less than 3 months and its my first ever diesel......is it normal when you are starting it from cold for it to struggle to start? I mean when it is 0 degress or one or two below? It always starts but sounds like its really struggling to kick in and...
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    R8 Photos.....

    As mentioned last week, I was shooting Vibe's demo R8 for Fast Car magazine at the weekend. Due to copyright issues, this is all I can post just now but once it's been in the mag I will post a selection of photos from the shoot...... The car is absolutely stunning....it was trailored for the...
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