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    Today, 10:46 AM
    Depends on your needs. The factory tune is effectively an off the shelf tune with safety and reliability parameters built in and 1.000's of hours of...
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    July 13th, 2019, 11:39 PM
    TYR382 replied to a thread Black window trims in ignoreGeneral Lounge
    Whatís the consensus on just painting them? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    July 10th, 2019, 04:33 PM
    Have you tried to use odis? I find it easier to use and it is the factory software Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    July 10th, 2019, 02:00 PM
    Has anyone had success in painting or wrapping there window trims to the glossy black? Iím looking at getting rid my ugly alloy trim for a complete...
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    July 10th, 2019, 01:53 PM
    TYR382 replied to a thread VW 502 vs 504 in ignoreGeneral Lounge
    But what is the actual difference between these oils? Are they the same ash content ? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    3 replies | 206 view(s)
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    July 10th, 2019, 10:26 AM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread VW 502 vs 504 in ignoreGeneral Lounge
    The 504 oil is for extended drain intervals and you may see on certain aftermarket filters a two year drain interval. If you were going to use that...
    3 replies | 206 view(s)
  • TYR382's Avatar
    July 9th, 2019, 09:28 PM
    TYR382 started a thread VW 502 vs 504 in ignoreGeneral Lounge
    Can anyone tell me whatís the difference between 502 and 504? Iv asked Volkswagen Audi and Castrol and they they are saying different things...
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  • IchBautAuto's Avatar
    July 4th, 2019, 04:23 PM
    All a matter of perception. Average wage $85K, median wage $55K. If you pay rent / utilities / living etc and you're buying an $80K+ car then you're...
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    July 4th, 2019, 11:18 AM
    No wonder good mechanics go out of business. No business is going to supply consumables at wholesale prices, so Mobil 1 is going to cost $20 - $25 a...
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  • IchBautAuto's Avatar
    June 27th, 2019, 10:00 PM
    So hard to comment as we all come from different perspectives. I have a 1.8 TQ from new and I'll be keeping it. It drives like a new car, has low Km...
    6 replies | 429 view(s)
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    June 22nd, 2019, 09:32 AM
    A bit older but try a C5 RS6, the timing is by belt on the front of the block and it's still a classy 4 door, just quicker.
    6 replies | 375 view(s)
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    June 21st, 2019, 05:16 PM
    Some things you can do, some you can't. The R8 requires tyres with a speed rating equivalent to the top speed, more or less. The factory tyre spec is...
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    June 20th, 2019, 10:53 AM
    Do you know which existing loom wires go to which terminal on the original damaged plug? If so, connect old wire 1- new plug 1, 2-2 etc. Wiring...
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    June 20th, 2019, 10:46 AM
    Just done the Perth and back trip in a B5 RS4. Many of the same issues encountered. It will never be clean day to day and finally getting it clean...
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    June 20th, 2019, 10:33 AM
    Yes, check your battery voltage and voltage drop. Could also have a dead cell. Low voltage has many unintended effects on the sensors although no...
    9 replies | 615 view(s)
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    June 20th, 2019, 10:30 AM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread Audi in the ACT in ignoreNSW & ACT
    I was at the 2015 Autofest. Seems eons ago now. Haven't made any of the Pialligo events. The treasury car park has been used for some shows in recent...
    307 replies | 32574 view(s)
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    June 19th, 2019, 10:31 AM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread Audi in the ACT in ignoreNSW & ACT
    Nice cars, maybe I missed that show at the Library. From memory we're all consigned to bitumen car parks now.
    307 replies | 32574 view(s)
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    June 18th, 2019, 02:46 PM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread Audi in the ACT in ignoreNSW & ACT
    (Tongue in cheek) RS3's are a bit like BMW 318's around here. Plentiful. Other than the recent(ish) coffee group, a few local forum members and 1...
    307 replies | 32574 view(s)
  • TYR382's Avatar
    June 18th, 2019, 01:23 PM
    TYR382 replied to a thread Audi in the ACT in ignoreNSW & ACT
    I havenít seen any other RS5ís around but seen a lot of rs3ís Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    307 replies | 32574 view(s)
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    June 18th, 2019, 12:20 PM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread Audi in the ACT in ignoreNSW & ACT
    C5 allroad, the normal go to car; B5 RS4 and B5 1.8 TQ. Hundreds of Audi on the roads here, far cry from 2000 when I bought the 1.8, then you almost...
    307 replies | 32574 view(s)
  • TYR382's Avatar
    June 18th, 2019, 07:55 AM
    TYR382 replied to a thread Audi in the ACT in ignoreNSW & ACT
    Whatís everybody driving on here? Iím getting around a in a red 2013 RS5 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    307 replies | 32574 view(s)
  • IchBautAuto's Avatar
    June 16th, 2019, 06:49 PM
    Could be. Depends on which items and access. Most mechanics will buy the stuff in either from Audi or their own source (if they stock equivalent...
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  • IchBautAuto's Avatar
    June 16th, 2019, 04:41 PM
    Sure, anyone can get a car that is a Monday / Friday lemon but to throw your experiences on all the brand models isn't reflective of all that...
    7 replies | 361 view(s)
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