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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    No but seriously Tony - what do you think are the pros and cons of flushing the coolant system with this new information? Or is that too hard to...
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    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    :pigs: I'd forgotten about the leak from the turbo. It's been lurking at the back of my mind and now I've recalled that conversation, it does...
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    Yesterday, 05:21 PM
    kermac replied to a thread A4 B5 AEB missfire in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    It's that S3 again! I just love that big top-mounted turbo hiding in the background... This is a great post Dirk. It never fails to amaze me that...
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    Yesterday, 04:43 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Well I've learned a lot too and my thanks also to those who contributed. Postscript: I proved my theory this morning that there's no need to...
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    Yesterday, 12:15 AM
    DirkOz replied to a thread A4 B5 AEB missfire in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Have you still got a misfire? You said that you swapped the ICM over with a used one and it made no change. I did that swap too, with a spare I had...
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    February 23rd, 2018, 11:48 PM
    DirkOz replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Thanks to Kermac and everyone who has contributed such solid advice to help solve the issue. Hopefully it's going to be sorted. I learned a lot from...
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  • rockersteady's Avatar
    February 23rd, 2018, 07:12 PM
    Car was in pretty dire need of some tender care, it was well cared for, but really needs a bit of "love" it's had a wash and started to remove some...
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    February 23rd, 2018, 05:26 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Ah - unfortunately "this area" is not "my area"! Mainly bush mechanics around here who think every radiator should have a "snap on" cap on top. The...
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    February 23rd, 2018, 10:11 AM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    I'm having difficulty finding a workshop anywhere this side of Canberra who can test my coolant system pressure. They all say they haven't got an...
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    February 22nd, 2018, 08:00 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Syphoned out the contents of the expansion tank into glass jars today, then took the tank off and gave it a bit of a rinse. It restored itself back...
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    February 22nd, 2018, 01:31 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    I think all the flushing agents are designed to be left in the block for a limited time (say, half an hour), then drained out thoroughly. No telling...
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  • DirkOz's Avatar
    February 22nd, 2018, 12:31 PM
    Ha, I'm on the lookout for a nice S3 8L too. I have an A3 8L 1.8T AGU Manual at the moment. Just gone 270,000 km. Just missed a really nice...
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    February 22nd, 2018, 10:57 AM
    Thanks Bruce, Re: Oil at the back of the engine. Look at the oil cooler seal above the oil cooler too, besides the crankcase scavenging system down...
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    February 22nd, 2018, 02:38 AM
    Audi A4 1.8T Smoking on initial start: If you start the car from cold, and it starts to smoke after a couple of seconds and continues to smoke for a...
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    February 22nd, 2018, 01:42 AM
    I used this guide for A4 B5 1.8T Quattro:-...
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    February 22nd, 2018, 12:54 AM
    Only valid on Tueday 27th Feb. Pick up the voucher in any Repco Store. * usual exclusions apply which are on the voucher. See pic.
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    February 21st, 2018, 09:49 PM
    DirkOz replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Natrad Phillip recommended reverse flushing while warm. Mainly use tap water for flushing. Sometimes use their own cleaning additives, depending on...
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  • rockersteady's Avatar
    February 21st, 2018, 09:45 PM
    Ha thats too funny, the engine from that car is being delivered to my place tomorrow! Where is the car going too?
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  • rockersteady's Avatar
    February 21st, 2018, 09:33 PM
    Its got a new home, looking to fit a 5 cyl to it, and eventually a turbo for some old school 5 cyl action- nothing special, this will be my daily,...
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    February 21st, 2018, 09:08 PM
    DirkOz replied to a thread Vehicle Pickup Register in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Need a few details, so people can consider your request, like when, where to, and how accessible in the pick-up point? A tilt-tray truck might be the...
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    February 21st, 2018, 03:56 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    So you don't see any problems with using a good quality flushing agent before I refill to get rid of any contaminants and oily deposits that might be...
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    February 21st, 2018, 03:51 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Ha ha! I knew I was keeping my best suit for something :mrgreen:
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    February 21st, 2018, 01:16 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Since I haven't done this for a while, can anyone recommend the most efficient method of draining the coolant on a TT/A3 type setup? My guess is: ...
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    February 21st, 2018, 11:21 AM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    A vacuum filler? never come across one of these! Does this help to get all the coolant out as opposed to going through a process of gradual...
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    February 20th, 2018, 09:07 PM
    DirkOz replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    I don't mean hijack the thread @kermac The photo shows white foam in the coolant tank. Foam doesn't seem normal to me and I've not encountered this...
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    February 20th, 2018, 08:33 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    No I think you put the aspro in your mouth so bleeding's not such a headache. No but seriously. What's it supposed to do? OMG!!!!!!!!! What...
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  • DirkOz's Avatar
    February 20th, 2018, 05:33 PM
    Nice photos, so we see where the love affair began, and a great outcome for your rescue. 140mph is epic for an old girl, but after all, they're...
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    February 20th, 2018, 04:34 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    No change in the appearance of the coolant in the tank today. The oil looked nice and clean. I'm starting to think this residue could have...
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    February 20th, 2018, 01:09 PM
    DirkOz replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Good plan. A good trick I saw somwhere when refilling is to put an aspro in the thermostat to assist bleeding. I haven't tried that method yet. ...
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    February 20th, 2018, 10:49 AM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Timing belt, water pump and everything was renewed while the head gasket was being done. Or so all the used parts that came back in a box in the...
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Completed Build Project: A4 B5 Quattro 110 Kw 1.8T AEB 1996
Current Project: A4 Quattro 132 Kw 1.8T B5 2001
Daily Driver: A3 1.8T 1999
A couple more A4 B5 Basket Cases, I'm repairing and will offer up for sale.
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FS Audi Quattro A4 1.8 litre 5 Speed Manual Turbo Sedan with Sunroof $4350

by DirkOz on March 31st, 2015 at 11:07 AM
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1995 Only done 296,500km

PRICE DROP $4350

FOR PEACE OF MIND I understand the worry of Interstate buyers, so I am willing to have an independent pre-purchase inspection done.
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New from Canberra, A4 B5 1.8T Quattro Resurection: bringing it back from nearly dead.

by DirkOz on December 31st, 2014 at 11:45 PM
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Bought the car recently from a used car dealer. I knew it had some issues which needed to be fixed: I'll post them in a build thread. Here are some pics of some of the issues:
From Left: Piston top with luckily no serious damage, broken Valve stem, Power steering Pump, Turbo actuator worn out, alternator bearing shot, Turbo bypass valve with worn shaft and no pre-load on actuator, new turbine housing coming from China.

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