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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    February 20th, 2018, 10:22 AM
    Great find. It will live on. Resuscitate, resurrect, transplant, just don't bury it! In Canberra they just crush them! I've rescued 2 x A4 B5 1.8T...
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    February 20th, 2018, 12:06 AM
    DirkOz replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    That's great information about the oil cooler sludge buildup @vulkus. I wouldn't worry about hijacking your own thread @kermac, as it's been very...
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    February 19th, 2018, 11:29 PM
    kermac replied to a thread Overheating in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Thanks to you both for your ideas and suggestions. I had a bit of a smile at Dirk's admission that removing the oil cooler/heat exchanger is...
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Gittin' there: MY01 TT quattro 225 Roadster, BAM motor. FT-23, FT 'Phatty' TIP, Hi-flo downpipe and cat, 550 injectors, QMS flash. HPA Coilovers. Gauges by FIS-Control.
Back on the road: MY00 A4tqm - GP Series with GTRS and a few bits and bobs. 420,000 km. Zeitronix monitors the Heat Demons
Gone and almost forgotten: MY01 allroad - 2.7TT 6-speed, dual-range manual, GIAC St I. Beautiful motor and box, untameable handling

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