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  1. If you are thinking of a dirt road adventure, the...

    If you are thinking of a dirt road adventure, the Q7 will do it well. You need to go back to basics for this. Ground clearance, correct tyres, under body protection and a full size spare or two if...
  2. I'm not able to offer any advice on the Q5 for...

    I'm not able to offer any advice on the Q5 for soft roading. I owned an allroad which was perfect for that and have a unimog for the REAL stuff. I would offer some comments on your thoughts.

    "I...
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    Spot on, which isn't much help to you really....

    Spot on, which isn't much help to you really. Just a case of a power plant that isn't all things to all men. Like everything it has it's limitations and fingers crossed we will all get back to some...
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    There is a little hint of witchcraft in additives...

    There is a little hint of witchcraft in additives that suggest they resolve mechanical problems. They may work and again they may not meet your expectations. The DPF captures the post combustion...
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    I fitted a set of Pirelli Scorpion Verde all...

    I fitted a set of Pirelli Scorpion Verde all season tyres in 2019 just before I sold my allroad. In the time I had them on, I didn't have any issues and I did a fair bit of research at the time into...
  6. Haven't needed to do it yet but many OS have done...

    Haven't needed to do it yet but many OS have done it. Most likely either a special tool or access to a vast range of tools for one that may do the job. I have drawers of odd sized and shaped stuff...
  7. Very cheap and quick check, replace the oil...

    Very cheap and quick check, replace the oil filter with the type previously fitted and see if anything changes. If it is anything else it'll be substantially more expensive so try this first. Next...
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    No suggestion of fraud, just a few seem to use...

    No suggestion of fraud, just a few seem to use the Forum as free advertising without otherwise being a participant. Moving on, not really. Genuine buyers are unique creatures. Someone eager to order...
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    Just sneak it in piece by piece :roll: Whats that...

    Just sneak it in piece by piece :roll: Whats that saying about asking forgiveness............ Plus you'll find all these new mates once it is installed.
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    The points jnrdavo raised are all important and...

    The points jnrdavo raised are all important and cross over many models, not just the RS5. DRC is a great idea but never reached viability in practice. Very expensive and prone to problems. If you...
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    I can't offer hands on advice on the RS5...

    I can't offer hands on advice on the RS5 specifically but I would suggest that you need access to a mechanic who has experience with RS versions. I have two earlier RS and very few really know the...
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    I'll let the S3 experts chime in on most of your...

    I'll let the S3 experts chime in on most of your questions. Plastic, it's the new normal sadly. Used everywhere and to be fair, in most cases it lasts the life of the component. No more rebuilding...
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    Pity but I thought the vendor had been reasonably...

    Pity but I thought the vendor had been reasonably honest about the car with clear pictures of rust perforations and the cracked interior plastic. Just a pie in the sky price. Good luck with your...
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    In a word, yes.......If you know how and have the...

    In a word, yes.......If you know how and have the equipment. You haven't said where you stand in that regard.

    You'll need VCDS or an equivalent to erase the keys. I've never needed to do it so...
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    Try enthusiast car insurance. RS4 & 6 with them....

    Try enthusiast car insurance. RS4 & 6 with them. You can get agreed value and nominate how far you drive in a year. Premium is based on value and miles driven (amongst other things). NRMA used to...
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    You may know all of this but the reply wouldn't...

    You may know all of this but the reply wouldn't make sense to many without some padding. In Europe generally you have to change to winter tyres for a set period every year. These can be dedicated...
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    I imagine this is an example of how some people...

    I imagine this is an example of how some people view some of these tests, I don't hold them in any regard. Best you can say is they are quicker (less expensive) than a proper compression test and...
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    Not a question anyone can answer with any...

    Not a question anyone can answer with any accuracy with the info you have given.
    Who did it and what did they actually do?
    What were the actual results, they come as units of pressure, not good or...
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    For those who are scratching their heads, every...

    For those who are scratching their heads, every heavy engine and transport company in the world worth anything does oil analysis daily / weekly / monthly / at oil change time. IF you know what you're...
  20. Sticky: As said, you should be OK with this. When they...

    As said, you should be OK with this. When they were new there was a 3 VIN limit on the cable (but only if you made an adaption adjustment) otherwise you could just auto scan an unlimited number of...
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    Go to your local hydraulic hose guy and ask what...

    Go to your local hydraulic hose guy and ask what they can do. Even better if you can find someone who does a lot of automotive work. Nothing is impossible but you may need to pay for quite a few...
  22. Don't count on your VIN meaning much, it isn't a...

    Don't count on your VIN meaning much, it isn't a US delivered car. Take a slight pause, get to know your car and it's configuration thoroughly before placing your order, it's on you to get the order...
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    Great news, not often you can say that so well...

    Great news, not often you can say that so well worth your efforts.
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    I'd be less concerned about the engine code and...

    I'd be less concerned about the engine code and more about the part number. There are many online part number catalogues or even better start with the part number on the item. Part numbers evolve and...
  25. Thread: C5 Allroad

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    Every Forum has it's strong points and you do...

    Every Forum has it's strong points and you do need a substantial population behind any model to get air time. Here of late it's the S3 / RS3. Still, you won't get any face to face unless you're local...
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