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    Research this subject on the forum and you will...

    Research this subject on the forum and you will find a detailed account of how I 'pioneered' the acquisition and integration of the Westfalia hidden bars on the SQ5.
    Once my new SQ5 arrives I will...
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    In aviation we have had SOAP (Spectral Oil...

    In aviation we have had SOAP (Spectral Oil Analysis Program) in for more than 50 years; more often than not we seem to have used those data to confirm why a particular failure mode occurred post...
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    Hi PK. Not sure what the purpose of this...

    Hi PK.
    Not sure what the purpose of this analysis is but a couple of questions to ponder......
    do you regard Valvoline as an independent laboratory?
    who will judge when elements of the analysis...
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    Yes I have used it on 6 VAG platforms over a 15...

    Yes I have used it on 6 VAG platforms over a 15 year period.
    That said, Audi push the use of the Castrol Edge Long Life which appears to be an equal.

    Dingah
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    Welcome. What a great choice whatever the...

    Welcome.
    What a great choice whatever the colour.
    Where are you living/nearest Audi dealership.
    I very strongly commend using PRIVATE FLEET.
    If you're with the NRMA, their service is offered...
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    Link to detail of the car in question sent to...

    Link to detail of the car in question sent to your inbox.

    Dingah
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    When I read through the list of reasons posted...

    When I read through the list of reasons posted recently, detailing why a FL is a ‘must’ over a PFL I was left feeling that the author was trying to justify his/ her purchase. Nothing listed is at all...
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    An educated stab in the dark but maybe worth a...

    An educated stab in the dark but maybe worth a check.
    I had an SQ5 which started producing interesting (knocking?) sounds from the front suspension.
    It took a while to nail and ultimately AudiCC...
  9. Thread: SQ5 Research

    by Dingah
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    The 5Q5 with the TDi engine is a great and...

    The 5Q5 with the TDi engine is a great and completely competent car.
    I really only had one issue which was a couple of slightly loose turret bolts on the front suspension which resulted in a knock...
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    If you research the almost countless threads and...

    If you research the almost countless threads and weed out the emotive rubbish you will understand what Tony and I are saying - the prices and costs constantly vary, can be inconsistent and, at times,...
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    For what its worth I have purchased Audi brake...

    For what its worth I have purchased Audi brake hardware from overseas in the past without issues.
    Just checked the ECS Tuning site for you and you are looking at USD$1727 shipped plus import duties...
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    Had similar symptoms on a very different car and...

    Had similar symptoms on a very different car and it was the crank angle sensor.
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    x3. The bones of this team derived from several...

    x3.
    The bones of this team derived from several years of experience with mainly VAG products and APR gained at the formerly renowned Canberra VW Centre (Belconnen).
    In the intervening years (I have...
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    New Audi Sr4 – One month and 1000km ...

    New Audi Sr4 – One month and 1000km

    Background:

    My formative years both driving and in aviation were spent in the UK, not committing to emigrate until 1979, I have always enjoyed performance...
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    Nice one mate - a great choice. I must admit I...

    Nice one mate - a great choice.
    I must admit I would have likely gone either way at purchase time - Sedan or Avant.
    Week two of ownership and despite being a tech type I am in awe of what this...
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    If you are in Canberra drop round and I can do it...

    If you are in Canberra drop round and I can do it for you the conventional way using the OBD11port/VAG-COM via laptop.
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    GFC?! More like an overdue end to an extended...

    GFC?!
    More like an overdue end to an extended period of near-free credit and the consumer gluttony that results.
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    Consider placing an amount equivalent to the cost of the insurance in a savings account for the extended warranty period as a 'just-in-case' fund and you may be a few thousand richer or a few hundred...
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    Understand how you feel mate but try and...

    Understand how you feel mate but try and understand the message being earnestly transmitted to you by two very experienced and well-meaning forum members in the last two posts.
    Given the need, any...
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    That sounds like a good plan. There are tyre...

    That sounds like a good plan.
    There are tyre debates on this forum on the RS3 section which might help inform your decision.
    However, you might also encounter more folk with a 'cap on backwards'...
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    Replaced windscreen via NRMA. They handed off...

    Replaced windscreen via NRMA.
    They handed off straight away to O'Briens and I made it clear I wanted OEM glass.
    Got a price off O'Briens and then rang the Audi dealership and required about the...
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    It doesn't need it as there is no requirement for...

    It doesn't need it as there is no requirement for pretence with the Audi 5 pot.
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    Canberra experience with North European Auto at...

    Canberra experience with North European Auto at Mitchell showed an APR Stage 1 to be far closer to $1000 than $2000.
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    There are many, many variables and so it is...

    There are many, many variables and so it is difficult to compare others' circumstances with your own.
    One of the greatest challenges is trying to a ascertain how the chosen insurer may perform when...
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    The day that Audi can bend light round corners...

    The day that Audi can bend light round corners their stock price will rocket ;-)
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