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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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Thread: C5 Allroad

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    Most engine codes are european, only a few that...

    Most engine codes are european, only a few that are country specific. It sounds like your allroad is much like the remaining few on the road with incremental mods as parts fail. So, specifically...
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    Sticky: It was a fight to get any of the cars recognized...

    It was a fight to get any of the cars recognized by Audi. The one I bought new was the hardest. The stories about people taking in their car and more or less not seeing it again were doing the rounds...
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    They all have their good and bad points. For full...

    They all have their good and bad points. For full systems, Noise level, drone, fitting issues, even ground clearance are all different and also different between models for the same brand. What works...
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    I don't know what your skill set is therefore no...

    I don't know what your skill set is therefore no idea if you can do this or need to get someone to do it for you. Forget Audi for the moment. While we may be enthusiasts, the sales side of AUDI are...
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    Yep, makes my day with USPS. After a while I open...

    Yep, makes my day with USPS. After a while I open up the tracking and it zig zags around the place. Sort of entertaining if it wasn't frustrating. In the old days (pre CV) there was a defined route...
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    That sounds like something that applies to us...

    That sounds like something that applies to us all. I did find the changed FEDEX process a bit tedious though, with an Asbestos declaration now required to enable customs clearance.
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    Usually up to the fitter on the job. I had the...

    Usually up to the fitter on the job. I had the same problem, some are great and some are duds. Maybe chat to the counter about it ahead of time, give the fitter a tip if he gets it right, who knows....
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    Maybe this needs to be a sticky or a flashing...

    Maybe this needs to be a sticky or a flashing warning until it gets sorted out. Many are buying what are reasonably high end diagnostic tools at some cost and if they are being shut out in the latest...
  25. What Alister said. Despite AUDI being in the...

    What Alister said. Despite AUDI being in the white goods category in the more basic car range these days, replacing the Ford / Holden cars, they still attract a premium for many parts and servicing....
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