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  1. Thread: Overheating

    by kermac
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    Don't be too hard on the guys Tony! Dirk in...

    Don't be too hard on the guys Tony! Dirk in particular sounds as if he has some personal experience in this area, although I'd be the first to agree that every forum has members who are simply...
  2. Thread: Overheating

    by kermac
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    Yeah it's starting to look as if the heat...

    Yeah it's starting to look as if the heat exchanger may have developed a slight leak (which can only get worse) and it's getting into the coolant. I would be interested to know though why it's...
  3. Thread: Overheating

    by kermac
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    That's my guess too Vulkus. But after 12-13...

    That's my guess too Vulkus. But after 12-13 years of generally excellent service I'm not about to give him a serve. He's basically a decent and an honest bloke, but I found out (not from the...
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    Quite! I think you proved your point at the end...

    Quite! I think you proved your point at the end of the overheating post :mrgreen:
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    I'm starting to think that with the sorts of...

    I'm starting to think that with the sorts of problems being experienced by scruffy, Dirk, as well as myself, not to mention the weird experiences recounted by Ed, we'd all be better off pushing our...
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    He's somewhere in suburban Melbourne. I...

    He's somewhere in suburban Melbourne. I contacted him a couple of weeks ago (I'm thinking of having another car standing by for spares), but I think he said he had got rid of it.
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    Well said, SB5! But it sounds as if Matt-Matt is...

    Well said, SB5! But it sounds as if Matt-Matt is veering towards a straight replacement...

    The factors I'd be considering are whether you simply want to get your car going again at the cheapest...
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    Accelerator sticking open

    Driving to work this morning in my A4, I suddenly found the revs would not drop after a burst of even mild acceleration. I'd change gear and as I pushed in the clutch pedal the revs would shoot up...
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    Gee you've had a bad run! I've never heard of an...

    Gee you've had a bad run! I've never heard of an Arnotts airbag failing so it sounds as if their quality control is slipping. I know their warranty for overseas customers is not as generous as for...
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    Neither a hairdresser nor a metro. The car's...

    Neither a hairdresser nor a metro. The car's actually for my wife as she has decided to check in her Astra and go for a convertible. I started off looking at MX-5s (a bit lacking in the power...
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    No - it probably won't work any better than your...

    No - it probably won't work any better than your "cheap" copy does on your b5. Save your money unless you have a more recent model or intend updating in the future. My genuine cable works fine on...
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    You don't say which model you have. Early models...

    You don't say which model you have. Early models like the b5 (up to 2001) have an ecu that talks to vcds through only a few controllers. The engine controller is good, but everything else like door...
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    OzAudi to the rescue again!! This forum is...

    OzAudi to the rescue again!!

    This forum is absolutely brilliant in the way people help out in all sorts of ways, even for people they've never met. I'm usually the recipient rather then the...
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    That's good then. This saves us all from having...

    That's good then. This saves us all from having to tell you what a difficult problem this can be...
  15. Thread: Upgrading smic

    by kermac
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    Lots of folks on this forum can give you advice...

    Lots of folks on this forum can give you advice on intercoolers...

    Starting point is whether you need to upgrade at all? Your 2.0 TFSI will already have a pair of sidemounts presumably? These...
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    Here's the maintenance schedule for several 2002...

    Here's the maintenance schedule for several 2002 models, including the A4. It's published by Bentley:...
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    There's only one option for replacing airbags...

    There's only one option for replacing airbags with airbags: Arnotts. Well, they actually have two options - Gen 1 and Gen 2. The former are oem replacements and you can replace fronts or backs -...
  18. I have a couple of brand new spares I've been...

    I have a couple of brand new spares I've been carrying around in the car for years. Then when I needed them I found they were the wrong type!

    If you still need coil packs, post a photo or a part...
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    Telstra phishing scam

    This may be old news to many, but it has just arrived in my inbox.

    It takes the form of an email from Telstra Billing and Account Management claiming your credit card authorisation has failed. I...
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    Ahhh - Audi Central!! Must be more Audis in...

    Ahhh - Audi Central!! Must be more Audis in Melbourne than in the rest of Australia!

    If you want to save money on shipping, contact Marc Hammond (aka The Hamster) at iautosport...
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    Can't remember what vcds stands for, so someone...

    Can't remember what vcds stands for, so someone will have to step in with the name. It's the updated form of VAG-COM or VAG Group Communications tool. Made by Ross-Tech. It's a brilliant...
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    I know the guy at Belconnen is an APR agent and...

    I know the guy at Belconnen is an APR agent and I've heard people speak quite highly of him as a tuner. The 402 mod is dead simple if you have vcds. You're welcome to use mine - but I live 100 km out...
  23. Forgive me if I stick my beak in again since I'm...

    Forgive me if I stick my beak in again since I'm St III 1.8T as opposed to 2.7TT. I do recognise there's a huge difference, but the principles are the same with water/meth injection.

    From my...
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    Forgive me if I'm the only person who doesn't...

    Forgive me if I'm the only person who doesn't know the answer to this question, but - to get back to basics for a moment - why exactly do you need a FMIC? Is your car modified in any way? If it's...
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    Any of the basic Stage I chips will give you...

    Any of the basic Stage I chips will give you somewhere around 145-147 kW without further modification. Depending on the factory tune your model came with (110, 120 or 132 kW), this will either be a...
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