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    I have the 21's on (would have preferred the 20's, but the car came with the 21's) and when I had all 4 corners changed, the personnel recommended and put 40psi. It seems a tad firm and uncomfortable, I'll try lowering the pressures to 38psi and see how that goes first.

    The slight hesitation @ 1.5k rpm upon the first take off when cold is still there though, not sure what's causing it.

  2. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looking For SQ5 View Post
    I have the 21's on (would have preferred the 20's, but the car came with the 21's) and when I had all 4 corners changed, the personnel recommended and put 40psi. It seems a tad firm and uncomfortable, I'll try lowering the pressures to 38psi and see how that goes first.

    The slight hesitation @ 1.5k rpm upon the first take off when cold is still there though, not sure what's causing it.
    I had similar hesitation, which remained even after a tune. What fixed it? A new fuel filter!

    Had the issue and read on here somewhere about the fuel filter being a possible cause. The filter was replaced at the 60,000k service I think it was, and have not had the issue since, in over 40,000k.

    Could be worth a look.


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    Thankyou for that, I'll look into that. Out of curiosity, how much was your fuel filter to replace?

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    The filter was $80.

    Not sure about labour charges, as it was done with the rest of that service.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Looking For SQ5 View Post
    I have the 21's on (would have preferred the 20's, but the car came with the 21's) and when I had all 4 corners changed, the personnel recommended and put 40psi. It seems a tad firm and uncomfortable, I'll try lowering the pressures to 38psi and see how that goes first.

    The slight hesitation @ 1.5k rpm upon the first take off when cold is still there though, not sure what's causing it.
    I had the same issue on a 2014 SQ5 with 60K km on it.


    I cleaned the EGR valve and replaced the fuel filter at the same time. That has fixed the problem. i did both at the same time so i can't tell you if the fuel filter made a difference but it certainly fixed the jerkyness when cold.


    Refer to this post here, https://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/for...ml#post1312156


    Here is mine.

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    Any decent Euro mechanic should know exactly what is causing the problem as it fairly common with the 3.0 V6 TDI in all the Audi models.

    Otherwise clean it yourself like i did.
    Last edited by mike; February 19th, 2021 at 12:17 AM.

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    Hi All New to me SQ5 2014 owner here.
    I was looking at some youtube clips of tuning Sq5's TDI and one clip showed that they run 32psi boost std.
    I put a boost gauge app on mine and saw that it only made 23 psi. It still feels strong but maybe not 230kw strong. Any advice what may be the issue ?
    Last edited by DonnyB; March 3rd, 2021 at 06:58 AM. Reason: typo

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    Hi guys, OP here :)

    It's almost time to have its first service under my ownership - I've been quoted $350 for a basic service which seems okay (my Aurion was around $200ish). Other than that, the car is running mostly fine with no issues.

    The brakes are a bit squeakish at the moment (a split second before coming to a stop, there is a slight rubbing / squeaking sound - anyone else have this issue?) so I'll be expecting some work to be done on the brakes.

    Just wondering what sort of average pricing I'd be looking at if they were to change the brakes etc? Maybe $300ish (including parts) on top of the $350 basic service?
    Last edited by Looking For SQ5; March 30th, 2021 at 06:46 PM.

  8. #48

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    If by change brakes you mean rotors and pads and using an Audi dealership you can add a zero to your figure and likely a bit more still.
    There area plethora of brake threads on this forum - maybe take a day to search and sift before you decide what you might do first.
    The difference between you obtaining non-OEM parts yourself and having a brake specialist fit them and using your Audi dealership to source and fit can result in a 50% saving.
    At some stage during my SQ5 ownership I changed out the rotors and pads for ECS rotors and Red stuff pads, also fitted braided lines; all of which made a huge improvement to the firmness, smoothness and dust-free nature of its braking.
    The cost? - cannot recall and anyway it's irrelevant in this context as we'd be guessing what the issue is you are trying to cure.
    Good luck.

    Dingah


    Quote Originally Posted by Looking For SQ5 View Post
    Hi guys, OP here :)

    It's almost time to have its first service under my ownership - I've been quoted $350 for a basic service which seems okay (my Aurion was around $200ish). Other than that, the car is running mostly fine with no issues.

    The brakes are a bit squeakish at the moment (a split second before coming to a stop, there is a slight rubbing / squeaking sound - anyone else have this issue?) so I'll be expecting some work to be done on the brakes.

    Just wondering what sort of average pricing I'd be looking at if they were to change the brakes etc? Maybe $300ish (including parts) on top of the $350 basic service?
    Dingah

    2015 SQ5 TDI Sold
    2017 RSQ3 Performance Sold
    2018 S4
    Mrs B's Tiguan R-Line + APR

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    Sorry, totally forgot to mention that it won't be at an Audi dealership (would have thought this would be a given though for out of warranty cars ).

    It'll be at an independent euro specialist around the corner from my workplace.

    They quoted $350 for a basic service, and then obviously any parts / labour on top.

    I'd suspect it would only be the pads that may require changing, however from the independent inspection I got done before I got the car (early December - have done 8,000kms since then), the pads were at 50%.

    I just looked up some brake pads - ie. at Supercheap - Bremtec Front Brake Pads - BT20400ELC is $149.

    I'd imagine that they'd probably add a margin onto that, plus labour - so I'm guessing maybe $400ish for pad replacement is a ballpark figure?

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    So, the car is in for its service now and as I suspected, the brakes needed a bit of work / replacement.

    I've been quoted $2.5k using Audi parts for the front pads and rotors - on the ball or too much?

    I'll probably be going to a brake shop to get a 2nd opinion.

    Appreciate any advice if possible!

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