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  1. The '97 A4 2.6 may have the Hitachi ECU instead...

    The '97 A4 2.6 may have the Hitachi ECU instead of the usual Bosch one, so make sure VCDS is reading it well.
    Mine used to be quite slow to communicate.

    If you can't find any fault codes, check...
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    Sticky: I'm yet to read any comments on Broke90's similar...

    I'm yet to read any comments on Broke90's similar post, but my thoughts on the recall are this:

    1. It is currently a voluntary recall. I'm not sure what Audi's legal obligations are under...
  3. For a parts catalogue, try...

    For a parts catalogue, try http://www.oemepc.com/audi/lang/u.
    That will give you the European parts catalogue, so you should have more success with diesel variants than in diesel-phobic 'Merca'....
  4. Thread: 4.2 V8 turbo

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    That's a nice colour Khoa! Pelican Blue? ...

    That's a nice colour Khoa! Pelican Blue?

    That's a lot of effort for an extra 40hp (30kw) mate!
    30v is electronic throttle I think (so new accelerator pedal), and has immobiliser incorporated into...
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    Theres a bloke around the corner here who has one...

    Theres a bloke around the corner here who has one languishing in his front yard as a parts car.
    I think my mate Stu knows him, so I'll ask the question...
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    The Euro way of doing a wagon is to throw a wagon...

    The Euro way of doing a wagon is to throw a wagon body onto the sedan underpinnings - greatly simplifies construction.
    So yes, sedan lowering springs will suffice. They should be listed as the same...
  7. Thread: Thermo fans

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    CTS is probably faulty. I expect it uses the...

    CTS is probably faulty.
    I expect it uses the same sensor as the B5/C5/D2 era cars, which is a common failure item.
    It provides 2 separate signals, one to the gauge, and one to the ECU.

    You...
  8. Thread: Battery

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    Battery Enterprises. HQ is Tullamarine. Never...

    Battery Enterprises.

    HQ is Tullamarine.
    Never asked about AGM, but I expect they have them.

    They supply their own brand "Powercharge" gel type batteries. And they also supply Varta.

    Used...
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    It shouldn't use coolant. Check for leaks and...

    It shouldn't use coolant.
    Check for leaks and ask your Audi dealer and make sure it gets recorded for any future warranty claims.

    As your car is filled with G13, and I presume it's still under...
  10. Admins: Photobucket embed fix for forums - changes all links and photos to Imgur

    I was browsing around today to try to find an embed fix for the Android Chrome browser - which is my preferred browser. Noone seems to have one yet, despite there being one for Firefox for Android....
  11. You can test the fuel pump. Hot wire permanent...

    You can test the fuel pump.
    Hot wire permanent live to the fuel pump fuse.

    You can also check its flow rate by diverting the return hose from the downstream side of the fuel pressure regulator...
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    May be of some interest?...

    May be of some interest?
    http://www.ozaudi.com/forums/showthread.php/53237-FS-%28VIC%29-HEAPS-of-various-VW-Audi-spare-parts
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    Forgot about the shocks... OEM on A4 and up are...

    Forgot about the shocks...
    OEM on A4 and up are Sachs (ZF) units. S3 may use Sachs as well - they're normally painted dark red.
    They can be found ok, but tend to be pricey.
    Bilstein are more...
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    If it passed a Vic RWC, then I wouldn't worry...

    If it passed a Vic RWC, then I wouldn't worry about the exhaust, for now...
    A replacement MAF will be about $200 for a remanufactured one (new sensor in old housing usually). That's what I did with...
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    Yeah - I think Phillips and Osram both make them....

    Yeah - I think Phillips and Osram both make them. I've got them on the front indicators of the S8......
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    Hello Luke and welcome! Nice choice in car, very...

    Hello Luke and welcome!
    Nice choice in car, very understated!

    Lights are easy enough, they'll just be globes. Just make sure you buy quality branded globes, not cheap crap - Phillips or Osram...
  17. After sitting that long could be a couple of...

    After sitting that long could be a couple of things.
    I'm leaning towards a fuel problem such as off fuel (if fuel sits for prolonged periods without agitation the more volatile elements leach off...
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    Something wrong with us non 8V owners on this...

    Something wrong with us non 8V owners on this forum?
    I had a shower this week, honest :arms:
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    Daddy's little helper

    Doing the obligatory oil and water checks on the S8 and XC90 yesterday. After deciding the washer bottles needed filling, I grab the water bottle (because I don't have the watering can!) and this...
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    There were a couple of Avants for sale recently....

    There were a couple of Avants for sale recently.
    I seriously considered one of them because it was an MTM tuned model with some nice gear and good miles (I forget how many now).
    Don't know what...
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    It is shame on Ford, because it's not as if they...

    It is shame on Ford, because it's not as if they don't know what's required to get good scores in ENCAP/ANCAP, and if they can get 5 stars on a low production volume (in global terms) car like the...
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    Nothing wrong with Bosch compressors, or Audi...

    Nothing wrong with Bosch compressors, or Audi airconditioning. Both my Audi's have had far superior aircon to any of my Commondores that came before.

    Not that there's anything wrong with Japanese...
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    The RS badge carries a lot of cache amongst the...

    The RS badge carries a lot of cache amongst the enthusiast crowd and you have the exclusivity that comes with it.
    That exclusivity comes at a cost - maintenance wise some parts will be unique...
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    Close but no cigar... It looks very similar,...

    Close but no cigar...

    It looks very similar, but on doing the measurements some of the key lengths are out.
    Diameters are close, but probably not close enough.
    ...
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    Check with previous owner Check with service...

    Check with previous owner
    Check with service centre
    If any doubt, replace the belt - failure means replace engine!
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