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Checked EBC website FAQ There was a question on cross drilled rotors, that were represented as genuine EBC brand. Here is the last sentence of their reply: If you have any doubts that you are being supplied genuine EBC Brakes products contact EBC Brakes immediately for an opinion on warranty@ebcbrakes.com I would recommend sending your concerns, ...


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I can see two differences: The EBC website shows a 3D view of the brake pads, which show a different shape for the black region. This may be because you have a different brake pad shape from the one in the 3D view. The "brake-in coating" tri-color tone also seems like it's missing from your images. However, it's hard to conclude anything based on the ...


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Here's a rough approach that should work regardless of vehicle You will need to know the current brake pad thickness the thickness of a brand new brake pad how much mileage you've put on the car since the last brake pad change. The formula Mileage per mm = mileage since last brake change / ( brand new thickness - present thickness ) ...


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I went ahead with Abbottcost's advice and messaged EBC Barkes directly. They replied promptly with a detailed answer to my question. Here is an excerpt for the email: We only powder coat the rear of the pad so as not to get too much powder coat on the friction surface, this means the rough overspray can look a little untidy. The Brake-In coating is a ...


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It seems the way to trigger the headlight washers is to just hold the main washers longer. That would mean to me they cannot be triggered exclusively. If you don't actually like the little things, there is a way to code them out from the hidden menu if you have access to VAG COM. Change the following: Set Headlight washer - Duration [09 – Cent. ...


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Using the 5w40 is fine for that car, but more importantly make sure the oil meets the VW 507.00 spec. These specifications are very important for turbo diesels, so don't use just any oil. If you have any doubts, I would just go buy some oil from the VW/Audi dealer in your area. Paying a little more for oil is better than the alternative, but you should be ...


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This set up is a quazai differential/planetary gear set. This can make it difficult to see how it functions. Power comes in from the transmission and into the pinon gear carrier and pinon gears. The pinon gears then transfer power to the front and rear crown gears. While the speed of the front and rear axles is the same the pinons do not rotate on their ...


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That 'C' out of line (and the font looks a bit different) is suspicious. Most companies are super-picky about their logos. Quality of printing is terrible, and I would assume a real manufacturer would use printing that would withstand a bit of brake cleaner let alone a bit of finger smooshing. The printing looks a bit like it was something like pad ...


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Just by going off the print quality of the silk screens shown in EBC's website images versus the ones on the actual break pads. I'd conclude they are made in an inferior factory. They are most likely counterfeit parts that were actually made in China.


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Personally, I would not ever mess with airbags. This is not a project for a weekend driveway mechanic. Accidental activation can be fatal if you happen to be the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong body part (i.e skull for example). Factory trained qualified mechanics know how to do it safely. Using parts designed exclusively for safety from ...


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Also, remember that MAF is a reading of the amount of air entering the engine. If you have a backflow issues (high backpressure) or even a timing issue where the valves are not opening and closing at the correct time (slack chains, jumped timing), your MAF sensor readings will reflect this as well. I know this post is late, but any who are looking into this ...


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It seems this issue is caused by one of two things. Bad steering sensors that are mounted on the rack Steering sensors need to be 'aligned' Problem seems to be that the sensors in the steering rack that tell the electric assist motor the position of the wheels and which way to boost the steering, left or right, are out of alignment. So there a sub-second ...


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You change the whole wiper Nobody makes just the rubber and sells it. They fit it to various wiper frame components that fit different models and sell the to the owners of the vehicle the wiper frame was designed to fit. If the package states it's for a particular vehicle, it's for that vehicle. I haven't known Bosche to sell a wiper for a VW Rabbit when ...


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Carbon-metallic Brake Pads If you do have carbon-metallic brake pads, especially high performance ones like you might find on an Audi S4 (although I can't say for sure), the material that they are made out of do tend to be prone to noise which is an artifact that occurs from the manufacturer trying to optimise for braking efficiency. How to Fix Brake Noise ...


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On many vehicles there are carrier/caliper bolts that are supposed to be "one time use" and should be replaced every time you take them off. Wear sensors that I have seen are built into the pads, so make sure you bought the pads with sensors if your car requires them. In some cases there will be a VW version of the same pad that doesn't have sensors, but ...


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Its fine if you drive it, but you might want to get it fixed as soon as possible, because it decreases the power of your vehicle and it could possibly harm your engine.


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After referencing the comments above and taking it into a different dealer, I had it confirmed that it was the rack. It is a known issue with Audi's electric steering. They fixed it by replacing the rack.


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Engine coolant can leave the cooling system by different ways: Through a damaged hose. Through a damaged radiator or reservoir. Through a damaged head or head gasket. In this case, white smoke (which is just steam) is coming out of the exhaust. This is an Audi special: Through a damaged / worn-out coolant reservoir cap. The cap has a sealing which gets ...


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Open the hood a listen for where the gurgling is coming from: Find the water pump and listen there Listen near the radiator Listen near the coolant tank Listen near the top of the engine Also, look for where your coolant is going: Look for puddles or stains where you usually park With the engine off, look near the belts for drops of liquid, stains, and ...


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Cool car! The shock absorbers for an 1982 Audi 4000 should fit an 1982 Audi 80 - the 4000 is pretty much an 80 with some slight body changes for the US market (I believe bumpers, trims and lights). However do take a look at the year closely, if I remember correctly there was an updated model in production between 1984 and 1986. The platform is still ...


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The US federal warranty is years or 24 months on most emission parts and 5 years or 50k miles on the computer and catalyst. A link here: http://www3.epa.gov/otaq/regs/im/obd/pubs/420f15035.pdf So it is likely not covered under the federally mandated warranty. That is not to say it could not be covered under a manufacturer warranty. Check the ...


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Had the same issues with my A4, 3rd gear grinding going in and out of gear. Then eased and was only grinding when being put into 3rd, (while working up and down the gears). Like you guys mentioned matching revs and putting into 3rd gentilly worked well but it's difficult to do depending on your speed, ie in a national speed limit zone compared to driving ...


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Yes, it is possible for the coolant to leave through the exhaust, if the head is warped or the head gasket is compromised. To check for this, you should get a compression leak-down test done.


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The key thing to remember when buying tyres is the bit that can be missed when buying cheap tyres. Provided that the tyres you fit have a sufficient speed rating and load rating and are certified for sale and use in your location, it doesn't matter how much you spend. Cheap tyres generally provide poorer levels of grip so if you're using the car for track ...



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