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Do these EBC brake pads look like a counterfeit?

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 ...
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Do these EBC brake pads look like a counterfeit?

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 ...
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What's ECON and how is it used properly?

It probably has a Climate Control unit which regulates the temperature automatically. This means that the air conditioner should always try to reach the requested temperature. So when it's outside 30 ...
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Do these EBC brake pads look like a counterfeit?

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 ...
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How much distance would 1mm off front brakes translate into?

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 ...
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Is it bad to continuously turn cruise control on and off?

The cruise control on a modern car is totally electronic – obviously it has to interact with the car's controls, but no more so than would happen in "manual" driving. There should be no reason why you ...
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Is it possible to have glow plugs on all the time for certain amount of time?

The way the VW (so assuming Audi is similar) glow plugs are controlled on the TDI Jettas of similar vintage, the plugs should come on (what VW calls "pre-glow") whenever the block is cold. You should ...
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Audi A3 2001 1.9 TDI ASV - which motor oil to use?

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 ...
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How to trigger headlight washers on 14 ' Audi S4 (B8.5)

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, ...
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What's ECON and how is it used properly?

From www.reference.com: The "Econ" or "Eco" button, usually located on the dash, adjusts certain things on the car to improve the automobile's fuel economy. Not all cars have an Econ button, but ...
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Can improper coolant concentration increase coolant temperature?

The coolant ratio does affect how the system cools the engine, but probably not as you'd think. Water is a better thermal conductor than is the antifreeze, so it will do a great job of shedding the ...
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For the '03 Audi A8 3.7 V8, can you retract the rear calipers without the need for dealer tools/software?

You can perform this action with a number of 3rd party diagnostic tools such as VCDS, Carista and OBDeleven. My uncle had some success removing the electrical mechanism from the rear of the caliper ...
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Adaptive air suspension problems

The first thing I'd do is attach VAG-COM or VCDS to the vehicle and get the fault codes. There are two possible reasons for the problem. It could be that there is a physical fault or it could be ...
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What's ECON and how is it used properly?

The "econ" button helps you save energy by turning off the AC-compressor and additional* heater. *On certain Audi models there ought to be an additional heater (powered by fuel) that helps to heat up ...
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How do I choose the correct thermostat?

Go to a site for parts diagrams with a VIN/chassis number lookup like http://www.realoem.me. Give it a try, I think it will be quite helpful. Using that site based on an ASV engine I believe you need ...
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"Minor" Rear-end Collision on Audi A4 (B6), Exhaust Damage

If the other friend rear-ended her, then that person is liable for the damage, and it's time to contact their insurance agency. There's no way to tell what was damaged in the collision; it's possible ...
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Push back /Obstruction feeling while braking

What you're describing sounds like the pulsing feedback that the ABS (antilock braking system) provides when it actuates on a slippery surfaces. The best way that I can describe it is as a roughness ...
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Tool for stubborn CV axle

Axle removed! The idea of banging on the axle bolt is a bad one if the axle is really stuck. Strong taps to dislodge are probably fine but above a certain degree of force, the inner threads on the ...
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What are these rubber parts called in my audi s4

I'd talk to the dealer about a Raintray Hood Seal
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Which should I fix first?

If you have to replace both and you can only replace one now, replace the cam position sensor first. If it goes completely out, the car will not run. It may not run as good without the new hose, but ...
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How do I read specification for wheels in Audi?

You can't get to where you're going from this chart. This chart ONLY tells you the tire pressures for the options given from the factory. The sizes you're seeing there are specific to the tire sizes, ...
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What will change when I replace my wheels from 225/50 R17 with 255/35 R19?

From: tire size calculator The diameter of the proposed tires is only 0.1" taller so changes to things like speedo, acceleration, fuel mileage will be minimal. I'd be most concerned about the 1....
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Tell tale signs of a valve cover leak?

You are right about leaks in that the liquid will flow down from where it leaks at. In your case it is really hard to tell exactly where it's coming from, but would suggest you are right about the ...
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Replace Airbag Unit on Audi A3 8L?

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 ...
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AUDI A4 2009 1.8 TFSI engine compatibility (swapping engines)

The only information that actually describes the changes technically is in this VW study material: http://www.vaglinks.com/vaglinks_com/Docs/SSP/VWUSA.COM_SSP_436_2.0L_TFSI.pdf This information ...
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1997 1.8t Audi Quattro - using coolant

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 ...
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2015 Audi w/ Lane Assist The steering wheel sticks around center while driving on the free way

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 ...
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Can you replace only the rubber in 2008 Jetta (Mk5) wipers?

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 ...
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Squealing brakes on 14 ' Audi S4 (B8.5)

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 ...
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How does Audi Crown Gear Center Differential work?

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 ...
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