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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 ) In ...


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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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Whether or not it's right for your car, I can't say as I don't know anything about Audis. However, it's normal for there to be some (not a lot) oil in the intake of the cars I'm familiar with.


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That's actually standard Audi & VW behaviour, not an electrical problem.


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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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The 50 g/s max flow reading that you are getting is far lower than what merely altitude can explain. The chart above shows that at about 5,200 ft above sea level, the density of air is 83% of what it is at sea level (0.062 lb/cu.ft vs. .075 lb/cu.ft). So to account for the altitude, you should multiply your expected mass flow by 0.83. According to the VAG-...


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See Is it OK to replace only 2 tires on an AWD car?. If you call different Audi dealers you're likely to get differing answers regarding how much tread depth difference is OK for the all-wheel-drive system. Nonetheless, I would advocate calling to get specific recommendations for your vehicle, as some all-wheel drive systems are more sensitive to ...


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Looks like a check valve for the evaporative emissions system. Hard plastic tubing and the solenoid valve on the left side are strong clues for me.


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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 can't turn it on or off at will.


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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 see this in the instrument cluster as the glow plug light coming on briefly (only briefly, the plugs are very effective). The glow plugs then remain on (or come ...


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I wouldn't rule out a bad MAF so quickly - there was a generation of VW and AUDI MAFs that slowly went south without any indication from the ECU that they were doing so and IIRC the ECU managed to compensate for the dying MAF for a while. Also, if the ECU thinks you might be boosting at 15psi and using a conventional gauge suggests you're boost 7psi, you ...


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You can still get oil into the coolant through a head gasket leak, even if you don't have any other symptoms. You symptom of oil into the water is very classic of a head gasket leak. Oil pressure is almost always higher than the water pressure. If it's a small leak, oil can be pushed into coolant galleys, but not the opposite. If you have flushed your ...


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Perhaps you would be better served by going in with some specific questions rather than allowing a salesman (who might be paid on commission) to drive your purchase. For example, when I search Tire Rack for 2005 Audio A4 Quattro (Base model), I see many tires ranging upwards from $265 USD. When I purchased my snow tires recently, I asked the shop that I ...


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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. Elect....


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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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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 heat of the engine. Water by itself does boil sooner than an antifreeze/coolant mix, though, so you could expect it to boil over sooner than without the ...


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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 too but I'd suggest against this option given the choice between taking things to bits and buying a diagnostic tool.


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Couple things you might want to check. Coolant temperature sensor. With a cold engine the ecu should try to dump more fuel in for starting. If the sensor isn't working it might send the wrong amount of fuel and inhibit starting. Idle Air Control valve. This going bad could cause similar issues.


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Check under the rear of the car you should be able to see the rear differential. it is the aluminium finned item between the rear wheels If you don't have on then you definitely don't have a quattro, you should also check the VIN to make sure. The driveshaft it self is kinda hard to see depending on the angle. If your car was sold to you as a quattro and ...


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All Audi Qauttro's have a driveshaft that connects the front differential with the rear differential. Your car does not have 4wd if it does not have a driveshaft. In my country (Denmark) you can add the car to your profile at https://my.audi.com and add the VIN of the car. Then you can see all information about the car including factory installed options ...


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To answer your question, it seems like you didn't buy a Quattro. You bought a FWD car, unless Audi invented some way of transferring power without a drive shaft :(. You might want to talk to the person you bought it from, and bring it to their attention.


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Sounds like a transmission related issue. I would take it back to the immediately if it wasn't doing that before they serviced it. I doubt anything they did caused the problem, but if it did the quicker you take it back the better. A slipping torque converter clutch would cause similar symptoms, which could be caused by a bad solenoid, bad torque converter, ...


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This hose is a low pressure one. Your PD type engine only has high pressures inside the valve cover. There is a low-pressure lift pump in the tank, however, which might make a little spritz of a leak when you first remove the hose. You can depressurize the 'low pressure' side of the system by opening the water separator on the bottom of the fuel filter (to ...


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First of all, no worries on the bad English side of things ... even those of us who speak it have issues sometimes! '-) As to your issue(s) ... the first thing I do when I've encountered a large number of codes as you've gotten is clear the computer, then rerun the engine to see which codes persist. This gets you a lot closer to the root cause of the issue. ...


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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 something as simple as an electrical fault with the control circuits. This is why my first port of call would be to check the fault codes instead of going right ...


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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 044121113


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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 that your trunk no longer lines up, that the bumper mounts were bent or broken, or that some other hidden damage occurred. If the friend that was borrowing the ...


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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 or rumble in the brake pedal, usually it is accompanied by a matching (for lack of a better word) sound. There may also be a annunciator light in the instrument ...


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