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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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Audi Q3 wet passenger footwell

I believe if one (or more) of the roof drains were blocked, you'd be seeing wetness around the ceiling and pillars of the vehicle. Typically, a plugged drain in the cowell box will cause you to have ...
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Does 14' Audi S4 (B8.5) have rear brake pad wear sensors?

It would appear the rear brake pads do not have the sensors. Here are a couple of images from RockAuto.com showing the front, then the rear pads: You'll notice in the first picture the wire/sensor ...
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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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What's ECON and how is it used properly?

Economy is usually just "fan only" meaning that it disengages the compressor. The thing that causes the car to use more fuel when the AC is on is the load put on the engine by the compressor (also ...
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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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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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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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Do injectors leak or injector seals leak?

I fear you may have jumped several steps at once here. It is likely that a failed or faulty coolant temperature sensor is causing your hot-start issue. As regards the fuel system, this will retain ...
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Headlight washer blocked by ice

I'm not sure, but I thought the little things used the pressure of the fluid coming out of the nozzles to extend them. If so, there shouldn't be an issue. Either way, if they work when not frozen, I'd ...
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Oil Leak from Drain Plug

A new plug and washer, then remove the pan and grind and polish the mating surface flat if a new one is too expensive is a possibility.
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Strange oil consumption in a 2010 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro

It's a known problem that Audi had a manufacturing defect between 2009 - 2011 on ALL 2.0T Petrol engines. They ALL use oil and to fix it you need to pull the whole engine out and do a complete rebuild ...
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Tool for stubborn CV axle

If the outer cv joint is stuck in the wheel bearing, remove the nut and spray with a good quality rust solvent and let set a few hours, re soak several times. My favorite is Rusty by Kent Shake very ...
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2000 Audi S6 - Problems engaging reverse gear when cold

I would say the most likely culprit is old transmission fluid, or the level is low. Transmission fluid breaks down over time and exposure to heat, becoming less effective. According to your question ...
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Audi temperature gauge not working correctly

One option would be to fit an aftermarket temperature gauge - You can buy various sorts for fitting to kit cars and classics, and a full kit will also come with a suitable sensor to fit into one of ...
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