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
I would recommend sending your concerns, along ...
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 ...
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 ...
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....
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 ...
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.
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 and the slots in the brake pads to put the wire/sensor. You don't see any provision for it in the rear brake pads.
If you cannot point to something directly and state, "This is broke, fix it.", there's not much you are going to be able to do to utilize your warranty. You need to realize the warranty is put in place by the manufacturer to provide "peace of mind" to the consumer. It is there as a catch all in case something does go wrong with the vehicle. This gives the ...
The short answer is no, there isn't any leak stopper formula that will stop all the possible leaks. Your car is oozing, which is very normal after 200k miles!
The longer answer is that the leaks could be coming from many systems:
Power steering unit
Leaks can come from seals, loose or degraded hoses. ...
The pump cutoff is completely independent of your car, it's based on air pressure and has nothing to do with your gauge.
What you describe does sound like a bad fuel level sensor rather than the gauge, usually gauges will stick when they break or just go dead. Your gauge is registering some changes, although it doesn't register full and it reports low fuel ...
According to various sources (link 1, link 2, link 3) 0W oils are not specified to be used in VW 4.2 V8 40v (BBK) engines. Stick to 5W-30 or 5W-40 and you'll be fine. As a side note: the number before "W" mark corresponds to oil's viscosity at low (winter) temperatures, so it's only relevant to situations when the engine is cold, i.e. at startup.
Cars often have a device that detects an impact and switches off the engine in some way (inertia switch). Yours may have tripped in the accident and now needs resetting.
For example - https://goo.gl/images/PsvPPb
This video about an Audi inertia switch may be interesting - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fLZQc9SuAc4
The engine doesn't need oil to start; it needs oil to not shred itself. (I would NOT try starting a motor without oil). The first step is to check if the motor spins freely: put a socket on the crank pulley bolt and try to spin it clockwise. If it spins freely and smoothly you might not have a grenaded rotating assembly, if it's locked up or extremely jagged ...
My guess is that the part numbers are 8K0823721H for the left seal and 8K0823722H for the right seal.
All VAG (which includes Audi) parts have a 9 character (plus 1 char version identifier) part number, so if you remove the part, you will be able to confirm exactly what the part number is.
With the part number, you can go to oemepc.com/audi and put the ...