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A3 - S3 - RS 3 - TT - TTS - TT RS / TT (2005) OIL USE
« Last post by PeterW on April 30, 2017, 11:44:51 pm »
hI Folks
tt 2005 going through 1 litre oil about every 200 km (round town driving) - not obviously blowing any blue smoke).  Engine is low km - 30,000.  Is it possible dumping oil through the turbo or pressurised crankcase system.  any hints & cures appreciated.  Thanks
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Hi Folks,
is it possible to simple swap out a Yaw rate sensor with intermediate fault, or does the new sensor have to be rematched to the (ECU?) system ('Vagged' is it?).  If so, does ID info need to be extracted from the faulty sensor before removal?   Thanks
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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Mk5 r32 jap import - stock alarm sound?
« Last post by monk on April 30, 2017, 11:30:44 pm »
Hi

Just wondering if Japanese import stock mk5 r32 alarms make a noise?
Either when going off or when you arm/disarm?

Ours doesn't make any sound at all, but immobiliser and hazards flash.
Vancom scan says no communication but that could mean removed or it never had a siren.

Cheers :)
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A4 - S4 - RS 4 / Re: Debadging
« Last post by Mike1410 on April 30, 2017, 10:03:18 pm »
Best way with your badges is to use a piece of fishing line fine enough to fit between the badge and the car and work it through with a sawing motion, this will cut through the glue and release the badge. Then it's just a matter of cleaning the glue off the paint work.

Dental floss also works. Take your time and as also posted above - it's easier if you warm the badge/glue up first with a hair dryer.
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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Mk3 caddy conversion (mk5 golf based)
« Last post by uzumati on April 30, 2017, 09:42:26 pm »
Managed to pick up a Mk3 Caddy which i hope to use as personal transport/daily driver. Small problem is that it has no engine/gearbox. It did have a diesel bls engine, which died. Ive been looking at converting it with a 1.8l ADM engine but it seems that as the caddy is based on Mk5 golf and is 2009 that the looms wont be compatible.
Is the only way to get something worthwhile (other than putting another bls engine in it - which are rare) to get a donor car and then get a custom loom made for it by someone like
http://www.dutchbuild.com/index.php/en/shop/db-customs/custom-engine-wiring/custom-engine-wiring-r36-fsi-detail ?
If so then a r32 engine would be the ultimate, if its going to cost I might as well go the whole way.
I know this would be a handful as it will be extremely difficult to fabricate 4wd into the caddy, but i think if I fitted an lsd then fwd would make it acceptable.
It would only have to be able to handle it in a straight line as it wont be taken on a circuit...
Has anyone done this before ? Any assistance is appreciated.
I have done a lot of research but it doesnt seem to be that popular - golf owners will just upgrade to a new r32 than upgrade the engine.
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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / The MK5 GTI AXX vs BWA Debate
« Last post by Candywhite on April 30, 2017, 08:19:07 pm »
Hi guys,

I have a 2006 MK5 GTI with the AXX 2.0 TFSI engine. I've been doing some research on the AXX motor, and there are some that consider that the newer (2006 - 2009) MK5 GTI BWA motor to have more power than the AXX (AXX at 147kw and BWA at 162kw). I know that there are some slight differences such as difference in compression, piston design, camshaft etc. but is there any real world truth in terms of a power difference? Or are the AXX and BWA exactly the same in terms of power?

Also, assuming there are differences - if I went Stage 1 with the AXX then should the power be exactly the same as a Stage 1 BWA?

Cheers!
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80 - 90 - Coupe - quattro - S2 - RS 2 / Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Black
« Last post by le mans on April 30, 2017, 07:58:08 pm »
The car is back from Tune Technic. Really happy with what Dave has managed to do. It's now fitted with an ALM wideband O2 sensor and 4 bar map sensor. Knock control has been hooked up using the factory knock sensors and tuned to correctly retard ignition in the event of any knock.  And a speed input has been configured which allows me to run gear boost trim as well as set up speed lockouts for the idle speed control. He's fettled the tune to eek out a few more KW, now running peak boost of 1.6bar or 23psi, which is about the most you can get out of it with the factory waste gate spring. Best of all though, I've now got a rock solid ECU platform that is performing great and has useful safety features enabled. Dave now has a state of the art Mainline dyno which has allowed him to get back into working on aftermarket ECU platforms. He also does factory ECU tuning if that's your thing.

Dyno plot with before/after overlay:


Screen shot, 4th gear, WOT:


Edit: I forgot to mention the best bit of all  :P, a little switch under the dash allows me to switch between a low boost map and a high boost map.
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80 - 90 - Coupe - quattro - S2 - RS 2 / Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Last post by RobClubley on April 30, 2017, 07:27:52 pm »
Rear subframe and struts are in.




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Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: 2005 GTI "Flat Spot" and cutting out.
« Last post by Candywhite on April 30, 2017, 12:58:32 pm »
That is reassuring GLIDN, I was starting to get worried that I made a big mistake by buying the AXX, but it seems that with good maintenance it should be OK. I'm thinking of Cam follower change every 10k should be sufficient?
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A4 - S4 - RS 4 / Re: Debadging
« Last post by Long Black on April 30, 2017, 08:46:47 am »
Thanks for the feedback...successfully replaced silver S-line and Audi badges with black, and have installed gloss black RS grille. Hair dryer and dental floss worked a treat for me to debadge, then some Dissolve-It.
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