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Old 07-12-2017, 03:34 PM
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I'd hate cleaning those wheels.
You wouldn't have to, that car isn't going anywhere fast enough to generate brake dust. The wheels will just grind the fenders away instead.
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:58 AM
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can't believe I now have THREE cars that need premium.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:29 AM
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Okay, welcome to willkommen!
Sooo...got the bulbs in for the rear left brake and parking lights being out...easy, right? NAWWW...turns out it was a burnt wire...pulled it through and soldered directly to the board. FIXED

then, one bulb out on right...okay, no problem...WRONGGG...bulb melted into one of the socket, previous owner gave up on it. Used pliers and dremel to get the bulb out and the socket cleaned up and BAM, fixed. Just need to get the led upper brake light to work and license plate bulbs and lighting will pretty much be addressed.

Center console is falling apart, but I might delete the armrest anyway because it gets in the way of the ebrake when it's set low, and it's uncomfortable when it's set too high. B pillar material is pulling off, have to glue that...I threw a screw into the broken driver door handle...worked like a charm.

I messed with the door locks that aren't working...there's an adjustment knob I played with and got them both to lock and unlock, but there seems to be a correlation between one and the other and both never worked at the same time. I'm reading up, looking like there's a switch that senses that the door is open/closed I might need to source. The fact that at some point I got them BOTH to lock and unlock tells me that the actuator is actually not bad.

I checked the oil and it's due based on color/smell...so I'll tackle that, pull plugs to check them along with swapping coil packs. My CEL seems to be multiple misfires which can be felt with the somewhat rough idle...once you give it gas, it's good to go though so I'm guessing a tune up and new O2 sensors might solve that. Honestly, I was close to checking out some 18" oem wheels...but I think my money would be better spent keeping the car on a low budget and addressing making it run nicely.

So my final impression is that although it's got issues to address, and I got overwhelmed...that's part of the fun and the car is well put together and not too complex to take apart.


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Old 07-13-2017, 07:39 AM
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$2.19 for Regular 87 here and $2.60 for Ultra 93... i welcome high gas prices because people get scared and dump their v8's... i go car shopping
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That engine bay shot is so German that you can almost smell the schnitzel.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:43 AM
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Same. $2.96 for premo is ridiculous.
I just paid $4.42/gal at the pump, yesterday, for 91.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:31 AM
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That engine bay shot is so German that you can almost smell the wiener schnitzel.
fixed for accuracy
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:33 AM
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Oh. I figured that smell would be coming from the steering wheel (transfer from the driver's hands).
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and why does the shifter smell like... oh god.
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:46 AM
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He does handle a lot of parts
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:51 AM
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you guys got me rolling...
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:12 AM
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German cars love vacuum leaks and idle valve issues. If you're getting misfires at idle, I'd wager that it's not the O2 sensors (that would have its own code) and instead something to do with a lean condition surrounding the idle valve (clean or replace) or a leak in a vacuum line.
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that was a code too, Sam...lean condition and maybe even something about idle valve...
I'll have to research cleaning that up...that would be great.

Just bought oil and a filter. At least I can do that.

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Old 07-13-2017, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by rockstar143
that was a code too, Sam...lean condition and maybe even something about idle valve...
I'll have to research cleaning that up...that would be great.

Just bought oil and a filter. At least I can do that.

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it pulled a p0171 and a p0507
They're related :

https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a4-...p0507-2798576/



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Old 07-13-2017, 10:59 AM
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THANKS A LOT photobucket!
Johnny, and Sam...thanks...I'll look into that!
I may try and clean it...
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:06 AM
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Looking like there's more to it than just a cleaning...
I may order one...cheap enough and probably and likely to help clear some of my codes.
So why people buy a new PCV valve? --> PICS
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:23 AM
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oh wait you said PCV...
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Fixes one issue.. becomes two issues.. domino effect.
Should have just left it as it is.. if it runs better, it's going to totally take a dump.
Probably

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maybe you're right...lol.
that would explain the rough idle and lean condition/misfires though!
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Now that you've fixed the short in the tail lights, there's probably a bad ground in the engine.

Wait. This sounds familiar...
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:07 PM
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:22 PM
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This actually seems like a fun project J. I enjoy trouble shooting and fixing stuff as well.

I still think you need wheels and cut springs though. OH and Tints too
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cu2wagon
Now that you've fixed the short in the tail lights, there's probably a bad ground in the engine.

Wait. This sounds familiar...
The "short" in the taillights WAS the ground for the engine. ...



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Old 07-13-2017, 12:56 PM
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All this stuff seems normal.

185,000 miles and probably a bit neglected, not really surprised
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:58 PM
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Now that you've fixed the short in the tail lights, there's probably a bad ground in the engine.

Wait. This sounds familiar...




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Old 07-13-2017, 12:59 PM
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I'm sure the big 3 is at least 20 gauge speaker wire.
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Can probably find a kit on ebay.
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Why eBay when you can just go on CL?


Buy a cuck, get a free big 3 kit..



Unless they're talking about a different big 3....
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Came in here for the round and brown gang bang but all I'm seeing is a giant circle jerk. I'm outta here.
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shocked?
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That's because we were waiting for super trooper to show up. Now that he's here, cmon errrbody... it's gang banging time!!
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I'm done with him boys, hope you like the taste of poodle doodle
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Well that was quick.
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his pcv valve iswas tight
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Does audi have an equivalent?
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KY I believe
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It's probably called CuckGrease, not surprising it's not widely known
Probably not sold, only available and applied at dealership..
You can probably watch while they use it though..
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Ahhhh... One of those craft lubes.....


You probably never heard of it
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I just said that.. shouldn't you be whoring in 2G TL?
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