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Forum: Off Topic
05-03-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By brrman

if you don't mind burnin the fuel, the Q7 is a...

if you don't mind burnin the fuel, the Q7 is a very nice ride.
Forum: General Tech
05-01-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By brrman

It could definitely be limp mode. I too wonder...

It could definitely be limp mode. I too wonder if the wastegate is not closing properly allowing it to continually stay in limp.

I agree with what bradtyler02 says .
Forum: Off Topic
05-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By brrman

A6 or Q7. The A4 and Q5 is too small to put 3...

A6 or Q7. The A4 and Q5 is too small to put 3 people in the back for long trips. Q7 it not so good mileage-wise, so I would suggest an A6.
Forum: General Tech
04-23-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By brrman

The diverter valve is a simple change on your car...

The diverter valve is a simple change on your car and costs like 50 bucks if I recall.
Did you ever get the codes scanned? Until you do that this is all conjecture.
Forum: Audi A4
04-23-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By brrman

Bilstein, ST, Koni, KW, H&R, Vogtland... those...

Bilstein, ST, Koni, KW, H&R, Vogtland... those are some of the respected brands used with Audi
Forum: Audi A6
04-10-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By brrman

There should not be any steam coming out of those...

There should not be any steam coming out of those hoses going to the heater core. Sure sounds like a leak to me.

But you say that the temp gauge does not go above half-way point. So if the gauge...
Forum: Audi A6
04-10-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By brrman

Do the coil test - switch it to another cylinder...

Do the coil test - switch it to another cylinder and drive that way to check if the misfire moves. This is tried and true way to determine if its a bad coil.

Any oil on the plug? What does the...
Forum: Audi A6
04-10-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By brrman

Are you saying you "think" it overheated? How...

Are you saying you "think" it overheated? How do you know it overheated if the gauge has never gone past the midway point?

The coolant system gets extremely hot and is under severe pressure. a...
Forum: Audi A6
04-10-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,866
Posted By brrman

Beru is fine for OEM replacements. Audi has used...

Beru is fine for OEM replacements. Audi has used Beru for OEM coils in the past.
Forum: Audi Q5
04-10-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,227
Posted By brrman

The 4 cyl engines do tend to have a little more...

The 4 cyl engines do tend to have a little more vibration than bigger engines.
Automatic cars also tend to get a little vibration from the torque converter when at a stop and in gear. My 2.0T...
Forum: B7 Models
04-10-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By brrman

Any hesitation or vibration? Have you checked...

Any hesitation or vibration? Have you checked your PCV valve or breather hose? Worth a looksee - if it's shot it can cause a stall if you are at a stoplight.
Forum: B7 Models
04-10-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By brrman

was a duplicate so I deleted the original...

was a duplicate so I deleted the original...
Forum: General Tech
04-10-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By brrman

I would go to Autozone or dealer to see if they...

I would go to Autozone or dealer to see if they can check for error codes. It could be a fuel issue, but you won't know anything for sure until you scan for error codes.
How much of the old fuel...
Forum: General Tech
04-10-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By brrman

What is the's car rpm at when you are having the...

What is the's car rpm at when you are having the issue?
What gear are you in? What gear do you have to go to in order to get up the hill? Does it shudder or surge?

Manual tranny?

perhaps a...
Forum: B7 Models
04-10-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,236
Posted By brrman

Possible that the PCV valve (or a related...

Possible that the PCV valve (or a related breather hose) no longer working to reduce the positive crankcase pressure. I just went through this on my 2007. This slowly got worse and I went from a...
Forum: B7 Models
04-10-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By brrman

Yeah the cam follower might be ripped up and fuel...

Yeah the cam follower might be ripped up and fuel cuts could be the result.
Forum: Audi A4
07-29-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By brrman

Yeah the light comes on with plenty to spare. ...

Yeah the light comes on with plenty to spare. Typically its just a wire in the pad that gets burned through and breaks a circuit. That tells the car to show the warning. That wire is cut quite a...
Forum: B7 Models
05-16-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By brrman

haw haw - my wife is the same way. She is a...

haw haw - my wife is the same way. She is a doctor and brilliant, but sometimes there's just no helping her. LOL
Forum: Exterior/Body
02-20-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 556
Posted By brrman

New B5 belly pan and new hardware

This is brand new from ECS Tuning. Never installed because I traded the car before installing it. Looking to sell this locally in and around Indianapolis - don't want to ship.

Belly Pan
Home...
Forum: Exterior/Body
10-17-2012, 12:39 AM
Forum: Exterior/Body
10-11-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By brrman

OEM XENON B5 Headlight with ballast and bulbs (passenger)

For sale is a Valeo XENON headlight for a B5 A4 1999-2001 (facelift 1), or B5 S4 (2000-2002) complete with ballast and bulb.

Asking price is $225 shipped. (paypal)

Its in great condition with...
Forum: Off Topic
07-23-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By brrman

Yeah, my 401K actually hit (-1)% gain over the...

Yeah, my 401K actually hit (-1)% gain over the past year, so it stands at a lifetime gain of 5.8%. Kinda sucks. I have stopped my contributions for a few months to catch up on bills, but haven't...
Forum: General Tech
07-06-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By brrman

you can clear the code with a VagCom, but it will...

you can clear the code with a VagCom, but it will only come back.

I'd just pull the wheels off and see how far down the brake pads are worn.
Forum: B5 Models
07-06-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,171
Posted By brrman

UHH wrong. The knob is a MOMO three piece - the...

UHH wrong. The knob is a MOMO three piece - the ring you see is a gray leather insert, not some led light (eww). I bought it off a a guy years ago. I'm pretty sure they don't make that model...
Forum: B5 Models
07-06-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,171
Posted By brrman

Keep at it. Just don't use regular paint - get...

Keep at it. Just don't use regular paint - get paint made for vinyl (at pepboys, autozone, etc)

I did mine about 6 years ago and it still looks like this...
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