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Old 03-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #61
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...anyone want to trade a misfiring A4 B6 for a Mk1 Gti?
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Question: Do you know where my spare key is? I can't find it.

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just thought of a real question

Friend has a Q7. Maybe a 2009 4.2 FSI. They noticed that their auto wipers stopped working. Low and High and Pulse all work fine, but auto isn't working, not matter the sensitivity setting.

Any idea? Is it the rain sensor? Is that an easy repair?

Also where is your shop located?

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Mr. MotorFabrik ( I am learning to be a DIY mechanic )

I have a 2001 Audi 2.8 quattro that has 200,000k. The car needs new cam seals. My question is this:
In order to change the camshaft seals at the front of the engine(closest to the radiator) is the following the simplest order, or what would you recommend?

Car in the service position, crank at TDC and locked. Timing belt removed, install cam locking bar, remove cam sprockets and then change cam seals.

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Hey Peter,

Make sure you have the right cam tool before hand. You pretty much have the procedure but it may be easier to lock the crank, then cam and then remove the belt.
When you install the new seals, be careful to ensure they are fitted right. Other than that, keep us updated with your progress!
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Thanks MotorFabrik. I have 125k on the car. All 4 cyl now misfire p0301/302/304 + p0101.
CEL on all the time and CEL blinks when at idle or below 2k RPM. I also have the ESP indicator on (i assumed it was something when I had my front wheel bearings replaced). In the last 3 months I changed all 4 coils, 4 plugs (platinum expensive ones) replaced all 4 injectors. Cleaned MAF, Throttle Body, replaced thermostat, replaced broken Crankcase Breather hose off of Oil Filter housing, PCV valve, suction pump, 2 hoses. My gas mileage is still sub 12mpg. I am think of replacing MAF and possibly MAP sensor.
Hey Rabbit,

Not singling you out here...more of a general FYI...but VAG MAFs are not meant to be cleaned. BMW/Benz you can get away with but VAG are meant to be replaced.

Aside from that, because you are getting a 0101...disconnect the MAF, disconnect the battery and discharge. Wait 10-15 minutes and start the car again with the MAF disconnected...through VAGCOM, see if the MAF is operating within spec. If not, time for a new MAF.

Secondly, again through VAGCOM, check the injector pulse...I want to try and rule out ECM issues.

Finally, check the condition of the wires going to the coils. Over time, with the heat of the motor and when replacing coils, they become brittle and break internally. You may have to open the harness and check each wire...a bit of a chore but the only way to rule it out.
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Question: Do you know where my spare key is? I can't find it.

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Hey sakimano,

Should be where you last left it kidding!

Were you referring to the emergency key by any chance? It should be in the glovebox
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just thought of a real question

Friend has a Q7. Maybe a 2009 4.2 FSI. They noticed that their auto wipers stopped working. Low and High and Pulse all work fine, but auto isn't working, not matter the sensitivity setting.

Any idea? Is it the rain sensor? Is that an easy repair?

Also where is your shop located?

Thanks
No problem!

By any chance, did they have their windshield replaced? If so, were the rain senors included on the replacement? Also, check for any obstruction over the senors..dirt/grime etc.
If you would like, come by and we can VAGCOM the sensors and see if they are operating within spec...no charge/obligation!

We are located at 750 Oakdale Road, Unit 22, 400/Finch. Website is motorfabrik.ca

By the way, have you had any battery/alternator issues with the RS4?
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My high mileage A6 sputtered and started running very roughly. Engine light came on flashing and several other warning lights came on ( traction control, PCL? ). I limped into the dealership and the call back was not good news. They indicated that their initial scan points to the cam timing, but that to do a full investigation it would take an additional 4 hours!!! of scanning and work to see what the problem is. They suggested it may need a new engine and provided a ball park in excess of $10,000. It's a bit of a shock to me. The car is a 2006 and in great shape other than a lot of highway kilometers. Wouls appreciate a comment on how to proceed. Thanks.
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Hey MotorFabrik, thanks for helping out the forum.

2007 Audi RS4, Sprint Blue.

I'm thinking of swapping out my ugly B7 FBSW and airbag with a FBSW SLine post-face lift from an 8V A3 (and airbag from a B8 S4).

Just wondering what changes are needed to the harness (if any) and will all button functions work? Any VAGCOM changes? Would you have a step by step of any changes (if any).

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