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Lupton_20vt

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PostSubject: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyTue Mar 27 2012, 18:47

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Felt like christmas this monring when this all turned up. Included my correct size tyres, foglights, tax and wind deflectors Smile

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Quick test fit, think they look spot on, will look even better once the tints are on.
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Just waiting on my laminx, k and n filter and my rear brakes that should be here tomorrow Smile

Oh and:
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All bolted up now and treated with autosol, the rears are painted with OEM silver to keep it factory Smile

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Pictorzzzzzz

Got my tyres fitted and wanted to see what or if I needed to do anything spacer wise... tese pictures were taken with 6mm all round.

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Going with a 12 or 15mm on the rear and a 8 up front.



Next day these arrived ^_^ :wub:

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Can of hammerite satin later...

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Onto fitting - the approved audi a6 coilover installation kit. Including big bar and big hammer Laughing

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Cheeky fitted shot

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Lows stright off the jacks, has settled since.

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Very Happy







Pic of the day:
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Also got it up on a ramp for a proper scout underneath, its all the orginal stainless/galvanised exhaust still not a mark or any dodgy bits underneath.

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Quick wipe of the exhaust:
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Other than that shes gunna be treated to a wash tomorrow if the weather isnt poop!




So i'd finally got fed up with not having an i pod connection in the car so I got round to ordering a unit from xcarlink with the additional bluetooth module. I ordered it yesterday at 2pm and it was with me this morning, really nice bit of kit very simple to install that also charges the phone and it still allowed me to retain the changer function too, a couple of things that many other systems dont. It also allows you to play your music via the bluetooth which is pretty impressive.

So out came the glovebox and half the center console to remove the stevie wonder fitted nokia handsfree kit that was in there.... I remember the car going off to have it done "professionally" a few years back, needless to say nothing was professional about it, wires installed by being twiddled together and semi covered with electrical tape so two hours later it was all removed and I had redone the loom tape.

It lets you control the iphone/pod on the headunit like so:
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So I ran the cable down under the center to just behind the gear stick, any 4b owner will know of the useless pocket/tray thats there. So I removed it and set about fitting my cradle in there so I could plug the phone straight in when I got in the car:
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Bit of cutting later:
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Rough idea of whats going on:
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The finished article:
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I also got hold of some 16mm rear spacers to make the rear a bit more respectable:
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Other than that its booked into the body shop mid april to have the rear bumper sprayed thanks to a white van deciding he didnt like my freshly painted bumpers and off for a remap too after a big service consisting of clutch, timing belt and water pump.

Anyway thanks for looking.
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyTue Mar 27 2012, 20:40

Nice avant think I saw this in the BP on the a14 towards newmarket with a trailer in tow last week.
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyTue Mar 27 2012, 20:41

Dubbsley wrote:
Nice avant think I saw this in the BP on the a14 towards newmarket with a trailer in tow last week.
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Yeah that would have been me Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyTue Mar 27 2012, 23:58

Is the iPhone very sucure like that? Looks like it might be a bit wobbly without anything more to support it
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyWed Mar 28 2012, 07:45

Seems fine so far Mark no movement or anything Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyThu Mar 29 2012, 22:32

Thanks to Rob for these Cool


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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyThu Mar 29 2012, 23:17

Think every1 worried bout your iPod lol
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyTue Apr 03 2012, 15:36


So this arrived in the post last week:
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Basically stops me messing the boot up with my motocross stuff and tools in the boot. Non slip too Smile


The bluetooth module of my hands free also turned up today, which I went and fitted.
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Mic positioning:
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Making a blank for the front this evening Wink


Wireless music play baby!
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyTue Apr 03 2012, 17:01

Need to get me something like that for the passat dude Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyMon Apr 09 2012, 19:35

Removed the i/c pipework and intercooler today and degreased it all.

Also removed the EGR and inlet mani and got to work with the butane torch which decoked them. Got a poop load of build up out of them, also blocked off the TIP breather from the rocker cover and made up a blank for the exhaust side of the EGR. Meaning no more dirty pipes! B)

Havent had chance to drive it up the road yet but i'm sure it will be much better with all the build up removed!

May splash out on an FMIC and a hybrid Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyTue Apr 10 2012, 18:31

Did you take any pictures?
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyTue Apr 10 2012, 19:36

bridgedubber wrote:
Did you take any pictures?

Fraid not. Not the cleanest or most amazing job.

Removing half a dozen small trees with the car and a towrope today was fun. No pictures of that either though Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyWed Apr 11 2012, 14:02

So it got remapped this morning Smile Really happy with how it pulls now (it wasnt bad before) Needless to say its still got 150 miles to settle in.

Anyway these had arrived when I got back:
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Flip you EGR!
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So no more poop going into the inlet now. Smile

Next up will be just maintainance, a big trip to Cornwall for the summer coming up and its due a service by then so more stockpiling parts. I may treat it to an fmic if funds allow. It will be bumperless as of monday as its booked in at the bodyshop for a tidy up before early edition.

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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyFri Apr 13 2012, 16:28

So umm I got some spanners out today. Decided to take the adjusters out the rear (as I has some rake going on) which made the front look too high so that got wound down too Razz

Before:
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Laters!
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After:
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Front after (and Sally)
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Its not as low as I could run it just dont want the agg of running sily lows. I will be getting some wider spacers in the front and roll/pull the front arches further I think :huh: It should sit at the et I want it to then Smile

The vital items turned up too.
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptySat Apr 21 2012, 21:21

Right had enough with the land barge, threw a rod today gonna trade it in for a fiat 500 cheap and reliable :(
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptySun Apr 22 2012, 22:20

^^Lets talk about reliable today huh Ben? Laughing

Mental day in the end got to EE at 8am left at 2pm to go and collect a car from march for a mate who was with me which decided to s**t itself and needing towing 40 odd miles home, the a6 didnt miss a beat and was still averaging 48 mpg whilst towing a b5.5 Shocked

Snap from EE I cam across.

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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyMon Apr 23 2012, 04:43

the one on the left looks awesome Thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyThu Apr 26 2012, 12:41

Roller from EE Convoy:

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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyThu May 03 2012, 08:56

So this arrived earlier this week:
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Now makes some funky whistling noise on idle: awesome. Has made a fair bit of difference performance wise too. Really quality piece of kit, the welds are perfect, inside the welds have been ground flat and it's polished flawlessly.


Also sorted the common problem of the boost pipe clips failing causing a leak, made a big difference too, you can see how much play there was:
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Clutch is finally starting to slip so I've ordered a stage 2 black diamond which I should get fitted next week.
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyFri May 04 2012, 08:16

the boost pipe connections do my head in....very poor design
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyFri May 04 2012, 13:18

How exactly did you fix the boost pipe problem?
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyWed May 16 2012, 08:26

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Thanks to Coop.
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyThu May 17 2012, 18:21

Hi Lupton
Has your A6 got a factory fitted strut brace made of three parts? just in front of the battery need to know for my project
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PostSubject: Re: A6 Avant.   A6 Avant. EmptyThu May 17 2012, 20:29

RS4Paul wrote:
Hi Lupton
Has your A6 got a factory fitted strut brace made of three parts? just in front of the battery need to know for my project

No it doesnt Paul. It will be the same as a passat or a4 of a similar age if that helps your search.
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