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Old 05-14-2014, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default 2 fixes I did, and saved $2000 for $7 fix !

vehicle: 2004 A8L with 150KKm.

1st issue: check engine light on. Stealership ays just keep driving otherwise we will have to trouble shoot at $125 and hour. We will start with replacing O2 sensors........ Radar goes up. Stealership, and you cant pull codes and identify ??? Went to a Volks aftermarket tuning speacialist....same BS. went to a tinker kind of Audi guy, same thing. They're all 'businessmen'. cost would have been in $800 - $1200 range.

bought a $40 check engine code reader.
lean codes p0171 and p0174 came up.
first and easiest and cheapest starting point = cleam maf sensore and clean air filter.
result = check engine light off now for 1200km's.
cost = $7 !

next issue I solved.

Truck lid motor not engaging and locking trunck.
All the 'repair people' or as I know them 'parts changers' suggested change motor and hinges and lube + labour = $700

solution and fix.
WD-40 on all hinges and lock.
followed by graphite lubricant after wipedown.
immediate result = trunk locks, trunk motor works fine.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:30 AM   #2
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:59 AM   #3
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vehicle: 2004 A8L with 150KKm.

1st issue: check engine light on. Stealership ays just keep driving otherwise we will have to trouble shoot at $125 and hour. We will start with replacing O2 sensors........ Radar goes up. Stealership, and you cant pull codes and identify ??? Went to a Volks aftermarket tuning speacialist....same BS. went to a tinker kind of Audi guy, same thing. They're all 'businessmen'. cost would have been in $800 - $1200 range.

bought a $40 check engine code reader.
lean codes p0171 and p0174 came up.
first and easiest and cheapest starting point = cleam maf sensore and clean air filter.
result = check engine light off now for 1200km's.
cost = $7 !

next issue I solved.

Truck lid motor not engaging and locking trunck.
All the 'repair people' or as I know them 'parts changers' suggested change motor and hinges and lube + labour = $700

solution and fix.
WD-40 on all hinges and lock.
followed by graphite lubricant after wipedown.
immediate result = trunk locks, trunk motor works fine.
$7 and a ton of luck. Usually it is not so simple. But that's why this forum is here.
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:27 AM   #4
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vehicle: 2004 A8L with 150KKm.

1st issue: check engine light on. Stealership ays just keep driving otherwise we will have to trouble shoot at $125 and hour. We will start with replacing O2 sensors........ Radar goes up. Stealership, and you cant pull codes and identify ??? Went to a Volks aftermarket tuning speacialist....same BS. went to a tinker kind of Audi guy, same thing. They're all 'businessmen'. cost would have been in $800 - $1200 range.

bought a $40 check engine code reader.
lean codes p0171 and p0174 came up.
first and easiest and cheapest starting point = cleam maf sensore and clean air filter.
result = check engine light off now for 1200km's.
cost = $7 !

next issue I solved.

Truck lid motor not engaging and locking trunck.
All the 'repair people' or as I know them 'parts changers' suggested change motor and hinges and lube + labour = $700

solution and fix.
WD-40 on all hinges and lock.
followed by graphite lubricant after wipedown.
immediate result = trunk locks, trunk motor works fine.
That's called dumb luck
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:14 PM   #5
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That's called dumb luck
We always tend to think of the worst when things failed and sometimes, they are just simple hick ups and need simple fixes.

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