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Old 10-08-2010, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by A4 to A8 View Post
Does anybody have the part# for those screws?
I have a few missing and would like to order them
outer dowel pin (round head/ long shaft) = 4A0805121C (1 per side needed)

inner dowel pin (octogonal head/short shaft) = 4F0805121 (2 per side needed)

The outer dowel pin fits in the hole right by the fender. The inner pins are the other two, closer to the engine.
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Originally Posted by chuckee98 View Post
outer dowel pin (round head/ long shaft) = 4A0805121C (1 per side needed)

inner dowel pin (octogonal head/short shaft) = 4F0805121 (2 per side needed)

The outer dowel pin fits in the hole right by the fender. The inner pins are the other two, closer to the engine.
thanks chuckee98. with out your help i would not have been successful. i mean it.. lets just say my dealer parts dept needs some improvement.

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Originally Posted by MainlandMig View Post
thanks chuckee98. with out your help i would not have been successful. i mean it.. lets just say my dealer parts dept needs some improvement.
You're welcome. Cool pics with descriptions.

Just an FYI, the slotted flat round head dowel pin in the picture is actually part #: 4A0805121A.

http://www.worldimpex.com/parts/genu...pin_69479.html

part #: 4F0805121 looks like this:

http://www.ventex.nl/nl/product/4F0805121/slotklem.html

4A0805121A is slightly longer than 4F0805121, but will work in a pinch - it'll be just slightly looser in the clip, but won't fall out.
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Originally Posted by chuckee98 View Post
Just an FYI, the slotted flat round head dowel pin in the picture is actually part #: 4A0805121A.
geez.. like my dealers parts dept need more help looking bad.. u know i did say to them AFTER giving them the parts #.. "these should be octagonal..are u sure this is right" but since they were giving me the dowels for free n b/c i spent more time w them then i wanted i didnt want to seem like a jerk by pressing the issue then i would be less comfortable going to them for future issues.

my 1st attempt to install them i discovered i was missing the holder for the outer dowel.. went back and they didn't have it in stock had to order it was happy it was only $1 the other pieces like 4-5ea

i test fitted that non octagonal dowel and it fit ... i will keep them for now..if they fall out ill get the proper ones

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Thread revival.

Thanks, guys. This is exactly what I was looking for. I just did my first oil change on my new (to me) '06 A6. Between the two wheel wells I had a total of ONE dowel pin (an outer on the driver's side). I'd like to get things back to how they should be.

My final concern is that it seems the splash shield is missing a small piece. Is there an additional "snap on" piece to the splash shield (kind of like the back big section of the splash shield is an "add on") at the wheel wells? Is there a pic of just the complete splash shield somewhere? Specifically the area that attaches at the wheelwell lining?

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Originally Posted by chuckee98 View Post
You're welcome. Cool pics with descriptions.

Just an FYI, the slotted flat round head dowel pin in the picture is actually part #: 4A0805121A.

http://www.worldimpex.com/parts/genu...pin_69479.html

part #: 4F0805121 looks like this:

http://www.ventex.nl/nl/product/4F0805121/slotklem.html

4A0805121A is slightly longer than 4F0805121, but will work in a pinch - it'll be just slightly looser in the clip, but won't fall out.

I have the 2009 and all of my dowels are ROUIND with a cross slot. these are the original dowels, 4 short & 2 long. All the same pattern as 4A0805121C by MainlandMig.

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I have the 2009 and all of my dowels are ROUIND with a cross slot. these are the original dowels, 4 short & 2 long. All the same pattern as 4A0805121C by MainlandMig.
dunno. All I know is that mine is a 2008 S6 purchased new, and I had once removed the belly pan from the fender liners before any Audi tech even worked on the car, so I am sure of the hardware bits.
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So I bring my car in for its annual oil change, as part of the Audi Care package that I purchased. Service Advisor was excellent - an Audi enthusiast with an B8 S4. Tells me he has one of their best techs working on car, supposedly very meticulous. I get the car back home, and do a once over on it, and find - FOR THE SECOND TIME - missing splash shield attachment hardware. How hard is it for these techs to hold onto and reuse the damn hardware?

My first oil change last year was the same - missing two of the plastic "dowel pins" used to hold the fender liner to the splash shield. I thought that he was being lazy and didn't bother to put the center dowel pins back. So this time, I decided to pull those out and put them aside before bringing it in, and just leave the outer two of the three on. I get it back, and I now have two dowel pins on one side, and one on the other. Sheesh. One would think that the "elite" techs certified to work on an S6 would be better than your "average Joe" techs, but I guess not. Thank God that I bought a whole bunch of spare attachment hardware bits last year.

** end rant **
Dealers are not as great as they "announce" themselves to be. I was very upset when I had my BMW last year (that was in Germany) and I took it to dealership to get the car detailed (for overseas shipping). I paid 300 Euros to get the car cleaned and I though for 300 Euro it will be done to perfection. When I went to pick it up, I found leaves under the hood and waxing was NOT done under the handles! I was so mad!
As for oil change on Audi, I do it myself even though it is still under warranty. I have Vag-Com also. I know I can do a better job than some shops and in some case, better than Audi. i do oil change then to to my local shop, pay them $5 so they can stamp my service book
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# 13?
Yes! Thank you. #11 is missing entirely, and #13 seems damaged. Too bad I didn't get those in on my last parts order to save on shipping.
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