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02-19-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jfrahm

Good suggestion, the filters with the longer neck...

Good suggestion, the filters with the longer neck pickups are wrong for our cars. The long ones can be trimmed or slotted as suggested, I think you can take off 1/4". This is off the part that dips...
02-12-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By jfrahm

You can google them, for example: 00526 -...

You can google them, for example:
00526 - Ross-Tech Wiki (http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/00526)
That one appears if you do not press the brake pedal when instructed during the test. Or...
02-12-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By jfrahm

Up one level and then down into the D3 forum.

Up one level and then down into the D3 forum.
02-12-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By jfrahm

Get what you like! Here we talk about the older...

Get what you like! Here we talk about the older A8/S8 produced until 2002 (2003 model year) so few of us know much about the S5 or D3 S8.
02-12-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By jfrahm

Yes I have bought them from Amazon but have also...

Yes I have bought them from Amazon but have also seen them on ebay.
02-11-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By jfrahm

I'm not experienced with the (gear selector?)...

I'm not experienced with the (gear selector?) switch or wiring harness issues.

Rough downshifts for me have been caused by a worn main pressure control valve in the transmission, maybe this was...
02-08-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By jfrahm

Quicker to google and have the answer than to ask...

Quicker to google and have the answer than to ask and wait for a human to respond:
https://www.google.com/search?q=MMO fuel additive (https://www.google.com/search?q=MMO%20fuel%20additive%E2%80%9D)
02-08-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By jfrahm

No the fob battery is for the remote lock/unlock....

No the fob battery is for the remote lock/unlock.
Flaking Immo is usually improved by disconnecting the gauge cluster connections and then re-connecting them. This worked for me. Some say it's...
02-08-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By jfrahm

For the front outers I have used the Audi kits...

For the front outers I have used the Audi kits which are pretty cheap and seem great!
https://www.europaparts.com/cv-boot-kit-441498203a-genuine.html

I think I have gotten them from Amazon as...
02-08-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By jfrahm

OK if you need more help maybe tell us what car...

OK if you need more help maybe tell us what car you have.
02-07-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By jfrahm

Start by googling the codes. None of those are...

Start by googling the codes. None of those are O2 sensor codes? Or do you think the bank 2 O2 sensor is showing lean because it is faulty (this is unlikely)? However the front O2 is for tuning AF,...
02-01-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By jfrahm

You are right that ring is a ring of magnets and...

You are right that ring is a ring of magnets and not a reluctor. My mistake.

Hopefully the wiring is the issue. If not, the part can be replaced just like if you are replacing the axle seal on...
02-01-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By jfrahm

I think there are only two pins (space for 3) and...

I think there are only two pins (space for 3) and the signal should work if wired either way:
https://forums.quattroworld.com/s4s6/msgs/168463.phtml

If there is no signal the shop may have...
01-20-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By jfrahm

I do not think people like the electric parking...

I do not think people like the electric parking brake very much. Why bother fitting some hokey-ass retrofit electric brake to a D2 when you can just fit good working D2 calipers? If you are looking...
01-17-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By jfrahm

Interesting, I got a new bare casting and the...

Interesting, I got a new bare casting and the TransGo valve fit great. Maybe the "upgraded" one you bought was actually modified/rebuilt by Eriksson. Maybe it was an used one reamed oversize. I...
01-15-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By jfrahm

That's the immobilizer, related to the little RF...

That's the immobilizer, related to the little RF chip inside the keyfob.

If this problem came out of the blue it could be addressed by unplugging and replugging the cluster connections, I had that...
01-15-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By jfrahm

I've had mine freeze if I have snowmelt refreeze...

I've had mine freeze if I have snowmelt refreeze after I park or if there is a freezing rain. Somehow ice forms under there, but I think it only happens if I am parked nose-up on a slight incline. ...
01-15-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By jfrahm

You mean for the immobilizer? For that you need...

You mean for the immobilizer? For that you need the security PIN from the cluster, search how to get the security PIN using a computer and cable, or pay someone in your area to get that PIN for you....
01-10-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By jfrahm

Filter O ring? I have never seen a filter that...

Filter O ring? I have never seen a filter that did not come with one however re-using the old one should be OK.
01-08-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By jfrahm

[Edit I thought these valves were steel but they...

[Edit I thought these valves were steel but they are not, or at least the OEM one is not, just checked] The TransGo valve rides to some extent on two fiber seals which may reduce aluminum contact...
01-07-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By jfrahm

Waste of time IMO unless you are towing stuff or...

Waste of time IMO unless you are towing stuff or tracking the car. Are you running a dedicated Summer performance tire?
01-05-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By jfrahm

When dying the pump often runs and then sticks,...

When dying the pump often runs and then sticks, unsticks, runs again for a bit, etc. You might get multiple lean codes but you might not, when one of mine was dying I did not get codes.
01-05-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By jfrahm

Has the fuel pump ever been changed? Try...

Has the fuel pump ever been changed?
Try shooting starting fluid into a vacuum line (like the handy EGR lines) and if that keeps it running it's probably the fuel pump, particularly if it's never...
01-05-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By jfrahm

Did you get an assembled one or a bare casting? ...

Did you get an assembled one or a bare casting? I bought the casting and put the TransGo valve into it, I like the fiber seals and feel they will greatly mitigate VB wear.
01-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By jfrahm

You've posted in the forum for the older D2 A8...

You've posted in the forum for the older D2 A8 [now moved to the correct forum I see] but we use the same battery. I'm running an Advance Auto Platinum H9 and they have a lot of coupon savings, I...
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