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    Quote Originally Posted by daught View Post
    That's for answering my questions. So you don't think it's worth replacing the trans mount? It looks ok, but I want to make sure I eliminate all possible sources of slack.

    Also, is it necessary to drop the subframe or lift the engine to replace the engine mounts on the 3.2?
    I wouldn't, but that's me. You can always start with the engine mounts and if you are not happy move to the trans.

    I haven't done a 3.2 but I have on a 4.2 and you definitely need to lift the engine a bit. I honestly don't remember if we dropped the subframe or not. It will certainly make access easier as it's very tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tankdeer View Post
    That seems like a lot, but it's hard to tell in pics. An ounce or two is normal
    Alright, thanks man. It was roughly .3-.5 of a quart which seemed a little excessive. Iíll have the valve cover off in a few weeks so Iíll check it out and hopefully a new gasket helps a little.

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    Just replaced my front shocks and all 8 control arms as well as installed B5 spring perches which lowered the front end about 3/4". Didn't touch the tie rods as I'll need to replace my steering rack sometime soon.

    Question is, should I get an alignment done now or wait until I do my steering rack in a month or two? How important is it to have an alignment after doing control arms and lowering the front a bit? I don't notice anything out of the ordinary with drivability since doing the work. The best alignment shops in my area are booking for at least 2 weeks from now anyway, but wondering if I can get by for longer without burning up my tires? I'll likely rack up at least a few thousand miles in the next month. Any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankdeer View Post
    I wouldn't, but that's me. You can always start with the engine mounts and if you are not happy move to the trans.

    I haven't done a 3.2 but I have on a 4.2 and you definitely need to lift the engine a bit. I honestly don't remember if we dropped the subframe or not. It will certainly make access easier as it's very tight.
    On 1.8s I just dremel off the bolt that is sticking out the past the nut. That allows the mounts to come out by only lifting up the engine a bit. Last time I dropped the subframe the welded nuts stripped. I want to avoid touching the subframe.

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    Took the recaros out of the A4 and went back to stock. Forgot about swapping back my passenger occupency detection module and got the airbag light...swapped the module back, light still on...assuming I need vag-com to reset the light?
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    Got a B7 2.0T Quattro Avant, will it make sense / a difference / ok to swap the rear sway bar with an S4 B6 Sedan one. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pAid4 View Post
    Took the recaros out of the A4 and went back to stock. Forgot about swapping back my passenger occupency detection module and got the airbag light...swapped the module back, light still on...assuming I need vag-com to reset the light?
    Correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionArmory View Post
    Do you need the special VAG fuel pump tool to remove a B7 fuel pump like prior models have needed? The 2.0T is not listed in the description.

    https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...tool/3307~oev/
    No just use a flat head to push the clip in and pull it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionArmory View Post
    Do you need the special VAG fuel pump tool to remove a B7 fuel pump like prior models have needed? The 2.0T is not listed in the description.

    https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...tool/3307~oev/
    For the lock ring just use a flat head and a hammer to knock it around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pAid4 View Post
    Took the recaros out of the A4 and went back to stock. Forgot about swapping back my passenger occupency detection module and got the airbag light...swapped the module back, light still on...assuming I need vag-com to reset the light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dondbg View Post
    Got a B7 2.0T Quattro Avant, will it make sense / a difference / ok to swap the rear sway bar with an S4 B6 Sedan one. ?
    The S4 one is slightly larger. There is no difference between avant & sedan to prevent it from bolting up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tankdeer View Post
    The S4 one is slightly larger. There is no difference between avant & sedan to prevent it from bolting up.
    Larger as in thicker.
    I know it will bolt up
    What Iím asking: is it ok to swap only the rear bar, and no drama after a while and will have to go back and swap something else ?

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    My dumb question is, do these cars ever run right?

    I just picked up an '08 A4 S Line from some friends with 53k original miles. I've had it for a month, had a CEL for the intake manifold flap motor, which was under warranty for 100,000 mils or ten years, luckily my car turns 10 next month. But it seems like there are a lot of inherit problems with the 2.0T engine. I guess all I can do is keep up on the maintenance and hope for the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dondbg View Post
    Larger as in thicker.
    I know it will bolt up
    What Iím asking: is it ok to swap only the rear bar, and no drama after a while and will have to go back and swap something else ?
    Correct, larger as in thicker. And yes, completely fine to just swap the rear. Most people on here don't find much benefit in upgrading the front

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenbender View Post
    My dumb question is, do these cars ever run right?

    I just picked up an '08 A4 S Line from some friends with 53k original miles. I've had it for a month, had a CEL for the intake manifold flap motor, which was under warranty for 100,000 mils or ten years, luckily my car turns 10 next month. But it seems like there are a lot of inherit problems with the 2.0T engine. I guess all I can do is keep up on the maintenance and hope for the best?
    Of course they run right if you take care of them

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    Are the 3.2 sway bars also thicker? The 3.2 b7 with OEM sport shocks at 190km has way less body roll compared to my old b6 with koni fsd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daught View Post
    Are the 3.2 sway bars also thicker? The 3.2 b7 with OEM sport shocks at 190km has way less body roll compared to my old b6 with koni fsd.
    Engine didn't change the sway bars, as far as I know. I believe there's 4 sizes to the B7 rear sway bar:

    Base - 16mm
    Sport Suspension / S-Line - 18mm
    S4 - 20mm
    RS4 - 22mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by supple View Post
    I believe there's 4 sizes to the B7 rear sway bar:

    Base - 16mm
    Sport Suspension / S-Line - 18mm
    S4 - 20mm
    RS4 - 22mm

    Then there's bigger aftermarkets
    That's correct. Engine between the A4 doesn't matter, just sport suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenbender View Post
    My dumb question is, do these cars ever run right?

    I just picked up an '08 A4 S Line from some friends with 53k original miles. I've had it for a month, had a CEL for the intake manifold flap motor, which was under warranty for 100,000 mils or ten years, luckily my car turns 10 next month. But it seems like there are a lot of inherit problems with the 2.0T engine. I guess all I can do is keep up on the maintenance and hope for the best?
    Quote Originally Posted by tankdeer View Post

    Of course they run right if you take care of them
    Agree with pat. These are not maintenance free vehicles....in fact they need more TLC than most. But if you keep on top of things they run great. Mines at 218k and all is great. To put things in perspective.....I've done the following in 2018

    - oil change
    - cam follower replacement
    - replaced the coolant temperature switch
    - change the PCV

    Less than $100 in parts this year.

    Last year I spent $1800, but that includes $500 for recaro's and about $500 for a set of tires. The other $800 was spread around a battery, new HID bulbs, tie rod ends, OEM thermostat, set of ignition coils, several oil changes, and few minor things (wiper blades, expansion tank. etc...).

    So taking out that $1000 I've put in about $900 over 18 months. Way more than I've spent on the xB over that same period....but very reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vvenom800tt View Post
    For the lock ring just use a flat head and a hammer to knock it around.
    Removing the outer ring isnít an issue. I have brass and wood punches for that. I was only asking about the pump body itself. These B7 fuel pumps use a pin and spring to keep the lower pump secured in the tank now. Found that out the other day.

    Thanks for the reply though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenbender View Post
    My dumb question is, do these cars ever run right?

    I just picked up an '08 A4 S Line from some friends with 53k original miles. I've had it for a month, had a CEL for the intake manifold flap motor, which was under warranty for 100,000 mils or ten years, luckily my car turns 10 next month. But it seems like there are a lot of inherit problems with the 2.0T engine. I guess all I can do is keep up on the maintenance and hope for the best?
    Wait until you start tuning them. Then shit really starts to break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionArmory View Post
    Removing the outer ring isnít an issue. I have brass and wood punches for that. I was only asking about the pump body itself. These B7 fuel pumps use a pin and spring to keep the lower pump secured in the tank now. Found that out the other day.

    Thanks for the reply though.
    Ohh yeah it just sorta slots into the main basket. It took a few goes to get it sorted for me.

    Nothing special though once you get the pin in the hole
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    flex pipe broke is there a bolt /clamp on option? (middle of divorce so cash strapped )

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    Quote Originally Posted by geerd View Post
    flex pipe broke is there a bolt /clamp on option? (middle of divorce so cash strapped )
    Take it to a muffler shop, they'll have flex pipes on hand and can weld one in and it really doesn't cost that much. Take the car in dirty because they always give better prices to non-enthusiast types. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by pAid4 View Post
    Took the recaros out of the A4 and went back to stock. Forgot about swapping back my passenger occupency detection module and got the airbag light...swapped the module back, light still on...assuming I need vag-com to reset the light?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dondbg View Post
    Correct
    Since my original module was only missing for a moment, do I need to do any kind of "adaptation" with vag-com or is it literally just clearing it?
    -Nic

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    Quote Originally Posted by pAid4 View Post
    Since my original module was only missing for a moment, do I need to do any kind of "adaptation" with vag-com or is it literally just clearing it?
    Have a lot at:

    Step 7: Checking Fault Codes & Applying the Basic Setting to calibrate the Pressure Control Module


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    So after replacing valve cover, oil filter, oil cooler gaskets 2k miles ago. My car started burning a lot of damn oil. No sign of leaks anymore btw. Car used to burn about half quart to quart every 2500 miles, now car is burning 1 quart every 500 miles. And every time I floor it i see white smoke on the rear view mirror. Any help?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigheadb7 View Post
    So after replacing valve cover, oil filter, oil cooler gaskets 2k miles ago. My car started burning a lot of damn oil. No sign of leaks anymore btw. Car used to burn about half quart to quart every 2500 miles, now car is burning 1 quart every 500 miles. And every time I floor it i see white smoke on the rear view mirror. Any help?

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    How do the plugs look? At a rate of 1 quart/500 miles they would likely be very sooty and black. Do a compression check to eliminate the rings and valve guides/seals. If compression is good, check the IC piping for oil. If there is no or little oil there you might have a bad bearing seal in the TC and be pushing oil into the hot section and out the exhaust. If there is significant oil in the IC piping, that would usually indicate a bad VC (even though you recently replaced it). Check the front passageway in the VC to see if it holds pressure or a vacuum (from the PCV valve, left side of VC, to the large port going to the pre-TC port, larger hose on right front of VC). It's an easy check.

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    Changed my oil today and did a BG EPR treatment before changing the oil.

    I took the car out for a test drive after the oil change and noticed that my oil pressure is a bit higher than normal. Same oil, same weight as last time.

    Iíd say pressure is about 3-5psi higher at idle and at 3k rpms. Is this normal? Maybe I just havenít ever noticed but seems a bit odd. Used an Mann oil filter this time and I think I used OEM last time, guess that could be whatís causing the difference in pressure?

    Is this anything I should be concerned about? Thereís no way the filter could have ended up out of alignment in the housing or something is there?

    Iíve done oil changes on my car dozens of times but havenít ever noticed this. Doing a big road trip tomorrow so want to make sure thereís not something I need to be concerned about!
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    One of my o2 sensors keeps failing when I check via vag com, but no codes telling me which one. Any way to tell?


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