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So who still has a C4? Mine is still soldiering on as my only daily driver (did have an affair with a D2 A8 for a while but that's gone now) and now on 320k plus change.

No major issues to report - had some more dampers and another wheel bearing....

Tough they are!

Not quite the same thing but there is a Audi specialist close to me with an early S6 ('95 IIRC) Avant on approx 180k miles and he wants 8k for it.

It's pretty sound, runs well and has recently had (correct) new front wings but is not mint by any means. I am sorely tempted (it's white which would make a nice counter to my black 2.5TDI) but just too much money I think.

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to reply. Below some responses to your comments and questions

Find another garage. They don't know what's wrong and want you to pay for their guesswork.

Yup, the electrician certainly doesn't seem to have any answers - but he does at least admit that (cold comfort when you must foot the bill)

There is unlikely anything wrong with the sensors if the light isn't going off after first coming on.

Oddly enough, I thought this also - although my own suspicions were based on the observation that the light goes on - and remains so - yet the wheels haven't turned... so the sensors can't have taken a reading(?)

The changeover was 1993.

Oh! ok. So my car wasn't manufactured during any nebulous 'crossover' period then. Good to know.

ECU is under the rear seat - what's the number from that?
Under the rear seat? Oh. I read somewhere that with an Avant, it's located near the wheel arch. I've certainly seen something which resembles an ECU there. I don't currently have the car to hand, but once it's back, I'll have a good poke around again - and confirm the part number.

There is a fuse in the main fusebox for abs and a few other circuits.

Jesus, I'd hope the electrician had thought to check the fuses - please God, tell me he did! At some point down the years, the sticker peeled off the fusebox cover so I had to refer to online pics - but then failed to see the listing for fuse 31: ABS. I'll check that asap. I've also heard tell of an ABS relay with integral fuse located under the rear passenger seat...?

Does the abs pump run it's self test?

I believe this is audible(?) I haven't heard anything
I have listed my Audi 80 Cabriolet for sale on ebay.

(Moderator, I will remove this link if required.)

500 ono. No MOT.Buyer collects.
wanted Avant S2 roof lineing
Hi, thanks for getting back to me. Your I feel your pain comment made me laugh - thanks for that! Thing is, my speakers are utterly shot: the foam rings have disintegrated entirely. Looks like aftermarket drivers are in order - hopefully Ill make sense of the wiring one way or another, but it would have been good to keep the original grilles: new ones will inevitably sit proud and push into the rear seats.
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what, no one has a connection circuit for unloading relays ???
Hi Everyone and Good Afternoon, Now that the weather is improving I am just commissioning my Trusty Audi (well usually trusty) as she has just started losing power intermittantly at speed or even just coasting in traffic and if i take my foot off the accelerator and re-accelerate she picks up again immediately an annoying problem to say the least as I have spent quite a bit of time trying to rectify this (swapped out pedal sensor, replaced all vacuum pipes and fuel filter and the N75 valve) I think its boost as like I have mentioned taking my foot of the accelerator and the re applying pressure gets her to pick up again. Does anyone have experience of this problem and/ or know what i can do to resolve it ?

Regards Andy - Many Thanks in Advance
I noticed the other day that the courtesy light was not working as normal. The usual activation when removing the ignition key was not operating. The bulb was fine as you could switch it on manually. Is there a timer somewhere, maybe in the roof panel? Question
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Thanks, I actually found out myself. Fitted the updates and all works well.
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Ok, so using your EXCELLENT resource, I think I've found the relevant page:

Using said page, it would appear I'm looking for

item 41 N0447282 ("socket head bolt with hexagon sockethead") M5X20

Item 44 N0439363 ("panel head screw") 4,2x32

It would appear that the last numbers identify the specific size of these items - so I now know what to search for. Thank you SO much for your help. I'm really very grateful.

have a great Christmas.


Hi all, it's been a while but I just thought I should give you a heads up that whilst ECP are quite happy to supply parts to enthusiasts/home mechanics, did you know that they will not guarantee those parts?

They will ONLY cover repair work if you can supply receipts from a VAT-registered garage, they are not interested in anything which you have fitted yourself

They will not cover the cost of any replacement parts due to a failure of their own supplied parts

They do not respond to complaints, and class it as a 'query' to avoid Regulatory action - be sure to get confirmation in writing of it being a complaint, or you will be going round and round in circles

They will take no responsibility for any failure of service

In short, I fitted a timing belt kit in July of this year to my ageing A4, the timing belt tensioner failed (seized solid) after 5,000 miles, which if I had not caught in time would have snapped the timing belt. They couldn't supply a replacement part in time (despite several promises to the contrary) so due to time constraints (and a lack of faith in their parts) I bought a belt kit from elsewhere, and also had to replace the cooling fan which had been smashed by the failed tensioner, at a material cost of 140 to me.

All ECP are interested in (after MUCH arguing) is they will refund their timing belt kit (approx 70) with no interest in my costs, time, or their customer service failures - or even the fact that they have supplied a critical part which is not fit for purpose. This is only af=ter I have sent the part off to be 'tested', which could take up to 12 weeks. A child could see that the tensioner has failed, the outer ring has moved across and wedged itself tight against the tensioner bracket, you can see the discolouration on the bearing where it has been red hot

After the amount of money I have spent with that company, I would have expected some service - you won't get it

Buyer beware.
Looking for centre cap for 1998 Cabriolet 10 spoke alloys
Just changed the release bearing on an A3 1.6l with an 02K gearbox. Pushed back slave cylinder to get it on to the arm and now no clutch pedal. Pedal moves with no resistance. Cannot see any leaked fluid any where. Tried puming the pedal but nothing. Sad
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Hi all, I just wanted to thank those members who asked us to quote during the last year and those who went on cover.

Our regular opening hours are Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12noon but during Christmas week we'll be operating different hours as follows:

Monday 24 December: OPEN 09:00-12:30
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Boxing Day: CLOSED
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New Year's Day: CLOSED
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We hope you'll understand that we want to balance customer needs with our desire that staff are able to spend some quality time with their loved ones.

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Winter Tyres and Chris Knott

Hi, I'm often asked on club forums (and Facebook groups) about switching to winter wheels/tyres and whether an insurer will charge extra if you do.

As it's getting to that time of year again I thought I'd just reassure any Chris Knott clients that the insurers we use don't usually charge for this. However, if you are thinking of swapping your wheels we do have to log when you make the switch and then again when you go back to normal - so please let us know on 0800 917 2274.


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