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    1. This. We have one of each, My A3 and the...

      This.
      We have one of each, My A3 and the sportwagon for the Mrs.
      Very similar fit and finish, mechanics, tech, etc but the sportwagen has more headroom, legroom, and space in back for more...
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      :P had one of those too, back in the day......

      :P
      had one of those too, back in the day... :heart:
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      the foam cushion itself has the heater element...

      the foam cushion itself has the heater element glued to it. If your new seat does not have an element already, you can buy a new one and glue it on the foam after removing the cover. You can...
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      I :heart: this thread.

      I :heart: this thread.
    5. jealous of Macan. :beer: anyway... So long...

      jealous of Macan. :beer:

      anyway...
      So long and thanks for all the fish.:P
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      Ruby Beach? ...

      Ruby Beach?

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      good post. this kind of wisdom from a pro is...

      good post. this kind of wisdom from a pro is much appreciated by us home mechanics whos experience is limied to the cars in the driveway...
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      source? haldex is not "on" or "off", it engages...

      source?
      haldex is not "on" or "off", it engages in variable torque split based on clutch pressure and slip
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      ditto that. btdt. the ones with holes in the...

      ditto that. btdt.
      the ones with holes in the rubber will tear from hole to hole. Get the solid rubber ones
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      Thanks for your detailed reply, Audi Mechanic. ...

      Thanks for your detailed reply, Audi Mechanic. Good tips on the caliper.
      Any warnings against a reman. / core swap deal, vs a new oem TRW caliper?
      I am glad you mentioned the guide pins. I...
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      with that much mileage, your shocks are well...

      with that much mileage, your shocks are well broken in. There may be one or more that has lost gas pressure (I replaced my originals at 60K miles, because of sloppy feel. When I removed them, one...
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      Thanks, Audi Mechanic. I disconnected the...

      Thanks, Audi Mechanic. I disconnected the parking brake cable for now. (to rule out sticking cble) threw the rusty shims in the trash, cleaned things up, and put the old pads back in for now,...
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      tried, but no go. 286mm rotor, TRW caliper. ...

      tried, but no go. 286mm rotor, TRW caliper. Would be nice if they lifted right out like that, for sure. Should the piston be hard to screw back in? It was going, but with a lot of resistance.
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      imagine what you had, but with a booted cv joint...

      imagine what you had, but with a booted cv joint and drive shaft in the middle of everything, and the lower bolt being rusted in after 9 salty new england winters. Needs to be on a lift, 30"...
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      right rear brake dragging... pads wearing fast. ...

      right rear brake dragging... pads wearing fast. squeaks. hot hot hot.

      took it apart, cant tell if the caliper is seizing, or the parking brake not letting go. Disco'd the cable, and tried...
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      Poll: this option. I vote for neither. All wrong. ...

      this option. I vote for neither. All wrong. and gaillardo wheels dont even look right on a gaillardo.:thumbdown:
    17. Great thread! Very useful information. Only...

      Great thread! Very useful information.

      Only a matter of time before this problem becomes more common as our cars get up there in age.

      :beer:
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      Wait til he has a kid.......:P

      Wait til he has a kid.......:P
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      this past spring and winter was brutal. just had...

      this past spring and winter was brutal.
      just had to have 3 wheels straightened, and one replaced on wifes sportwagen. they are 16's. :(
      she round trips to Boston 65 miles a day.
      I just laugh...
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      nice photos! so, are you cured now? (from...

      nice photos!
      so, are you cured now? (from audi-itis?):P
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