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    1. well, i notice when my engine is warmed up, the...

      well, i notice when my engine is warmed up, the smoke is significantly less. would this speak against piston rings though as being the primary cause?
      my thought is if the oil is warmed up, it's...
    2. thanks!

      thanks!
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      how does your home made solution compare to...

      how does your home made solution compare to seafoam or the CRC intake valve cleaner?
      would you use either one of those (or recommend either one who doesn't want to make their own solution).

      i...
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      been in chicago for 10 years now, live in the...

      been in chicago for 10 years now, live in the city, drive an A3, in the summers I had VMR rims. probably not worth stealing, but i got a set of neuspeeds for next summer. knock on wood, nothing...
    5. thanks ROH!

      thanks ROH!
    6. thanks for the link. ya that was helpful. ...

      thanks for the link.

      ya that was helpful. here's a good thread on our problematic valve covers and how they're set up:...
    7. shell rotella t6 is probably what i'll go to...

      shell rotella t6 is probably what i'll go to next. its easily available at walmart, and slightly cheaper than what i currently use.
      i'm currently using mobil 1 TDT (turbo diesel truck) 5w-40--i...
    8. bad valve cover = main oil consumption culprit?

      hi all-

      i have a 2006 a3 2.0t FSI with 53k miles on it. the last several oil changes i've added about 1qt per oil change (i do 5k intervals with synthetic). but as of more recently i find that...
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      oil light came on, i've had to put in about a...

      oil light came on, i've had to put in about a quart every 1,500 miles as of late. prior to last couple top ups i was only adding 1qt between 5k mile oil changes.

      to add insult to injury, my hood...
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      looking to get some wheels refinished and...

      looking to get some wheels refinished and powdercoated. anyone have recommendations in the Chicagoland area?
      I live in the city, but am willing to drive if a place is highly recommended and do...
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      where'd you get the rotors from?

      where'd you get the rotors from?
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      chicago area powdercoat for wheels???

      looking to get some wheels refinished and powdercoated. anyone have recommendations?
      I live in the city, but am willing to drive if a place is highly recommended and do good work for a reasonable...
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      what a clean job man!

      what a clean job man!
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      nice wheels--where did you get them from and how...

      nice wheels--where did you get them from and how much?
    15. Thread: Wheel Thread?

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      wow that was really helpful, much thanks!

      wow that was really helpful, much thanks!
    16. Thread: Wheel Thread?

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      found a set of 18x7.5 wheels that i like, BUT ET...

      found a set of 18x7.5 wheels that i like, BUT ET 30. have 225/40/18 tires ready to put on my next set of rims.
      what do you guys think about fitment?
      my last sent of summer wheels i had 18x8.5...
    17. whats the load rating on these wheels?

      whats the load rating on these wheels?
    18. i might be interested. looking to get a set of...

      i might be interested. looking to get a set of lighter weight 18s by the time winter ends. deciding between something like this or maybe the neuspeed RSe series.
      what wheels are you looking at? ...
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      i have the OBX catback on my 06 A3. I'm stage 2...

      i have the OBX catback on my 06 A3. I'm stage 2 w/ a 3" downpipe. honestly, the stock catback was louder. i didn't know what the obx would sound like, but it's got acceptable build quality, and...
    20. if you're going to change your thermostat, it...

      if you're going to change your thermostat, it might be worth cleaning your intake valves at the same time since it's probably easier to access the thermostat w/ the intake manifold off.

      i did that...
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