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      Here in California, 91 is the highest octane...

      Here in California, 91 is the highest octane widely available. My ECU is switchable from stock to 91.

      I was able to pass my emissions test in 2013. I remember switching to Stock ecu program the...
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      Santos, Thanks for chiming in. I have spoken to...

      Santos,
      Thanks for chiming in. I have spoken to my local tuner and I plan on trying again once the car is reflashed. I'll update the thread at that time. Cheers! :beer:
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      I hope my scan is presented in the proper format...

      I hope my scan is presented in the proper format per forum rules. I am really curious about other's experience with the guided readiness process, particularly the length of time each segment lasted....
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      When I took it to test shop, ECU was set to 91...

      When I took it to test shop, ECU was set to 91 tune (that, suddenly occurring to me as the tech was literally half way into the test! Doh!). But since then, I've scanned it about five times while...
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      It's been at least a couple hundred miles since...

      It's been at least a couple hundred miles since erasing a couple codes and switching back to stock. I've got no check engine lights or DTCs related to engine or cat. The two codes I erased were for...
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      Catalyst Readiness problem

      I'm having difficulty setting readiness using VCDS. All bits are ready except for the cat. I've run through the guided readiness program, but could not get past the 8th step out of the 16. It seemed...
    7. Nice to hear that it worked for you! I think that...

      Nice to hear that it worked for you! I think that there is a possibility that my setup may be buggy - I run VCDS via VMware on my Macbook Pro. Here in California, we have some strict emissions...
    8. It only has APR Stg 1. It currently is switchable...

      It only has APR Stg 1. It currently is switchable and is at a STOCK setting.

      My main query involves the length of time it takes to initiate readiness via VCDS. I found it very frustration that...
    9. [Emissions] Initiating Catalyst Readiness Question

      The only thing standing between me and getting my car smogged is that the cat is showing incomplete or failed readiness. Driving extensively has not worked.

      I just tried using VCDS to initiate...
    10. Thread: Replacing Axle

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      Isn't it easier to remove the three bolts under...

      Isn't it easier to remove the three bolts under the control arm than it is to spread the spindle to disconnect the strut? No special tool is needed when you do it that way. (Perhaps I am thinking of...
    11. Well, it took the dealers tech the whole day to...

      Well, it took the dealers tech the whole day to figure out that my front left bearing is the culprit. The service advisor also recommended four new tires too. I guess my BFG Sport Comp 2s are way...
    12. Someone else also produces a bolt/collar set for...

      Someone else also produces a bolt/collar set for this application. It's cheaper, I think.
    13. I got this. However, this week, an indy...

      I got this.

      However, this week, an indy mechanic thought it may be transmission noise, so off to the dealership I go for a second opinion...
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      I think there is a camber adjustment. Nothing...

      I think there is a camber adjustment. Nothing appears loose or overly cambered though.
      I think I should try to rotate the tires and then see if the noise is tire related. Tires are BFG Sport Comp...
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      Do I need to do an alignment?

      I disconnected the rear lower control arm in order to adjust the coilover. Now I am wondering if I am hearing a noise whose source of which I am unsure. Could be noisy tires; could be wheel bearing...
    16. Thread: The Beer thread

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      I was pleasantly surprised to find the heat of...

      I was pleasantly surprised to find the heat of this one quite addictive!
      http://beerstreetjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/Ballast-Point-Habanero-Sculpin-IPA.jpg
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      They are simply plastic L brackets, about 2.5"...

      They are simply plastic L brackets, about 2.5" long, 3/4" each leg. They attach to the sill with a screw. Sorry no pics. I sold my set 'cause I never installed them. The parts shouldn't be hard to...
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      Merry X-mas, Vortexers!!!!

      I have enjoyed this community ever since getting my A3 in '07. It truly is a community. I even have had the opportunity to meet some IRL.

      HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL THE GOOD FOLKS OF FOURTITUDE AND...
    19. Loving the single-spoke design:thumbup:

      Loving the single-spoke design:thumbup:
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      I thought there's a way to drain accumulated...

      I thought there's a way to drain accumulated condensate. Under pass. Side dash? Dry out the vents gets rid of smelly bacteria, or so I heard. I need to try this.
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