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    1. Member corrado-correr's Avatar
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      07-13-2015 09:40 AM #1
      Hello and welcome to chapter 2 of adventures in reliable transportation (see chapter 1 here). In this instalment I give you this fine example of a fully depreciated luxury sedan, this full size, this four door, this Audi A6.

      Specs:
      2005 Audi A6 3.2L FSI Quattro
      Oyster Grey Metalic
      Sport package
      Cold weather package
      Premium sound
      Bi -xenon with AFS
      113k miles
      Check engine light: on.

      First order of business was the headlights, these had some of the worst fogging I've ever seen.


      IMG_20150713_091602 by Raven, on Flickr

      It took about an hour per light, started with 800grit, then 1k, then 2k, then a plastic polish, and finished with a bit of wax.


      IMG_20150711_172420035_HDR by Raven, on Flickr

      It's not perfect but its a huge improvement and should get me by until I have a chance to shoot them with some clear coat.


      IMG_20150712_202011492 by Raven, on Flickr

      I'll update this thread as I fix the things that that have gone wrong with it (and what ever else self destructs along the way).
      Last edited by corrado-correr; 07-20-2015 at 10:13 AM.

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      07-13-2015 09:46 AM #2
      How much did you pay? These kinds of threads are best supplemented with numbers so we can all go "wow, he has total comfort and luxury for the price of a TV!"
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      07-13-2015 09:47 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      How much did you pay? These kinds of threads are best supplemented with numbers so we can all go "wow, he has total comfort and luxury for the price of a TV!"
      $4,800.

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      07-13-2015 09:51 AM #4
      Have you scanned the car for codes yet?

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      07-13-2015 09:53 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by corrado-correr View Post
      3.2L V6
      113k miles
      (and what ever else self destructs along the way).
      I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume this engine has timing chains and chain guide pads instead of a belt and tensioner(?).

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      07-13-2015 09:54 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by corrado-correr View Post
      $4,800.
      Good buy.

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      07-13-2015 09:56 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by fR3ZNO View Post
      Have you scanned the car for codes yet?
      This would have been my first order of business.

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      07-13-2015 09:56 AM #8
      what are my options for removing the front license plate mount?

      RS6 style?
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-C6_A6-...lle/ES2717903/

      I think maybe this simple plate filler piece would be nice and classy.
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-C6_A6-...ille/ES251316/

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      07-13-2015 10:01 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by fR3ZNO View Post
      Have you scanned the car for codes yet?
      Codes? yes, it has them.

      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Address 01: Engine (AUK) Labels: 06E-910-559-BKH.lbl
      Part No SW: 4F2 910 559 B HW: 4F1 907 559 A
      Component: 3.2l V6 FSI 0030
      Revision: --H15--- Serial number:
      Coding: 0000000000000000
      Shop #: WSC 02116 444 64487
      VCID: 2B5E81428AED4379EBD-807E

      2 Faults Found:
      012410 - Air Intake System
      P307A - 009 - Flow too Low
      Freeze Frame:
      Fault Status: 01100100
      Fault Priority: 2
      Fault Frequency: 254
      Reset counter: 40
      Mileage: 163288 km
      Time Indication: 0
      Date: 2014.01.17
      Time: 14:51:07

      Freeze Frame:
      RPM: 704 /min
      Mass Air / Rev.: 185.3 mg/str
      Temperature: 66.0°C
      Idle
      Voltage: 13.46 V
      Speed: 8.0 km/h

      000104 - MAP/MAF <-> Throttle Position Correlation
      P0068 - 007 - - MIL ON
      Freeze Frame:
      Fault Status: 11100010
      Fault Priority: 5
      Fault Frequency: 254
      Reset counter: 40
      Mileage: 163288 km
      Time Indication: 0
      Date: 2014.01.17
      Time: 14:51:07

      Freeze Frame:
      RPM: 704 /min
      Mass Air / Rev.: 185.3 mg/str
      Temperature: 66.0°C
      Idle
      Voltage: 13.36 V
      Bin. Bits: 00000010

      Readiness: 0000 0000

      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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      07-13-2015 10:06 AM #10
      Not a bad price. As for the plate filler, go with the simple one. Once you start doing RS grilles it's a slippery slope on performance looking mods on a non-performance oriented car and that's when it goes from classic to clapped out.
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    11. 07-13-2015 12:18 PM #11
      Didnt know these could be had for that cheap theyre resale was much better than c5s a few years back

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      07-13-2015 01:56 PM #12
      the engine alone almost makes it worth it.

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      07-13-2015 02:41 PM #13
      Don't these have transmission issues? Issues meaning they die.

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      07-13-2015 02:48 PM #14
      The tiptronics get sticky servo valves in the valve body, and the Torque Converter seals leak. You can keep it in manual mode to mask some of the issue.

      Technically the gearboxes are fine. You can replace the valves alone, but it's difficult to figure out which one you need. And the TC fix is pricey. Will make you strongly consider a manuel swap.

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      07-13-2015 02:51 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by corrado-correr View Post
      Codes? yes, it has them.
      http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/P307A/012410

      good luck.
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      07-13-2015 05:34 PM #17
      Reliable?


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      07-13-2015 05:37 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BeBop! View Post
      Reliable?

      Here we go again.

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      07-13-2015 07:58 PM #19
      The 3.2 is a pretty damn stout engine. I had it in my A4. And over the 5 years of ownership the power train never let me down.

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      07-13-2015 08:01 PM #20
      As long as you don't mind cleaning this, it could be a pretty decent buy.



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      07-20-2015 10:11 AM #21
      TLDR: I cleaned a thing, mended something, and the check engine light is now off.



      First the front US plate panel delete with the grey plate filler.


      IMG_20150717_173519607 by Raven, on Flickr

      Simple to remove this piece - just two screws at the bottom.

      IMG_20150717_173825132_HDR by Raven, on Flickr

      The new plate filler panel

      IMG_20150717_174033581 by Raven, on Flickr

      IMG_20150717_174048580 by Raven, on Flickr

      The floor mats were in bad shape, and rather than trying to clean them up I ordered some gey weathertech rubber mats (front and rear).

      IMG_20150717_175012254 by Raven, on Flickr

      IMG_20150717_175326973 by Raven, on Flickr

      The cover of the hazard light switch had fallen victim to a shop vac by the hands of the previous owner. So I ordered a new switch.

      IMG_20150717_175707745_HDR by Raven, on Flickr

      IMG_20150717_175813625 by Raven, on Flickr

      Sunday morning I addressed the check engine light. P0307A and P0068 together were suposed to indate a dirty throttle body that needed to be cleaned and then forced an adaptation. So I did exactly that.

      The throttle body with notable carbon build up.

      IMG_20150719_113625765_HDR by Raven, on Flickr

      IMG_20150719_114403581_HDR by Raven, on Flickr

      Removed and cleaned the throttle body with carb cleaner and a microfiber cloth.

      IMG_20150720_093610 by Raven, on Flickr

      IMG_20150720_093549 by Raven, on Flickr

      Then I spent a good amount of time cleaning the engine bay (form the looks of it it had never been cleaned in all of its 114k miles. I also did a little more headlight polishing.

      IMG_20150719_132245868 by Raven, on Flickr

      IMG_20150719_175900593_HDR by Raven, on Flickr

      De-badged the rear.

      IMG_20150719_175930825_HDR by Raven, on Flickr


      IMG_20150719_203927505_HDR by Raven, on Flickr
      Last edited by corrado-correr; 07-20-2015 at 08:22 PM.

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      07-20-2015 10:13 AM #22
      Looks like you also debadged the engine cover.

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      07-20-2015 10:14 AM #23
      Nice car and good work cleaning it up. As i've said I am a big fan of the 3.2. It's a very smooth engine. I hope the car serves you well.

      Quote Originally Posted by fR3ZNO View Post
      Looks like you also debadged the engine cover.
      Funny you should say that. The exact same thing happened to my S8

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      07-20-2015 10:20 AM #24
      Love the car, my Dad's got an 07 sport (I believe) with the 3.2 in it. He's got over 210k on the car and it still drives smooth, he babies the car and loves it.

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