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      I replaced the water pump on my A5, which is the...

      I replaced the water pump on my A5, which is the same TSI design but mounted longitudinally.

      Some lessons learned:

      1. the pulley bolt that holds the belt that drives the water pump is...
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      If you have the S-tronic/DSG transmission, pay...

      If you have the S-tronic/DSG transmission, pay attention if it acts up more often after the car's warmed up. These transmissions are known to have problems with the valve body/mechatronics. ...
    3. :thumbup: I did the same thing after I did my...

      :thumbup:

      I did the same thing after I did my first timing belt change on my Golf. My heart almost stopped but was super relieved it was a simple fix.
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      I like the metallic housing, but not the metallic...

      I like the metallic housing, but not the metallic impeller. It is said that the plastic impeller is safer if it fails. Can't remember the exact reason.

      When I replaced my water pump at around...
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      Depending on how you do the fuel injector clean,...

      Depending on how you do the fuel injector clean, you may no need something like Gumout. If you take out the fuel injector to get them cleaned, then I'd still use a fuel system cleaner. If you were...
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      Leak from PCV?

      Hi all,

      I noticed some oil leaks from the PCV diaphram area. Do you think the PCV should be replaced? The car idles fine most of the time, but every once in a while, when stopped at the red...
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      The low pressure pump in the fuel is what I was...

      The low pressure pump in the fuel is what I was thinking, which is why I was asking.

      When you click the key to the on position (without starting the engine), you should hear the fuel pump in the...
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      Why HP pump if it happens when the car sits?

      Why HP pump if it happens when the car sits?
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      Was the tensioner the new or old style? Did you...

      Was the tensioner the new or old style? Did you change the tensioner?

      Did you have to use any special tools? If so, did you have to purchase them, get a loaner tool, or make your own?
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      OBDEleven is pretty good. I have VCDS, but they...

      OBDEleven is pretty good. I have VCDS, but they should both read the same codes.

      VCDS has a forum where you can ask about how to address the codes you encounter (only for VCDS owners though)....
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      Battery charge level is better by measuring under...

      Battery charge level is better by measuring under load. If you have a battery charger, plug it in and you'll be surprised how long it takes to fully charge a battery at 12.6V.

      Anyway, if the...
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      First thing I'd check with a car that's been...

      First thing I'd check with a car that's been undriven for a while is the battery. Make sure it's fully charged.

      The computers do some crazy weird stuff when the battery voltage is too low.
    13. I would start with a fully charged battery, clear...

      I would start with a fully charged battery, clear all codes, and drive it around.

      Modern cars are very voltage sensitive because of all the computers and sensors that rely on 5V or 12V voltage. ...
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      I'm surprised a 2012 model year has the new...

      I'm surprised a 2012 model year has the new tensioner. Must have been replaced before.

      I recommend you continue with the chain replacement if it's already out of spec. Check the plastic guides...
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      Water pump housing bolt (5 of them) = 9 NM Water...

      Water pump housing bolt (5 of them) = 9 NM
      Water pump pulley bolt = 10 NM + 90 degree

      https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/578683-B8-A4-2-0-TFSI-DIY-Water-Pump-Replacement
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      I'd pull out and resert every fuse. Sometimes...

      I'd pull out and resert every fuse. Sometimes it's the fuse housing that's burnt underneath. Also check the ground points.

      It is also possible that some computer controller module is fried. ...
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      You can't use the AK version unless your ECU is...

      You can't use the AK version unless your ECU is updated and you change another part. Use the AH only.

      Do a search on youtube for ways to test your PCV. There are also other places that oil could...
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      @nidaamber5 - have you tried a carbon clean? It...

      @nidaamber5 - have you tried a carbon clean? It did wonders for my A5 w/ 2.0 TFSI engine @ 75K miles.
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      I'm suprised your catalytic converter hasn't been...

      I'm suprised your catalytic converter hasn't been completely clogged with that much oil burnt, or you haven't failed any emissions inspections by now.
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      I found some coils made by denso 673-9303 (i.e....

      I found some coils made by denso 673-9303 (i.e. Toyota) on Amazon for around $18 each. Denso/Toyota are known for their great quality/reliability and they invented the modern stick-type ignition...
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