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    1. I just had a 2007 A4 in with the same...

      I just had a 2007 A4 in with the same issue...opened the brake fluid reservoir which was brand new and jiggled the float a little and that solved it.
    2. Brake fluid absorbs water over time, so once you...

      Brake fluid absorbs water over time, so once you open the bottle it's going to start getting contaminated. I don't use anything that's been open for more than a month, even if I put the cap back on...
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      From the timing cover gasket in my experience.

      From the timing cover gasket in my experience.
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      I know you had the alignment checked, but that's...

      I know you had the alignment checked, but that's the kind of sensation -- if not caused by the pavement -- caused by not enough toe-in in my experience. You could try marking a tie rod end, loosening...
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      It's snake oil.

      Don't love the lawnmower analogy.

      In my country they run half hour every two weeks, six months of the year. That's 13 hours/year. Most Americans drive their Audis that many hours in two weeks.
      ...
    6. I was always taught that the two typical metal...

      I was always taught that the two typical metal surfaces in automotive engines never actually touch because the layer of oil, however thin, prevents that. Piston rings might be the exception.

      So...
    7. With an unlimited repair budget, you could make...

      With an unlimited repair budget, you could make anything last forever.

      Aside from a sudden catastrophic failure, engines that are paid attention to should go to that mileage at least.

      If you...
    8. When low fuel pressure diagnosis is easier than it should be

      2012 Tiguan 120k TSI idling poorly and limped it home at 1100 RPM.

      Group 106 in VCDS asking for 40 bar pressure and getting 8 to 9 bar.

      Confirmed 80 psi coming out of LPFP and pretty rapid...
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      Never heard of anything like a break in period on...

      Never heard of anything like a break in period on the chains. I have on a few occasions forgotten to plug in the cam advance but otherwise this is a transparent repair. Engine always runs like it had...
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      Electrical engineers think their car won't start...

      Electrical engineers think their car won't start because of a cold solder joint or an out-of-spec capacitor.
      Chemists think their car won't start because the hydrocarbon balance in the fuel to air...
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      Nice work. I work in in a region where there's a...

      Nice work. I work in in a region where there's a lot of rodent activity and they chew through random vac lines and wiring, but it's not really hard to find the teeth marks and breaks.

      Your...
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      I have been using the engine support bar from the...

      I have been using the engine support bar from the top, but a jack and stand from the bottom is fine. I have played around with putting the top guide in first and then last and don't really have a...
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      More than a handful of experiences with ignition...

      More than a handful of experiences with ignition switches taught me to look at mechanical failure before electrical. Have had switches lock and refuse to release the key and once on bench coughed it...
    14. Roger that, GTIs, yes the cylinder. I just...

      Roger that, GTIs, yes the cylinder. I just replaced another one (cylinder and starter switch) that was giving a VCDS error on intermittent voltage to terminal 15, and the whole cylinder cost just as...
    15. Drop the oil pan.

      It's not hard and will tell you way more than just oil inspection. These motors do not tolerate low oil or low oil pressure situations. Look at the oil pump pickup screen. Other than looking at the...
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      I got my display to hit 133F

      The temp at the airport hit 118F that day in Phoenix.

      I have since replaced the ignition switch after getting codes for that, and also the clock spring, and still I get codes for driver airbag and...
    17. GTI's is right, you have to watch in real time...

      GTI's is right, you have to watch in real time for misfires like that.
    18. I have drilled out a few, but once I figured out...

      I have drilled out a few, but once I figured out how to use a chisel it's faster and doesn't leave metal shavings everywhere. I have never been able to finagle the key portion out with a paperclip...
    19. I hate to pipe up about my weird theories, but...

      I hate to pipe up about my weird theories, but with the 2.5 and electric steering my idea is that that *slight* draw on the current during turning can trigger a weak coil pack to misfire when you...
    20. By AC filter you mean the cabin air filter,...

      By AC filter you mean the cabin air filter, right? If it was on the tires I bet they have flat spotted. You can drive on them for a week or so and see what happens, they might round out, but do that...
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