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    Odd security warning

    https://imgur.com/gallery/sGi38

    Anyone else?
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    I will check this. Didn't think to physically...

    I will check this. Didn't think to physically inspect it.

    It was parked outside yes. I just replaced my second garage with a larger one. The township threatened to fine me if I didn't have the...
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    Depress Clutch to Start Engine

    2003 RS6 Automatic 91000 miles, mostly stock.

    Battery ran down when car was parked for about 6 weeks. Upon recharging battery (out of car), DIC displays "Depress Clutch Pedal to Start Engine" or...
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    I want a Tesla P85+, or whatever it will be when...

    I want a Tesla P85+, or whatever it will be when I get one. I want the RWD just for fun. Tesla has said some performance updates will be in the pipe for the single motor cars, so I will wait and...
  5. When I brought it home from PA via Florida last...

    When I brought it home from PA via Florida last July It was very hot. It ran far better than this, in hotter and more humid conditions. Also, it's running great today despite being warmer than...
  6. Please note that I did say after running and...

    Please note that I did say after running and driving nicely for several minutes.
  7. Will do. Last couple of times I tried this, it...

    Will do. Last couple of times I tried this, it picked that moment to run like a bat out of hell, a.k.a. perfectly.
  8. I was told by a VW engineer that the factory...

    I was told by a VW engineer that the factory turbo used variable vanes.

    This problem started before changing plugs.
  9. Add to symptoms: - Very late turbo spool...

    Add to symptoms:

    - Very late turbo spool about half the time.
    - judder/uneven power delivery above 4000 RPM.

    My gut feeling is a bad turbocharger with a bearing problem and/or a problem with...
  10. Differential diagnosis for slow with power on/off...

    For the last couple of months, I have been having performance problems with my car.

    Facts:

    - Just turned 90000 miles.
    - Timing belt and related done at 75000 last year.
    - Spark plugs just...
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    I know where it is... Just wondered if there was...

    I know where it is... Just wondered if there was a better way. Either way, it was not running. With the car running. I took a hammer and hit the fuel pump with the rubber grip part. It started...
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    Would the car run with the second fuel pump not...

    Would the car run with the second fuel pump not working? How would one forcibly start it and not the in-tank pump, for testing purposes?
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    I am a fan of periodic injector cleanings when I...

    I am a fan of periodic injector cleanings when I first get a car, since I do not trust people to use good quality fuel. A 6 pack of Techron, one bottle every other tank, as soon as I buy a car has...
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    It is my understanding that all gasolines are...

    It is my understanding that all gasolines are supposed to, at minimum, have sufficient detergency to eliminate all deposits which would be left by burning that amount of fuel. I am personally more...
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    I talked to the Audi dealer today... Their RS...

    I talked to the Audi dealer today... Their RS certified tech said that there is nothing that should be damaged by either E85 or bad gas if not driven under heavy knocking. At worst, top off, drive...
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    hammered on it and 3 miles 30 mile an hour roads?...

    hammered on it and 3 miles 30 mile an hour roads? Not likely. tried disconnecting battery. Also reflashed to stock for easier diagnosability. Ironically, it runs better on the Eurocharged tune...
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    Even GM tells you to basically just find a back...

    Even GM tells you to basically just find a back road and drive very conservatively, topping the car off with proper fuel as soon as possibly, for amounts less than a full tank. This goes for most...
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    My car is drunk...

    ...or something like that.

    I let a friend take it for a day and he out of habit put e85 fuel in it on the way back home to me because it is what he uses in his very tuned 335i. The car was barely...
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    Any color you want as long as it's black!

    Any color you want as long as it's black!
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    Same awful navigation unit mine has.

    Same awful navigation unit mine has.
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    Do not do this. IIRC, I seem to recall my airbox...

    Do not do this. IIRC, I seem to recall my airbox being divided inside, with each side of the airbox feeding one turbo. If you block one side entirely, you will starve one turbo entirely. This...
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    I would buy one. One of my mats (LR) is missing...

    I would buy one. One of my mats (LR) is missing anyway.
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    The "deposit" might be a ploy to either get you...

    The "deposit" might be a ploy to either get you to go away or to try to get more money from you through implied pressure. The dealer may have overpaid for the car. I have seen this behavior from a...
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    This car needs to be parted out and the previous...

    This car needs to be parted out and the previous owner condemned to driving Hondas for the rest of his life.
  25. Look at that break. That's defective! Improper...

    Look at that break. That's defective! Improper manufacture. That part was brittle from day one, destined to break exactly as it did.
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