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    the local importer has confirmed 4 years and 90k...

    the local importer has confirmed 4 years and 90k kms. my dealer has tried to insist on 3 years. i'm happy.
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    gidday - yes i live in auckland. i've had the...

    gidday - yes i live in auckland. i've had the rs6 almost 3 years. standard except for the brake cooling mod (there is an old post of mine about this on audiworld) and i've installed the rns/e and...
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    dhall1 - can you stump up with your docs? my...

    dhall1 - can you stump up with your docs? my dealer is telling me that there is a 3-year time period on the cambelt and mine need to be changed. it was changed in 2006 (@ only 45k kms!).
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    ok, pop quiz - how do you turn off the dis...

    ok, pop quiz - how do you turn off the dis display????

    answers in a stamped self-address envelope to "anal retentives anonymous"...

    answer:
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    one of life's little pleasures

    is drifting a c6 rs6 around a hairpin during a hot lap.

    the car is frigging unbelievable. it's like arnie doing ballet. it does it, you scratch your head and think "how the hell did that...
  6. i don't believe that the ambient temp sensor is...

    i don't believe that the ambient temp sensor is used by the ecu. the air intake temperature is teaken by the ecu and is used for metering...
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    you should have 2 extra rads installed behind...

    you should have 2 extra rads installed behind each intercooler. there is nothing you can chage with vcds that affects the cooling system.
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    there is no point to this. normal operating...

    there is no point to this. normal operating temps for the rs6 are 90-100c - having a thermostat open sooner will not lower the operating temps. on my car warmup time is extremely low (about 3...
  9. it's probably worth asking how many have had a...

    it's probably worth asking how many have had a turbo failure? modern oils and water circulation seem to have taken premature turbo failure away....
  10. couple of points: 1) the afterrun pump is...

    couple of points:
    1) the afterrun pump is designed to circulate coolant thorough the turbo housing every time the car is turned off. this is designed to avoid heat soak

    2) the oil in the turbo...
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    the a/w writeup is pretty accurate. the centre...

    the a/w writeup is pretty accurate. the centre switch surround and the handbrake trim are the ones that require extra time/care. i have never removed the centre switch surround without losing a tab...
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    and it is a connnection for an analogue phone. ...

    and it is a connnection for an analogue phone.

    these days, there is no point in a hardwired phone - i ripped mine out when i upgraded to rns-e with the b/t module. far better, you just you...
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    are you confusing this with the oil thermostat? ...

    are you confusing this with the oil thermostat? that is an engine-out job in the rs6, but i've never heard that they go wrong...

    the oil thermo sensor is integrated with the level sensor and...
  14. Thread: IPOD for RS6 C5

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    i believe that any alternative (audi & icelink)...

    i believe that any alternative (audi & icelink) simply presents the ipod as a cd stack to the rnse. in other words you have a maximum of 6 playlists, and no descriptions of either playlists or...
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    afaik fully functional, but you would be better...

    afaik fully functional, but you would be better with the usb products...

    the rs6 has dual "k" lines, and has can-bus...

    to be sure email uwe @ross-tech
  16. correct...

    correct...
  17. Thread: queries

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    the battery in non-usa cars is still in the boot,...

    the battery in non-usa cars is still in the boot, but it occupies the spare wheel well.

    that is the "stans" stuff. check out the vid for stans to see how good this stuff is...
    ...
  18. Thread: queries

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    most obvious was the rear battery in the boot and...

    most obvious was the rear battery in the boot and a spare wheel, while the rest of the world got a battery where it should be and a pump with foam. also i don't thin the usa got 19" rims iirc. the...
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    working on it! it was never offered for the...

    working on it!

    it was never offered for the c5, and so you need to adapt the existing circuit. which is on a circuit board inside the emergency flasher unit. i've developed a circuit which...
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    the things that impressed me with the car are the...

    the things that impressed me with the car are the transmission and engine initially, but after pushing the car the low-speed ride and compusture under brakes and on corner exit in bumpy conditions. ...
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    no, the units require readers in the wheel wells...

    no, the units require readers in the wheel wells and communicate to a controller that displays through the dis.
  22. Thread: upgrade time???

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    disks. but the wheels aren't bad either. having...

    disks. but the wheels aren't bad either. having had a look at them they look like the hats would bolt up. the calliper is monstrous, not sure how that would work.
  23. Thread: upgrade time???

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    upgrade time???

    how about these bad boys as an upgrade for the c5 rs6?? anyone had a look at the possibilities?

    :thumb:
  24. Thread: Sat Nav query

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    i assume you have tried the "eject" button...

    i assume you have tried the "eject" button (unclear by your description as to the actual problem)?
  25. Thread: Gas quality

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    octane is correct, all bets are off if you go too...

    octane is correct, all bets are off if you go too low - iirc it is 95ron. fine for one or 2 fills, but no longer.

    an engineer explained it to me in terms of percentages (a long time ago mind, so...
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