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    At 90K so it should good for a while.

    At 90K so it should good for a while.
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    What's it worth?

    I think I'm going to put the beastie on the block. I'm just not getting the time to use it and I don't want to see it sitting around doing nothing. Here's the rundown on what's good and what needs...
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    I've got my black/black RS6 with the 6-sp swap...

    I've got my black/black RS6 with the 6-sp swap completed except for some of the finishing wiring, etc. 101xxx miles, everything rebuilt and up to task, snuff. If someone is interested in completing...
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    Count me in

    I'm in for a set.
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    Used TC

    I have a used TC. PM me if you're still looking.
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    Buy the Ross Tech unit - if you're willing to pay...

    Buy the Ross Tech unit - if you're willing to pay for Apple prices for computers, what's the beef paying Ross Tech prices for a good VAG tool?
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    Nice mileage numbers - that's almost exactly the...

    Nice mileage numbers - that's almost exactly the results I'm seeing with my car on the road as well - 25-26 MPG at 75 MPH. Gotta love that! The .56 6th gear is definitely the right selection on...
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    Labor - 30ish hours if you know what's going on. ...

    Labor - 30ish hours if you know what's going on.
    Parts (including ECU software from EPL) $6-8K

    So basically what TozoM8 said.
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    First things first, neither of these cars will...

    First things first, neither of these cars will ever be a sports car. They are high performance sedans and are suited for uses appropriate with that title. That said, they're are loads of fun.
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  10. Thread: RS6-speed

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    Troubleshooting

    Spent a couple hours today troubleshooting a couple issue. First was a niggling oil leak which was just a loose fitting on the cooler line.

    Second issue is the Speedo - I've been able to read...
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    Fault finding

    Here's the status of the car right now:

    1.) Last night I decided to pop the rear O2 sensors back into the car to get rid of those related faults. It took about 20 minutes and cleaned a bunch of...
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    That's the sensor hole we used. I unplugged...

    That's the sensor hole we used.

    I unplugged the TCU and it's not as nice as the S6 - I don't get the "Press Clutch to start engine" message, but the PRNDS have disappeared and the car is no...
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    Not yet. That's actually one of the things I'll...

    Not yet. That's actually one of the things I'll try tomorrow.

    I just ran a test on the instrument cluster and it works fine so it's a software gremlin roaming somewhere.

    The other thing I'll...
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    6 speeds

    Here's an update of the RS6. It's officially a 6-speed car. Drove it most of the day today as part of the clutch - flywheel break in so nothing crazy. Here are my impressions so far:

    1.) Clutch...
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    Just to confirm what Matt has said, the existing...

    Just to confirm what Matt has said, the existing rear diff (4.11 ratio) can be used in the conversion - in fact it should be used as it has additional cooling installed on the unit unlike a standard...
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    I'll jump in with several comments on this and...

    I'll jump in with several comments on this and I'm sure Steve will have additional information to add as well.

    01E - works from basically any application from a B5 or C5 car. You will want to pay...
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    Friday update

    It's Friday! Pretty slow day - bumper on, check for leaks, etc and an after lunch exit to beat the cabin crowds. No joy getting the USP stainless line to seal to their slave cylinder. We'll have...
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    It's Friday! Pretty slow day - bumper on, check...

    It's Friday! Pretty slow day - bumper on, check for leaks, etc and a after lunch exit to beat the cabin crowds. No joy getting the USP stainless line to seal to their slave cylinder. We'll have to...
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    Running!

    Sorry - No pictures with this post, but good news. The RS6 is back together, minus a few bits and pieces! Jeff got pulled a lot of directions at the shop yesterday and when I stopped over after...
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    Tuesday

    Tuesday update - quite a bit done today. Starter installed and tested. Had to "massage" a couple lines out of the way, but it fits and turns the motor over nicely. Turbos reinstalled, lines hooked...
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    Evening update

    Well, another day down. A bit shorter today - valve covers, cam tensioner seals, flywheel installed, clutch installed and tranny mated to the engine. We hit a bt of a snag with the starter. There...
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    Monday lunchtime report: We're making good...

    Monday lunchtime report:

    We're making good headway today. New valve cover gaskets went on as well as new cam tensioner seals. We ordered the little coolant reverse flow solenoid valve as it's...
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    Head gunk scaper

    That obvious huh? I was just resting for when I could apply my vast skill set - scraping the gunk off dirty parts that Jeff pulls off :hihi: I gotta tell you, it's pretty fun watching a guy like...
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    Try this for the video - Flickr decided to cut...

    Try this for the video - Flickr decided to cut mine short.

    http://www.schindlerfamily.com/RS6/enginepull.wmv
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    RS6-speed

    Well another idiot starts the adventure!

    Here's a set of pictures from today's action at Imola Motorsports in Minneapolis. We made quite a bit of headway before we got stuck with three broken...
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