Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:54 am

Well after nearly 2.5 years, the Plastidip front started to look pretty ratty.
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So a pressure wash and some WD40 helped clean it up.
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I think I will go back to the all black / Ti look but this time going to get it done properly and have the grille, surround and fog light covers painted a gloss black. Until then, I'll enjoy the silver face for a change.


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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by FrazerD » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:35 am

Two and a half years isn’t too bad considering the heat out there. Are you planning on doing your window trim and roof rails too?

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:37 am

Been thinking about changing the wheel colour too. They need the gravel rash repaired anyway...

Saw this on the forums recently and love those BBS wheels.
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Been thinking a similar colour - like a bright titanium, if it can be done. How do people think it will look on an Avus car? Something like this, but ideally darker.
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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:49 am

FrazerD wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:35 am
Two and a half years isn’t too bad considering the heat out there. Are you planning on doing your window trim and roof rails too?

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Yep but I will probably leave the silver mirrors as-is - I like them as an RS symbol. Also going to go darker tint. Now just need to convince the minister of finance that this is an appropriate use of funds...

2.5 years wasn't too bad, though it only looked really nice up close for about 6 months. For the next 2 years it was OK, but kind of looked like oldish black plastic.

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:26 am

Minor update today - had the front passenger airbag replaced under the takata recall.

Also have a new set of R8 ignition coils and Hitachi injectors waiting to go in shortly, will be interested to see whether fuel economy improves.

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:13 am

Disconnected the vacuum to the rear mufflers today. Whyyyyy did I not do this before?!



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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by MikeFish » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:52 am

AlexB7RS4 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:13 am
Disconnected the vacuum to the rear mufflers today. Whyyyyy did I not do this before?!
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Don't know. I've been saying this to everyone for years.

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:05 pm

MikeFish wrote:
AlexB7RS4 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:13 am
Disconnected the vacuum to the rear mufflers today. Whyyyyy did I not do this before?!
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Don't know. I've been saying this to everyone for years.
It was an old post of yours that made me do it. That, and finding out that in S mode the valves stay closed between 2-4k rpm or so.

Still a little quiet - considering going for some catless 2.75" downpipes as well.


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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by FrazerD » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:40 pm

AlexB7RS4 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:13 am
Disconnected the vacuum to the rear mufflers today. Whyyyyy did I not do this before?!
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Excellent, I bet you are using more fuel now. Have you still got your resonator or is that already gone?

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:10 pm

Centre res is gone and replaced with an x-pipe. Did that within weeks of buying. I'd also asked the pre-cats be removed at the time but I'm not sure that was actually done.


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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Thu May 09, 2019 1:26 am

Installed new injectors and replaced coil packs with R8 ones today to correct a (rare) misfire on startup issue. Also had my workshop look into my fuel usage which was ~23L/100km (around 10mpg) - fuel trims were way off. Initially I was just going to get the injectors cleaned, but after reading a few horror stories of injector failure causing engine damage here and on Audizine I decided to play it safe.

Looking to get the paint touched up in the near future ready for sale towards the end of the year. I love this car, but the ongoing costs are getting silly for a 12yr old vehicle and while the KW V3s are excellent, on Adelaide roads they are starting to get a bit much for stiffness. I also miss RWD and my wife can't drive manual, so I'm looking at moving to an F80 M3 with DCT. It never snows here and rains maybe 5 days a year, so I don't really need AWD like you guys in the UK do.

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