Audi 4.0T Turbo Diagnosis and Repair

We explain the design and function of these turbo systems as well as diagnosis and repair of turbo-related problems.

The evolution of power and efficiency

Almost every vehicle manufacturer has begun moving toward using forced induction engines...

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Audi A6 LIN: Alarm Failure and LIN Sound Battery Parasite (Part 3 & 4)

This topic is covered in a short series. Parts 3 and 4 will discuss energy management and PCV Ventilation System Testing.

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Part 3: Energy Management

With VCDS and a little work, the energy management sys...

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Audi A6 LIN: Alarm Failure and LIN Sound Battery Parasite (Part 1 & 2)

This topic is covered in a short series. Parts 1 and 2 will discuss how to find a possible parasite within a scan and how to measure a parasite after repairs.

Part 1: Alarm Failure

Tools Used
Laptop running VCDS
Various ranging 40, 60 and 20...

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Audi FSI No Start and Suspension Faults

PR code

This model came to the facility via flatbed and experienced a no start.

This PR code offers the following information:

8K2 5FL is the sales code that ElsaWin uses to identify the model.CALA is the engine code associated with the lin...

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Misleading Volkswagen Golf Valve Timing Faults

GO DEEPER AND FIND THE MYSTERY IN THIS VOLKSWAGEN GOLF

How many times does a vehicle enter the repair facility with the most unusual faults and running behavior? How about when the faults change mid stream and point to a possible deep repair?

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Body Shop Mistakes – As If, Part 2 & 3

The Victim: 2008 Touareg with VR6 FSI

Body Shop Mistakes – As if! (Part 2)

Seat frame and bolts

Primary and subsequent images are a story of what is seen and noticed during a diagnosis and at times some things can be missed. On this occasio...

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Porsche Intermediate Shaft Bearings

When Porsche discontinued the air-cooled 911, it simultaneously launched its new entry level car: the mid-engine, water-cooled Boxster. The departure from Porsche’s air-cooled platform, which had always been Porsche’s hallmark, was controversial at ...

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VW Body Shop Mistakes – As If, Part 1

The Victim: 2008 Touareg with VR6 FSI

Tools UsedVCDS with a 90 amp power supplyMultimeterElsaWinScreen capturing softwarePen and paper with as simple cameraCrimping tool, heat shrink tubes and a heat gun

The adventure began with a simple phone...

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Volkswagen Touareg 09D with Tiptronic Shifter

The victim is a 2008 Touareg with VR6 FSI, 09D automatic with 4-wheel drive

History

The customer asked an odd question during a phone conversation: “Why would the transmission downshift abruptly when driving?”

Tools UsedVCDS with a 90 amp...

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Audi TT DSG Transmission Basic Settings

While reading this article, associate this Audi TT DSG transmission with models such as the A3 and various VW models. Be aware that not all DSG transmission controllers display data in the identical fields and groups compared to this TT that was tes...

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Audi Fuel Systems

Audi Fuel Systems

With increasing fuel economy standards, modern Audis include technologies to increase fuel efficiency and power. This begins with the fuel supply system, as it directly affects vehicle driving dynamics and efficiency.

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Understanding Porsche Brakes

Understanding Porsche Brakes

The lightweight feature of the vehicles only made the huge braking systems more effective for the so-called “giant killer” known simply as the “356.”

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Audi Climate Control Systems

Audi Climate Control Systems

It’s that time of year again! Time to drag out the A/C refrigerant machine and get out your UV glasses. The summer heat puts modern vehicles to the test for keeping drivers comfortable. Climate control plays a critical role in keeping Audi drivers both comfortable and safe while operating their vehicles.

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VW 01M Speed Sensors

VW 01M Speed Sensors

We had this unusual case with a 2000 Beetle 2.0L with the 01M 4-speed automatic transmission. This particular transmission is also used in the Golf/Jetta versions and we still see them in service. The “unusual” part to this transmission mystery isn’t the transmission itself; it’s how it ended up at the repair facility.

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Audi Sunroof Service

Audi Sunroof Service

Sunroofs have become standard equipment on all Audis. Many models also offer a larger, panormamic option. And, in addition to a panoramic size, motorized sun shades are available to increase comfort. Learn about safety features and what to look for when repairing an Audi sunroof.

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Turbocharging Porsches — When and Why

Turbocharging Porsches — When and Why

Turbocharing may seem synonymous with Porche cars, but it was preceded long before it had been made popular by Porche. Read about turbocharger history, basic designs and select Porche models.

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