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PhireSide

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Three questions:

1. How easy is it to get the dealer to 'permanently' disable the 'stop/start' function?

2. Has anyone retrofitted a 'sharkfin' aerial on an Audi A1 (which comes with a 'bee sting' aerial

3. What do you all think about ECU performance tuning eg https://www.quantumtuning.co.uk/car-remap-tuning-remapping.aspx?Make=Audi&Range=A1
Regarding No.1:

The dealer might not be able to assist but it should be able to be coded out with a VCDS cable. You would need the cable and a Windows PC to do it, or find a friend with one that could help you out for the price of some beers. But some Googling indicates mixed results.

Regarding No.2:

There seem to be sharfkin antennas available for the A1, but you would need to check whether you would need to drop the headliner to have it fitted.

Regarding No.3:

Do it and let us know! I want to tune my A4 once I have the small niggles sorted out. CelticTuning claim an increase from 147 to 196kW which I am a bit skeptical about, but I'll swing around the local SAC some time and hear what they have to say.
 

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Regarding No.1:

The dealer might not be able to assist but it should be able to be coded out with a VCDS cable. You would need the cable and a Windows PC to do it, or find a friend with one that could help you out for the price of some beers. But some Googling indicates mixed results.

Regarding No.2:

There seem to be sharfkin antennas available for the A1, but you would need to check whether you would need to drop the headliner to have it fitted.

Regarding No.3:

Do it and let us know! I want to tune my A4 once I have the small niggles sorted out. CelticTuning claim an increase from 147 to 196kW which I am a bit skeptical about, but I'll swing around the local SAC some time and hear what they have to say.
With the tuning, just make sure to do it with someone very reliable and well known. It's all very well to get huge gains that could possibly compromise your reliability. I went with Revo as they are globally recognised, specialise in VAG, and have been around for ages. They have lots of dealers around the country. Check them out

Edit - mains gains you get (Well from stage 1) are in torque and the difference it makes to everyday driving is amazing
 

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Audi Bakkie On The Way?

If recent comments by Audi CEO, Markus Duesmann, are to be taken with more than a pinch of salt, an Audi bakkie might very well be on the horizon…

Bakkies are big business, especially in markets such as South Africa and Australia, and you just need to look to the success of the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger for evidence. But that doesn’t mean that success is guaranteed. In fact, most often, the opposite is true, especially when a luxury brand with no proven bakkie track record tries to enter the market.

Remember the spectacular failure that was the Mercedes-Benz X-Class? Who can forget?

In an interesting development, it has emerged that Audi might be eyeing out the mid-size bakkie segment to potentially introduce a luxury rival to the range-topping versions of the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger.

Responding to questions from journalists ahead of the Volkswagen Group’s Annual Media Conference 2022, Audi CEO, Markus Duesmann, was asked if an Audi pick-up was a possibility and his response didn’t deny that the Ingolstadt-based firm was considering the prospect.

 

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Changed the power steering fluid today with some G002000 as prescribed by the manual. What came out of there after three full flushes was…scary.

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That doesn’t actually look to bad, from my experience it always goes that brown looking colour after not too long. If it was black and/or had particulate in it then different story.
 

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That doesn’t actually look to bad, from my experience it always goes that brown looking colour after not too long. If it was black and/or had particulate in it then different story.
There was actually some ‘sediment’, for lack of a better word at the very bottom. But who knows how long this slurry was swirling around the pump, container and rack for.

At R374 per litre it’s not cheap, but definitely cheaper than a refurb steering rack and probably worth doing every third or fourth oil change. I used about half of the bottle but it would probably attract moisture (I believe it’s hydroscopic?) so may as well buy another bottle when that time comes around.
 

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There was actually some ‘sediment’, for lack of a better word at the very bottom. But who knows how long this slurry was swirling around the pump, container and rack for.

At R374 per litre it’s not cheap, but definitely cheaper than a refurb steering rack and probably worth doing every third or fourth oil change. I used about half of the bottle but it would probably attract moisture (I believe it’s hydroscopic?) so may as well buy another bottle when that time comes around.
How did you remove the old stuff?
 

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How did you remove the old stuff?
I used a siphon to drain the fluid reservoir as much as I could, refilled with fresh fluid, started the car, turned the steering wheel lock to lock a few times, shut the car off and repeated the process two more times. The third time I drove the car around the block to really get the fluid circulating.
 

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Changed the power steering fluid today with some G002000 as prescribed by the manual. What came out of there after three full flushes was…scary.
I would love to see a the results of a flush on the DSG transmission after the 60k km mark
 

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I would love to see a the results of a flush on the DSG transmission after the 60k km mark
It will probably look quite murky, but the filters should catch any particles or sediment.

Which reminds me, I need to do a Multitronic flush as well, but the fluid is $$$
 

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It will probably look quite murky, but the filters should catch any particles or sediment.

Which reminds me, I need to do a Multitronic flush as well, but the fluid is $$$

Dude if you have a multitronic/cvt then do that flush asap, they typically die from old oil, Ravenol is good for oil if oe is stupid expensive.
 
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