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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

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Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:24 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all, here's my C5 RS6 car diary. I'll update it with everything that happens whilst I own it. The 1st post is a catch up from buying to today.



Bought - 20th Dec '13 - It was completely standard (except for being de-badged) and I'm the third owner, with the 1st one taking obvious care of it with a service book full of Audi stamps and receipts for nearly 9 years while the 2nd owner appeared "more relaxed" about the maintenance side of ownership for the year he owned it before part-exchanging. For a ten year old car it's in extremely good condition. The paint work only has 2 very minor scratches, the engine bay is spotless, the interior looks brand new and it's had the brakes & timing belt replaced 10K miles ago. No 2nd hand car is perfect and this hold true here although the problems are minor. The Left Rear mid-bass speaker is blown (works but sound crackly/farty), the paint had bubbled on one of the rear parking sensors intermittently sending the system haywire (see's a object when there not) and the Carbon Fibre ash-tray trim piece is loose. Not bad really!

28th Dec '13 - Visited MRC for the Following - Gearbox service, 20K service inc MAF's/DV's/N75 replacement, Health check, 2x MRC Air Filters and a brake fluid change followed by a Stage 1+ remap (engine and gearbox ECU) giving 500hp and 600ft/lbs. They found a few issues which will be sorted later next month and cured a cruise control issue.

31st Dec '13 - Replaced the RNS-D with an Alpine INE-W925R head unit with more connectivity than you could shake a stick at and including DAB & Sat Nav, meaning the standard aerial has been replaced with a "sharks-fin" style one due to the different DAB/GPS aerials.

4th Jan '14 - Got a 4 wheel Alignment.

6th Jan '14 - Took the left rear door trim apart to fix the crackly speaker by replacing it and replaced the interior lights with LED's.

16th Jan '14 - Replaced the loose CF trim piece from the Ashtray.

23rd Jan '14 - Fitted 4x Goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 2's in 255/35-19 size.

28th Jan '14 - Visited MRC again to fix the issues found during the 20K service. This included a Cam Belt change inc water pump and tensioners, replacing a rear brake calliper, fitting Zimmerman front brake discs and Ferodo DS2500 pads, 2x new front upper arms, a rear tie rod, replaced the leaky rocker cover gaskets and finally ground the knobs off the front suspension arms to avoid damaging the tyres.

8th Mar '14 - Replaced the Gearbox at Unit20 after it started to slip in 2nd and shuffled between 3rd-4th at part throttle.

12th Mar '14 - Took it out for some performance tests and it's not bad for a 2 ton estate!



Cheers for reading.......................................Ian

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mmmmmm. Shiney! Excellent looking motor you have there Ian.

You sound like a man who likes his car to be just right.

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Car: B5 RS4

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Location: Oxfordshire

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Christ that's a lot of work! Must be lovely now though and knowing what has been done will be comforting.

See you on our drive out soon - will post it this week with definite dates...
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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
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Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Stimpy - Cool, can't wait for a bit of a drive out!

Professor Peach - I'm an engineer by trade and have always over-done the maintenance on my cars just to give me a nice warm feeling that nothings creeping up on me!

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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
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Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Forgot to add this to the 1st post -

24th Feb '14 - Bought some C6 RS6 390mm Discs and Callipers and chatted to Martin at Unit20 about getting them fitted when my current 355mm discs/pads are worn. I'll be sending the calipers off for a quick refurb & repaint to black and getting some OEM pads too in the next few months.

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Car: C5 RS6
Power: 444BHP
Torque: 580Nm
Engine code: BCY

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Lovely looking car Ian, my favorite colour!

Seems yours was missing the front badge like mine!

Shame you had to do the gearbox so soon after buying it but at least you know it's good now, I was lucky enough to have had the box changed just before I owned it but more than enough other issues have arisen that would equate to the box dying so I wouldn't worry, it's just horses for courses!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Lovely car Ian, I would be very interested to see how the Alpine unit sits in the dash... Do you have any pictures you could post up?

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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
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Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Here's one. I think a 6in screen gets a little lost in the centre console TBH and the bigger Alpine 8.1in would be ideal and it even fits in the same hole but it doesn't come with DAB etc which is surprising as it costs 1200+!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great diary

Looking forward to reading your experiences with the 6

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Alpine unit looks very good, doesn't really look lost IMO

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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

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Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

15th Mar '14 - Took advantage of the lovely weather to give her a quick wash and take some pics -











and finally, proof that the RS6 truly is an economical family car


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Crap

Had 28mpg on my old beast!!!




Why the front grill "RS6" delete?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The rear was already missing so I thought I'd remove the front too but I've kept it so it can go back on later.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ah this one was for sale near me! I nearly went to have a quick spin in it...

Great to see such a clean car! Looks much smarter than the For Sale photos

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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
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Torque: 830ft/lbs

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Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dane - I had it detailed after I bought it but it was in very good  condition anyway considering its age!

17th Mar '14 - After the lovely weather at the weekend I found that my AirCon was a bit weedy so had it regassed at Merityre in Witney. Took an hour and cost 54.

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