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kwalker705
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Car: C5 RS6

Joined: 04 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Location: scotland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:21 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

A little project thread to detail the progress and money I burn up I  an attempt to make this dog of a car into something a little better !!

Started off with an impulse buy of an RS6 in Manchester.  Last minute flight .cash in hand etc.    Car actually looked ok on 1st glance.  Then I started to notice small things. But Mechanically the car seemed fine and I do like a fixer upper.

So a deal was struck.

drove the car home..... instantlly ordered a milltek non resonated from road runner.  That went on with zero problems (the only part so far)

Gave the car a deeper check over.   ITG panel filters installed !!!  Nice little bonus there.

ordered a dension I pod adaptor, new drivers mirror glass, new centre console menu button (broken when I got car) better condition climate control. New centre arm rest.

Mirror glass wasn't auto dim.  And when I closed the door the glass fell of the backing plate.

Fitted the dension adaptor and the RNSD wiring was a shambles.  Tidied it all up and lo and behold. .. It wouldn't take the security code when refitted.

climate controls are not correct fit and had gaps at the side.


decided to change RNSD to an aftermarket double din.  Due to the bose system I called car audio security who sold me a complete plug and play loom adaptor, powered aerial adapto and cconnect 2 facia adaptor.     Plug and play they say..... no cutting or wiring needed.    Yeah right !! 2 days of testing trouble shooting and I actually got the nnew pioneer unit to power up. Albeit with no sound.  So more messing around for a few hours and it all came to life !!!
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kwalker705
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Car: C5 RS6

Joined: 04 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Location: scotland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That was last week's escapades.

This week's so far have been the arrival of my 3sdm 0.06 wheels in 19x10j.   Assured they would fit . Which of course they don't as they foul the brake calipers. .. unless I run a 10mm spacer which is an impossibility on the A6 due to the hub size etc.   So they are going back tomorrow.    

Oh well time for an engine oil and filter change. Will see if that goes smoothly at all !
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aidank1981
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Car: B5 S4
Power: 315
Torque: 375
Engine code: AGB

Joined: 16 Sep 2011
Posts: 2465

Location: shetland

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

pictures? we love pictures?

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jasongtr
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Car: not silver :) B5 RS4
Power: Shower
Torque: Sheet

Joined: 08 Mar 2011
Posts: 1080


PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

so all in all, you have bought a very expensive car to run as a in your words a fixer upper, and other than upgrading the audio a mirror glass has fallen off, and some aftermarket wheels you bought didn't fit.

Jeez hope the DRC or the autobox doesn't crap itself (like they all eventually do)

Money pits im sure they are, but so far it really hasn't been.

and of course we need pics, its an RS6 we always need pics    

welcome to SRS too  
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ScottR
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Car: B5 S4

Joined: 22 Apr 2008
Posts: 8359


PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Why do you say you can't get spacers?
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stuartx
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Car: RS4
Power: 556
Torque: 728

Joined: 30 Aug 2012
Posts: 3592

Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Pictures or it never happened

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kwalker705
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Car: C5 RS6

Joined: 04 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Location: scotland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[quote="jasongtr:677717"]so all in all, you have bought a very expensive car to run as a in your words a fixer upper, and other than upgrading the audio a mirror glass has fallen off, and some aftermarket wheels you bought didn't fit.

Jeez hope the DRC or the autobox doesn't crap itself (like they all eventually do)

Money pits im sure they are, but so far it really hasn't been.

and of course we need pics, its an RS6 we always need pics

welcome to SRS too [/quote]

if the auto box shat itself id understand!!  But it seems to be nothing small on these cars is a cheap fix.  The mirror I got cost 15.  So but never realised it didn't have anti dazzle.   Of course a replacement from TPS is 250.   Just for the glass!!

My other car is a very rare toyota with only 20ish in the UK.  But even 250 gets you a hell of a lot of stuff from the dealer.  

Onwards and upwards with the audi though.  Time for an oil change today
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kwalker705
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Car: C5 RS6

Joined: 04 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Location: scotland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[quote="ScottR:677741"]Why do you say you can't get spacers?[/quote]

due to the hubcentric part on the hub that helps support the wheel if you add a slip on spacer you reduce the amount of that hub centre inside the wheel.   Once you add 10mm spacer the amount of hub centre sticking out past that spacer is only a few mm. Not providing any support to the wheel.

Then if you want a hubcentric spacer which provides the support like the hub you need to go with a spacer which can totally encapsulate the car hub on the inside flange. And then replicate the hubcentric part of the hub on the outer flange.   So would need something like a 15mm spacer for that to work.  And that pushed the wheel to far out of the arch.

I could run a 10 mm spacer. ...It is possible.  But I wouldn't feel very safe  doing so due to the hub not supporting the wheel as it should.
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jasongtr
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Car: not silver :) B5 RS4
Power: Shower
Torque: Sheet

Joined: 08 Mar 2011
Posts: 1080


PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

no such thing as a cheap Audi RS, whatever the number after it.

Enjoy it when it works (because your wallet will cry when it doesn't)
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19seventynine
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Car: B5 RS4
Power: 480hp

Joined: 24 Mar 2013
Posts: 856


PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

sounds like plain sailing so far
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kwalker705
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Car: C5 RS6

Joined: 04 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Location: scotland

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[quote="19seventynine:677791"]sounds like plain sailing so far[/quote]

Ha.   I'm not used to this much messing around on small parts !!

My background is primarily jap stuff although I've been fixing mates VAG/leon/audi/golf R   for years.   but the RS6 seems to be a different beast.  Maybe ive just been unlucky with not having the right parts to fit to the car.
Luckily I can turn my hand to most things though.  But I get incredibly frustrated when something as simple as changing a stereo involves hours of taking reading and making "plug and play" parts work after they are modified.



On another note had some degree of success yesterday with an oil and filter change on the engine as well as a pollen/cabin filter change.  thankfully the filter wasn't over tightened which made my life easier.

And today I took off the gearbox sump and strainer and changed it out along with the gasket,0-rings etc.   so I'll get it filled up tomorrow and scan the car with the VCDS cable as well.

Ordered up the cam/crank locking tools as well so I can change the timing belt and associated gubbinz next month.  Got a 90% idea of what I'm doing but does anyone have any links to "how to" guides on it incase I come across something untoward ??
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19seventynine
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Car: B5 RS4
Power: 480hp

Joined: 24 Mar 2013
Posts: 856


PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Fair enough!

Best things you can have at your disposal is a TPS account, a VCDS lead and this website - www.partsbase.org

RS6's are a special beast that will need a lot of love, patience and time, but it's all just nuts and bolts really!
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kwalker705
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Car: C5 RS6

Joined: 04 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Location: scotland

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ooh..  Thanks for the parts base link. Didn't know there was an online parts list.

that'll make it easier for TPS to take all my money.  Hahahah
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kwalker705
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Car: C5 RS6

Joined: 04 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Location: scotland

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Some small updates recently.

Managed to aquire a few of the broken interior trim parts I needed for the interior.  Also snaffled up a few of the carbon fibre finished items for the centre console/arm rest area.

Got pics, but when i post the IMG codes the pics arnt appearing..does the forum not like photobucket ???

changed the headlight bulbs, but on the lookout for some new headlght units as i have a few broken brackets causing vibration of the lights when driving. Quite irritating to drive in darkeness.

Managed to unstick the headlight washers as they never previously worked.

gave the alcantara headliner a good once over with some autoglym interior shampoo and a soft brush. Managed to get years of dirt and manky finger marks off of it and quite happy to say it looks brand new again.

New battery is fitted as the old one had seen better days and after a week of sitting the cranking of the engine was a tad lethargic.

bought all new screws and locating brackets for the headlights in anticipation of picking up some replacement items.

Wagner intercoolers, hoses, clamps , grilles and ducts arrived yesterday

And now awaiting my order from TPS with my waterpump, timing belt and all the other associated parts needed to give everything around the front a once over while the whole lots in pieces.

Once thats done I'll be booking a pre-MOT.   Its not due till march but I'd like to get a heads up of anything major the car might need come its real MOT in march.
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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
Posts: 355

Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The Wagner shrouds need a bit of work to get them to fit as they're not a direct swap.

Yet another RS6 speciality with Plug and Play parts that don't!

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