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  1. carl1968

    Been busy

    The S2 is in need of a few basics before any mods but will be changing the front headlights to the ellipsoid type as the standards are not very good. The front indicators will be swapped to clear as well. Work that will need doing replace clutch slave cylinder (supplied) full service replace...
  2. carl1968

    Been busy

    good to be back!, no lights are up on the dash Waynne, VCDS scan shows bank 1 with 2 intermittent faults, EGT and cat efficiency below threshold, sounds like the ECU could be cutting fuel from bank 1 due to a dodgy EGT reading?, I got a friend on the case who's a bit of a guru with Audi V8's, I...
  3. carl1968

    The silly HP race

    I would say that with small engines ( 1.0 litre) the goal should be 100bhp, 60 mpg and 0-60 in under 10 seconds?, I have so much fun in my daughter's Citroen C1 (67bhp) because i'm using all of those 67 horses all the time, when I drive my RS6 (530bhp) it's no fun knowing you can beat almost...
  4. carl1968

    Been busy

    Been busy for the last few months but there have been a few changes, The daily driver (RS6) is back on the road after a shed load of work, it's still down on power but think one of the EGT sensors is holding it back. it's an intermittant fault so could be anything from the sensor faulty to...
  5. carl1968

    Best car you've owned

    Escort RS 2000 Mk2, Just couldn't afford to insure it during the premium revisions 20 odd years ago
  6. carl1968

    Spotting Hypermilers

    I spent a while commuting to London from home 3 times a week and changed the 2.0L Vectra to a 406 Hdi diesel to save fuel. I then decided to see how much I could get out of a full tank of diesel and best I managed was 1017miles before I chickened out!, I tried all the methods to save fuel...
  7. carl1968

    Xenon, Argon, Tungsten and HID bulbs comparison

    I'm doing it as a promotion for his company, he also has a new Mini with the same thing in the lenses
  8. carl1968

    Xenon, Argon, Tungsten and HID bulbs comparison

    how strange, not been on for a few days and I am having my front headlights upgraded to quad projectors, 2 with the logo etched into the lens.
  9. carl1968

    The fleet, Although the A4 has now been sold

    Today's dyno after replacing the alternator. Power is down from what I expected but seems to be running lean, will have to contact the original mapper and ask a few questions
  10. carl1968

    The fleet, Although the A4 has now been sold

    The RS6 has the 4.2 litre V8 twin turbo
  11. carl1968

    The fleet, Although the A4 has now been sold

    Thanks and yes but I see it every day as it's only 3 doors down the road
  12. carl1968

    Adding NoS nitrous oxide to boost power gains.

    It's ok I no longer own the car
  13. carl1968

    Your next mod for your car

    RS will be getting a change of coolant to Evans water less, double front headlight projector upgrade and fog light hid upgrade Audi 80 cabriolet will be having 40 mm lowering springs, replacement speed line alloys with new tires, 2nd hand power flow exhaust with twin round tips, new front screen...
  14. carl1968

    The car you have always regreted selling .

    I was once the proud owner of and Escort RS 2000 mk2, I't still out there as I remember the reg, (are we allowed to post a reg number?) it's SORN'd according to the dvla and probably in a lock up somewhere....but the other day I went to house to buy an exhaust for my Audi 80 cabby and the guy...
  15. carl1968

    Adding NoS nitrous oxide to boost power gains.

    I didn't know that, educated every day
  16. carl1968

    Adding NoS nitrous oxide to boost power gains.

    I added this to my Diesel.....yes I know what you are going to say but think about it.... Diesel engines are built with much higher cylinder pressures in mind and have thicker blocks. Adding nos to a system can be tricky but done right will roughly return approx half of what ever sized jet you...
  17. carl1968

    Evans waterless coolant

    anther good reason to use it |B
  18. carl1968

    Recommendations on In car journey recorder

    I just tend to turn up the music!
  19. carl1968

    Recommendations on In car journey recorder

    pretty good sound as well |B
  20. carl1968

    Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler on a turbo engine

    I have a pair of up rated side mounts for the RS, they need the end tanks installing and the proper fittings, brackets to replace the stock I/C's, a job for my fabricator who converted my last car, think will have them done in the Summer when the temps are more bearable in the workshop!
  21. carl1968

    Best place to buy tyres

    Have always used a friends Tyre business, I get mates rates as all of my cars plus the spare sets of wheels have been shod by him, and I can leave stuff with him whilst I'm away at work and pick it up on my return |B
  22. carl1968

    Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler on a turbo engine

    here you go http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/499581-Carl-s-A4-B7-22-7-Tdi-S-Line-Saloon-from-the-begining-to-date?highlight=carl-1968
  23. carl1968

    Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler on a turbo engine

    yes that's correct, I had a heat shield fitted as well as other things and the beaded ends were done as part of the upgrade, I only ran with 23 psi but the turbo was capable of 40 plus, got a build thread on it somewhere, think it was on audizine
  24. carl1968

    Gaining power from the addition of an intercooler on a turbo engine

    So having done the Big FMIC may I add a couple of things? 1, if it's not on show, paint it black (check youtube for tests) 2, being black has a better heat transfer effect than silver but don't restrict the airflow. 3, use of an external spray system will improved the performance 4, use of...
  25. carl1968

    Car headlights - are you happy

    The guy builds them from your exiting housings, then you choose the options you want, Always thought my lights were good....until I saw these!, If you are interested his company is called EM Tuning and he's based in Coventry.
  26. carl1968

    Car headlights - are you happy

    I have been approached by one of the sponsors of another forum to trial some new projector headlights for the RS6 C5 & 6, they come with projector dips as standard but these will have the lenses replaced with a clear etched type and also adding a second projector to the housing to provide a...
  27. carl1968

    The best engine for tuning

    Audi ABY 2.2, 5 cylinder turbo is a sweet lump and is capable of 500 bhp+ but of course I'm not biased of course
  28. carl1968

    Evans waterless coolant

    Once it's in, I'll update on how it's doing
  29. carl1968

    Evans waterless coolant

    Got a deal at £125 for 12 liters, delivered by Monday |B
  30. carl1968

    Evans waterless coolant

    Might have found some at £50 for 5L, have emailed the guy to see what the score is, watch this space
  31. carl1968

    Evans waterless coolant

    Decided to give this a go seeing as the RS generates a lot of heat!, Already got a deal on the pre flush liquid, 10 liters for £70 delivered, now looking for a deal on the power cool 180, need 12 liters of it, best I've found so far is £57 for 5L, anyone know where it's cheaper? Thanks Carl
  32. carl1968

    I wondered what this amazing car was

    You gotta hand it to Alfa, they make some stunning cars........and a few er not so stunning! lol
  33. carl1968

    Lethal roads

    Good tires and sensible speed can make a huge difference too
  34. carl1968

    Need some advice (again)

    You might have to "map out" anything you block off, I had mine deleted and routed the breather via a catch can to remove any contamination to the inlet side of the turbo, this prevents turbo runaway and keeps things clean
  35. carl1968

    Recommendations on In car journey recorder

    I use a Black view DR380G HD and it does exactly what it says on the box, got it from Advanced in car technologies in Poole who have really good customer back up http://www.advanced-incar.co.uk/in-car-cameras
  36. carl1968

    Lethal roads

    wet roads and spilled diesel........thank goodness for quattro all wheel drive
  37. carl1968

    How much is your insurance

    It's more than the total sum of body parts I can sell......so sold my soul instead RS6, 530 (Admiral Multicar with C1) C1 with Son (540) and Daughter as named drivers, 720 ish (think Admiral have got this one wrong..as to add my Daughter till June was £192 and she only passed 3 weeks...
  38. carl1968

    Ever driven an old car

    my 1st car was an Escort mk2, 1978, 4 door 1.3L, I thought it was great!, brought a speedograph pancake filter as my first ever mod and been modding ever since, my current oldie is the coupe and a grand old gent at 26 years old lol but it drives great and had a few puzzled looks when overtaking...
  39. carl1968

    Water in my 2013 Citroen C1!

    Thanks Guys, will check all the drain holes are clear once I get home, Just spoke to my Daughter and she says that no further water has got in so good news so far, not heard back from the dealer yet but would expect something tomorrow. Will update again once I have some more news
  40. carl1968

    Post up your stats lads

    ok you talked me into it, will ring Area 52 when I get home on 25th and post the result |B

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