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Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Siena(m): 6:37pm On Jan 14, 2012
tobee:

Hi Siena, pls enlighten me on Volkswagen diagnostic tool. I want to buy one from America. I need to know where and which is the best to buy. Thanks. God bless u

The U600 OBD Scan Tool for Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen is a decent bit of kit. It's good for personal and commercial use.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Diplenty(m): 9:19am On Jan 15, 2012
Hi Siena, the 1.8T in the previous thread was an error its a 20V 1.8 ADR alright

I have a 99 vw passat 1.8 20V ADR MT. Got it used from Germany in 2010 @ 83km been used by My wife.

Have been driving like a dream till I had this sudden overheating issue which managed to clear after replacing the radiator caps. I was quite careful about oil spec and used Mobil 1 but noticed that it got dried up after a short interval. Later changed to Mobil 20w50 xhp and was fairly ok though not like the initial machine. I later got Total's 15w50 made to vw 500 & performance improved

I've been battling with hard starts in the morning & had 'injector' plug cables changed as they were accused of loss of contact; situation became better but hard cold starts persist

Was recently out of town when I had a distress call from my wife that the there's some noise from the rear wheels and asked her to have it checked: the workshop said they had to grease the hub bearings & all noise stopped

After about 1 week of this bearing issue, I've been confronted with a permanent Airbag light on the dash; it beeps 3times and keeps blinking (!) after driving for about 10mins and it comes with ABS lights.

Could you be kind enough to decipher these issues & what they may be pointing as its just done about 15000km with me and its performance and handling has been better than all my previous cars including some brand new japanese official cars.

Do I need a VAG.com diagnostic or just anyone will do? Thanx a bunch
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Diplenty(m): 4:13pm On Jan 18, 2012
Just ran diagnostics and was able to clear the airbag lights but couldn't communicate with the ABS

While awaiting your kind response, accept assurances of my kind & sincere regards
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by iKoksi(m): 3:15pm On Jan 20, 2012
Hello Siena,

my car's left side mirror has been very hot past 4 days now, have searched everywhere for a switch but found none. Please help.

Many thanks,
Ime

2004 Audi A4 Quattro, 3.0 V6
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Siena(m): 9:03pm On Feb 03, 2012
Ikoksi and Diplenty, apologies for my late response, been super busy the last week, I'll attend to both your queries sometime tomorrow.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by GRANDM: 10:13pm On Feb 05, 2012
Hello Siena,
Thumbs up for ur good works.

pls my Audi A4 2003(4 cyl,Auto gear) suddenly stopped on the highway while running.

trying to restart it fails several times.

it will appear as if it will start, but wont complete ignition.

auto and electrical mechanics have made attempts to start it but it fails to start.In the process it runs down the battery (about 2 batteries so far)

PLS WHAT COULD BE THE POSSIBLE CAUSE?

i suspect immobilizer but cant locate it since am new to this kind of ride.
and what could cause the battery 2 be running down.

URGENTLY NEED HELP 2 FIX IT.
THANX
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Siena(m): 10:34pm On Feb 05, 2012
GRAND-M:

Hello Siena,
Thumbs up for ur good works.

pls my Audi A4 2003(4 cyl,Auto gear) suddenly stopped on the highway while running.

trying to restart it fails several times.

it will appear as if it will start, but wont complete ignition.

auto and electrical mechanics have made attempts to start it but it fails to start.In the process it runs down the battery (about 2 batteries so far)

PLS WHAT COULD BE THE POSSIBLE CAUSE?

i suspect immobilizer but cant locate it since am new to this kind of ride.
and what could cause the battery 2 be running down.

URGENTLY NEED HELP 2 FIX IT.
THANX

Could you give me your engine size, please? It'll be a 1,6 8V, 1,8 20V turbo, 2,0 20V or 2,0 16V FSI.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by GRANDM: 10:45pm On Feb 05, 2012
ITS 1.8 TURBO, QUATTRO
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by gbame: 9:59am On Feb 06, 2012
@Siena pls I just bought a fairly used audi 80 B4 tiger face manual transmission for my wife. I don't really know anything about the car. I don't the model year I tried using the VIN to gey info about the car but I came up with invalid VIN. By the way the VIN is WAUZZZ8CZSA051067. Can you give me a users manual for audi 80 tiger face. I am attaching a photo of the car.

Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by GRANDM: 10:54pm On Feb 07, 2012
Could you give me your engine size, please? It'll be a 1,6 8V, 1,8 20V turbo, 2,0 20V or 2,0 16V FSI.[quote][/quote]



@ Siena,
pls i still await ur help.my Audi A4 2003 still cant start.
some one said it has "entered" security code,thats why its not starting.

PLS HOW CAN IT BE CODED OR DECODED for it to start.

its a 1.8 turbo engine.
pls kindly reply
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Siena(m): 2:00pm On Feb 17, 2012
gbame:

@Siena pls I just bought a fairly used audi 80 B4 tiger face manual transmission for my wife. I don't really know anything about the car. I don't the model year I tried using the VIN to gey info about the car but I came up with invalid VIN. By the way the VIN is WAUZZZ8CZSA051067. Can you give me a users manual for audi 80 tiger face. I am attaching a photo of the car.

I can certainly send you an Audi 80 Owner's Manual for your car. Shoot me an email at siena_@hotmail.co.uk

Your VIN is certainly valid, and it was built for the German market, so was imported from Europe. Details of your VIN are as follows:

VIN: WAUZZZ8CZSA051067

Digit(s) Parameter      Code(s)     Meaning

1-2        Country              WA          Germany
3           Manufacturer       U             Audi
4-6        Blanks                ZZZ          ---
7-8        Vehicle type        8C           B4 Platform, Audi 80 Saloon & Avant inc. quattro variants 1992-1996, S2 Avant, S2 Saloon and RS2 Avant 1994-1996
9           Check/Blank        Z             -
10         Model Year          S            1995
11         Factory              A             Built in Ingolstadt, Germany
12-17    Chassis Number    051067     Serial Number

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Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Siena(m): 2:29pm On Feb 17, 2012
GRAND-M:

Hello Siena,
Thumbs up for ur good works.

pls my Audi A4 2003(4 cyl,Auto gear) suddenly stopped on the highway while running.

trying to restart it fails several times.

it will appear as if it will start, but wont complete ignition.

auto and electrical mechanics have made attempts to start it but it fails to start.In the process it runs down the battery (about 2 batteries so far)

PLS WHAT COULD BE THE POSSIBLE CAUSE?

i suspect immobilizer but cant locate it since am new to this kind of ride.
and what could cause the battery 2 be running down.

URGENTLY NEED HELP 2 FIX IT.
THANX

The first thing I'll do in such instances is have a scan carried out.

When you turn on the ignition, there should be a "key" symbol showing on your dash. Is it flashing? Because if yes, then you have immobiliser issues.

Faults that could stop your car in motion:

a) Dead crank position sensor.
b) Dead fuel pump.
c) Faulty ECU control relay.
d) Snapped / slipped timing belt.

Please check the "key" symbol on dash as I've suggested above, and have a scan carried out. On no account should you let your mechanic clear the codes, as I'll need to refer to them. You may have to be with him when he pulls these codes.

So far, what steps have your mechanics taken to resolve things?
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by alasibanz: 5:19am On Feb 18, 2012
@ Sienna,

Pls can you offer any advice on what may be the likely causes of this.

Peugeot 307, 2.0 engine, the automatic gear at times jerks and display faulty.
The car has 50,000KM

When off and restart, it rides smooth
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by 8ightball: 10:45pm On Feb 23, 2012
Hi siena,
I have a 2.8 Audi A6 2001 model. I would like to do a comprehensive servicing on the car. How do I know what and what to buy or change in order not to get ripped off by the mechanic that would do the job? thanks
Pls treat as urgent and repond ASAP.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by u9johns: 2:26pm On Feb 24, 2012
Hi Siena,

I bought a car 2008 volkswagen passat 2.0. How can i source for the spare key b/c i caught only but one kwy from the seller. Generally what are the possible issue one can expect from this ride and your advice.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Manf: 9:31am On Mar 16, 2012
Hey Siena,

Thumbs up for the good job u been doing. You have been great.

1.Audi
2.A6 Quattro
3.2,8L
4.5 speed tiptronic
5.2001
6.US

Please help me out, my temperature gauge goes beyond the half way mark after about 10 minutes of drive from start of engine(in light traffic that eases up in less than 10 minues).I've had mechanics check it, but they all just keep guessing, telling me to either CHANGE or remove my thermostat. I also think maybe my engine fan might be weak cos anytime the car goes idle, the guage goes shifts to the high side. Water level reduces a little.

Also, please specify the type of coolant to be used cos the coolant was leaked out during first repair and was only replaced with just water.

Thanks alot in advance. Manf
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Imokh01: 1:19pm On Mar 21, 2012
Hello Siena,

I have followed your detailed show of both practical and technical knowledge for the Audi and VW brands.
I would most appreciate it if you could feed me information on this passat 2.0T 2007 that I am about to buy.
The information I need relates to the make/type of engine oil that is recomended and any other general information
that needs to be known about the car.

Best regards.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by adrianeto: 7:43am On Mar 27, 2012
01) Audi.
02) A1.
03) 4,1.4L Turbo 122CV .
04 6-Speed Manual.
05) 2011.
06) German
07) Normal.


ISSUE: Black smoke from exhaust in cool start.

Hi , I got an Audi a1 1.4 turbo 122horse power and there is black smoke from the exhaust system during the first start in cool. No matters what time I turn the car on, the black smoke will be from exhaust system in the first start of the day. It always happens. I do not recall any day that this issue is not there. A friend of mine who also has an Audi A1 told me that Audi Dealer has already replaced the valves, injectors as well but the problem is still there.She detected the issue when her car has just 50km of new. It seems like the Audi dealer does not know what to do and they just keep saying that black smoke is normal because the car has a complex system to start the engine faster by injecting more fuel to the engine during first start in cool and everything about black smoke is a myth.
My car is new it just have 11,500 miles. The last service maintenance was made 5,000 miles ago. Audi dealer has not replaced anything on my car. My friend also has her car in the dealer and the problem is still there. It's been almost 2 months with this issue unfixed.
My car feels good when I drive it, although I am under the impression that fuel consumption is quite high but I may be wrong or getting crazy on this. The car does not have any modification, it has not been altered, everything is from stock and warranty ongoing.
What do you think ? What are the consequences if I continue with this issue? Help! They say that the car is injecting additional fuel in order to have better start and it depends on atmospheric conditions. I've seen that other Audi A1 do not throw black smoke from exhaust system. What do you think ? Help ASAP!
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Johnfred: 2:44pm On Apr 12, 2012
Dear Siena,

I have a VW passat with the following details:
01) VW
02) Passat
03) 2.0 turbo petrol
04) 6 speed automatic
05) 2007 model
06) milage 92000

I am experiencing the following problems:
1. The engine starts with the one push of the start button but struggles to stay on as if it does not
have enough air.
2. Once in motion there are no issues except for the whisling sound that comes from the front passenger side
as you step on the gas pedal.
3. Finally, the AC cools very well when external temps are low but in the heat of the day the cooling is very low.

Siena, what do I do to solve this problems.

Regards
John.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by zakaliyu: 11:31pm On Apr 13, 2012
01) VW
02) Passat
03) V6 2.8L petrol
04) 5 speed automatic 4motion
05) 2003 model

Dear Siena, it's been a while since I visited this thread. I read through your recent answers and men!! You're really doing a great work for us. Thank you and may God reward you, I am writing to inform you that I was able to fix my car in Kaduna, Nigeria. The guys are really good. The car runs well with no problems. Once again God will reward you, thank you very much.

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Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Des575: 1:48am On Apr 27, 2012
Hi, I really need some help with this.

1) Audi

2) A4

3) 3.0

4) 5 speed manual

5) 2002

6) Euro

7) AWD
______________________________________________________________________

03 car doesnt start (engine cranks but doesnt fire) When we turn the key it turns over but then we get a strong scent of gas inside and outside the car. We have a new battery that was just put in last month. We put new coil packs in the car and new spark plugs. If you can give me an idea of what the issue could be it would be greatly appreciated.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by petlekan: 9:32pm On Apr 29, 2012
01) Audi.
02) 80.
03) 1.6 Turbo
04) 5-Speed Manual.
05) 1993.

the injector started malfunctioning in February, the technician advised me to change it to carburetor, and after collecting the money for the parts he came back to tell me he could not get the conversion set, so he went ahead to get another injector and fuel pump. on fixing it, it failed to work. he then asked me to change the engine completely. pls advise me. thank you.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by gogodaye(m): 11:33am On May 02, 2012
Good day, Mr. Siena. Please l'll appreciate if you can oblige me with the step by step procedure for changing the Automatic Transamission Fluid [ATF] in my Volkswagen 1994 Vento Salon Car. Please, l equally would like to know if its'sometimething that l can handle 'DIY' or does it require specialist to drain out the old ATF?
Cheers and thank you in advance for your anticipated ressponse.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by uchenwoks: 4:56pm On May 02, 2012
Hi Siena,
Pls help
Volswagen passat
W8
4.0 litre engine
Triptronic transmission
2003
Us/canada
4 motion - permanent AWD

Issue- AC blows hot. I was advised to replace compressor, condenser, dryer and pressure switch which I did. After these replacements it was cooling like for a month until a blow out of the pressure switch occurred. I changed the switch and it started working again. However, it started blowing hot after a month again. Thanks
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by vinmol: 11:51am On May 18, 2012
hi Siena pls help!
i just got volkswagen golf 3 Europe used at 204,000(OD)

everything seem perfect until yesterday,(3 weeks) since i bought.
it drives, but does low gear drive
meaning it does go beyond gear 2 or 3

can you pls assist and tell me wat could be responsible. i dont want any mechanic opening my engine as its in perfect shape
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by matrixz: 1:57pm On May 19, 2012
Sir Siena, I must confess you are a God-sent to me in particular. I have just concluded plans to go into car business - sales, repairs, sourcing for parts for my clients and colleagues alike. Due to my natural love for German autos, I want to start with them - mainly Volkswagen, Audi, Benz etc - and was thinking of linking up with an Auto-professor like you for a "non-financial" partnership! I have found one in you. Please kindly send me your e-mail and possibly other contacts through [khristmarkmbg@yaoo.com].I want a robust 'business relationship' between us.

As for helping your fellow men in need, God will bless you in what ever you do!

Thanks
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by DAWAKITOFA: 11:36am On Jun 16, 2012
@Sienna,
I want to make an enquiry and would want to write to you personally, kindly let me have your email address.

My email address is JOHLANSKY@YAHOO.COM
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by 8ightball: 6:23pm On Jun 16, 2012
Please house, is 15MPG in a 2001 Audi A6 quatro a fuel efficient car? my check engine is showing and also my exjaust is a little noisy, suspecting a burst exhaust.
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by DaBullIT(m): 8:00am On Aug 17, 2012
01) Rover
02) 75
03) 2500
04) Auto
05) 2004.
06) EUR i think .
07) 4speed Auto


Lots of smoke , seeming to come from behind the wheels / under the bonnet , when checked by me , it seems water mixed with the engine oil or so , The issue is where can i get a reliable mechanic / engine for this particular model

Research shows that some use Toyota Mark X engine in replacement, some use Toyota Camry (pencil) to replace but all these seem to be possible in port-harcourt only ?


The wipers and the siren working at the same time, nothing done so far has corrected that error when a fuse is removed it stops but so does other electrical functions , the remote wont even work, the central lock stopped functioning too !



Any suggestions based on experience or references as to mechanics will be appreciated
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by pystar: 9:04pm On Aug 18, 2012
Siena:

The U600 OBD Scan Tool for Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen is a decent bit of kit. It's good for personal and commercial use.

Hello Siena,
How do I get the OBD scan tool for audi? can you help me purchase it? Kindly respond ASAP
Re: The Audi And Volkswagen Issues Resolution Thread by Everfrank: 2:57am On Aug 19, 2012
@ Siena,
Well done for the good job.
My car is:
Volkswagen
Golf 3
2.0 engine
Auto transmission
1996 model
Front wheel drive
Full option.

The issues I have are-
1. Automatic transmission hooks in gear 3. It doesn't select any other gear anymore. My engine is very sound.
2.My central lock don't work again
3.The rear driver side door won't open again.
Pls help as there is dearth of professional mechanis/electricians in Bonny Island where I leave. Thanks.

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