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Old 20th February 2019, 10:28 AM
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I can't find it under "D3 common faults" so maybe it's worthy of adding now?
Just to tie it this thread with Delboy's write-up, here is the link:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11345
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Old 20th February 2019, 11:34 AM
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Thanks homer, I knew there were more than Del and I that had experienced this failure. His write-up on how to replace the hose is excellent

I can't find it under "D3 common faults" so maybe it's worthy of adding now?
Yes the write up was spot on and had I not read that thread, I would have thought it was impossible to replace in situ.

Definitely should be in the common faults section in my opinion
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Yes the write up was spot on and had I not read that thread, I would have thought it was impossible to replace in situ.

Definitely should be in the common faults section in my opinion
Added to the common faults sticky in D3
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I had it on my S8 after only 2 days of ownership! Pipe was (only) around 80 from TPS compared to the 204+VAT quoted by the OP for his model which seems like a bargain for an S8
It was TPS that my local mechanic guy got a quote from. I didn't check it, or Audi direct. Maybe the price has rocketed, maybe low stock, maybe something else?



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I followed the DIY on here and did it myself rather than send it to someone who might want to take the engine out for it
Irritatingly I broke a rib at New Year (slipped on a wet dance floor) and I'm not really up to wriggling about trying to fix the car at the moment and i'm pretty good friends with a small garage around the corner from work! Technically Citroen Hydraulics Specialists, but very adaptable and decent. 2hrs @45+vat and I supplied the pipe and had some fluid left from the top up!

I also got them to change the serpentine fan belt a month back and that was only an hour too (I had one from a few months back that i'd been meaning to sawp...)
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Technically Citroen Hydraulics Specialists, but very adaptable and decent.
If there's anyone in the world who knows about fixing leaks in inaccessible places...
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Tell me about it! I still have nightmares about suspension leaks from my years of Citroen ownership!

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HAHA. Yeah. Pleiades developed ways to repair the suspension spheres. Think they're used on more than just Citroen's these days.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/categ...4368294714268/

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HAHA. Yeah. Pleiades developed ways to repair the suspension spheres. Think they're used on more than just Citroen's these days.
Toyota Amazons and old ADS-equipped Mercedes, certainly
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