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Having parted company with my 97 A6 2.5TDi quattro Avant, I have some parts for sale in the 'Parts For Sale' section...

If anyone is looking for a Climate Control panel, I have a recon one for sale in Parts For Sale... Cool
FOR SALE - Centre Armrest for A6 C4 - Platinum Leather

This is on the day I fitted it - bought at an extortionate price from German eBay...

...and this is how it looks today. Still perfectly serviceable, but with the colour worn through on the front edge (although the leather is still intact)...

It has an iPhone charging cable in it at present, but this can be removed or replaced.

It fits onto the side of the seat back of the left seat. If you feel around the side of the seat, you will feel a large hexagonal socket under the material - all you need to do is (gulp) cut a hole there, and the armrest can be bolted into place in a minute or so.

Apart from the wear to the top front, it's in really good shape...

Part no 441881751A 5WL

So, in light of the wear, how does 45 collected sound? Due to its bulk and weight, I would need to charge for postage - from experience this will be in the range of 8-9 to mainland GB and will be charged at cost.
FOR SALE - Drinks holder for A6 C4 Centre Console

Part Nos 4A0 862 533 & 4A0 862 533A

These clip under the trim and then Velcro-fix against the felt in the centre console bin, converting it to a double cup holder

Here they are fitted to my 1997 A6 C4 Quattro Avant.

These are in anthracite (or - black - as everyone outside Audi marketing refers to it Rolling Eyes ) and are as rare as rocking horse poo.

How about 15 inc mainland GB postage (elsewhere at cost)?
FOR SALE - Reconditioned Climate Control Panel for A6 C4

This is the original Climate Control panel from my 1997 A6 C4 2.5TDi quattro Avant. Like many of these units, the buttons started failing and the screens began to burn out (especially the 'demist' icon)...

So, whilst on holiday in the USA, I sent it off to Module Master, in Idaho, who replaced the screens and switches and refurbed the whole unit. It came back in less than a week looking like new...

It has worked perfectly since. The displays are like new and everything, down to the illumination, is fully functional. YThe work has a five year warranty and it was completed in June 2016. I don't know whether the warranty is transferable (and it may be a moot point with shipping costs to the USA anyway).

How about 35 inc mainland GB P&P?

FOR SALE - Genuine Audi Dog Guard for A6 Avant C4

Excellent condition - I bought this in 2012 and had it powder-coated in black. Thankfully my dog doesn't chew at things, so the finish is as good as new...

How does 28 plus P&P at cost sound? I would much rather this was collected in person, but will get it couriered if necessary.

FOR SALE - A6 C4 Quattro Sports steering wheel - including airbag and Audi sport badge

This was fitted to my 1997 Audi A6 C4 2.5TDi quattro Avant

I bought the wheel New (Old Stock) about three or four years ago, so it has had little use. The airbag is the original.

This wheel was standard fit on the A6 C4 quattros, although I understand they will fit other cars as well - please check the part numbers before buying.

I took a series of pics showing the general condition of the wheel:

How does 132 inc mainland UK P&P sound?
Ehm - Fixed!

I had betted on the cold start valve but it worked perfectly. I blanked the port and started the car. I videod the spray and it worked as it should with a perfect spray. I cleared out the port to make sure the spray was actually getting to the bores in the correct dose.

I cleared out the crankcase breather, but that was pretty clear anyway.

Some iterations of the CIS system suggested that the fuel pump relay was also responsible for initiating the spray. The housing of my relay was loose anyway and it appeared that some of the contacts may not be connecting - I replaced the 208 with the superceded 372 relay.

Finally I heard a little bit of air release from the heater matrix ports - perhaps there was an air lock/bubble developing at the ECT temp sender.

One of those appeared to be the solution. I'll keep testing it. It flew through its test last week.

Thanks for the support
Hi all. Rather than post compressed pics Ive added the link to my for sale post on

Give me a shout if you have any questions. Thanks!
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Replaced the blown bulb in the computer display, everything works fine but am still getting the number "61" on the display. Any suggestions?
Nj wrote:
Yeah, of all the coupes I've owned I miss that body the most. It was ony a 2.0 16v so obviously not my favourite engine (I've had every other variant apart from the 2.8 V6 quattro), some to fix and sell on, some to break. Previous owner of that red car was a body shop bloke in Glasgow so he'd resprayed it and lowered it. It turned heads all the time. I look at my 2.3 20v quattro now, and it just doesn't have the same "ooooh" factor. I think I need to lower it and have at least parts of it repainted (bumpers, bonnet and spoiler).
I always liked the turquoise coupes too. Was it Kingfisher blue officially?

found some pics earlier of the old coupe,

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