This article explains the Audi part numbering system. The parts numbering system used by Audi dates back to the 1930s and the original designs created by Ferdinand Porsche. It may look daunting, but once you learn to “speak the language,” you’ll find that the system is completely consistent and its use becomes second nature.
Whether it’s for your brand new dream car or trustworthy daily commuter, finding the right Audi parts can be a hassle, raising many questions in your mind. Should you go directly to the dealer or order parts online? What is the difference between Genuine OEM, Generic OEM, and Aftermarket? Why are some parts so much more expensive than others and some parts so much cheaper?
Read on to find out the difference between Genuine OEM, Generic OEM, and Aftermarket parts. We will also explore different options in terms of place of purchase.
To bring you the latest write-up we answered the call of a damsel in distress. Yes, we just did the brakes on the allroad about a month ago and yes, we should have taken pics then, but we were too tired and had too much stuff going on at the time. So, when a female forum member put out an SOS about her A4’s brake wear indicator, we felt obligated to help her out and finally get this write-up done for you folks. The catch — I recently got my hand caught in an attic fan and have two broken, splinted and stitched fingers on my right (yes I’m a righty) hand. Hmmm, this should be interesting…
Oil analysis is a quick, nondestructive way to gauge the health of an engine by looking at what’s in the oil. People use oil analysis for different reasons: to see if there are any problems developing, to see if their oil is working well in the engine, and to see if they can run longer oil changes.
So your allroad has the dreaded death knell and is bowing to the air spring gods. No need to worry, as this is one of the easiest DIY’s to do on this car. And if you’ve done any suspension work at all, I assure you this repair is 10 times easier.
Untie your shoes and loosen them up a bit. Ahhh, that’s a bit more comfortable now, isn’t it? Ok, good. Now try sprinting to the other side of the room. How’d that go? I’m guessing you eventually got going, but maybe we should snug up those laces and try this little exercise again. I’ll bet you got going much more quickly this time.