[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 24, Issue 5

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Thu Oct 27 20:57:08 EDT 2005

	hmmm, what's the snub mount?

At 5:35 PM -0700 10/27/05, Nicholas Stock wrote:
>It's strange that so many people on this list have had such a bad
>experience with APR as they've been pretty helpful to me when I
>initially had some problems (that turned out not to be a problem with
>the chip itself...)...oh well..
>I really didn't notice any rough spots unless my plugs were on their
>way out. I tried some Denso Iridiums for about 10K, but they didn't
>last as long as I hoped, so I went with some Bosch copper
>tri-tips..they were really cheap (about 2.60 ea) and worked really
>well! I also found that i had to clean the K&N filter quite often to
>get the best results as it got dirty pretty quickly.
>While your at it, you might consider replacing the front engine snub
>mount too, as it does make a perceptible difference when beating on
>your car and agressive gear changing...
>Have fun! I'm waiting for my new A4 to wear in a little before I get
>too much involved in mods...
>Regards to all,
>On 10/27/05, Yee, Phil <Phil.Yee at rainin.com> wrote:
>>  Yeah, can't forget all the little extras - copper plugs, BPV, recheck vacuum
>>  connections, hoses.  I suspect that the chip also pushed an O2 sensor over
>>  the edge (too hot from pinging?) and my mass air sensor (luckily replaced by
>>  Audi warranty).  As Nick implied, these can be due to high pressures with
>>  any chip upgrade.
>>  On the APR, the lack of service and bad attitude were disappointing.  After
>>  all the little items above, in the software I believe, I do feel some
>>  hesitation spots in the power delivery in the 4000-5000 rpm range.  Any
>>  rough spots for anyone?
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Nicholas Stock [mailto:nickstock at gmail.com]
>>  Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 10:43 AM
>>  To: Brandon Rogers
>>  Cc: Yee, Phil; a4 at audifans.com
>>  Subject: Re: [A4] A4 Digest, Vol 24, Issue 5
>>  I had an APR on my 2000 1.8T. The only problems I had were not with the
>>  chip, but with the other stuff exposed to higher pressures etc...if you
>>  decide to chip, then make sure you get rid of all that braided vacuum hose
>>  and replace it with good silicon hosing. You will probably want to replace
>>  the BPV too...after that, I had a lot of fun for 50,000 miles..
>>  Nick
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