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  • Hey Dave, apologies I didn't get a chance to respond to your PM.
    As Robin suggested i think you need to try to isolate the problem.
    The circular connectors themselves can be a source of problems with corrosion or tarnishing on the terminals. You can remove them by popping out the centre pink retainer in the connector.
    I have a variable resistor which I use for testing in the same way that Robin suggested, you can do this at the bulkhead side of the circular connector and also at the gauge cluster connector to try to narrow down the problem. Have you tried to continuity check from the gauge cluster connector to the sender connector? Symptoms are of an open circuit or high resistance of a damaged or burnt wire.
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    • Originally posted by Error404 View Post
      Hey Dave, apologies I didn't get a chance to respond to your PM.
      As Robin suggested i think you need to try to isolate the problem.
      The circular connectors themselves can be a source of problems with corrosion or tarnishing on the terminals. You can remove them by popping out the centre pink retainer in the connector.
      I have a variable resistor which I use for testing in the same way that Robin suggested, you can do this at the bulkhead side of the circular connector and also at the gauge cluster connector to try to narrow down the problem. Have you tried to continuity check from the gauge cluster connector to the sender connector? Symptoms are of an open circuit or high resistance of a damaged or burnt wire.
      No problem Alex, I guessed you were busy and I wanted to see if I could fix it myself. It's not rocket science! Well hopefully not.
      I have done sender to round plug but I haven't tested from the round plug to the gauge yet. I will do that tomorrow. I have a box of spare relays collected from many Audi's over many years and I'm sure I will have one to use as a tester as suggested.
      Thanks everyone for all the advice. As usual this forum is brilliant
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      • Just measure the fitted sender. As long as its got a measured low Ohms reading then it going to be easier to use. Just one terminal on the G straight into the connector. Saves havving to ****** about with another wire!

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        • On a short drive I noticed a light knock from the front strut area. As everything is new I was concerned so had a look under the black cover. There has been some play there. I took off the large cap and found this.

          So, I’m thinking it might be the Febi bushes. Did Autodoc supply the correct ones?
          For peace of mind I bought some new ones. The green HD Meyle ones.

          I also found that some owners in Canada put neoprene washers under the big yellow washer to reduce this. This is the biggest I could find so cut it into a ring and it slotted in nicely underneath.


          The Febi bushes look slightly taller and fatter than the Meyle. I will see how it goes.





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          • Hopefully this will stop it rubbing my new paint off!



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            • I had a terrible rattle on my Competition too. I cut out circles from a gym floor mat and put them in. Nice and quite after that Shame the car just sits in my front yard rotting away by the Urs6... I drive the S6 now and again though. Need to get the compi sorted!
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              • Originally posted by Tractor Dave View Post
                The green HD Meyle ones.
                Where did you get them from, Autodoc again?

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                • Originally posted by John. View Post

                  Where did you get them from, Autodoc again?
                  Yep, febi ones came from Autodoc. I've deleted my account with them. Not using them again, EVER!
                  You think you are getting a bargain but cheap is no good when they keep sending the wrong stuff and don't want it back!
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                  • Although this sounds rather obvious, it may be that simply asking for the correct top-mount is not enough. Perhaps ask oneself what characteristic(s) is / are the mount in question likely correct for, for example: brand name, price, colour, height, country of origin, are often heard; fender-turret fit, absence of noise, demonstrated load capacity over time, and avoided costs, not so much.

                    Further, given that all OEM type top-mounts are not created equal, but that they all do fail early, what if several reputables were tested for durability, the best one was reinforced to increase its service life, and then it was tested for a few years?

                    Ergo Strut-Stops - when you're ready to get off the top-mount carousel.
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                    • Originally posted by Tractor Dave View Post
                      Yep, febi ones came from Autodoc.
                      ….and the Meyle ones came from where?

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                      • Originally posted by John. View Post

                        ….and the Meyle ones came from where?
                        Mr Auto. Been very good so far. Part of the PSA group.
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                        • Originally posted by Tractor Dave View Post

                          Mr Auto. Been very good so far. Part of the PSA group.
                          Cheers.

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                          • Finally I fixed my oil pressure gauge issues. After getting another aux gauge to test that end, I had the same issue. I have now tried three different second hand senders to no avail. The wiring now all tested good so I was still scratching my head.
                            I was going to buy a new sender from TPS but they are on back order and will be £100 plus vat when they do come in.
                            I got this Intermotor one. It’s a straight fit and looks good quality. Fingers crossed it lasts. It was £29.

                            When fitted, everything was working as it should. Phew.


                            There is a diaphragm in the sender. My theory is that this perishes over time, approximately 25 years to be precise!
                            Hence, three apparently good second hand senders were all broke.

                            Just the wheel bearing issue to fix now.


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                            • Great news Dave!
                              I’ll order one of those for the Cabby which has the same symptoms

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                              • Originally posted by newsh View Post
                                Great news Dave!
                                I’ll order one of those for the Cabby which has the same symptoms
                                Cool. I'm well chuffed. Don't buy it from KMS as their stock is incorrectly marked up. They do know and were withdrawing the listing. I will send you the link where I got mine.
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