Tyler’s B8 A4 Daily Monster

Modifying cars for many enthusiasts is not only a hobby, but a form of expression you take with you everywhere. More accurately, this form of self-expression takes you everywhere. For our friend Tyler that was exactly the purpose behind this B8 A4 build. Tyler sat down with me at a small sandwich shop in Ohio [...]

Audi B8 A4/A5 2.0T Charge Pipe/Intercooler Kit Install

Every engine craves cool air: Lots of it. In order to produce as much power as it can, cool air is what every engine needs.  From the factory, your Audi’s intake system is designed to work in perfect harmony with the rest of the stock engine operating systems, but we all know there is a [...]

Audi TT MK1 1.8T & VW MK4 1.8T Timing Belt Installation

As some TT owners discovered through painful experience, waiting too long to replace the timing belt can result in expensive engine repairs when a broken belt lets pistons and valves butt heads in the dark. Today, we’ll replace a timing belt and water pump on a 2003 TT 1.8T 225 HP engine, code BEA. Even [...]

B7 A4 Audi Door and Belt Chime Disable

  A common modification that Audi owners like to do is disabling the door and seat belt chimes. With our Schwaben professional scan tool you can do this. We are performing this on our 2008 Audi B7 A4, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most Audi B7 and B6 models.   1: Switch [...]

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- Functions, Settings, and Operation

Today's cars are all about electronics. Computers have a hand in virtually every system on the car, so it goes without saying that a scan tool is one of the most important pieces of equipment you need. Whether it's maintenance, diagnosis, or performance you require, it's an absolute necessity. When you own a Volkswagen or [...]

Audi B6 A4 1.8T Coolant Flange Replacement

The coolant flange located at the rear of the Audi 1.8T cylinder head is the source of several common coolant leaks. Made of plastic, it bolts to the head with two threaded studs. In addition to holding the coolant flange in place the studs support a pair of tubing brackets, including a stand-off bracket for [...]

Stage 3 Big Brake Kit Installation Instructions (MKV, VI, Jetta,EOS, Golf/GTI, and Audi A3)

The ECS Big Brake Kit provides big improvements in braking power with a specially packaged kit containing quality brake components from the best names in the business. Start with large diameter ECS two-piece, drilled and slotted floating rotors that dampen lateral vibration for smooth, strong stops. Add ECS premium calipers, stainless reinforced brake lines, and [...]

Schwaben VW/Audi Scan Tool: Gauge Needle Sweep for your B8 Audi A4

A common modification performed by Audi owners is an instrument cluster gauge needle sweep when turning on the ignition.  On many cars, the gauges remain at rest. With our Schwaben professional scan tool you can turn on the sweep option to give your cluster a more dynamic feel during ignition. We are performing this modification [...]

September 7th, 2017|Audi, DIYs, General, Interior, Lighting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Audi 2.7T Ultimate Plus Timing Belt Kit Installation

Introduction In order to maintain your Audi, timing belt service at the 105,000 mileage mark is incredibly important. Outlined below you will find the tools and instructions to confidently service your 2.7T Audi with the Ultimate Plus Timing Belt Kit, available through ECS. This kit includes the quality parts necessary to refresh the wearable components [...]

September 6th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Audi B8 (Post-Facelift) Paddle Shift Extension Set Installation Instructions

Introduction The Project Today we are going to install our ECS Tuning Carbon Fiber Paddle Shift Extension Set into a Post-Facelift Audi B8 RS5. These Paddle Shift Extension Sets have been meticulously designed by our engineers to provide a product which can be easily installed on top of the factory paddles, without compromising their feel [...]

September 5th, 2017|Audi, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, Interior|0 Comments