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 [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Audi, Car Care, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Intake, Performance, Tech Tips, Turbo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Audi B8 A4/A5 2.0T Charge Pipe/Intercooler Kit Install

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 bump 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 [...]

September 20th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Audi TT MK1 1.8T & VW MK4 1.8T Timing Belt Installation

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool – B7 A4 Audi Door and Belt Chime Disable

'We know the door is open, Audi, we opened it!' This is something everyone who owns a newer car that dings at you every time you do anything. Fortunately, with our Schwaben Professional VAG scan tool, you can eliminate the chime for 'open door' quite easily! Below are the steps to [...]

September 18th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, General, Interior, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool – B7 A4 Audi Door and Belt Chime Disable

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 [...]

September 12th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Tech Tips, Turbo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Audi B6 A4 1.8T Coolant Flange Replacement

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|Comments Off on Audi 2.7T Ultimate Plus Timing Belt Kit Installation

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|Comments Off on Audi B8 (Post-Facelift) Paddle Shift Extension Set Installation Instructions

6-Speed Clutch Bleeder Block Installation

Which Kit Do I Need? The ECS Tuning 6-speed Clutch Bleeder Block is available in two kits to t a wide range of VW-Audi vehicles. The two kits are identical except for a difference in the fluid seal used to connect the hose from the clutch master cylinder to the bleeder block. The illustration on [...]

August 31st, 2017|Audi, DIYs, Drivetrain, Volkswagen|Comments Off on 6-Speed Clutch Bleeder Block Installation

ECS Nation: Jeff’s 2010 Audi B8 A4

Introduction I purchased my 2010 A4 in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the car and the Audi community. I began with tinting the windows, wrapping the window trim and changing the grille to achieve a sleek blacked out look. The factory paint was phantom black pearl. I eventually repainted the car and changed [...]

August 24th, 2017|Audi, ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation|Comments Off on ECS Nation: Jeff’s 2010 Audi B8 A4