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: New 2001 Audi A6 2.7t Owner - issues and upgrades

03-13-2011, 09:03 PM
I,m new to Audi forums and had my 01 Audi A6 2.7t for 6 months and so far loving it but like any other used car it has a couple flaws i made a list of problem i'm trying to fix and a few upgrades i'm trying to do any help would be greatly appriciated,


It has a small oil leak from the valve cover gaskets i already replaced them but seems to still be leaking,

Cluster LCD is pixelated i did some research and seems like an easy fix,


I have tried all Custom Wheel Shops within 50 miles and no one have been able to find me some rims that will clear the HP2 brake calipers and all online sellers say their rims will fit but none will guarantee it anyone know of some nice 20" rims that will clear the HP2 calipers or will the Vertini Riviera clear ( 20x8.5 Vertini Riviera Black/Machined (Chrome Stainless Steel Lip) Wheels ( ),

Thinking on replacing the Turbo Cutoff Valves with Blowoff Valves (for the Whistle sound) does anyone done this and will i have any problems with Check Engine Light or will it even work.

Any and all help will be appriciated

03-31-2011, 06:50 PM
@ Chiko,
the wheels you posted as an example will work on your car as long as they are 5x120 with 35 offset.
i have a 04 2.7T S-Line and currently running the same set up different wheels
Hope this helps..


04-01-2011, 11:33 AM
worst case, get 10mm spacers for the wheels. I'm interested in the blow-off valve question as well.

04-01-2011, 11:44 AM
Retain from using wheel spacers at all cost, if absolutely have to use them, do not use wheel spacers bigger than 5mm otherwise bound to have issues.
and if going with wheels spacers make sure spend top dollar on those, every time you extend the length of the bolt, you increase chances of vibration and the wider the spacers are the bigger the vibration is, therefore you can mess up not only bolts and spacers, wheels, tire wear but a lot of suspension components as well.
As far as the blow off valve goes, there is no such thing as blow off valves for Audis, they are called Diverter valves and are great upgrade especially if using bigger inter coolers such as stock ones from S4. Remember if your upgrading intake, must upgrade the exhaust as well, magnaflow makes one for 2.7t for about $1000 and OBX makes larger headers for about $300. all together makes a hell of a set up, which i am waiting to come in the mail.....
hope this helps

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04-01-2011, 01:58 PM
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