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    Lucas - Massive improvement Lucas last time! I need to do the same again on my SQ5 How do you get those bolts at the back of the manifold out? I really struggled to get them out and back in. Do you have any special tools?

    Also finally got around to fitting (last weekend) the Akebono rear pads and Zimmermann drilled disc brakes, only had a short drive so far, but so far so good . Now got to decide if to get drilled discs for the front or not. Just worried if the holes will wear down the pads quicker then a flat disc?

    Bit shocked by some of the corrosion I found behind the back wheels. You are lucky you don't have harsh wet and cold Scottish winters with horrid salt thrown over the roads
    Last edited by SQ5Raphster; 30-09-2021 at 08:47 PM.

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    You just need a long extension (about 30cm) to get at those bolts. They are not easy without the right tool as there is very little room. Also a magnet pickup tool is a great help for holding onto the bolts while removing/reinstalling so they dont drop into the never never.

    Good to hear you got the rear brakes sorted. May as well get matching drilled disks for the front so it all matches.

    Quote Originally Posted by SQ5Raphster View Post
    Lucas - Massive improvement Lucas last time! I need to do the same again on my SQ5 How do you get those bolts at the back of the manifold out? I really struggled to get them out and back in. Do you have any special tools?

    Also finally got around to fitting (last weekend) the Akebono rear pads and Zimmermann drilled disc brakes, only had a short drive so far, but so far so good . Now got to decide if to get drilled discs for the front or not. Just worried if the holes will wear down the pads quicker then a flat disc?

    Bit shocked by some of the corrosion I found behind the back wheels. You are lucky you don't have harsh wet and cold Scottish winters with horrid salt thrown over the roads
    Last edited by Lucas_R; 01-10-2021 at 07:06 PM.
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    Do you use a rigid or flexible extension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ5Raphster View Post
    Do you use a rigid or flexible extension?
    I have both types, but cant remember which one was better to reach those bolts sorry. It may have been the rigid one I think.
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    Hey Lucas_R and others - not to detract from this thread, as I reckon it's the go-to for us SQ5 owners, and will continue to be...

    I've started documenting what I've been doing with my car over on this thread.

    2015 Audi SQ5 3.0 TDI Biturbo

    Lucas - as I said in my newbie thread, you've been both the inspiration and diagnosis help for me so far, a massive thanks for the time and effort you put into the forums as they are an absolute gold mine. Hopefully my ramblings and largely superficial mods add a little bit to it.

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