FCP Euro's DIY Blog

David Fresne

David Fresne is a Mechanical Engineering Student at SUNY Polytechnic. He likes to work on his B6 Audi A4 and motorcycle in his free time.

Recent Posts

[NOT READY] How to Replace a Coolant Flange on a 1.8T (AMB)

Posted by David Fresne
on Jul 24, 2017
The coolant flange is one of the more common parts to fail on a 1.8T. I have witnessed three different situations where the original flange ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Install a Rear Sway Bar on a B6/B7 Audi A4

Posted by David Fresne
on Feb 2, 2017
Due to the AWD design of the B6/B7, the front of the engine needs to be positioned in front of the front axle longitudinally. With the ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Change a Diverter Valve on a 1.8T (VW Audi)

Posted by David Fresne
on Feb 1, 2017
For many Audi & VW 1.8T owners, the stock diverter valve is prone to failure even under stock daily driving and the factory boost pressure ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Install Audi S4 Calipers on an A4 1.8T (B6)

Posted by David Fresne
on Jul 26, 2015
A cost effective brake upgrade is to replace the single piston calipers with the two piston calipers that are found on many different Audi ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Install Engine Mounts (VW/Audi)

Posted by David Fresne
on Jul 22, 2015
A common failure point in the VW/Audi family are the engine mounts. In order to reduce NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) transmitted ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Audi, VW

How to Upgrade From a B6 to B7 Audi Key Fob

Posted by David Fresne
on Jul 18, 2015
Tired of looking at your outdated B6 key fob? Well, you're in luck! You can easily upgrade to a newer B7 key fob with simple hand tools and ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Install a MAF Sensor on an Audi 1.8T (B6, VW)

Posted by David Fresne
on Jul 8, 2015
Modern fuel injected vehicles need a way to tell the computer how much air is coming into the engine in order to supply the appropriate ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Install a Metal Skid Plate (Audi B6)

Posted by David Fresne
on May 26, 2015
I recently picked up a used Thor Skid Plate. A skid plate is nice to have if your car is lowered to protect the oil pan as well as other ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Replace an Audi 2.8L V6 Oxygen Sensor

Posted by David Fresne
on May 17, 2015
Oxygen sensors are a common fault after 100,000 miles on most any vehicle. My old B5 Audi A4 once needed the upstream (pre-cat) oxygen ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Audi

The Basics of Turbochargers

Posted by David Fresne
on May 9, 2015
For many people, a turbocharger is a magical device that makes cool noises, and their car go faster. As Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear once ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous