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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.

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[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 old, dated and nasty looking B6 key fob? Well, you're in luck! You can easily upgrade to a snazzy B7 key fob.... 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

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