Going from the old style key fob to the new style B7 fob is a nice relatively cheap and easy upgrade.

You need a B7 remote with matching frequency to your existing. Used OEM B7 keys go for as low as 23 bucks on ebay. New Chinese knock offs go for 20 bucks on ebay.

You need a key with an FCC ID : MYT 4073A 315mhz 8E0 837 220

Immo Chips can be had here:
ID48 chip required

The main difference is the ebay ones require reprogramming every time you disconnect the car battery or replace the fob batteries. OEM stay programmed throughout, but needs one thing.

The used OEM will need a new blank key blade. Where the knock offs come with a blank already.

Both will need the blades to be cut. From the stories I've read online(I'm paraphrasing here), IF the dealership is willing to touch your blade, they send it off to a desert in Europe, apparently to a skilled basket weaver that lives in a house for fun, who then ships it to an unknown PO box in Belarus to be inspected by a troll, who rolls a deltoidal icositetrahedron, that determines if the fathers will grant permission of such witch craft to take place. If so, he'll wrap the forged metal in a black magic carpet back to Germany, which actually acts as a time machine to when the merger of the four companies originally took place in 1910 to form Audi. to then be cut by some young engineering student for 190 bucks, which is cheap given the process it goes through.

Or you can goto your local lock smith, call first, and they can do it for 15 bucks.

Here it is, yet another silver B6. But here is why. Let me back it up a bit. Shortly after acquiring my co-workers silver, automatic, front wheel drive(CVT) B6, for winter… I was quickly criticized from everything with an asshole, condemned from the inner circles I’ve worked on for the last 33 years of my life, disbanded from my family, egged and ridiculed anywhere I drove. But that’s not what pushed me over the line. One day it snowed, I took the CVT out and it was the lamest thing I drove since old man winter. I jumped into angs 3.0 and thought, how the fuck am stuck with the CVT. After many failed attempts to try and switch the cars without ang knowing, it became apparent that I was stuck with the CVT for the winter… well unless I found something else.

Enter the relentless Kijijijiji searching. No different from any other day really. This unit came up for 2k. It was manged a bit, but it was 6spd and had some work recently done to it. 6spd is quite desirable, and usually commands a premium, but I’m sure people saw the quarter panel and kept looking. I asked a question one week, and got no response. I then sent a message, ”take 1k?” after about a week later he said come take it. I had the Huff do a 402 point inspection on it, as I was out of town, and once he deemed the roof rails to be acceptable, he locked it in for me with a deposit. Drove it home on the weekend from Qc without any issues and started tearing into it.

Hopefully I can bring this unit up to par quick enough for the winter season, but if not, it'll still be a solid car to beat around in the summer. Not sure what the plans are for the CVT, maybe sell it, or keep it in the family as a B car. nothings really wrong with it other than a leaky transmission seal. But who doesnt have that?

Bleed brakes
Snub mount
CVT Trans output seals leaking
Flex brake lines cracked
Motor mounts shot
Valve cover gasket leaking
Oil cap seal rock hard

January 10, 2018
Unplugged the fuel door sensor

November 12, 2017
S4 OEM US bi-xenon headlights installed
Extension whip made for conversion
AC pulley by pass serpentine belt installed Gates K060450. AC pulley sounds like a pile of marbles in a metal trash can and felt like stubborn sand when turning.

This might be tough. I'll add pics as I come across them. So far I'm up to 50 cars! Don't even get me started on bikes :P

A couple pics of my faves to get started:

  1. 1947 Jeep CJ2B. Does it count if it was a project I started and never finished? To be fair it needed A LOT of work. I totally took most of it apart and put it back together though. A couple big issues which popped up stopped my inexperienced 14 year old self from finishing it.
  2. 1986 Ford F-150. This one actually ran and drove when I bought it. Then I started working on it. It's been parked for 15 years now. I'll get to it.
  3. 1990 Ford Bronco. It technically wasn't mine, but that didn't stop me from getting up to all kinds of shenanigans with it. I also crashed it. A couple times.
  4. 1996 Ford Ranger. It came and went from my hands to my parents' hands over the years but ultimately ended up mine. By the time I retired it, it had 285k km, all of which were "in the family" (mostly me). I rolled it once. It was a tank, probably the most memories were had with this unit.
  5. 1997 Lada Niva. It was technically my parents'. But I adopted it. Then a lady pulled out in front of me and I wrote it when I hit a fence avoiding her. This is the car that lit my passion for Nivas. So much fun! It's still at the farm. Due to go to scrap.
  6. 1997 Lada Niva. This replaced the one I wrote. I painted it yellow. I drove it for years. So many fun memories! It is in dry storage at the farm. Going to bring it home soon.
  7. 1996 Lada Niva. I bought this one to use as a beater. It was blue. I painted it bluer. I drove this one for years too. I ultimately lowered it, turbo'ed it, and then melted a piston. What did I know about turbocharging? It spun all 4 tires on dry pavement in 3rd gear though before the piston melted. I ended up building a nice high-compression NA motor for it and ran it for years after that. Sent it to scrap years ago.
  8. 1993 Lada Niva. Project. I bought it and "restored" it. It was supposed to be a beater. I tried to safety it and the mechanic found that the frame was rotted out. I kind of abandoned it at that point. It is due to be scrapped.
  9. 1996 Lada Niva. It was white. Had a blown motor. I started restoring it and ended up scavenging it for parts for my other Nivas. Still at the farm. Due for scrap.
  10. 1993 Lada Niva. Bought cheap and scavenged parts. Due for scrap.
  11. 1989 Lada Niva. My parents bought this new way back, I actually came home from the hospital as a newborn in this. I then scavenged parts out of it 17 years later. Went to scrap.
  12. 1987 Lada Niva. Scavenged for parts. Went o scrap.
  13. 1995 Lada Niva. Bought a shell to restore, but never did.
  14. 1998 Lada Niva. Bought a MINT shell. It will be coming home soon.
  15. 1998 Lada Niva. My parents bought this but I eventually adopted it and drove it for a couple years to school. It's sill at the farm in "storage".
  16. 1996 Lada Niva. Someone in Montreal actually gave this to me for free because it didn't run and he thought it had a blown motor. He figured I could use it for parts. The body ended up being mint, and after I replaced spark plugs, it ran like a charm. I dry stored it at he farm. It will come home soon too.
  17. 1996 Geo Something-or-other. I bought it from a guy at school for 100$. I chopped it and ripped around the farm with it, did some burnouts and blew it up, sent it to scrap.
  18. 1992 Isuzu Something-or-other. Bought it for 200$, was planning to fix it up, started and got it mostly don,e but there was some issue with it, I can't remember, and it was never going to pass safety, so I gave it to someone to go racing.
  19. 2002 Hyundai Accent. This was the first car I bought that was relatively new and nice. I drove it to college for a few years and had some adventures with it later in life as well. Ended up trading it to my parents for the 96 Ranger when I graduated and needed a truck.
  20. 1983 Mazda RX7. Bought it for the motor, I really wanted to put a rotary in a Niva. I never got past pulling the motor. But I did some burnouts with it first. It was so tight inside I could barely fit let alone move or control the car.
  21. 1996 Dodge Intrepid. I bought this on eBay and fixed a few issues. I was going to drive it. Then I was like "Why did I just buy this?". And I sold it.
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