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Hi yall. What tips and advice do folks have for optimizing searches on the forums here for specific chassis? I try to search for 8E or A4 or B6 and the search function says too common. Specifically I am looking to just browse all the post that may have info on my favorite cars: 2004-2005 A4 1.8t USP cars. Thanks in advance!
 
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Try something like:

The first part is the first two fields of a B6 Instrument cluster. The second part is the ECU part number w/o any suffix, but note that the ECU part number in that query is a 3.0 V6 (that we once had), and I don't know the 1.8T part number off the top of my head, so substitute yours for it.

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None of those work in the forum search itself... still getting back the error messages saying that they are too common. I have never really tried to use an outside search engine for a forum before, is that what that duckduckgo is?
 
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None of those work in the forum search itself...
The forum's built-in search is better in the new XenForo software than on the old vBulletin software, but IMO, it still leaves much to be desired.

I have never really tried to use an outside search engine for a forum before, is that what that duckduckgo is?
Yes. DuckDuckGo is a search engine much like Google, but without all the tracking.

There's also a Google search box on the main Ross-Tech home page that searches the forum, the Wiki, and the main Ross-Tech site. E.g:
https://www.ross-tech.com/Search-Results.html?q="8E0 920" "8E0 909 559"

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