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Forum: Daily banter 11th May 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By tintin
One for Mike/the librarian, perhaps...?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-57076163

;)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th May 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By tintin
Very good news +++

Very good news +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By tintin
As mentioned on this earlier thread:...

As mentioned on this earlier thread: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15850
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By tintin
Nicely put Nick +++. I think there's something...

Nicely put Nick +++. I think there's something about the character of a car that (tends to...) attract matching personalities, which I'm finding more and more the case with my other cars and their...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By tintin
Mine was 5 years old, but with only 23k on the...

Mine was 5 years old, but with only 23k on the clock it felt brand new - and I bought from a certain IT chap on here ;). It was soooo good I paid for it twice :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By tintin
What led you to your '8?

In my case it was - in the first instance - not an Audi at all, but a Lexus LS, when a work colleague picked me up at O'Hare Airport in late '90s in his immaculate LS400. I couldn't believe the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th April 2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,211
Posted By tintin
I can't imagine MJ reciting this too often ;) ...

I can't imagine MJ reciting this too often ;)

https://youtu.be/WBUoyOYLsNM
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By tintin
If anyone can, the D2 Doctor can. To be honest,...

If anyone can, the D2 Doctor can. To be honest, that's a contributory factor to me keeping Herman, having a fairly high degree of confidence that MJ can sort it.

It also reminded me of this...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By tintin
Well said Nick +++

Well said Nick +++
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,182
Posted By tintin
Not in my experience: Audi dealers have...

Not in my experience: Audi dealers have consistently been orders of magnitude worse than others I've dealt with (mainly, but not exclusively, Fiat and Tesla dealerships).
A bit like Alitalia - and...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 14th April 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By tintin
Easiest visual check

For me, the rear window shapes are the easiest exterior visual clue - the SWB is almost square shaped, whereas the LWB is definitely rectangular in shape.

Also, LWBs are pretty rare, I think...
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By tintin
A bit like normal then :ROFL: Downhill...

A bit like normal then :ROFL:



Downhill forest track with a muddy bit at the bottom which the bike baulked at, (bit like a horse would have), so we parted company then. Bad call by the rider,...
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,765
Posted By tintin
Yep, it's basically impossible to go back, really...

Yep, it's basically impossible to go back, really ;). Say's the man who's just added another (petrol!) car to his collection :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By tintin
Car or Bike as choice of transport?

Sometimes the former is the safer bet :-(
Forum: Daily banter 9th April 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
Remembering Mark - follow-up.

A quick update on this. At Mark's funeral last month, Ray, Jim, Nick and I discussed a number of things regarding marking Mark's passing, one of which was putting together a short photo memorial book...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By tintin
Wow! You're brave. And I predict this will be the...

Wow! You're brave. And I predict this will be the longest WITW thread. Ever.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd April 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,626
Posted By tintin
Indeed.

Indeed.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st March 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By tintin
I think my subframe was even less than that, from...

I think my subframe was even less than that, from memory. I asked them how they manage to do this and make a profit, & it was down to the deal they have with their carrier (Royal Mail, I think) -...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th March 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By tintin
"Encyclopaedia MikkiJaynnica"....:D

"Encyclopaedia MikkiJaynnica"....:D
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,339
Posted By tintin
"The new seal was fitted with the special tool I...

"The new seal was fitted with the special tool I made for the last engine"

How many "special tools" do you have? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 22nd March 2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,339
Posted By tintin
Nice

"The inlet manifold brightened up well with some Elbow Grease"

Good to see that this can be done. Is this an Actual Product, or just another form of weekend light upper body exercise for you? ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st March 2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,596
Posted By tintin
I'm not surprised: it's possibly the worst large...

I'm not surprised: it's possibly the worst large premium EV out there - including its handling, which is truly atrocious, apparently. Best avoided, I think.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th March 2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,596
Posted By tintin
Well, I paid 18k for mine 12 years ago, have...

Well, I paid 18k for mine 12 years ago, have spent about 7k in "capital maintenance" (basically Mackies + MJ) and have been offered 10k for it a couple of times (speculatively, admittedly - I...
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By tintin
I'd wholly recommend ceramic. It costs a few...

I'd wholly recommend ceramic. It costs a few hundred quid, but lasts at least three years, and makes washing the car a whole lot quicker and easier, as well as protecting the car better than any...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th March 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By tintin
Have you tried our sponsors at A8 Parts? (contact...

Have you tried our sponsors at A8 Parts? (contact details in the header of these pages)
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By tintin
Ah, so that's the one that Bert bought - good man...

Ah, so that's the one that Bert bought - good man +++
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
Update on today's service.

Sad indeed, but I was glad that Ray, Nick and Ann and I could be there in person, and that others were able to share this over the ether. Ray was with Lyn inside the crematorium, whilst the rest of...
Forum: Daily banter 10th March 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
Thanks Jim - and Mike - let's pick this up...

Thanks Jim - and Mike - let's pick this up tomorrow, as it's getting a bit late now to sort this tonight, and we'll see each other just after lunchtime before the service.
Forum: Daily banter 9th March 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
Live stream details for Thursday

I've now had details of this service via Joe, Lyn & Mark's friend and neighbour.

These are as follows for anyone who wants to follow the service at 3pm on Thursday:

Website: www.obitus.com
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th March 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 29,325
Posted By tintin
Thanks Mike, no VAGCOM here, so can't guarantee...

Thanks Mike, no VAGCOM here, so can't guarantee it's the F125, but i'm pretty sure that's the case. It was persistently showing this for three days in a row, even with gentle persuasion, which I've...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th March 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 29,325
Posted By tintin
Sadly, I'm having to refer to this write-up...

Sadly, I'm having to refer to this write-up again, as Herman has been throwing a PRNDS fit intermittently, and just before Mark's funeral, which couldn't be worse timing :(.

Here's hoping it's...
Forum: Daily banter 5th March 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
Good spot Jim, my error, now corrected.

Good spot Jim, my error, now corrected.
Forum: Daily banter 5th March 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
Although only family and close friends will be...

Although only family and close friends will be allowed into the service, I expect there to be live streaming of the funeral - details still tbc - for those who would want to be part of this, and Ray...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
That's broadly similar to the thinking for Mark's...

That's broadly similar to the thinking for Mark's service next week, which is still being worked out, so watch this space for more details which I'll share when available.
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By tintin
That'll be a nicer than average drive then +++. I...

That'll be a nicer than average drive then +++. I still have fond memories of picking up Herman from Ian in Harrogate in 2008 and driving him back to Manchester. Enjoy.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
Thanks Ray.

Thanks Ray.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By tintin
Glad to hear you're on it, but can't help at all...

Glad to hear you're on it, but can't help at all as it's not my bag, but just wanted to say that it's only a minor nuisance, even though it's happening more frequently - nothing on here is time...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
I know, I was thinking the same this evening....

I know, I was thinking the same this evening. Both of these events typified Mark - thoughtful, considerate, generous with his time and effort, and very self-effacing.

I'm also sure there were...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tintin
Thanks Ian/Neil/all. Deeply shocking. I've now...

Thanks Ian/Neil/all. Deeply shocking. I've now spoken with Ray, who is the best person to contact Lyn, given his close relationship to both of them. Mark was a truly lovely bloke, and will be much...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st March 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,701
Posted By tintin
Beat me to it...;)

Beat me to it...;)
Forum: Other marques 28th February 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 130,163
Posted By tintin
Teslas any good?

Yes, but Hyundai are a pretty close second, and the Ioniq 5 is really rather nice:

https://youtu.be/LCktPB_XewM
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By tintin
Quite right David, I should have said Exeter,...

Quite right David, I should have said Exeter, which is only a 950 mile round trip ;)
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By tintin
Surely the trip to Truro is the great majority of...

Surely the trip to Truro is the great majority of your miles this year David, giving that it's more than 500 miles from yours to MJ's, with only a few hundred covered apart from that trip?

I only...
Forum: Daily banter 27th February 2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By tintin
That's why there's no photos of the completely...

That's why there's no photos of the completely rotten underside Brian:ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By tintin
I'd have done that if I were you, so hopefully...

I'd have done that if I were you, so hopefully you'll get the result you want.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,765
Posted By tintin
I find that buying old hifi helps :ROFL:

I find that buying old hifi helps :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,765
Posted By tintin
Yup. Strange decision, and there's a (slim..)...

Yup. Strange decision, and there's a (slim..) chance it's a website error, though pretty unlikely - but Tesla being Tesla, they may change it again in a few weeks!
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,765
Posted By tintin
Now worth more?

Well, Tesla have just upped the new price for the M3P by 3.5k, so that won't do your resale value any harm (should you actually decide to part with it...)
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,765
Posted By tintin
"Highlands"...:rolleyes:

"Highlands"...:rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 19th February 2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,765
Posted By tintin
That's the problem for me - all this power's not...

That's the problem for me - all this power's not really useable on a day-to-day basis, which is why RS6s just don't seem to be able to keep pace with me on normal cross country blasts: it just takes...
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