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Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,149
Posted By sarg
You've more chance of getting BA Baracus on a...

You've more chance of getting BA Baracus on a plane than you have getting me on one :ROFL:

We'll be travelling by derv fuelled Bayerische Motoren Werke :D
Forum: Daily banter 10th August 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,149
Posted By sarg
We're off on our annual roadtrip this weekend ...

We're off on our annual roadtrip this weekend

Laon, northern France - stopover
Baden-Baden, GER - couple of nights in the Black Forest
Karlovy Vary, CZ - spa break at Grandhotel Pupp
Mln...
Forum: Daily banter 6th August 2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By sarg
I think Virgin Money do an account with similar...

I think Virgin Money do an account with similar benefits but a higher age limit for the travel cover.

Not enough for Ray ;) but I think they are +5 years on Nationwide

EDIT: here you go, they...
Forum: Daily banter 5th August 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By sarg
Anely and I both have this ...

Anely and I both have this

https://www.nationwide.co.uk/current-accounts/flexplus/breakdown-cover/

included in the cost of our joint bank account, also provides us with our travel insurance. ...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th June 2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,326
Posted By sarg
Interested if it September onwards (boot not...

Interested if it September onwards (boot not coming off foot till August, then I am holidaying).

I'm happy with my wash process having spent the past 11-12 years learning and investing, but always...
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,326
Posted By sarg
I would, but can't drive (doctor's orders) for...

I would, but can't drive (doctor's orders) for another 7ish weeks, so I'm out, sorry
Forum: Other marques 13th June 2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,354
Posted By sarg
We had the same when our last Mini needed a new...

We had the same when our last Mini needed a new main wiring loom, luckily it was our 3rd Mini, which alongside 20+ BMWs over the years was more than adequate for them.

Interestingly a couple of...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By sarg
I am a subscriber to the YouTube channel, some...

I am a subscriber to the YouTube channel, some are good, some are just downright cringe. And I wish somebody would tell Mat that not everyone wants to use Apple or Google CarPlay, some of us expect...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,695
Posted By sarg
Makes you scream in the morning when you step on...

Makes you scream in the morning when you step on it :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 8th June 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,695
Posted By sarg
I saw that programme too, have their website...

I saw that programme too, have their website saved in my bookmarks for 'another day'
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th June 2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,147
Posted By sarg
Indeed, you'll see an E93 in my car history in my...

Indeed, you'll see an E93 in my car history in my signature, been considering recently getting another one for a weekend toy now that the prices seem to have bottomed out and are on the rise.

A...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th June 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,147
Posted By sarg
Pretty sure I spot an E9x M3 in the first photo...

Pretty sure I spot an E9x M3 in the first photo +++

Or is it an E6x M5?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 21st May 2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,478
Posted By sarg
does this mean if I got a Gallardo, MJ would...

does this mean if I got a Gallardo, MJ would accept responsibility for its maintenance? :D
Forum: Owners Meets 6th May 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,333
Posted By sarg
We're roadtripping France > Germany > Switzerland...

We're roadtripping France > Germany > Switzerland > Czech Rep the last 2 weeks of August en route to my brother's wedding, so work will be expecting us both to not take more time off in September :D ...
Forum: Motormouth 5th May 2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,394
Posted By sarg
Alternative Meet Weekend trip

EDIT:

We've had to cancel our trip due to me being an old idiot that should know better
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,235
Posted By sarg
Having owned three of them, I could not knock...

Having owned three of them, I could not knock them.

Brilliant cars, all three evolutions, utterly reliable with way way better dealers than Audi, fun to drive, cheap to run. The last one, the...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By sarg
Somebody who wants to protect their rear...

Somebody who wants to protect their rear passengers in the event of a bump but doesn't feel the need to heat their bums up for a few days a year?

Seems completely reasonable to me!
Forum: Owners Meets 21st April 2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 66,983
Posted By sarg
Oh no :-( Understandable in the...

Oh no :-(

Understandable in the circumstances.

We've booked the time off, as well as a visit to Mackies, so we will still be coming up for that, will likely book something else around Scotland...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,782
Posted By sarg
Congrats Paul, great acquisition +++

Congrats Paul, great acquisition +++
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,782
Posted By sarg
great thread MJ, is the new owner going to make...

great thread MJ, is the new owner going to make him or herself known here?
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,782
Posted By sarg
You can put my name down on that list please,...

You can put my name down on that list please, mine needs a replacement too
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,782
Posted By sarg
Same here, 5 days is some headache! Is this...

Same here, 5 days is some headache!

Is this car the one you were experimenting with the hifi install? Is it pre-sold or coming on the market soon?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th April 2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,828
Posted By sarg
The most surprising part of this post is... ...

The most surprising part of this post is...



:ROFL:

Good luck with the sale
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 1st April 2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,583
Posted By sarg
Mark screwed in the grilles on mine too, before I...

Mark screwed in the grilles on mine too, before I took custodianship
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By sarg
I've just had to spend 3k on getting some old...

I've just had to spend 3k on getting some old sofas refurbished :mad:

The extra tax is for 6 years, not 5, as it is from the second tax event for 5 years, still worth it though, especially when...
Forum: Daily banter 28th March 2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,447
Posted By sarg
if it's post 01/04/2017, remember it is +335 for...

if it's post 01/04/2017, remember it is +335 for the first 5 years from the start of the second licence, i.e. about 6 years in total

Not that it should matter if it well used
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd March 2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,431
Posted By sarg
I went to see my paint man yesterday and talked...

I went to see my paint man yesterday and talked through the difficulties with unobtainable trims and clips, he was having similar issues with a similar aged RS4 in his workshop.

He wants to try...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th March 2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,431
Posted By sarg
The first thing I am looking at paint correction...

The first thing I am looking at paint correction and wet sanding, but if that does not bring the paintwork up to my satisfaction, then it will be repainted.

3:30am posts - I'm just a night owl,...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th March 2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,431
Posted By sarg
Baremetal respray

I'm likely opening myself up to a world of pain, not least from my fellows on this very forum, but I am thinking hard about sending the D2 for a full back to metal respray.

Last weekend was the...
Forum: Daily banter 17th March 2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,062
Posted By sarg
Good shout but I'm going for Love Removal Machine...

Good shout but I'm going for Love Removal Machine for the Cult

I like this game :tuttut:

For a bit of culture, I'm also proposing Chopin's Nocturne No.8 in D flat,
Forum: Daily banter 17th March 2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,062
Posted By sarg
Just realised, how could you get Highway Star,...

Just realised, how could you get Highway Star, but forget Speed King, both Deep Purple?

And Space Truckin', maybe, at a push :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 17th March 2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,062
Posted By sarg
Surely this list should be a Top 8? I'm...

Surely this list should be a Top 8?

I'm going to add:

"Evil woman don't you play your games with me" Black Sabbath, for when she's playing up :D

And several from Audioslave

"Gasoline"
"I...
Forum: Daily banter 16th March 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,155
Posted By sarg
I had a later gen C63 with the biturbo 4.0 litre...

I had a later gen C63 with the biturbo 4.0 litre V8, probably the best engine I've ever owned myself, would have another if it weren't for the awful interior build quality (which is why it got sold...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By sarg
I don't think there is much to choose between the...

I don't think there is much to choose between the trims, it's more about spec, though personally I prefer the Black Editions without the chrome.

Nonetheless, I don't think I could live with all...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,892
Posted By sarg
Speaking to my brother yesterday, prices in...

Speaking to my brother yesterday, prices in France:

Per litre:
Regular diesel 2.266 euros
Premium diesel 2.326 euros
Regular unleaded 2.042 euros
Premium unleaded 2.111 euros
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th March 2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,759
Posted By sarg
Not that I doubt you at all MJ, will order one...

Not that I doubt you at all MJ, will order one from Prestige on Monday, but this website https://www.euspares.co.uk/parts/meyle/2116986 states:

"This product № 100 899 0078 doesn't fit the vehicle...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th March 2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,759
Posted By sarg
In case a new one is required, anyone got a part...

In case a new one is required, anyone got a part number for the Meyle version (based on Mark's comments on HP's thread)?

Oil and filter service was done (Mobil 1) today at Deutsch Tech near Milton...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th March 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,759
Posted By sarg
Mine has just started honking from the diaphragm...

Mine has just started honking from the diaphragm too, am sure I had the same issue with my 4.2QS many years ago.

Does anyone have a how-to guide to remove, clean and reattach?
Forum: Daily banter 7th March 2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,626
Posted By sarg
This seems similar to sticky selector I sometimes...

This seems similar to sticky selector I sometimes get, doesn't want to move easily out of Park
Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd March 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,370
Posted By sarg
OK cool, so just steel box 'off the shelf', sat...

OK cool, so just steel box 'off the shelf', sat on top, no welding involved.

Have you got a link to the lift you bought.

And what would you have gone for if only buying for the S8, not needing...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st March 2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,370
Posted By sarg
How have you attached the steel box section to...

How have you attached the steel box section to the lift?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th February 2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,176
Posted By sarg
Nice edit :rolleyes:

Nice edit :rolleyes:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th February 2022, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,176
Posted By sarg
I thought the original D2 20" wheel offset is...

I thought the original D2 20" wheel offset is ET38?

And pretty sure those tyres sizes aren't right for the D2 either?

I already have 2 sets of these, not of interest to me, but you might want...
Forum: D2 - Interior 18th February 2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,146
Posted By sarg
I am thinking about removing my FL D2 S8 seats to...

I am thinking about removing my FL D2 S8 seats to allow access for an interior deep clean.

Is there any more knowledge to impart or easy steps I need to follow for both removal and reftting of...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 70,640
Posted By sarg
I removed the covers from our garden furniture on...

I removed the covers from our garden furniture on Wednesday, the table and chairs can get rained on for a couple of days ;)
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 70,640
Posted By sarg
Mummy and Daddy Sarg flew in to Gatwick early...

Mummy and Daddy Sarg flew in to Gatwick early yesterday, nicely timed in the lull between the two storms.

It's realtively calm in Northamptonshire right now, still waiting for those 80-90mph gusts
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 70,640
Posted By sarg
That's gone right over my head :Confused:

That's gone right over my head :Confused:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd February 2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,814
Posted By sarg
Do you have a new motor you're keeping quiet?

Do you have a new motor you're keeping quiet?
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,919
Posted By sarg
1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double,...

1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
2. David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat.
3. Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
4. HPsauce...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 66,983
Posted By sarg
2 nights in Glasgow at nearest hotel to Mackies,...

2 nights in Glasgow at nearest hotel to Mackies, just booked

Premier Inn Glasgow (Cambuslang/M74, J2A)
30 Westhorn Drive, Glasgow, G32 8YX

31 May - 2 Jun
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