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Forum: Other marques 11th June 2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,896
Posted By Adrian E
Surely they should also look at the likelihood of...

Surely they should also look at the likelihood of you buying another Volvo in future, if they stiff you on the repair of this one?!

Have you managed to get a legal opinion on your chances of...
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By Adrian E
Just catching up on Car SOS nonsense and it...

Just catching up on Car SOS nonsense and it reminded me of a spray silvering process that might work for unrecoverable ‘chrome’ trim

This is the company they used:

http://www.chromespray.co.uk/...
Forum: Other marques 27th May 2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,896
Posted By Adrian E
Best to get some advice (house insurance will...

Best to get some advice (house insurance will usually include legal cover) but I suspect that depends on how badly you want the car back to working condition - leaving it at the dealer has some...
Forum: Other marques 27th May 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,896
Posted By Adrian E
Sounds like you may have to go legal….

Sounds like you may have to go legal….
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th May 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Adrian E
Had a similar issue with a caliper bolt - luckily...

Had a similar issue with a caliper bolt - luckily there’s a nice chunky head to it so was relatively easy to use a tungsten carbide drill bit and some lube to drill the head off and lift the caliper...
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd May 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Adrian E
Looks a decent seat that - I'd be slightly...

Looks a decent seat that - I'd be slightly concerned about the height of the Isofix bracket above the 'jaw' in terms of how much upwards force that'll apply on the leather, but with the jaws fully...
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd May 2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Adrian E
Absolutely agree on the recommendation of a seat...

Absolutely agree on the recommendation of a seat protector - we used an earlier version of this one:

https://www.besafe.com/en/product/car-seat-protector/

Helps stop the leather getting that...
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd May 2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Andrew Congrats on the expanding dynasty...

Hi Andrew

Congrats on the expanding dynasty 👍

I used the Isofix in my FE and found that all the available guides supplied with seats are too ‘chunky’ to fit in the gap without damaging the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,769
Posted By Adrian E
Looking quite clean and tidy in there, unless MJ...

Looking quite clean and tidy in there, unless MJ already out with the cleaning products +++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By Adrian E
Clearly, but my point is that it's a cheap option...

Clearly, but my point is that it's a cheap option that combines well with the RSE and rear airbags if you want to cosset your rear seat passengers. I use my front heated seats quite a bit, but never...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By Adrian E
If you’re referring to the dark green one with...

If you’re referring to the dark green one with wood dash trim, I did enquire about that one but both the spec is odd and the service history appears lacking. I think it’s one of those weird centrally...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th April 2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,726
Posted By Adrian E
I seem to recall the pad shim bolts are a really...

I seem to recall the pad shim bolts are a really weird size, which means they often get mullered. I think they're a T23, whereas most tool sets only have the T25. It's been a while since I had to...
Forum: Daily banter 1st April 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Adrian E
The only occasion I'm aware of Audi actually...

The only occasion I'm aware of Audi actually dealing with the issue is the 2.0T engine rebuilds due to excessive oil consumption, and even then they fought it for years before giving in.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st April 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By Adrian E
You'd have to really want LOL in the plate -...

You'd have to really want LOL in the plate - going rate for S8 plates appears to be £400-900 asking price on ebay. The only completed sale one went for an offer under the £600 asking price.
Forum: Daily banter 31st March 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Adrian E
Definitely a well known issue - and typical UK...

Definitely a well known issue - and typical UK response - I suspect a main dealer serviced car stands a chance of 'goodwill' but otherwise it's everyone for themselves.....

Same with so many other...
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By Adrian E
For some reason I thought the S5 was more to tax...

For some reason I thought the S5 was more to tax than it actually is - cost me £340 last summer. The Golf is £170

It wouldn’t put me off buying the S6 if there’s one more year at the higher rate -...
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By Adrian E
Good point - although the advert quotes £155, a...

Good point - although the advert quotes £155, a quick check on gov.uk suggests the higher rate is still applicable until November '22. Still cheaper than the S5 to tax

Still working on the Mrs to...
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By Adrian E
One I'm looking at is £155 pa +++

One I'm looking at is £155 pa +++
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By Adrian E
Audis with air suspension query

Hi all

Mainly a question for those with relatively recent air suspended models (post 2014 really) - I'm currently looking at S6 Avants and have a long standing issue with not being able to get any...
Forum: Daily banter 24th March 2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,513
Posted By Adrian E
Hopefully they'll be able to finish the build of...

Hopefully they'll be able to finish the build of the 2nd airframe when this is all over, although I don't know where that's located and at what risk it might currently be of being destroyed as well....
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd March 2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,063
Posted By Adrian E
Neil has very comprehensive details of all...

Neil has very comprehensive details of all identified FEs including current whereabouts in most cases.

'Mine' was probably the most modded in an 'OEM+' way, as it came to me with RNS-E and Audi...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th March 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By Adrian E
I'm struggling to find a thread I'm sure I posted...

I'm struggling to find a thread I'm sure I posted of stripping down a spare solar roof panel, with the intention of retrofitting to the FE. As MJ says the cover is separate - from memory it's just a...
Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,957
Posted By Adrian E
Our Golf has the CHHA engine (PP spec EA888 gen...

Our Golf has the CHHA engine (PP spec EA888 gen 3) - it's generally fine, but with stupid built in faults like the water pump/thermostat housing that really should've been resolved by now.

The...
Forum: Daily banter 13th March 2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,756
Posted By Adrian E
That rear subframe looks pretty dreadful! Did...

That rear subframe looks pretty dreadful! Did this car live by the sea at some point? Reminds me of the state of my GL5 that lived in Poole for most of its life…..
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st March 2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,987
Posted By Adrian E
Is that a 205 lurking behind?!

Is that a 205 lurking behind?!
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By Adrian E
I watched the reboot last weekend - that's a...

I watched the reboot last weekend - that's a couple of hours I won't get back! Definitely one of those 'really shouldn't have gone there sequels'....loved the originals, at the time
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,756
Posted By Adrian E
What's the book time for the job? If it's any...

What's the book time for the job? If it's any consolation any of the later Golf/TT platforms seems to have many jobs that take way too long, and need doing far too often. If anyone asks you to do a...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th February 2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,066
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Andrew That was me that had some going...

Hi Andrew

That was me that had some going spare, but I sent them all to the Laird to rehome middle of last year

I find eBay a good source for branded cells at sensible prices - can usually pick...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,513
Posted By Adrian E
We're feeling the full effect of it in West...

We're feeling the full effect of it in West Sussex - just been out in the garden attempting to prevent a cover blowing away with some strategically placed clamps, and it was actually pretty hard to...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By Adrian E
I imagine the foam will help drop the tyre into a...

I imagine the foam will help drop the tyre into a noise band lower at the time of testing - I'd be amazed if they're still in place by the time the tyre comes off the wheel again! Be interesting in...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,513
Posted By Adrian E
[Just watching an EasyJet flight from Bordeaux...

[Just watching an EasyJet flight from Bordeaux attempting to land at Gatwick for the 3rd time! One suspects the pilots are not enjoying themselves….

ETA - looks like he’s now given up and heading...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th February 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,880
Posted By Adrian E
I'm sure MJ has looked into heated front screen...

I'm sure MJ has looked into heated front screen replacements in the past?

I know Pilkington will make small batches of screens, or even one offs, but the lead times will be an issue I suspect.......
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd February 2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,724
Posted By Adrian E
removing engine/transmission for a qualified...

removing engine/transmission for a qualified person with a proper lift and engine cradle isn't that dramatic a task - it's when you're trying to do it on axle stands/ramps using an engine crane in a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 1st February 2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By Adrian E
+++:D

+++:D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 1st February 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,657
Posted By Adrian E
If I had to guess, possibly Norman Excalibur...

If I had to guess, possibly Norman Excalibur Xavier? :D
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st January 2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,724
Posted By Adrian E
I love how 'remove engine' is just a single entry...

I love how 'remove engine' is just a single entry in the process :ROFL: (to be clear, am aware how ElsaWin links to other tasks through links)

I wonder if specialists have worked out that it can...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 26th January 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,229
Posted By Adrian E
I've got a 'free' Toshiba Portege I acquired - as...

I've got a 'free' Toshiba Portege I acquired - as above if it's any SSD based laptop it will boot really quickly and consume bugger all power. The battery is hidden inside the case, and although...
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,654
Posted By Adrian E
The only brand new car I’ve ever had - my 2005...

The only brand new car I’ve ever had - my 2005 Seat Leon Cupra R 225 in dark grey.

Sunbeam Imp Sport 930cc - it was a bitsa special

Ford Cortina 1600E - unfinished resto my dad bought. Had 80s...
Forum: Daily banter 8th January 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,756
Posted By Adrian E
I always liked the use for that slot that one of...

I always liked the use for that slot that one of the old members did, where he rigged it up as an iPod holder. Although finding one of those is quite challenging these days!
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By Adrian E
Worth looking at your mortgage provider to see if...

Worth looking at your mortgage provider to see if they offer a discount (assuming you have a mortgage!). We were with LV but saved a stack moving to our mortgage provider who offer circa 20-25%...
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,473
Posted By Adrian E
Worth checking Audi warranty terms and see if...

Worth checking Audi warranty terms and see if they’ll cover the car with the Milltek. If so I’d be less worried once the Sytner one expires
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,473
Posted By Adrian E
'Cause not factory spec, so probably not...

'Cause not factory spec, so probably not eligible......
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,824
Posted By Adrian E
He certainly won't be on Merc's, or Lewis's, Xmas...

He certainly won't be on Merc's, or Lewis's, Xmas card list after that - bloody typical that it's a Merc customer team that manage to interfere in the championship result :Confused:

I was...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By Adrian E
Wish the stewards had managed to engineer a...

Wish the stewards had managed to engineer a penalty that meant Max was a point down on Lewis into the race next weekend - so long as he finished in front of Lewis he'd win the title, but as things...
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By Adrian E
Just take out the Audi warranty - assuming the...

Just take out the Audi warranty - assuming the history is all current and age/mileage fit the criteria, then you're good to go and no issues getting things fixed by main dealers then.

We had it...
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Adrian E
These are 245/40 18s, so hopefully the CC2s don’t...

These are 245/40 18s, so hopefully the CC2s don’t suffer the same feedback!

The bag thing is mainly because the summer 20s are 275/30 so there’s next to no protection for the wheel from the tyre,...
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Adrian E
Thanks Andrew Yeah, the reviews look...

Thanks Andrew

Yeah, the reviews look positive for our kind of climate. It also saves the 20s being exposed to winter salt

Going to go for a slightly darker shade than they are now (the rims are...
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Adrian E
Nope, they came off the car when they were...

Nope, they came off the car when they were punctured and have sat in the garage. Not worth attempting to repair due to level of wear at that point.

From memory 2 or 3 repairs are allowed but it...
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Adrian E
Tyre storage bags

Hi folks

Just ordered up a set of Michelin Cross Climate 2's to go on the 18" 'winter' wheels for the Audi (and yes, I know they're not 'proper' winter tyres but all-season, but for down here...
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,581
Posted By Adrian E
It was only launched in September this year -...

It was only launched in September this year - it’s a different issue to the previous one (although similar effect)
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