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  2. PeteB

    How was your day?

    Away in good time after a couple of emails and a decent enough meeting with the owner of the dealership - he and I hit it off as we both have the same sort of attitudes in a manufacturer/dealer relationship. The rep is stuck on The Isle of Bute as the weather is too rough for the ferry. I take the new machine to the client in Dumbarton and have a good craig with them! Only slight downer is that they though that I was delivering today and collecting my loaner on thursday - so I got to dash back there before heading south! The weather has been atrocious here - typically bad for the west coast if it feels that way! Hosing it down and blowing a gale! My appointment at Oban is cancelled and two other calls don't happen - the drive to Inverness is spectacular and one of the perks of the job - although, in terms of business opportunities, it is infuriating that compared to the other areas, I have customers and potentials! Another Premier Inn night and wished I could have a good cup of tea and some simple food! Only another two to go though. Two of the people I see at Inverness are ill, but I'm hoping to see them more for social than business reasons - both are good people who have helped us in the past. I got to stop somewhere and get a power lead for this laptop too!
  3. Hi, I am looking for a set of wheels for my 2014 A3 8V 2.0TDI which is currently running a set of Audi 17" wheels. The recommended size for 17" and 18" alloys according to wheel-size.com is... 225/45R17 92V 7.5Jx17 ET51 5x112 225/40R18 92V 7.5Jx18 ET49 5x112 I have seen a set of 2018 S3 wheels for sale which have the following specifciations and wondered if anyone has any experience of fitting these please? The specs are: Audi Part No: 8V0 601 025 M Rim Width: 7.5J Offset: ET51 Cente Bore: 57.1mm Tyre size: 225/40/R18 Thanks in advance Rhys
  4. Yesterday
  5. xMaidenFan666x

    2.0 TDI BRE Oil Pump issues.

    Hi all! I’m after a bit of advice. 2006 A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 140hp BRE Engine code. I’ve read elsewhere that these engines suffer from oil pump drive problems? Apart from stripping it all down, is there any way of telling if mine is a troubled engine? Any help grately appreciated! Nath
  6. PeteB

    How was your day?

    Caz's daughter passed her test and is as proud as punch! Bless her and it is a relief to the rest of the family! Living in the country does have some benefits but the downside is the truly awful bus service compared with other villages. So, everything social has to be planned with travel in mind, who can take them?, who can collect them?, which friends need a lift etc. Now she can drive to and from without anyone having to be available. Caz had a lie in while I was up and away. Collected someone from town for a lift to Alcester, a few things done in the factory, including collecting a machine for delivery into Dumbarton. I had to then find a new tractor mounted machine delivered to our local council - I had been asked to view as it was thought that the PTO shaft was at too keen an angle. I met up with one of their staff and drove off around Redditch to find this unit. Nothing wrong with the angle but the lift geometry showed that they cannot lift it to full height as the shaft would be too short and it would separate. I feel a little disappointed as I've reported this several times and had a few altered but still they keep turning them out! An extra expense and embarrassment. To paraphrase Einstein, 'if you also do what you always done, you will always get what you always got!' I then set out at 60mph to Paisley! After a long but pretty uneventful drive, I get to the hotel, some 285 miles! During the day, I have felt that something was not right. That uneasy feeling feeling that I have forgotten something. I realised that I had left a coat and fleece on the bannister at home but can overcome that. I got another coat in the car and would get another fleece from the office. The only fleece they have is XXXL! I'm fairly rotund and fairly broad but not that size! Looks like I'll either look daft and be warm or cold and cool! I also discover that the power lead for the laptop is still sat under my desk so a trip to a Curry's will be in order! One other thing to report - my ex-wife, the mother of my children, the one that I should not have married (we were never compatible), the one that sacked me on the eve of my 40th birthday to be with a builder in the next village, the one that gave me 7 years of domestic abuse, the one that took me for about £100k, the one that took two years to divorce me as I was paying for things.......(can you sense that I'm a little bitter and twisted?) is to split from the builder - they too are incompatible, and life unhappily together in separate rooms, and do not get on at all. They only thing that has kept them together is their joint debts, the house that they share and doesn't have planning permission for, the two dogs and five parrots! I feel sorry for my children having to witness this relationship breakdown as both of them are not being helpful, honest, truthful etc......I smile wryly at how things have turned out! They have been together for 15 years and have been at odds for the last 8 - history repeating itself?
  7. konaona

    reversing lights

    Hi Davi found these bulbs on e bay W16W T15 921 rear 15 SMD LED canbus Reverse item. ID 322767798556 seller, led autolux, Heck of a difference, simple to fit, plenty of videos on you tube Mike
  8. Graeme Brodie

    2005 2.0TDI intermittent power loss

    Had that problem yesterday had to change ERG valve
  9. Hi All, Sorry in advance if this has already come up. This morning my glove box wouldn't open. It didn't give any hint something was on it's way out like a dodgy switch or connection....worked fine then didn't. I've released it manually and checked nothing was jamming it, checked the fuse which seems to be fine. Any ideas before I start taking it to pieces?? Thanks
  10. Trevor

    Motorsport Events

    Hi Alex.....great idea, I shall place a Calendar on the site shortly. I too shall be attending Le Mans 24 Hours this year (same as the last 13 years in a row) and also Silverstone Classic (great event) SteveQ usually organises the Audi events for the club (Beaulieu, Castle Combe, AITP, and a few others)....pop him a PM and I'm sure he'll be glad of any assistance Look forward to chatting about future events. p.s. I have now added a Calendar in the top menu bar
  11. AlexI97

    London Audi Meet up?

    Sounds great, Ace cafe could be quite expensive I know about the prices there! but none the less a great place to meet but many great surrounding areas too
  12. AlexI97

    The Audi Modifications Section

    HI Would strongly recommend a remap and Performance air filter replacement, done this to my car and transformed the feel of it by quite a bit.
  13. AlexI97

    Turbo1967

    Love it :)
  14. AlexI97

    Motorsport Events

    Hi It may take a while to get the ball rolling, but for the 2019 calendar if anyone is interested in helping me plan for some meets, track days and car shows please get involved I may not be able to attend every single event but would like to do some that would be a good day out and maybe establish a group of regulars. If you would have any suggestions please don't hesitate to put them forward. Current ideas which I will be attending, Silverstone classics, Le Mans 24 hour, Trax modified meet, Enfield pageant of motoring and maybe more. I look forward to hearing from some other enthusiasts like myself Thanks for reading Alex :)
  15. AlexI97

    Enfield Pageant Of Motoring

    Hi all I would happily join you for this event I have been going for years with the triumph club but I now own an Audi so would be great to get in on some club meets
  16. Vertible

    Small problem with my A3 cab roof lining

    Oh dear sorry to hear that, I visited my local dealer this morning to see what the problem is, the tech said it needed gluing into position again, thankfully it’s only the top strip that has come off mine, i was surprised that it is sit glued in place though not a good design at all
  17. Jazz2099

    Small problem with my A3 cab roof lining

    Unfortunately it resulted in a complete new roof
  18. Vertible

    Small problem with my A3 cab roof lining

    Hi, I have the same problem, just the top edge has come off, but my fault as I put some things on the back shelf and when i pulled them out, it dislodged the plastic bits holding the roof lining above the window, did you sort yours out? is it just clips that hold it up? how the heck do you get to it? any help would be appreciated please....thanks
  19. Hi, I have an audi a3 58 plate facelift. My rear right door does not open from the inside or the outside. I can hear the lock though. I need a rear door lock actuator but I need an 8-Pin one. The problem is I can't find an 8-pin one. Would a 7-Pin or 9-Pin work ?
  20. Trevor

    1st time Audi owner from Musselburgh

    Glad to hear you're enjoying it and only had a glitch or two. Mapping definitely sounds like the way forward to release a few more ponies.
  21. Last week
  22. PeteB

    How was your day?

    Caz did 04:00 until 14:00! Came home and had a quick bite then bed for a bit! I did some housework, got yet more cards and a bag or two of chocolates to give away and finished all the cards. They got posted too! Leicester Tigers were playing Racing 92 at Welford Road today, Tom and I watched them loose on the box! Seem to be having a bad season this year.... Caz's daughter has her driving test tomorrow and her grand parents have replaced her dead Corsa with a Suzuki Swift. Good of them! Hope she passes as she has a full time job in town and there isn't a bus service through early enough! I have printed off the letter giving the garage 7days to do something or we go legal on the lemon Q7! Just in time for Xmas....
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