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  2. I had same problem with same car and local Indy garage tracked it down to a rusted wire connection. He cleaned the connection and it worked.
  3. Just as well you didn't drive then Steve.....would also consider replacing the other side as this may well be in the same condition. also it helps to balance the cars handling and should ideally be replaced as a pair.
  4. In theory yes, I just hope someone takes care of her. Has ice cold air con, boot liner. If wanted extra - 4 x winter steels with Michelin Winter tyres plus 2 new tyres (fronts are low (235 45 17)) New Camp belt & water pump 27k ago. Oil changed every 6k (10w40 Fully Synthetic). Just had new front wheel bearing. In last year new battery and reconditioned alternator.
  5. Hello Clive, Many thanks for posting. Sounds a steal/ too-cheap-in-current-climate, for someone, so I’d be sure it will quickly find a new home. Kind regards, Gareth.
  6. Hello Tom, Although you don’t say, I guess it also judders when starting to reverse - up-hills being aggravators in both 1st and reverse. Obviously the car needs to be inspected and tested, so the forum can only guess at possibilities. If engine and gearbox mountings are declared sound on inspection, then unfortunately your symptoms point to clutch issues, but again you will need local inspection and confirmation of this. Clutch renewed 18K ago, so cannot be that?? Unfortunately, there are some poor quality aftermarket components available and for some owners, price becomes king, and the cheapest short term improvement is good enough. Perhaps you could let the forum know how you get on. ‘Just bought....’ Was this issues suspected or indeed evident during a test drive? Kind regards, Gareth.
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  9. If the rubber boots were split ten months ago the joints they cover will undoubtedly be ruined by now and have to be renewed. It would have been much cheaper to get them fixed when the problem was first found. To get an idea of that cost, pick up a phone and call a garage.
  10. 2 MOT advisories last year and car is due MOT in September. Advisories are- offside front suspension arm ball joint dust cover severely deteriorated and nearside front anti-roll bar joint dust cover severely deteriorated. how much are these to fix? What if the ball joint is damaged?
  11. Hi Gareth on route home from work I was playing with the heater and my duel climate control isn’t working.the passenger side is roasting hot and the driver side is blowing cold air with some hot in it.the level has risen in the expansion tank but the temperature gauge never moved from normal. Regards Peter
  12. MIN difference between Se and SE Executive?
  13. Further to my last after close to 6 weeks of no limp mode, my car is now going into limp mode again, tried a new MAF off Ebay, my car would not run properly so put old one back on. Found Boost sensor have given it a good clean, but car still occasionally goes into limp mode mainly after about an hour running at approx. 70mph. Now back to square one, no idea where the boost solenoid is, I am baffled, only thought is to put in a new boost sensor and try it? any advise mush appreciated.
  14. Take the car back it should still be under parts warranty
  15. Nooooo! I too was shocked. I'll mention the droplinks to the garage. Just amazed the original suspension has done 336k to be honest.
  16. Hi Gareth The current level now since the car has been sitting all afternoon is back to just under the maximum fill line.I will check it again when I get home but I presume like this morning after arriving at work that the level will have risen again.I’ve ordered a new cap as I read that they should be changed periodically? Regards Peter
  17. Thanks Peter, What is the current level when cold? Kind regards, Gareth.
  18. Thanks Gareth, as mentioned on the forum diagnostics highlighted the pressure switch which was easily changed, now all good with aircon working again.
  19. Hi Geoffrey, if you can send me an email address, I could send you a copy in pdf.
  20. A new set of shocks and mounts would not go amiss and while they are there change the drop links as they are famous for causing premature wear on the shocks, both the shocks and the links are probably responsible for tearing the mount in half, have to be honest in all my years I have never seen a mount break like that Steve
  21. hi Jasper, like you i have found the Haynes manuals not to be much better than useless for working with. very interested in the Vag manual you mentioned . can you point me in the direction to find one Regards Ken
  22. My wife now retired so moving to one car so Audi has to go. She tapped a white van prior to Christmas and Ins wrote her off, I bought her back but to date haven't found a Quattro front bumper - so I have glue repaired! Past MOT without advisories. Has photo electric cells in sunroof that powers a fan when switched off. Last 3 weeks fob operation of Central locking stopped - scan says data transfer ! Locks via key. Been mine for 7 yes, washed every week and polished every month (Mcguires). DPF empty and EGR deleted, re programmed 5yrs ago - approx 200 bhp. Ideal for long distance - I did over 10,000 miles voluntary work last year alone. Looking for £600 ono 07748338049
  23. what about a rolling road test. at least it would rule out road noise which is all i can hear on the vids provided.
  24. Afternoon Gareth. My car was stone cold when the low level indicator came on a the expansion tank was nearly empty.I topped it up to the maximum when the engine was cold but when I checked it when I got to my work it was overly full with signs of leaking at the expansion tank cap.Thanks for replying Regards Peter
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    Has any one got a good brake upgrade recommendation or a set of carbon ceramic s for sale or swap and sell , mine are the wave discs all around, I put new brembo pads on and went goodwood at the weekend the pads were nearly gone after 15 minute hard session I have ordered a set of EBC blue stuff they should be here tomorrow
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