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  2. I've got a audi a3 2.0 litre tdi 2010, I've got the same problem as all of you, I took it the garage for inspection and they came back and said they couldn't hear anything. It sounds like the brake calipers rubbing on the brake disc. I'm going replace the calipers next week see if that fixes it.
  3. i have a mk2 2.0 tdi 140 bhp i was just looking for ideas on getting it to over 200 bhp so any advice you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated
  4. Hi guys was driving my RS6 and noticed a crack has appeared on the glass/plastic that protects the dials. anybody had this before? Is it a known issue? the car hasn’t been cleaned so I know it wasn’t done by applying pressure. Anybody know the best way to replace it? based in Essex thanks in advance paul
  5. Hello, i have had my car pressure checked and extensive testing with the coolant system but all hold pressure etc. i had taken it to a specialist in my area and he said when the under cover was removed there was still no sign of leaking coolant. however he did see some moisture near the 'V' so could be a crack in the V but needs to taken apart to see. he also said its not bad enough to be worth paying so much for a strip down as they still may not find anything obvious there. any ideas what to do next? i am thinking to buy extended warranty as this sounds like i am about to be hit with an extensive bill. which warranty would you guys also recommend? thanks in advance Manz
  6. Hi everyone, I have a 2008 B7 Avant with 140,000 miles on the clock. Damn thing has a severe lack of power and had a couple of fault codes come up, EGR related I think. Apart from that I love the car. Currently in the process of having a go at fixing it myself as I'm a cheapskate. Any help would be appreciated.
  7. Sorry Alan, but I don’t have any experience of the Koni shock absorbers you mention. What you are suffering is the product of sports suspension and large dia. wheels. If you consider the larger the wheels, the ‘skinnier’ the tyre profiles have to be, since the final outside diameter of the wheel and tyre has to remain constant. Moving to, or having chosen, smaller diameter wheels means the tyre profile would have been increased and you would have more rubber between you and the road, so a more absorbing ride. 21 inch wheels must surely be around the maximum diameter wheels available for this car, resulting in a very low tyre profile setup. Summary:- The benefit of Koni shock absorbers with your current skinny tyres ?? Fitting smaller dia. wheels (secondhand?)? Maybe you can roadtest another similar model with this set up. Not sure if any of this helps. Kind regards, Gareth.
  8. Hello, Askmid simply tells you whether the car is insured and if (should be in caps.) it is, what the basic DVLA recorded information is. If it isn’t shown as insured on the Askmid system, which is usually the case with most motor trade held vehicles, then vehicle details are not shown. Whatever details Askmid shows will be dependent on the DVLA record, which will depend on how comprehensively the new-car-sales office inputted the vehicle data, so I would treat this a avenue as not being of much use to you Sam. Reliable way? Obtain the VIN and check the build record. Kind regards, Gareth.
  9. Thank you for your response Gareth - I think you got the source of my dilemma right - I was really looking for some comfort blanket of reassurance 😉 Sometimes a good discussion can help with the "sat on the fence" position as it can gently prod you in one way or another.. What was not making it easy was that I could not see any up-to-date photos showing what the cloth interior would look like in real life ( you can hardly rely on the 3d rendered images on the Audi site) and I was also not sure if the puny sound from the demonstrator speakers was a result of these not being yet bedded in.. In the end I went with the leather option (Atlas beige) rather than the comfort and sound package - time will tell if I will be happy with my decision Thanks Martin
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  11. Hi.Would appreciate any help available to identify part number 1 J2 253 058 QX.This is an exhaust piece but I do not know from which models and years.
  12. Hello Nita, ’.......the car should be replaced under consumer law’. Are you going to formally commence this process? If so, I’m rather confused by the reference to ‘..May write to Which...’ - rather than to Audi. Kind regards, Gareth.
  13. Hi all, This is my 1st post ever... wish me luck. So my dad scrapped his Allroad last year so i decided to steal his front air bags viair compressor and 80Ltr tank. 🤣 Ive fitted them to my A4 B7 2.0tdi and minus a few issues ive got them in and comfy. They go from the wheel touching the inner wing to 6" above the wheel arch for dreaded speed bumps. I will post pics if anyone is wondering how to do it if they want to.
  14. Had the car three months. The owner before me had just had the cam shafts changed under good will. After a month I had to get the cam tensioner done @ £4k. A week I've had it back and now I've got DO NOT DRIVE steering malfunction. Audi have now said it's likely going to need a new steering rack. Two days after getting it back after having the engine out, then this... likely bill of £2800 Are these cars crap or is it just mine??? 2016 25k miles. Full Audi SH
  15. Had the car three months. The owner before me had just had the cam shafts changed under good will. After a month I had to get the cam tensioner done @ £4k. A week I've had it back and now I've got DO NOT DRIVE steering malfunction. Audi have now said it's likely going to need a new steering rack. Two days after getting it back after having the engine out, then this... likely bill of £2800 Are these cars crap or is it just mine??? 2016 25k miles. Full Audi SH
  16. Hi guys, I have an audi a3 1.9tdi 08 plate The engine management light come up. A garage diagnose it as a ecu - needed new ecu. But a friend of mine had a look and found a box with pipes coming off, one of them had a screw hanging out the pipe. Anyone have any idea on this box and what it does. Any help much appreciated.
  17. Hello Dianne, Sorry to hear of your issue. I am somewhat confused since if - as I understand it- the car indeed drives OK? at 50 mph, then the issue should not really be associated with low compression on 2 cylinders. Piston injector? New one on me. If you now have the car in the care of a family friend mechanic, then I would not be agreeing to any strip down until you have actually been given the compression test values for each of the 4 cylinders - assume your family friend can do this for you. Test report? Unfortunately it doesn’t mean much to me, but that’s probably me. If it were mine, I would be asking the mechanic to repeat the compression test and then list the results on the forum. I’m sure someone would then be able to comment. Kind regards, Gareth.
  18. Thanks for the reply wozza, but yes, all the obvious bits checked I think, Rod.
  19. Help is needed first ever post let's dive straight in..I have a A6 s line 2.0 tdi full service and well looked after an all that, I was pulling my caravan when the low oil pressure light came on and the engine lost some power and didn't sound the best so pulled over and got the car towed to audi my thought was the pick up pipe blocked but audi said they pressure tested the pump and that's ok and there not exactly sure what it is but said they can investigate for £1100 and thats when i declined. The knocking sounds like its high in the engine what should i do next the car is to good for the scrap heap has anybody had similar issues and how did you solve it your help I'll be much appreciated Since getting the car back I've changed the oil + filter but its not made much of a difference Thanks Ryan
  20. Hi guys, I wrote off my 2011 A5 s line with 81000 miles, just wondering if anyone has idea how much I’d get, only just renewed insurance with Swinton in July and on my policy it says value is £10485 which I thought was quite high but there choice, just got a call from insurance provider as Swindon is a broker,,, I have been offered £7300, what’s your thoughts? Should I speak to Swindon and ask why they value it at the higher price and I only getting offered £3000 less thanks guys
  21. Hi, I hope someone can help and maybe save me some money! A part has snapped off the parcel shelf of my 56 plate A3 Sportback, making it unable to hang on one side. Does anyone know if the part is fixable, or do I need to go onto eBay for another shelf? The photos show the snapped piece and one photo shows how it should look. I've tried fixing it, but without success and the part itself does not look as though the bit it is assembled on is replaceable. Thanks, Rich
  22. As soon as I see a date for next year I will let you guys know so it can be put in the calendar to see how much interest there is. I'll definately be going anyway unless it clashes with anything else, like the F1 I'll be attending next year.
  23. Does anyone know where the wing mirror fuse is located, it is not detailed in the owners manual.
  24. I just want to know where the wing mirror fuse is located, does anyone know?
  25. I noticed you've not had any replies - have you had any other joy on the subject ? Ive got the same problem - button on centre console and on steering wheel plus gizmo in glove box for disc and 2 SD card slots but not activated in car - I've been quoted from 2 separate main Audi dealers of £1500+ and £1700+ !!! Sounds crazily expensive considering it seems all to be there
  26. Hello Anthony, Check with (classic) car trimmers around you. They will definitely be able to replace the rear widow for you. Struggling to find someone? Contact Jack Smith Trimmers - Swansea. Yes, Cheshire to Swansea, but you may find the saving on cost will meet the fuel charges. Try Mazda MX5 site for recommendations for him? Kind regards, Garethlm
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