Trevor

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    Audi e-tron

    Audi e-tron - Discover more about the ground-breaking performance of the all-new Audi e-tron
  2. You are right Gareth, they were good cars of the period and by the end of their life as a UK Manufacturer they had just about got there in terms of quality and value. Apart from the K Series Head Gasket debacle and also the inappropriate slating from the media (mainly Top Gear) it went downhill from there really, which was an awful shame.
  3. I owned a garage business specialising in MG Rover (for my sins) and we were an Independent Authorised Repairer which means although we weren't a dealer for new cars we were part of the repair network and also parts supplier. I do wonder if it is a similar case with the Audi repairer....probably all Audi VW trained Technicians anyway
  4. A 456 kW (620 hp) V10 engine, bronze-colored highlights inside and out, and strictly limited: Audi is celebrating the success story of the V10 engine with the Audi R8 V10 Decennium (combined fuel consumption l/100 km: 13,1 [18.0 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 297 [478 g/mi]*). The edition model with 222 units coincides with the sales launch of the new Audi R8. The name Decennium comes from Latin and means “decade.” It stands for ten years of fascination on the road and success in motorsport Right from the exterior design, the Audi R8 V10 Decennium makes its character abundantly clear. The special model is available as a coupé and painted in exclusive Daytona Gray, matt effect. The milled 20-inch wheels and the intake manifold of the 5.2 FSI engine are finished in matt bronze. The front spoiler, the side sills and the diffuser are painted in gloss black, supplemented by black Audi rings and badges on the exterior. The side blades and the exterior mirror housings are made from gloss carbon fiber. Alternatively, there is a choice of the exterior colors Daytona Gray, pearl effect; Suzuka Gray, metallic; Floret Silver, metallic; Mythos Black, metallic; Ascari Blue, metallic and Kemora Gray, metallic. The interior of the Audi R8 V10 Decennium is also finished entirely in black, with the inlays in gloss carbon fiber adding highlights. The quilted rhombus pattern stitching on the sport seats is finished in gloss black; the contrasting stitching in a gloss copper tone. The selector lever and the steering wheel – with Alcantara rim and black 12 o’clock marking – feature copper-colored stitching, as do the center armrest, the door armrest and the door rail. A “Decennium” logo adorns the center console, the doors, the inlays in the gloss carbon fiber door sill trims as well as the logo projector. The badge in the center console stands out visually from the gloss carbon fiber around it. It comes with a partially matt finish – a process patented by Audi. The surface of the material is roughed a few thousandths of a millimeter using a special powder. The door light projects the “Decennium” logo onto the ground, supplemented by the model’s sequential limited-edition number. As with all R8 variants, the Audi virtual cockpit and the MMI navigation plus come standard. The naturally aspirated 5.2 FSI in its most powerful output rating forms the heart of the R8 V10 Decennium. With 456 kW (620 hp) and maximum torque of 580 Nm (427.8 lb-ft) it catapults the edition model from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 331 km/h (205.7 mph). The Audi R8 V10 Decennium will be available from spring 2019 on and will cost 222.000 EUR in Germany, including an exclusive car cover with bronze-colored “Decennium” embroidery. The new Audi R8 will go on sale to coincide with the edition model. The high-performance sports car has an even sharper exterior design; suspension and performance have been improved once again: The two naturally aspirated engines available for the volume-production model now develop 419 kW (570 hp) and 456 kW (620 hp). Modifications to the interior equipment round out the range of options. The price for the R8 Coupé V10 quattro is 166.000 EUR. The R8 Spyder V10 quattro starts at 179.000 EUR. The performance variants begin at 200.000 EUR for the Coupé and 213.000 EUR for the Spyder. A decade of success: the V10 engine in the Audi R8 The V10 naturally aspirated engine found its way into the Audi R8 in two versions in early 2009 – with a displacement of 5.2 liters, direct injection and a maximum output of 386 kW (525 hp). The first generation 2008/2009: the Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro In the R8 GT edition model launched in 2010 the ten-cylinder unit produced 412 kW (560 hp), while the R8 V10 plus (from 2012 onward) produced 404 kW (550 hp). Audi extensively overhauled the 5.2 FSI for the second-generation R8, which followed in 2015: The addition of intake manifold fuel injection improved the exhaust gas characteristics, a COD system (cylinder on demand) disabled five cylinders in partial-load operation, thus increasing efficiency. And the fascination potential grew too: The 5.2 FSI now responded even more directly and revved up even faster. The sales launch offered a choice of variants with 397 kW (540 hp) and 449 kW (610 hp). The current upgrade further increases the power output to 419 kW (570 hp) and 456 kW (620 hp). The second generation 2015: Audi R8 V10 plus The defining characteristics of the V10 unit come from motorsport, including the high-rev concept up to 8,700 rpm and the dry sump lubrication that permits a low installation position. The cylinder banks of the V10 engine face each other at 90 degree angles. The crankshaft is designed as a common-pin shaft and alternates the ignition intervals between 54 and 90 degrees. The cylinder firing sequence of 1 – 6 – 5 – 10 – 2 – 7 – 3 – 8 – 4 – 9 creates a unique pulse and an unmistakable sound. At a maximum speed of 8,700 rpm the pistons cover an average 26.9 meters (88.3 ft) every second – surpassing today’s Formula One figures. At this speed, the piston experiences an acceleration equivalent to a load of around two tons at its reversal points. The heart of the Audi R8: the V10 naturally aspirated engine The high-performance engine also achieved great success on the racetrack, making its debut in the GT3 Sport in the Audi R8 LMS in 2009. The R8 LMS ultra followed in 2012, along with the second-generation R8 LMS in 2015, which was upgraded in fall 2018. In early 2018 the R8 LMS GT4 joined Audi Sport’s customer sport program. In both GT categories the 5.2 FSI has only minimal differences to the volume-production engine. It dispenses with dual injection, in the intake passage there is an air restrictor, the control unit map characteristics and the bearing shells have been modified. With a service interval of 10,000 kilometers (6,213.7 mi) and mileage of 20,000 kilometers (12,427.4 mi) to the first overhaul, the 5.2 FSI sets new standards in motorsport. Many teams are even using it for additional cycles. By the end of 2018, the drivers of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 won 62 overall driver rankings and 78 further titles in class rankings. The Audi drivers took overall victory in 24-hour races eleven times. Seven victories at 12-hour races and three wins at 25-hour races round off the ten year track record of the GT3 sports car.
  5. Hi Paul Your Premium Membership automatically changes the level to allow you to access all the discounts and other aspects of the paid membership. you will also receive a Membership Pack through the post sometime this week. Regards, Trevor
  6. Premium Members can receive the following discount: 10% off all Prosport Coilover Kits and Lowering Spring Kits, purchased only via the Prosport webshop Discount not available at any other Prosport retailer and not in conjunction with any other offer
  7. Premium Members can receive the following discount: 10% off all Prosport Coilover Kits and Lowering Spring Kits, purchased only via the Prosport webshop Discount not available at any other Prosport retailer and not in conjunction with any other offer View full discount
  8. Premium Members can receive the following discount: 10% discount off MRRP (usually £79.95 Generation 2 - £39.95 ITire Air) How does it work? The wireless system includes a stylish windscreen-mounted solar-powered LCD screen which displays tyre pressures in psi or bar. If the device detects a tyre in distress through loss of pressure, fast leakage or an increase in temperature – often the sign of an impending tyre blowout – the driver is alerted, and the affected tyre identified on the screen. Our unique overnight mode will even inform you of a low-pressure tyre before you depart on your journey. We’re confident you won’t find a comparable product which is as affordable, easy to fit or more accurate – not to mention backed by one of the world’s most reputable brands.
  9. Premium Members can receive the following discount: 10% discount off MRRP (usually £79.95 Generation 2 - £39.95 ITire Air) How does it work? The wireless system includes a stylish windscreen-mounted solar-powered LCD screen which displays tyre pressures in psi or bar. If the device detects a tyre in distress through loss of pressure, fast leakage or an increase in temperature – often the sign of an impending tyre blowout – the driver is alerted, and the affected tyre identified on the screen. Our unique overnight mode will even inform you of a low-pressure tyre before you depart on your journey. We’re confident you won’t find a comparable product which is as affordable, easy to fit or more accurate – not to mention backed by one of the world’s most reputable brands. View full discount
  10. Hi Alan Sorry, only just noticed that your post has gone unanswered....been a bit hectic since the start of the year! So glad to hear about the good result from your scan....I have been there myself and it's a bloody hard battle but wonderful when you come out the other side of it...tend to see life differently. Great call on the new Audi as well, feel free to post up a piccy now you've taken delivery of it. Good to have you onboard Cheers . Trevor
  11. Happy Christmas to all Audi Owners Club members
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. Hi Steve....welcome to the Forum It looks absolutely amazing condition....you've done a sterling job on it and should be good for many years to come I would imagine. Thank goodness some people are looking after the older classics now, too many prematurely went to the scrapyard in my opinion. Good to have you onboard and thanks for sharing the pics of the 80 with us. Cheers . Trevor
  15. what a beautiful and rare car in superb condition....thanks for sharing it with us
  16. StockB6 . How's it all going with the B6....still enjoying it and sorted all the issues now?
  17. Hi John....welcome to the Forum If you have a comprehensive service history then chances are that any recall work has been carried out by the Dealers already. Quite whether the cam chain or associated components were replaced, you will need to ask the Dealers this question. However, if it has had quality oil used during its life and serviced at the recommended intervals or sooner then there may be less likelihood of premature failure of these components. Worst-case scenario, have the chains replaced before it becomes an issue and at least it will lift the doubt from your mind and it is a good selling point when the time comes. Good to have you onboard Cheers . Trevor
  18. Hi....welcome to the Forum I have moved this post to the A3 8P section where hopefully someone can answer your questions. Cheers . Trevor
  19. Hi Adrian ..... welcome to the Forum Wow....you certainly do like your Audi's ! Would love to see a photo of the GT Coupe if you want to post one up? Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  20. Hi Ian....welcome to the Forum Glad to hear you resolved the issues with the car at a bargain price! Good to have you onboard Cheers, Trevor
  21. seanaldo1987 . How's it all going with the A5....still happy with it?
  22. SQ5_Scott . How's it going with the SQ5....still living the dream?
  23. 4jw . How's life with the S4....still better than the RS4, or not?
  24. Hi Dee I think Gareth has already mentioned the earth connections. If it was me diagnosing it in my workshop and I knew the battery was 100% then I would definitely be placing supplementary earth leads onto the engine to ensure the current has a good chance of flowing through the starter motor and reaching the ancillary components at the same time. Sometimes when you remove and refit gearboxes, earth cables can go back on but not make sufficient effective electrical contact, hence the reason for supplementary cables (jump leads will do) to enhance the chassis earth return. Equally, corrosion can set into loose cables (noticeable by green corrosion (verdigris) deposits around the earth connection points).