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Magnet last won the day on September 27

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  1. Thanks Sully, I’m not sure if you are ‘talking your way out of this’ or not. As I see it, the car won’t be yours to decide what to do with, but will be owned by the leasing company or the company you work for. If you decide to add a Tuning Box to this new vehicle, then it would be sensible to expect that that will adversely affect/invalidate the car’s warranty, and the bottom line could be that you will then be held responsible for any resultant issues not covered by that warranty. You will also need to inform whoever insures the vehicle. A cynical old view, but if you want to arrive somewhere sooner for your business, then just leave a little earlier - sorry! Kind regards, Gareth.
  2. Thanks for joining Chris. Your request for help is appreciated, but it’s rather unusual insofar as requests for renovations are normally aimed at bodywork and body panel requirements. My primary recommendation would be:- don’t entrust this mechanical ‘restoration’ to a ‘company’. The car is now 21 years old, and loosely comes under the heading a ‘classic car’, so if I were in your situation, I would be looking up a local all-makes classic car club, and joining that. Members there should be able to come up with some local recommendations of who to go to, and more importantly - who not to go to. Again, if it were mine, I would be getting that garage to give you a report on its mechanical condition, and highlight and prioritise a schedule of work necessary to bring it to an acceptable standard. Perhaps you could let us know how you get on Chris. Good luck and kind regards, Gareth.
  3. Hello Ian, Welcome, and thanks for joining. My recommendations are:- Get yourself an owner’s handbook. You should find one on EBay. Can I take it you rang an Audi dealer rather than actually visiting their Parts Dept./ Advisor? I would be very surprised if they won’t sell you a litre of the correct oil - so for probably around £10 you will have the correct oil, so visiting will be the answer. Alternatives:- Contact Opie Oils - armed with your registration number. Refer to the Castrol website - again with your reg. no. I would think the correct grade maybe 5w/30 to VAG spec. 504, but that’s my guess, and guessing obviously isn’t acceptable - hence your very sensible question. If my assumption turns out to be correct, I use Quantum Longlife 5w/30 - believed blended by Castrol, and was/is a VAG’s recommended brand. Always available on EBay. I guess you will be using a quality German oil filter, and renewing the air filter at the same time, unless you have evidence of a recent change. Perhaps you could let us know what you find Ian. Kind regards, Gareth.
  4. Try sending him a PM, since he hasn’t been on here for well over 2 years. Kind regards, Gareth.
  5. Hello Richard, Welcome, and many thanks for joining. A bit of a nothing answer I’m afraid, but green lights usually simply tell you something is on and operative - green is not a ‘warning’ light - more of an indicator light. What it’s indicating is active ?? Kind regards, Gareth.
  6. That equals on its very last legs Chris! Surprised you’ve got away with it for so long. Well at least you now have best options to buy its replacement. Incase it helps, I’ve bought an Exide - Premium ( didn’t go for cheaper Excel) from Tayna. Very impressed with the weight at least. Worth a look at? Let us know how you get on. Kind regards, Gareth.
  7. If you can actually remove the offending door card in situ. Kind regards, Gareth.
  8. Have you tried National Tyres/ Halfords for their deals? We had a really good deal on a set of Pirelli Scorpion all season tyres recently for a family member’s 4x4. The previous set had performed so well that there simply wasn’t any debate about alternative brands. Kind regards, Gareth.
  9. Thanks Mark, The load rating of the Geolander is the same as your current Dynamo? (Chinese?) tyres - both 107. My guess is that Geolander might (in caps) also be XL although not stated to be. An interesting question now emerges:- can you have tyres which have the same load rating, but not guaranteed to be XL? My first port of call would be to e-mail your question to the supplier - they may well be marked XL, but that has been omitted from the written description. Let us know how you get on Mark. Kind regards, Gareth.
  10. What happened about renewing the known-to-be-inefficient battery Harry? Kind regards, Gareth.
  11. Hello Mark, I would be surprised if the required specification wasn’t XL. Have you checked that, and whether your current ones are XL? Kind regards, Gareth.
  12. Hello Carlos, Welcome, and thanks for joining. Would I be daft to suggest even the horn has to be coded in on this virtually new car? Kind regards, Gareth.
  13. Thanks Andrew, Can you do yourself and fellow members a favour, and state what you consider would be a reasonable offer please. Kind regards, Gareth.
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