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  1. Thanks Steve, Appreciate vehicle prices have escalated in recent times, but I just wonder how competitively priced this example is compared with other similar models, year and mileage. I still have my (serious) doubts, but I could be wrong. Shame the OP hasn’t returned to the forum. Kind regards, Gareth.
  2. Hello Alan, Thanks fo joining the forum. Rather confusing,and more detail required:- When you say you get a clunk from the - steering- are you sure it’s the steering (anything felt through the steering wheel?). You think you are hearing something at the near side - are you sure this is steering noise, rather than a drive/ take up transmission noise? Have you had an assistant standing at the side of the car to better isolate where the noise is coming from? Does the noise alter if you put the car on full lock either side before starting to reverse? Perhaps you could come back to us Alan. Kind regards, Gareth.
  3. Hello Michael, Thanks for joining the forum and advising that you have the roof bars for sale. If these were mine, I would be listing them on EBay to ensure a wide audience of potential buyers. You can also post them on this forum and list the price you want for them. Kind regards, Gareth.
  4. I guess I’m out of touch with prices of these vehicles, but are these 18 year old cars really selling for £8,500? Sorry to put a dampener on its pedigree ( which may indeed be better than it appears at first glance) but a swift look at the MOT history shows repeated advisories for tyres near the limit. Good sign of maintenance? Apologies Michael if I’ve got this all wrong. Kind regards, Gareth.
  5. Hello Tony, Wonder if you would be kind enough to respond. Kind regards, Gareth.
  6. Hello Martin, The original poster joined and last visited the forum within 3 days of joining, and never returned to advise on any fix. You could try sending him a PM to see if he replies to you. As with the OP, it is often far more cost effective give to buy an half hour with an autoelectrician, than it is to buy parts in the assumption a particular component is at fault -in your case it could be the switch is faulty. Perhaps you could let us know how you get on Martin. Hello Edward, Sorry, not understanding the need for your post. Kind regards, Gareth.
  7. Thanks Edward, I understand your dilemma, but if it were mine I still would pull it apart without a good run under its belt. Talk nicely with one of your local cars sales -armed with a £20 note and ask them if they would take it for you on trade plates? A 10 mile run should do it it has to. Kind regards, Gareth.
  8. Hello Edward, I don’t think I would be pulling this engine apart simply based on this test and evidence. I would be taking the car on a 20 mile run and getting an assistant to rev the engine to a steady 2000rpm and then (in caps) observing the exhaust smoke. If it smokes to the same extent then - yes you are likely to have trouble. If not, it could be simply condensation. Coolant loss? How much over what mileage? Kind regards, Gareth.
  9. Hello Mark, Manual or automatic? I think you would be wise in investing in a proper diagnostics at an Audi independent, since you do seem to be throwing parts at this ( at guesswork?) in the hope of curing it. Kind regards, Gareth.
  10. The OP says he has had the car for 7 weeks Steve, so 30 days rejection ( is it still 30 days) wouldn’t apply, but surely if it was bought from a dealer then the 90? warranty should apply. Kind regards, Gareth.
  11. Halfords and alert for intermittent fault - on which wheel Aaron? Kind regards, Gareth.
  12. Hello Dan, Thanks for being g in touch with the forum. Genuine wheels are aimed such that their load bearing is through the centre of the hub bearing. Displacing that loading by using spacers can be bad news for bearings. Kind regards, Gareth.
  13. Hello Aaron, Many thanks for joining the forum and posting your plea for help. As has been said, you really need to give us more information to work with. Also, since the issue of the battery has been mentioned, has this 6 year old car had its battery replaced? Kind regards, Gareth.
  14. Hello Clinton, Only you can decide whether any car is going to interest you and your budget, and there’s no doubt with the research you have already carried out, and intend to carry out, you will be better versed on relative prices on the island of Ireland than any of us on the mainland. Sod’s law will dictate that you will either buy a car then continue to search and find ‘a better buy’, or dither over relative prices and miss a good car at a reasonable price. Another point to bear in mind Clinton would the perhaps frightening to you thought of paying say even £2000 over the odds, make much difference over the 10 year period you are likely to keep it - £200 a year - not terribly frightening motoring-cost wise. As I say - good luck with deciding what you are going to buy. Kind regards, Gareth.
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