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Dropped off my Crystal Blue at WOM this morning. Not the worst place in the world to be going to when you realise en route that you can hear a wheel bearing while cornering - added to the list for Marcus to sort 👍 Saw a very well known beastie inside awaiting some fettling too.

Now have two yellow Storms at my house since their loan car is also one - goes very nicely I must say, feels like it's remapped. Put it this way, I'll be disappointed if it isn't since it's no slower than any of mine :D Didn't open it right up to check further though. The last 5 miles on the way home were eventful - first a pebble on the windscreen at 65mph :eek: but luckily no cracks. Then the ABS light came up while taking a roundabout. I'm sure that'll be sorted when it gets back.
It runs along nicely Ian. The A1 alloys with the larger 16" continental tyres makes the sports suspension a fair bit smoother.
 

Proghound

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Today I .... picked up a little something from Facebook on the way to see my son :D

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All four rims are near-immaculate, two centre caps are almost mint, 3rd one excellent and I've run worse than the 4th on the set of six-spokes that the intended recipient car came with. I'll put some rubber on those ready for when it's time to take the winter pepperpots off. Been after a set of these for a while, very happy with them :D
 

BiggDogg

A2OC Donor
Today the OSS on my FSI stopped working with a loud bang and then some nasty noises. Managed to get it closed after about 5 minutes of manual assistance and fiddling the switch . Whatever is meant to be joined on the right hand side is no longer in one bit. It was dark when it happened so not seen it in the light yet. Oh bother. I had been giving it regular exercise to try and free it up and stop it from juddering. @Kleynie I will need to pay you a visit at some point to see if its fixable. Just a couple of hundred miles off 100,000 too.
Matt
 

depronman

A2OC Donor
Today I.... Had the undertray off to replace the air filter and change the gearbox oil. The air filter was apparently 3 years and 30k miles old, but it certainly looked all off that:
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The old gearbox oil (6 years, 60k miles) didn't look too bad and a bit of pipe on the end of the funnel made refilling a breeze:
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130k miles maybe!!!
No way that as seen only 30k miles unless it did them down a coal mine
Very common issue with the A2 dodgy mechanic can’t be arsed to remove under-tray and just tick the box on air filter changed
Makes my blood boil

I had one that meant to be 2 years old which was 14.5 k miles when I removed the air filter bottom half of it fell out. Looked like a family of mice had been living in there and eaten the filter for every meal
Paul


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gills

Member
130k miles maybe!!!
No way that as seen only 30k miles unless it did them down a coal mine
Very common issue with the A2 dodgy mechanic can’t be arsed to remove under-tray and just tick the box on air filter changed
Makes my blood boil
Sad to say that it was last "changed" by an Audi dealer, according to their invoice to the owner at the time. It was then apparently "inspected" by a VW/Audi specialist 15k ago. I don't think either took the undertray off.

I work with a couple of chaps who were previously a mechanic and a parts manager for a franchise dealer and some of their tales are shocking. Whilst I sometimes find it a pain working on my own vehicles, I do at least know when a job's been done, which is a satisfying to know.
 

Proghound

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Well done - officially run in now ;)

I managed to miss mine despite reminding myself at the start of that journey that it was going to happen. In the end I was able to work out to within a tenth of a mile where it had turned the 100k mark from the mileage when I parked up at journey's end.
 

depronman

A2OC Donor
Sad to say that it was last "changed" by an Audi dealer, according to their invoice to the owner at the time. It was then apparently "inspected" by a VW/Audi specialist 15k ago. I don't think either took the undertray off.

I work with a couple of chaps who were previously a mechanic and a parts manager for a franchise dealer and some of their tales are shocking. Whilst I sometimes find it a pain working on my own vehicles, I do at least know when a job's been done, which is a satisfying to know.
could not agree more, no one works on my own cars simply because by me doing the work I know its been done correctly and with due care and attension, owe and I'm too bloody tight to pay garage labour rates :)
Totally agree that main dealers are often the worst. Some 20 years ago I bought a 6 month old Mitsibushi and to keep the warranty at the time it had to be serviced every 12 months at the main dealers, the first service I came away £155 worse off with a set of paperwork long enough to wall paper by staircase, all the things that had been checked etc
2 days latter I had to brake very hard to avoid a dog that was doing its upmost to commit suiside, dog avoided but what a noise came from rear drivers side brake. On inspection there wasa groove in the face of the disc and the pad was down to the metal
I took it back and tore a strip of the sevice manager, insisting that it was put on the ramp and re inspected, after much arguments he finally agreed (after I threatened to go to the local press - always a good ploy)
The pads had no friction material left, just metal backing pad to steel disk, hence the noise.
I had a field days as they had charged for 2 off 'brake cleaning kits' at £36ea which had clearly never been used nor had the breaks been looked at
I got new disks and pads on the rear, plus 2 free services
This kept my warranty, but I simply did the work (checks, new oil / filters etc) after the official service had been done and the all important stamp in the service book
The owl thing left a dirty taste in my mouth, I would never trust that main dealer again, only used them because of the free services and the fact that it was 60 miles to the next nearest main dealer


Paul
 

B7and8Z

Member
Within a few hundred miles of 100k myself now. Once the A4 is sold I'll be having it serviced, cam belt and water pump changed, and then hopefully a Stealth remap, because the first 20 miles of my commute are hilly and some more torque for the uphill pulls should help my fuel economy further.
 
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