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Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd May 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Adrian E
Looks a decent seat that - I'd be slightly...

Looks a decent seat that - I'd be slightly concerned about the height of the Isofix bracket above the 'jaw' in terms of how much upwards force that'll apply on the leather, but with the jaws fully...
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd May 2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Adrian E
Absolutely agree on the recommendation of a seat...

Absolutely agree on the recommendation of a seat protector - we used an earlier version of this one:

https://www.besafe.com/en/product/car-seat-protector/

Helps stop the leather getting that...
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd May 2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Andrew Congrats on the expanding dynasty...

Hi Andrew

Congrats on the expanding dynasty 👍

I used the Isofix in my FE and found that all the available guides supplied with seats are too ‘chunky’ to fit in the gap without damaging the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,587
Posted By Adrian E
Looking quite clean and tidy in there, unless MJ...

Looking quite clean and tidy in there, unless MJ already out with the cleaning products +++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Adrian E
Clearly, but my point is that it's a cheap option...

Clearly, but my point is that it's a cheap option that combines well with the RSE and rear airbags if you want to cosset your rear seat passengers. I use my front heated seats quite a bit, but never...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Adrian E
If you’re referring to the dark green one with...

If you’re referring to the dark green one with wood dash trim, I did enquire about that one but both the spec is odd and the service history appears lacking. I think it’s one of those weird centrally...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th April 2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,205
Posted By Adrian E
I seem to recall the pad shim bolts are a really...

I seem to recall the pad shim bolts are a really weird size, which means they often get mullered. I think they're a T23, whereas most tool sets only have the T25. It's been a while since I had to...
Forum: Daily banter 1st April 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Adrian E
The only occasion I'm aware of Audi actually...

The only occasion I'm aware of Audi actually dealing with the issue is the 2.0T engine rebuilds due to excessive oil consumption, and even then they fought it for years before giving in.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st April 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By Adrian E
You'd have to really want LOL in the plate -...

You'd have to really want LOL in the plate - going rate for S8 plates appears to be £400-900 asking price on ebay. The only completed sale one went for an offer under the £600 asking price.
Forum: Daily banter 31st March 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Adrian E
Definitely a well known issue - and typical UK...

Definitely a well known issue - and typical UK response - I suspect a main dealer serviced car stands a chance of 'goodwill' but otherwise it's everyone for themselves.....

Same with so many other...
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Adrian E
For some reason I thought the S5 was more to tax...

For some reason I thought the S5 was more to tax than it actually is - cost me £340 last summer. The Golf is £170

It wouldn’t put me off buying the S6 if there’s one more year at the higher rate -...
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Adrian E
Good point - although the advert quotes £155, a...

Good point - although the advert quotes £155, a quick check on gov.uk suggests the higher rate is still applicable until November '22. Still cheaper than the S5 to tax

Still working on the Mrs to...
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Adrian E
One I'm looking at is £155 pa +++

One I'm looking at is £155 pa +++
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Adrian E
Audis with air suspension query

Hi all

Mainly a question for those with relatively recent air suspended models (post 2014 really) - I'm currently looking at S6 Avants and have a long standing issue with not being able to get any...
Forum: Daily banter 24th March 2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 58,532
Posted By Adrian E
Hopefully they'll be able to finish the build of...

Hopefully they'll be able to finish the build of the 2nd airframe when this is all over, although I don't know where that's located and at what risk it might currently be of being destroyed as well....
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd March 2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,154
Posted By Adrian E
Neil has very comprehensive details of all...

Neil has very comprehensive details of all identified FEs including current whereabouts in most cases.

'Mine' was probably the most modded in an 'OEM+' way, as it came to me with RNS-E and Audi...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th March 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Adrian E
I'm struggling to find a thread I'm sure I posted...

I'm struggling to find a thread I'm sure I posted of stripping down a spare solar roof panel, with the intention of retrofitting to the FE. As MJ says the cover is separate - from memory it's just a...
Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By Adrian E
Our Golf has the CHHA engine (PP spec EA888 gen...

Our Golf has the CHHA engine (PP spec EA888 gen 3) - it's generally fine, but with stupid built in faults like the water pump/thermostat housing that really should've been resolved by now.

The...
Forum: Daily banter 13th March 2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,626
Posted By Adrian E
That rear subframe looks pretty dreadful! Did...

That rear subframe looks pretty dreadful! Did this car live by the sea at some point? Reminds me of the state of my GL5 that lived in Poole for most of its life…..
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st March 2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,213
Posted By Adrian E
Is that a 205 lurking behind?!

Is that a 205 lurking behind?!
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By Adrian E
I watched the reboot last weekend - that's a...

I watched the reboot last weekend - that's a couple of hours I won't get back! Definitely one of those 'really shouldn't have gone there sequels'....loved the originals, at the time
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,626
Posted By Adrian E
What's the book time for the job? If it's any...

What's the book time for the job? If it's any consolation any of the later Golf/TT platforms seems to have many jobs that take way too long, and need doing far too often. If anyone asks you to do a...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th February 2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,345
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Andrew That was me that had some going...

Hi Andrew

That was me that had some going spare, but I sent them all to the Laird to rehome middle of last year

I find eBay a good source for branded cells at sensible prices - can usually pick...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 58,532
Posted By Adrian E
We're feeling the full effect of it in West...

We're feeling the full effect of it in West Sussex - just been out in the garden attempting to prevent a cover blowing away with some strategically placed clamps, and it was actually pretty hard to...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Adrian E
I imagine the foam will help drop the tyre into a...

I imagine the foam will help drop the tyre into a noise band lower at the time of testing - I'd be amazed if they're still in place by the time the tyre comes off the wheel again! Be interesting in...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 58,532
Posted By Adrian E
[Just watching an EasyJet flight from Bordeaux...

[Just watching an EasyJet flight from Bordeaux attempting to land at Gatwick for the 3rd time! One suspects the pilots are not enjoying themselves….

ETA - looks like he’s now given up and heading...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th February 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,195
Posted By Adrian E
I'm sure MJ has looked into heated front screen...

I'm sure MJ has looked into heated front screen replacements in the past?

I know Pilkington will make small batches of screens, or even one offs, but the lead times will be an issue I suspect.......
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd February 2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,853
Posted By Adrian E
removing engine/transmission for a qualified...

removing engine/transmission for a qualified person with a proper lift and engine cradle isn't that dramatic a task - it's when you're trying to do it on axle stands/ramps using an engine crane in a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 1st February 2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By Adrian E
+++:D

+++:D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 1st February 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By Adrian E
If I had to guess, possibly Norman Excalibur...

If I had to guess, possibly Norman Excalibur Xavier? :D
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st January 2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,853
Posted By Adrian E
I love how 'remove engine' is just a single entry...

I love how 'remove engine' is just a single entry in the process :ROFL: (to be clear, am aware how ElsaWin links to other tasks through links)

I wonder if specialists have worked out that it can...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 26th January 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,650
Posted By Adrian E
I've got a 'free' Toshiba Portege I acquired - as...

I've got a 'free' Toshiba Portege I acquired - as above if it's any SSD based laptop it will boot really quickly and consume bugger all power. The battery is hidden inside the case, and although...
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,800
Posted By Adrian E
The only brand new car I’ve ever had - my 2005...

The only brand new car I’ve ever had - my 2005 Seat Leon Cupra R 225 in dark grey.

Sunbeam Imp Sport 930cc - it was a bitsa special

Ford Cortina 1600E - unfinished resto my dad bought. Had 80s...
Forum: Daily banter 8th January 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,626
Posted By Adrian E
I always liked the use for that slot that one of...

I always liked the use for that slot that one of the old members did, where he rigged it up as an iPod holder. Although finding one of those is quite challenging these days!
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Adrian E
Worth looking at your mortgage provider to see if...

Worth looking at your mortgage provider to see if they offer a discount (assuming you have a mortgage!). We were with LV but saved a stack moving to our mortgage provider who offer circa 20-25%...
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,286
Posted By Adrian E
Worth checking Audi warranty terms and see if...

Worth checking Audi warranty terms and see if they’ll cover the car with the Milltek. If so I’d be less worried once the Sytner one expires
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,286
Posted By Adrian E
'Cause not factory spec, so probably not...

'Cause not factory spec, so probably not eligible......
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,584
Posted By Adrian E
He certainly won't be on Merc's, or Lewis's, Xmas...

He certainly won't be on Merc's, or Lewis's, Xmas card list after that - bloody typical that it's a Merc customer team that manage to interfere in the championship result :Confused:

I was...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By Adrian E
Wish the stewards had managed to engineer a...

Wish the stewards had managed to engineer a penalty that meant Max was a point down on Lewis into the race next weekend - so long as he finished in front of Lewis he'd win the title, but as things...
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Adrian E
Just take out the Audi warranty - assuming the...

Just take out the Audi warranty - assuming the history is all current and age/mileage fit the criteria, then you're good to go and no issues getting things fixed by main dealers then.

We had it...
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Adrian E
These are 245/40 18s, so hopefully the CC2s don’t...

These are 245/40 18s, so hopefully the CC2s don’t suffer the same feedback!

The bag thing is mainly because the summer 20s are 275/30 so there’s next to no protection for the wheel from the tyre,...
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Adrian E
Thanks Andrew Yeah, the reviews look...

Thanks Andrew

Yeah, the reviews look positive for our kind of climate. It also saves the 20s being exposed to winter salt

Going to go for a slightly darker shade than they are now (the rims are...
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Adrian E
Nope, they came off the car when they were...

Nope, they came off the car when they were punctured and have sat in the garage. Not worth attempting to repair due to level of wear at that point.

From memory 2 or 3 repairs are allowed but it...
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By Adrian E
Tyre storage bags

Hi folks

Just ordered up a set of Michelin Cross Climate 2's to go on the 18" 'winter' wheels for the Audi (and yes, I know they're not 'proper' winter tyres but all-season, but for down here...
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,115
Posted By Adrian E
It was only launched in September this year -...

It was only launched in September this year - it’s a different issue to the previous one (although similar effect)
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,115
Posted By Adrian E
Their data will be based only on registrations,...

Their data will be based only on registrations, as DVSA won't know the actual build date. They'll prefer to capture more cars than they need to, then discount the ones that aren't in the right...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,115
Posted By Adrian E
Exclamation Ancient Audi, current airbag recall!

Hi all

Thought I'd mention this here, as I know Audi UK records of current ownership of older models that don't see the inside of a main dealer service department means some of you will not be...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th October 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,889
Posted By Adrian E
Not too bad once I’d taken out a mortgage for...

Not too bad once I’d taken out a mortgage for some tungsten carbide drill bits and some drill spray lube/coolant :ROFL:

HSS drill bits won’t touch it

The upside is that once you’ve drilled...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 23rd October 2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 165,332
Posted By Adrian E
I think the vast majority of PF cars were single...

I think the vast majority of PF cars were single DIN - if they had nav at all it was the text based system that just used the DIS.

I suspect it's feasible to retrofit RNS-E into a PF (pretty sure...
Forum: Daily banter 17th October 2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By Adrian E
For my sins I actually worked on a project under...

For my sins I actually worked on a project under an old labour administration that was trialling road user charging. We ran a technology demonstrator (after track trials) with gantries, DSRC tags and...
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