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Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By tintin
+1

+1
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th August 2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By tintin
Drat - I was just about to say that :ROFL:

Drat - I was just about to say that :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th August 2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By tintin
:mexicanwave:

:mexicanwave:
Forum: Owners Meets 10th August 2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By tintin
Wimp ;)

Wimp ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th August 2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By tintin
Asking for a friend..

...so two sets for me please Roberto ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th August 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By tintin
Drop by mine next time you're passing and buy me...

Drop by mine next time you're passing and buy me a beer and we're quits Ray - or we could make it an excuse for a NW meet ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th August 2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By tintin
I can pick up yours for you, if that helps Ray ;)

I can pick up yours for you, if that helps Ray ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th August 2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By tintin
One for me please Roberto.

One for me please Roberto.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 2nd August 2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By tintin
I've seen that quote mentioned quite a few times,...

I've seen that quote mentioned quite a few times, though I've yet to find the original source for it :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 30th July 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By tintin
Revolutions: the car

On now on BBC4, presented by the brilliant Jim Al-Khalili: well worth a watch, if not seen already .

(or catch up on iPlayer here : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000775k)
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd July 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By tintin
1. Architex_mA8tey - D4 A8L 4.0Tfsi 2. VinceT -...

1. Architex_mA8tey - D4 A8L 4.0Tfsi
2. VinceT - D2 A8 PF 2.8
3. tintin - D2 S8 Final Edition
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Maybe's
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th July 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By tintin
+1.

+1.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th July 2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By tintin
I got the same price as before - "special rate"...

I got the same price as before - "special rate" of £155, same as you, probably ;).

PS: have you really left it 7 years between gearbox flushes?
Forum: D2 - Transmission 12th July 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By tintin
I agree - they're really good (even if I do have...

I agree - they're really good (even if I do have to drive 200+ miles to get to them :rolleyes: ). It's a pity they've put their service price up a wee bit now, but as John pointed out to me, it's...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 8th July 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By tintin
Part worns?

For me - as posted elsewhere before - getting 1st class (i.e. Michelin/Contis/Pirellis only..) partworns from a reliable source are the answer to avoiding paying over the odds for tyres.

Saving...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 3rd July 2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By tintin
I've said this a few times before on here, but I...

I've said this a few times before on here, but I haven't paid for a new tyre for any of my cars for about five years now: I always replace mine with really good partworns, which have never cost me...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd July 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By tintin
Never mind Roberto, it could be worse, they could...

Never mind Roberto, it could be worse, they could start fitting noise generators to cars that are silent - Oh, wait a minute....
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 3rd July 2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By tintin
Michelin Pilot Sports (any variant, really) for...

Michelin Pilot Sports (any variant, really) for summer use, and Michelin Pilot Alpins for winter - I've had Dunlops on for a while, but they're noisier and have less grip.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 10th June 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By tintin
...even in convoys ;)

...even in convoys ;)
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By tintin
At the annual meet Reffro +++ - come join us!

At the annual meet Reffro +++ - come join us!
Forum: Owners Meets 6th June 2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,252
Posted By tintin
Perfect - thanks MJ +++

Perfect - thanks MJ +++
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,689
Posted By tintin
MJ - 1 Adult The Laird - 1 Adult, 1 Senior ...

MJ - 1 Adult
The Laird - 1 Adult, 1 Senior
steamship - 1 Adult
Tonupkid - 2 Seniors
HPsauce - 2 Seniors (over 70!)
CtL - 1 Adult and 1 Senior
Moltuae - 2 Adults
Architex mA8tey - 1 Adult...
Forum: Daily banter 28th May 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By tintin
Agreed - and that was what I did at the 'Ring,...

Agreed - and that was what I did at the 'Ring, though it was a bit of a challenge in the Karousel! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 28th May 2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By tintin
This took me back to my two 'Ring trips with...

This took me back to my two 'Ring trips with Herman a few years back - which I intend to do again, now that MJ's fettled him. Using the triptronic buttons become like second nature pretty quickly...
Forum: Owners Meets 26th May 2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By tintin
MJ - 1 Neil - 1 Mike & Angela - 2 Ray &...

MJ - 1
Neil - 1
Mike & Angela - 2
Ray & Jordan - 2
Sean - 1
Andrew & Beverley - 2
David & Norma - 2
Bert & Charlie - 2
Brian & Mrs G - 2
Stephen & Amanda - 2. We'll bring some Tunnocks too ;)
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By tintin
Quote: "You do of course lack a strident exhaust...

Quote: "You do of course lack a strident exhaust note and the continued rush of acceleration to a higher red line that a petrol might offer, but those will always remain available in the more serious...
Forum: Owners Meets 24th May 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By tintin
MJ - Mackerel, Plaice, Brownie CtL - Mackerel,...

MJ - Mackerel, Plaice, Brownie
CtL - Mackerel, Pork, Ice Cream . Angela - Melon, Pork, Brownie.
Tonup - Mackerel, Plaice, Brownie. Ann - Soup, Pork, Fruit Salad
Ray - Soup, Pork, Fruit Salad,...
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By tintin
Perhaps unsurprisingly, I have enquired about...

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I have enquired about this with a UK company that does very good conversions on this, but was told they only do "classics" and that the D2 (and my Fiat Coupe..) don't...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd May 2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,625
Posted By tintin
That was my thought too - and I vaguely remember...

That was my thought too - and I vaguely remember the same thing happening post-service a few years back. Still full and stable, but I'll keep an eye on it - well, more than before, at least!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,625
Posted By tintin
A bit less now, maybe - back home after another...

A bit less now, maybe - back home after another 200 mile drive, with zero loss of coolant. So less worrying, just a bit strange, really :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,625
Posted By tintin
Coolant, what coolant.

I don't think I've ever checked this :o , so got a bit of a shock yesterday on picking Herman up from his biennial gearbox service at Mackies last night to see a Big Red Warning Light in the display....
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 20th May 2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By tintin
Diamond cut is only worth the extra expense if...

Diamond cut is only worth the extra expense if the car doesn't get heavy use (e.g. as a daily driver), as the surface finish is almost impossible to protect fully, no matter what the provider says or...
Forum: Daily banter 18th May 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By tintin
+1. Horses for courses.

+1. Horses for courses.
Forum: Motormouth 14th May 2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By tintin
The Car Years

Found this tonight (apparently it's been running for a few months, so I'm Mr Slow :ROFL:) on ITV4: great format, great presenters/talking heads (generally...).
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th May 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By tintin
Hi Sergey, I've just seen this on my return from...

Hi Sergey, I've just seen this on my return from holiday - you must feel absolutely gutted, given the care and attention that you've put into your lovely car, and it would be so unfair for you to...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By tintin
I know I'm biased, but Mackies is well worth the...

I know I'm biased, but Mackies is well worth the trip: I wouldn't let anyone else (apart from MJ, of course...) near my S8.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By tintin
All visible here too: great write up, and makes...

All visible here too: great write up, and makes me feel less guility for not taking pictures on (my several!....) trips to Mackies. And MJ has a storytelling competitor now :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Transmission 2nd May 2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By tintin
+1.

+1.
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By tintin
Or in the case of this wizard, eighty eighties ;)...

Or in the case of this wizard, eighty eighties ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-48053404
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By tintin
Recognition and self-awareness is the important...

Recognition and self-awareness is the important first step - well done Mike! :cheers:
Forum: Spotless 23rd April 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By tintin
Lovely but...

...I count 1,2,3, but not 124? ;)
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th April 2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By tintin
Did you have an Aldi voucher?

Did you have an Aldi voucher?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th April 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By tintin
Aha! Mine are Bosch, which is fine for me....

Aha! Mine are Bosch, which is fine for me....
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,113
Posted By tintin
It was - but nothing too serious or terminal,...

It was - but nothing too serious or terminal, though that might not have been the case had the chain pad not managed to hang on till the bitter end: Herman's had very little TLC over the last three...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th April 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By tintin
Not sure why they should cost £60: my wiper...

Not sure why they should cost £60: my wiper blades were just replaced on Monday by KwikFit as part of the MOT there (along with a replacement headlamp bulb) and their total bill, incl test fee, was...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th April 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,007
Posted By tintin
Totally agree Ian - get it right up front, and...

Totally agree Ian - get it right up front, and save needless clarification questions and also increase the chances of a quick sale at the right price.
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By tintin
Sod the roof racks - it's only got 25K on the...

Sod the roof racks - it's only got 25K on the clock +++ Where's the catch?
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By tintin
+1. As you'd expect ;)

+1. As you'd expect ;)
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 14th April 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,302
Posted By tintin
I'm firmly in the "separate sets of Michelin-only...

I'm firmly in the "separate sets of Michelin-only summers and winters" camp, both bought part-worn - except when Mark/Moltuae gifts me a full set :D - such a gent +++ , over any new economy brand....
Forum: Daily banter 5th April 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,113
Posted By tintin
+1 ;)

+1 ;)
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