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Forum: House and Home DIY Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Adrian E
Thanks all Found this, which looks...

Thanks all

Found this, which looks interesting (based on the link above to Costco) - particularly like the floor tiles and wall racking. Still not found anything I would consider suitable as a...
Forum: House and Home DIY 17th November 2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 195
Posted By Adrian E
Thanks David - my single garage is a pretty...

Thanks David - my single garage is a pretty decent size, by modern standards, at 5.2x2.5m. Unfortunately its usefulness for car storage is limited by coins sticking out halfway down the garage,...
Forum: House and Home DIY 17th November 2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 195
Posted By Adrian E
Fitting out a garage :)

Hi folks

We're due to move house before Christmas (fingers tightly crossed!) and for the first time in my life I will have a double garage to play with :D unfortunately it's not a massive double...
Forum: Daily banter 17th October 2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 6,694
Posted By Adrian E
Interesting mix of ephemera in the bottom of the...

Interesting mix of ephemera in the bottom of the battery tray! I found a long-lost plastic trim clip when I pulled the battery out of mine, but no nails lol
Forum: Daily banter 7th October 2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 6,694
Posted By Adrian E
That's a very pretty Maine Coon +++ not seen that...

That's a very pretty Maine Coon +++ not seen that colouring before!

Miss my old boy :-(
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C7 30th September 2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Adrian E
According to Audi Germany web site there are...

According to Audi Germany web site there are Avant 1.8t and 2.0t variants (the latter with quattro) but I guess in the UK they consider the demand doesn't warrant importation.

The previous model...
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Adrian E
It didn't start rolling out till after D3...

It didn't start rolling out till after D3 production ended - don't think it actually became available until 2015?

It requires compatible hardware in the vehicle as a first step.....
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Adrian E
Can you use Waze with Android Auto? It's not...

Can you use Waze with Android Auto? It's not allowed with Apple Play......
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By Adrian E
We've got it in the Golf, but after experimenting...

We've got it in the Golf, but after experimenting with it from my Apple phone I went to the trouble of actively seeking to delete the pairing (which is also a ball-ache as you have to reset network...
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Adrian E
Indeed, but mine being a 2002 raises questions...

Indeed, but mine being a 2002 raises questions over whether they incorrectly
Believed it applied to mine, or if more vehicles were potentially affected?
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Adrian E
I had a recall done on my S8 early on in my...

I had a recall done on my S8 early on in my ownership for a faulty park interlock on the gear selector - from memory the cable could slip in its guide and you wouldn't be able to get the car out of...
Forum: Daily banter 13th September 2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Sticky: Photobucket
Views: 1,329
Posted By Adrian E
Have you tried holding down ctrl and pressing f5?...

Have you tried holding down ctrl and pressing f5? Should refresh the cache....

Or just clear your browsing history
Forum: Daily banter 13th September 2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Sticky: Photobucket
Views: 1,329
Posted By Adrian E
Looks like some enterprising folk have worked out...

Looks like some enterprising folk have worked out how to get around the hostage messages from Photobucket, for the majority of browsers. This was posted on a Facebook group I'm a member of - I've...
Forum: Daily banter 7th September 2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Adrian E
I live near Gatwick, but don't have driveway...

I live near Gatwick, but don't have driveway space to offer. I would caution against leaving it parked in the area on the public road - it's not unknown for local residents who see cases being...
Forum: Daily banter 29th August 2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Adrian E
I've still got a BX 16v +++ rare cars now -...

I've still got a BX 16v +++ rare cars now - probably more GS's left!
Forum: Daily banter 29th August 2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Adrian E
Blue - GS is a stunning innovative design of a...

Blue - GS is a stunning innovative design of a mass produced car from a mainstream manufacturer that delivered standards of comfort nobody else achieved at the time (and didn't rust any worse than...
Forum: Driving bliss 6th August 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Adrian E
If you're interested in WW2 history there's a...

If you're interested in WW2 history there's a museum close to Calais based in one of the V2 rocket factory/launch sites that's worth a visit too.

We stayed in a pretty lakeside town in Switzerland...
Forum: Daily banter 6th August 2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Adrian E
Dear lord - what possessed you?! :D At least...

Dear lord - what possessed you?! :D

At least it looks rust free from this angle, and that's very rare on any of these. Presume it's been parked up for years unused?
Forum: Daily banter 1st July 2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,329
Posted By Adrian E
Photobucket

Appears to have imploded in an effort to get people to sign up to $400 packages for hosting images and allowing 3rd party linking (ie posting on forums like this!)
...
Forum: Daily banter 27th June 2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Adrian E
I struggled to get an agreed value on mine - not...

I struggled to get an agreed value on mine - not old enough for a proper classic policy, nor high value enough

One that would quote was 3 times the price!

Garaging is often an issue too.....
Forum: Daily banter 15th June 2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By Adrian E
There's a lot of sensors on that engine and they...

There's a lot of sensors on that engine and they also suffer camchain problems (colleague had that engine in his A6 and it wasn't the most reliable, including requiring chain work twice!)
Forum: Daily banter 15th June 2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,122
Posted By Adrian E
I've considered Vreds in the past too, but always...

I've considered Vreds in the past too, but always end up put off by reports of tread separation as they age (as in the tread area starts to break away around the circumference of the tyre on one...
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,122
Posted By Adrian E
Bridgestone on my parents Lexus suffered...

Bridgestone on my parents Lexus suffered significant cracking in the tread grooves, as they aged. I wasn't happy with their condition so I swapped them to Dunlop IIRC

Contis in 20" fitment seem...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By Adrian E
RNS-E is plug and play as long as the OEM stereo...

RNS-E is plug and play as long as the OEM stereo is double DIN - if it's single then there's other changes required to the centre console to move the climate panel down etc. Perfectly doable but...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 12th June 2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Adrian E
Is this the model where boot space is...

Is this the model where boot space is surprisingly restricted due to the size of the battery pack, and it's location?

It's a Lexus - if it's been serviced it's unlikely to break in any meaningful...
Forum: Daily banter 11th June 2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By Adrian E
Only real alternatives are the Merc CLK or BMW...

Only real alternatives are the Merc CLK or BMW 6-series, but depends how critical rear legroom is?

Couple of nice private sale S4s with sensible miles on AT at the moment :)
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,572
Posted By Adrian E
Lose the black roof and raise the suspension -...

Lose the black roof and raise the suspension - otherwise all good IMHO +++
Forum: Daily banter 30th May 2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Adrian E
I quite enjoyed the show he did on Aston Martin a...

I quite enjoyed the show he did on Aston Martin a couple of years ago - his style for this sort of show needed a bit of polish, so will give this a watch +++
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,859
Posted By Adrian E
In case you don't spot it in the wall of text

In case you don't spot it in the wall of text
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 2nd May 2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,643
Posted By Adrian E
Was in a similar position before Christmas,...

Was in a similar position before Christmas, having fairly recently bought an Arcam A28 amp to replace an aged NAD which was totally out of its depth dealing with my Monitor Audio RS6 Silver...
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By Adrian E
Details here ...

Details here

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11725&highlight=loan

Not mega spec and my understanding is that most were foisted onto dealers to use as demo/loan cars. The one I had...
Forum: Daily banter 12th April 2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Adrian E
Since I work in this area, albeit on the...

Since I work in this area, albeit on the legislative side I'll post some thoughts that might be useful.

The annual MOT is only a snapshot of a vehicle's condition at the absolute moment it is...
Forum: Daily banter 5th April 2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Adrian E
I wouldn't read too much into press articles...

I wouldn't read too much into press articles until the revised air quality plan is published this month (there's an impending deadline to meet the Supreme Court requirement). I suspect even that will...
Forum: Daily banter 16th March 2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,859
Posted By Adrian E
Probably works in sales and wants to hook you in...

Probably works in sales and wants to hook you in before going to the effort of being helpful :D

Some folk are funny about e-mail contact and will assume it's a scam but will happily supply the...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,859
Posted By Adrian E
That looks great +++ 112k list price new :ROFL:...

That looks great +++ 112k list price new :ROFL: hope they got a discount!

Located in Hertfordshire by the looks of it (Welwyn?)
Forum: Driving bliss 7th March 2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,352
Posted By Adrian E
The old girl is looking great +++

The old girl is looking great +++
Forum: Daily banter 1st March 2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By Adrian E
EU4 doesn't require a DPF to meet the type...

EU4 doesn't require a DPF to meet the type approval requirements that applied to them when new - manufacturers were fitting them to test the technology, or in anticipation of tighter limits in some...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By Adrian E
Smoke limit for Euro 6 and some Euro 5 vehicles...

Smoke limit for Euro 6 and some Euro 5 vehicles will be dropping to 0.7 from the current 1.5 but where a lower value is quoted under the bonnet that's lower than those limits, it'll be tested to...
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By Adrian E
Avoid - there's plenty of others around and most...

Avoid - there's plenty of others around and most will be lower miles too at that age.

What spec were you looking at? We were tempted by a facelift ST-3 but found the ride a bit too bone jarring on...
Forum: Daily banter 19th February 2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By Adrian E
Let them stare!

Some of you that frequent Pistonheads may have seen reference to this book in a similarly titled thread on their forum.

It's self-published by the author, Michael Hipperson, who dealt in supercars...
Forum: Daily banter 14th February 2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,855
Posted By Adrian E
I don't think you can tell from that angle ref...

I don't think you can tell from that angle ref the flange seal - the part numbers for the oil seal are different, as the technical difference in the flange is an extra machined area on the inside...
Forum: Daily banter 14th February 2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,855
Posted By Adrian E
Neil - could the F125 have been swapped from your...

Neil - could the F125 have been swapped from your old box? Not unknown for mechanical parts to arrive sans-electronics and for everything to be moved across.

The rear seal is poor, but I guess...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd February 2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Poll: HPI Check
Views: 1,959
Posted By Adrian E
When I've bought from a dealer I've always...

When I've bought from a dealer I've always accepted at face value any HPI check performed on the vehicle as being adequate assurance, given if it turns out to be wrong you can go after the dealer in...
Forum: R8 42 1st February 2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,231
Posted By Adrian E
That's a fantastic effort to record all that -...

That's a fantastic effort to record all that - just goes to show how much work can be involved working on cars.

Surprised they didn't fit a new loom given how far stripped out it was.
Forum: Daily banter 27th January 2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,377
Posted By Adrian E
Bloke at uni put food colouring in his milk so if...

Bloke at uni put food colouring in his milk so if he caught anyone with blue milk on their cereal he knew who had helped themselves :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 27th January 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,377
Posted By Adrian E
This was my first thought too +++

This was my first thought too +++
Forum: Daily banter 25th January 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,689
Posted By Adrian E
Correct +++

Correct +++
Forum: Daily banter 24th January 2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,689
Posted By Adrian E
Hi David I believe he's registered but...

Hi David

I believe he's registered but hasn't posted on here as yet. Has posted on AudiSRS +++

Adrian
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,689
Posted By Adrian E
After 49 days of being depressingly car-less,...

After 49 days of being depressingly car-less, pick up the replacement wheels tomorrow :D

Been toying with a few options along the 'sensible' lines - looked at possibly an Abarth 595, but too...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,859
Posted By Adrian E
Defo going to have to be less specific on spec if...

Defo going to have to be less specific on spec if there's one thing you want above all else, be it B&O or the colour.

RS7 with B&O

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/1942845/image.jpg
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