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Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By paulrstaylor
As a long term diesel driver, I though the nail...

As a long term diesel driver, I though the nail in the coffin was Porsche starting to make diesels?!?!
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 21st September 2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By paulrstaylor
Itís a further pita as the D4 didnít come with a...

Itís a further pita as the D4 didnít come with a dip stick!

I used a dipstick out of another v8 Audi, measured the level before the change, matched just under that after and then used the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st September 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By paulrstaylor
My guess is water got into one (or more) of the...

My guess is water got into one (or more) of the height sensors, VCDS should confirm.

Maybe as simple as drying it out and sealing, but over the years I've replaced a few - almost a consumable +++
Forum: Daily banter 18th September 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By paulrstaylor
Looks like a beetle..... The new peopleís...

Looks like a beetle.....

The new peopleís car?
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 17th September 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By paulrstaylor
Happens to us all :ROFL:

Happens to us all :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 17th September 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By paulrstaylor
Silly as it sounds, take a picture of the nut to...

Silly as it sounds, take a picture of the nut to you local dealer parts counter +++
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By paulrstaylor
Iím assuming Tesla is the chalk? :ROFL:

Iím assuming Tesla is the chalk? :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 16th September 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By paulrstaylor
Typo, last MOT was 18/05/2015 at 96k Looks...

Typo, last MOT was 18/05/2015 at 96k

Looks like itís been laid up a while....
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th September 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By paulrstaylor
Yours had two 5f modules, one with a SIM, the...

Yours had two 5f modules, one with a SIM, the one in the back without if memory serves me right!?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th September 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By paulrstaylor
Doesn't it only come on when actually cold and...

Doesn't it only come on when actually cold and there is demand for heat from the a/c, as in winter?
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th September 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By paulrstaylor
Or go with the external gateway..... worth a...

Or go with the external gateway..... worth a google, originally people were using a linksys router I think before the bundled box I linked to earlier came about +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th September 2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By paulrstaylor
Yes and no. No from an OEM perspective, you need...

Yes and no. No from an OEM perspective, you need a different 5F unit with a SIM slot.

However there are workaround using a USB (AMI) connected 3g hotspot and some software coding that can make it...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th September 2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 293
Posted By paulrstaylor
Been a while since I had a D3, but all things...

Been a while since I had a D3, but all things being equal sounds about right.

Diesel engines are more thermally efficient than petrol, so much so that they often need an auxiliary heater so you...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sounds like a good day out! Are you planning...

Sounds like a good day out!

Are you planning on taking up their kind offer to replace your starter motor? :ROFL:
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 3rd September 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By paulrstaylor
Rule of thumb, put back what you take out +++ ...

Rule of thumb, put back what you take out +++

Then check the levels and go from there.....

I think it will be less than 9.5l, I think that maybe dry fill.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st September 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sounds like a lot of work, but also sounds very...

Sounds like a lot of work, but also sounds very good! I wish I had the time!!!

If you are scrubbing the tyres then I am guessing you are enjoying it :ROFL:

Maybe I will buy it back next year,...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By paulrstaylor
Not really an issue, 30 mins at 2mph only leaves...

Not really an issue, 30 mins at 2mph only leaves me a mile from home :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By paulrstaylor
Iíve placed an order for a fully electric Audi...

Iíve placed an order for a fully electric Audi today, short lead time and reasonably priced all things considered....

New car....
Forum: Other Audis 19th August 2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By paulrstaylor
Dodgy diesels do have some value :ROFL:

Dodgy diesels do have some value :ROFL:
Forum: Other Audis 19th August 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By paulrstaylor
It's it an audi? ...

It's it an audi?

https://www.audi.co.uk/owners-area/emissions.html?sc_ppc=p1111390092
Forum: Daily banter 18th August 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sorry - I've never had a 3.2 FSI, but I do know...

Sorry - I've never had a 3.2 FSI, but I do know that the 2.0TFSI is really tune-able - so you could easily get the same power out of the 4 pot engine, with less weight.

Probably worth a read of...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th August 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,001
Posted By paulrstaylor
I sold my D4 last week, having owned a D2, D3 and...

I sold my D4 last week, having owned a D2, D3 and D4 (and driven a lot of D4s over extended periods of time) I'd say comfortable & capable for sure, interesting maybe - D4 isn't personally exciting...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th August 2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,001
Posted By paulrstaylor
I thought you wanted an ďinterestingĒ daily...

I thought you wanted an ďinterestingĒ daily driver :ROFL:

Of those three, Iíd take the high spec all day long +++
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th August 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By paulrstaylor
That depends on the ears also :ROFL: For me,...

That depends on the ears also :ROFL:

For me, it isn't a show stopper either way. On the D3 the Bose was fine for me, pop up tweeters look nice tho +++

On the D4 they upped their game on the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th August 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By paulrstaylor
You are probably right, but one thing I have...

You are probably right, but one thing I have noted is the D4's either sell in a week, or stay on sale for a very long time and then reduce in price many times before disappearing (presumably sold)! ...
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C5 14th August 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By paulrstaylor
I am agreeing with the dealer. The...

I am agreeing with the dealer.

The specification of the car is "Black" - which comes with a bunch of stuff and no chrome :ROFL:

The engine is the "Ultra" bit, in the 2018 brochure it is only...
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C5 14th August 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By paulrstaylor
I could be wrong here, but I don't think there is...

I could be wrong here, but I don't think there is a difference as I suspect that the ultra is just branding on the two wheel drive 2.0TDI engine, and they are all that.

Engine wise you can get a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th August 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By paulrstaylor
This is a nice spec, I almost bought it in...

This is a nice spec, I almost bought it in October 2016, but decided at the time I didn't want to D4s depreciating on the drive :ROFL:

Does it still have the rotor alloys fitted?

In all...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th August 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By paulrstaylor
Initial trade in price (main dealer) was £10,750,...

Initial trade in price (main dealer) was £10,750, this was upped significantly and underwritten by another trader. In the end I sold it to a colleague for ~£15k - maybe I could have got more, but I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th August 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sold today, second V8 Audi in a week.... only the...

Sold today, second V8 Audi in a week.... only the RS4 left now, until tomorrow :ROFL:

Does feel weird, first time in a decade I haven't had an 8 on the drive :(
Forum: Daily banter 9th August 2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sadly I suspect some trickery at play :ROFL:

Sadly I suspect some trickery at play :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 8th August 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By paulrstaylor
I really hope that this is real...... ...

I really hope that this is real......

https://youtu.be/TTB8REzEJoo
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By paulrstaylor
Quite possibly +++ there are incentives across...

Quite possibly +++ there are incentives across the range and fuel types, not just VAG either. Have a friend who got a great deal on a hybrid Volvo a couple of weeks back..... but this being an A8...
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By paulrstaylor
£90-100 seems to be the going rate for a key...

£90-100 seems to be the going rate for a key supplied and coded?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-AUDI-SEAT-SKODA-KEY-PROGRAMMING-GOLF-BORA-POLO-B5-PASSAT-SHARAN-ALHAMBRA-R32/202104831539
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By paulrstaylor
Three posts to say you think its a bad deal...

Three posts to say you think its a bad deal :ROFL: I shared as I thought someone may be interested, clearly you are not that someone :p

It's a PCP, not a lease - so the mileage will only make a...
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By paulrstaylor
Mileage could be changed I am sure, doubt it will...

Mileage could be changed I am sure, doubt it will make a huge difference to deal. It only really matters if you send the car back at 4 years old anyway!



Yup, or you could clear the loan on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th August 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Second cheap fix +++ The noise is addictive for...

Second cheap fix +++ The noise is addictive for sure, I am glad that it is growing on her :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By paulrstaylor
Implication of WLTP on D5 Prices - Bargains to be had!

So I was at a local dealer last weekend, they were making a big thing about new emissions standards meaning they had a fire sale on.

Actually for most of the models the discounts were minimal,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th August 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Isnít it normal to vacuum evacuate the system and...

Isnít it normal to vacuum evacuate the system and see if it holds!? It does sound like they were lacking clue, but hopefully a second cheap fix for you too +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Check the big box of invoices - no mention of a...

Check the big box of invoices - no mention of a roof motor that I could see.

That cover does clip back in, not sure how or when (possibly before my time) but think one of the tabs is missing...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Good news on the roof, 100% the motor was the...

Good news on the roof, 100% the motor was the original issue, so opening it up must have been enough to free the bushes! Hope it stays working, I like an easy fix! :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Thread drift...... but.... My S4 to...

Thread drift...... but....



My S4 to RS4 shift was a factor of 5+, but that was a high mileage lowish spec faulty 2004 S4, to low mileage high spec 2006 RS4. Both seem to be fairly static in...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Enjoy the break - I may sell you an RS4 one day! ...

Enjoy the break - I may sell you an RS4 one day!

Ainars - good luck with your plans for the car +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd August 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Just to bring this on to a close - car now sold...

Just to bring this on to a close - car now sold and collected!

I did throw one last curve ball, I went to check it over one last time last night - the battery was totally dead - that will teach me...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st August 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Have you not been watching love island :ROFL: ...

Have you not been watching love island :ROFL:

The buyer (original one) is collecting the car on Friday AM +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st August 2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,001
Posted By paulrstaylor
Interesting - I suspect it is based upon an Audi...

Interesting - I suspect it is based upon an Audi database rather than DVLA then - i.e. if the car has seen a dealer since a plate change then you should be fine!?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 31st July 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,001
Posted By paulrstaylor
This tool will give you a VIN from a UK...

This tool will give you a VIN from a UK registration for any Audi - not just derv ones +++

https://www.audi.co.uk/owners-area/emissions/check-your-car.html
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th July 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Oh the irony - second chance offer now sent as...

Oh the irony - second chance offer now sent as the top bid was in error :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th July 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sold +++ (I have a sneaking suspicion to a...

Sold +++

(I have a sneaking suspicion to a forum member, which makes me happy!)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th July 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,029
Posted By paulrstaylor
Less than 4 hours to go now, over 3k and the...

Less than 4 hours to go now, over 3k and the current winning bidder wanít to collect tonight!

Looks like you didnít over bid Ian +++

Fingers crossed.
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