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Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th October 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Adrian E
Always separate updates for firmware and nav -...

Always separate updates for firmware and nav - always has been. Some map update levels require a minimum level of firmware to work, but generally speaking they can be updated independently.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 8th October 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 536
Posted By Adrian E
Hiya I havenít used Etka on my laptop for so...

Hiya

I havenít used Etka on my laptop for so long it needs to run 20+ updates for each brand before itíll let me in! Iíll set it going again when I get home, although I can look up the part number...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 7th October 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 536
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Andrew RNS-E wasn't standard on the B7...

Hi Andrew

RNS-E wasn't standard on the B7 S4, and quite often when you see it fitted it's not listed on the original build spec and has been retrofitted!

The TV tuner can be replaced - but it's...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd September 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Adrian E
Is it possible your access to the system has...

Is it possible your access to the system has ended based on the original date of registration? I know on our Golf a load of the online services time out at 3 years unless you pay to extend them. I...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th September 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Adrian E
Ah sorry, didn't pick up on the distinction - on...

Ah sorry, didn't pick up on the distinction - on my B8 S5 it's 3G and then on B8.5 it's 3GP or 3G+ so easy to tell as all later cars have the later MMI system, and thought your query was in the D3...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th September 2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Adrian E
Easiest way to tell is if the MMI click wheel has...

Easiest way to tell is if the MMI click wheel has an additional mini joystick on top. Reasonably obvious in photos if the resolution is good enough in an advert

Iím sure IT has posted about d3...
Forum: Daily banter 24th August 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Adrian E
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Adrian E
Pretty sure the twin exhaust pipes in that...

Pretty sure the twin exhaust pipes in that position are correct. The 323 in that body shape was the Ďhotí model but not in an M sense

Absolutely should be 6 cylinder.

Given itís been messed...
Forum: Other Audis 21st August 2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By Adrian E
The Germans are particularly antiquated with...

The Germans are particularly antiquated with their banking systems - they barely do online transactions. From memory I paid via IBAN when I had my cats refurbished, but youíd expect Audi to have a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd August 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Adrian E
Don’t even ask what the SWB Sport quattros fetch...

Don’t even ask what the SWB Sport quattros fetch - although never a series production model

I think the uR is the daddy in terms of appreciation for the best examples - 2nd would probably be the...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st August 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Adrian E
Hiya As in they didn't reply, or said they...

Hiya

As in they didn't reply, or said they wouldn't do it? I recall they were a struggle to get a response from but once engaged were happy to help

A
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By Adrian E
Sergey (Notorious) has done this for a service -...

Sergey (Notorious) has done this for a service - definitely worth looking at the relative cost/hassle as the travel distance is probably much the same. A trailer and suitably weighty tow car...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd July 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By Adrian E
Born in the one and only maternity unit at the...

Born in the one and only maternity unit at the time, in Newport. Lived in Cowes until I was 5 and we moved to the South West. My parents moved to IoW quite a while before I was born and my dad ran...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd July 2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By Adrian E
Unlikely - there's a couple of sacrificial alloy...

Unlikely - there's a couple of sacrificial alloy plates under the middle of the car to prevent you doing any major damage to the important bits.

David is indeed in Crawley - there's a thread under...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By Adrian E
Yep, and even to get to those 2 buggers you need...

Yep, and even to get to those 2 buggers you need a very short tool bit to get on them - that'll be the 2 that were left loose by the last person to 'service' the gearbox on mine....
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By Adrian E
If you're heading Sussex way do you have the...

If you're heading Sussex way do you have the option of having it 'recovered' to a garage in Sussex to work on it? David is that way and I'm sure would be able to deal with box removal and install so...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th July 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,728
Posted By Adrian E
Iím sure I know this car - was it owned by a chap...

Iím sure I know this car - was it owned by a chap in Surrey as 2nd owner who fitted exhaust? If itís the one I think it is, it went back and forth to Epsom hospital round the south side of the M25 to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th July 2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,624
Posted By Adrian E
If you want something with a bit of grunt and...

If you want something with a bit of grunt and space the facelift S5 in coupe or Sportback have plenty of grunt and reasonable economy (my early one isnít great on fuel but 2012 on much better) and...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th July 2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By Adrian E
Go on, you know you want to +++ (in a different...

Go on, you know you want to +++ (in a different thread, naturally!)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th July 2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By Adrian E
another one?! I remember your rant about the Q7...

another one?! I remember your rant about the Q7 with obvious faults - same dealer?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th July 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Adrian E
There's 2 issues as far as I'm concerned - the...

There's 2 issues as far as I'm concerned - the dire quality of typical non-OEM glass (Guardian et al) and the person fitting it. Main dealers don't fit windscreens - they just sub it out to...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th July 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Adrian E
I'm on my 2nd windscreen in as many months (one...

I'm on my 2nd windscreen in as many months (one on each car!)

About £1k down as a result as don't trust the insurance approved lot :-(
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th July 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By Adrian E
difficult to make an offer when you've not given...

difficult to make an offer when you've not given any indication of asking price.

The 'spec' you've listed is all entirely standard - does it have any options fitted?

The front bumper to bonnet...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd June 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By Adrian E
It has the late 4 pot Brembos with the caliper...

It has the late 4 pot Brembos with the caliper mounting bolts going in from the front IIRC (still got a new pair of the bolts here if you need them Andy!), but I've never investigated the material...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd June 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Andy The upper 4 arms are all Meyle HD...

Hi Andy

The upper 4 arms are all Meyle HD and have been on there a number of years, so should indicate how good the quality is by now

One of the arms thatís specific to 20Ē factory wheels is, I...
Forum: Spotless 21st June 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Adrian E
The colour will attract them, unfortunately. ...

The colour will attract them, unfortunately. Never had that issue with mine, but then I don't live in one of the midge capitals of the UK :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st June 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,140
Posted By Adrian E
I presume the main market for a left hooker is...

I presume the main market for a left hooker is for export back to mainland Europe? Their prices always seem higher than RHD cars here - there must be a business model that makes it worth the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st June 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By Adrian E
My local one are fine with me buying over the...

My local one are fine with me buying over the counter - they couldn't be much closer to the nearest VW dealer either!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By Adrian E
Iíve got the pin part number at home, as bought...

Iíve got the pin part number at home, as bought one for the S5 when the plastic one snapped - about a fiver each iirc. Agree with Ian that 2 makes sense - theyíre long enough that youíre nowhere near...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 16th June 2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By Adrian E
I'm just about managing to get away with having...

I'm just about managing to get away with having most of my hi-fi kit in the lounge - the Chromecast Audio adds so much functionality to my old school Arcam amp it's ridiculous for the money! Stream...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th June 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
Great stuff - glad you've found something without...

Great stuff - glad you've found something without too much aggro. Car shopping for us is usually a 6-12 month process from initial idea to finding the ideal car :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,140
Posted By Adrian E
After you've uploaded them, click on the link at...

After you've uploaded them, click on the link at the bottom for each image so it opens in a new window - then copy the link address and use 'insert image' option to add that address where you want it...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
Iím not aware of anything published (theyíd be...

Iím not aware of anything published (theyíd be risking claims for any car that failed to meet their expected lifespan if they did!)

Just to give you an indicator, mate has a Skoda Superb that he...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
On the Golf thereís very little difference...

On the Golf thereís very little difference between our 2015 and the facelift that came out last year (referred to as Mk7 or Mk7.5) apart from the option for a bigger option nav screen. Ours has the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,140
Posted By Adrian E
For an idea of bottom end value, stick the...

For an idea of bottom end value, stick the details in webuyanycar and add about £2-3k for a private sale. For some spec will be all, and B&O will be a big draw, whereas for others some random option...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
Hiya Very reliable - 6 speed unless you go...

Hiya

Very reliable - 6 speed unless you go for one of the very newest, which are 7 like the s-tronics in the S4. They're smoother to drive in the Mk7 Golf compared to the B8/8.5 platform A/S4 as...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
If you settle on A3 size, try a Golf. I think...

If you settle on A3 size, try a Golf. I think theyíre more practical and theyíre definitely a bit cheaper for same spec. Love ours - drives great and you only miss quattro in the damp months
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th June 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
I wouldn't touch a diesel as a family runabout...

I wouldn't touch a diesel as a family runabout now - too much exhaust aftertreatment which knocks fuel economy to the point there's little real world difference in running costs. Plus the cost of...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th June 2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
The thickness of the D2 doors was always what...

The thickness of the D2 doors was always what made it mega wide to park for me - the exterior mirrors don't stick out much from the outside of the body if you look down the side of the car. Our S5...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
Presume you're mainly looking just to see if it's...

Presume you're mainly looking just to see if it's the right sort of car for you and your wife?

If seriously considering buying then:

Check s-tronic service done on or before schedule (38k...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
The large petrol models will tend to be older, as...

The large petrol models will tend to be older, as demand post 2005 just died for those type of engines.

I would say with s-tronic in the A/S4 quattro models is reliable from 2011 onwards. The...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
No worries mate - more than welcome (we're now...

No worries mate - more than welcome (we're now next to Pease Pottage services on M23)

You'll find plenty of S4 Avants in bright red - popular choice - as well as white or a really nice blue.

I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Sergey I only mentioned our S5 as itís...

Hi Sergey

I only mentioned our S5 as itís mechanically identical to the S4. Ainars is right that facelifted models (rectangular front fogs replace round) are better on fuel due to gearing and a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th June 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
The manual S4 avant is in the over £500 bracket,...

The manual S4 avant is in the over £500 bracket, whereas auto is £300ish - they also sold in TINY numbers as a result, before Audi dropped the manual option completely. They also suffer with clutch...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th June 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,458
Posted By Adrian E
Depends what size is suitable Sergey - the 4...

Depends what size is suitable Sergey - the 4 cylinder lumps are pretty mundane mostly, but if fuel usage around town is in any way a factor then they certainly are worth a look.

Skoda Octavia...
Forum: Daily banter 4th June 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Adrian E
Cool - who did you use?

Cool - who did you use?
Forum: Daily banter 4th June 2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Adrian E
Oil analysis?

Hi folks

Anyone ever had an engine oil sample analysed after a service? Considering it for the S5 as it's getting serviced in a couple of weeks and I'm swapping from Shell/Castrol bulk main...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd June 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Sergey The motorsport sector is your best...

Hi Sergey

The motorsport sector is your best bet - look for an Earls supplier (or contact the company direct - they're based at Silverstone)

https://www.earls.co.uk/earls/contactus.html

I'm...
Forum: Daily banter 1st June 2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By Adrian E
Don't forget that as-seen spec will probably have...

Don't forget that as-seen spec will probably have changed since new, so what you see may well be the result of changes that happened since build. Even cars delivered to dealers may have been changed...
Forum: Daily banter 30th May 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By Adrian E
From memory FEs often quote the wrong code for...

From memory FEs often quote the wrong code for the Ďwoodí finish. My Avus was the same

I donít think there was a way to add options to an FE spec unless adding a factory towbar

The level of...
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