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Forum: Owners Meets 10th August 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By tintin
And all you need now is for the Americans to join...

And all you need now is for the Americans to join in, late as usual. At least this time there's only one of them... ;)
Forum: Daily banter 8th August 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By tintin
Oh dear.... :rolleyes:

Oh dear.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 1st August 2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By tintin
+1

+1
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st August 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By tintin
Sounds like a lot to me, and - though I've never...

Sounds like a lot to me, and - though I've never seen it in the flesh - I wouldn't put it in my top 5 colour choices in terms of saleability, and (sadly...) the market isn't interested in what you've...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st August 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By tintin
Wow! that's a lot - mine are just sat in my...

Wow! that's a lot - mine are just sat in my garage... :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st August 2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By tintin
+++

+++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st July 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By tintin
I have a duff pair (appropriate, really... :D)....

I have a duff pair (appropriate, really... :D). Just the cats, not the full pipes, and they're a bit noisy, as the internals on at least one has partly disintegrated (which is why they were replaced)...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 31st July 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By tintin
Show Star 3...

That's the third one Herman's been at now, and this was harder work than the others tbh, but all in a good cause, I suppose: first car on the Oktoberfest stand, and the last one to leave yesterday...
Forum: Other marques 31st July 2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,826
Posted By tintin
No, that's estimated sales (i.e. deliveries to...

No, that's estimated sales (i.e. deliveries to customers): refundable deposits are well in excess of 400k for the Model 3 - or were within a week of the reveal 2 years ago, I think they're higher...
Forum: Other marques 31st July 2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,826
Posted By tintin
Model 3 sales outstripping BMW, Audi and Mercedes

Obviously this is only in the US, but that's the only market you can buy the Model 3 in at present - and this graphic shows they're outselling each of the premium german marques on the combined sales...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th July 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,685
Posted By tintin
Wot he said - except I don't even bother steering...

Wot he said - except I don't even bother steering either :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 30th July 2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By tintin
Welcome -and ask away (ideally after you've...

Welcome -and ask away (ideally after you've posted your photos +++..., though we'll happily wait if necessary ;) ): any question you have will probably answered on here, we're a very friendly bunch.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,232
Posted By tintin
Personally i wouldn't recommend Chester...

Personally i wouldn't recommend Chester Transmissions: they were the ones who serviced my gearbox (which, admittedly, hadn't been done before...), and that's when it started playing up.

Having...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 25th July 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By tintin
CarFest North

My S8 is on display as part of the "Oktoberfest" area at CarFest North this coming weekend, and since Chris Evans was kind enough to give me a family weekend camping pass, I have two adult weekend...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,232
Posted By tintin
I think that's exactly what I did on my trip to...

I think that's exactly what I did on my trip to Glasgow (admittedly only 220 miles for me): I remember now having a chat with my mate who runs the local Kwikfit, and he thought that (a) the car would...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,232
Posted By tintin
Just to add to what Mark/Moltuae said about...

Just to add to what Mark/Moltuae said about Mackies: they also (from memory) upgrade the torque converter to a better one.

I'd suggest you give John, the service manager, a call: I'm sure he'll...
Forum: Daily banter 25th July 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By tintin
I think that's the most likely explanation, as it...

I think that's the most likely explanation, as it defaults to -40c on each start-up, before recovering itself after running for 15 minutes or so.
Forum: Daily banter 25th July 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By tintin
Indeed it was - good spot Sherlock +++

Indeed it was - good spot Sherlock +++
Forum: Daily banter 24th July 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By tintin
It returned to normal after 10 minutes driving:...

It returned to normal after 10 minutes driving: the "environmental condition" that seemed to cause this anomaly was leaving the engine running whilst jet washing the car (don't ask...).

Strange...
Forum: Daily banter 24th July 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By tintin
Photo taken early this evening in Altrincham.......

Photo taken early this evening in Altrincham.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 24th July 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By tintin
Here's a strange one...

...discuss. Very cool indeed ;) . And I have no idea.....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 24th July 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By tintin
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 24th July 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By tintin
Hi Roberto. Any photos available of these? And...

Hi Roberto. Any photos available of these? And what's SE? ;). And when you say pre-wired, do you mean for battery or mains connections? :D
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd July 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,232
Posted By tintin
I'd echo what IT and MJ have said: both Mark...

I'd echo what IT and MJ have said: both Mark (Moltuae) and I have driven these cars - admittedly not in full limp mode - more than 200 miles each when it was pretty clear that both our respective...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,232
Posted By tintin
Correct, sort of: the warranty does only apply if...

Correct, sort of: the warranty does only apply if you get it serviced there (every 2 yrs in my case, @ c. 155 per service), and their warranty is for a year longer than Audi, as it's for 3 years,...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,232
Posted By tintin
Not good, and hopefully not the gearbox, given...

Not good, and hopefully not the gearbox, given that it was reconditioned. What sort of warranty did they give you? Mackies gives 3 years/100k, which might be a good point of reference, if you have to...
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By tintin
Wot's an oil change? :ROFL:

Wot's an oil change? :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th July 2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By tintin
;). And at the risk of diluting it further, I...

;). And at the risk of diluting it further, I wonder if that'll arrive before my Model 3s do? Sorry Ian, I couldn't resist... :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th July 2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By tintin
Sounds like a Tesla store at quarter...

Sounds like a Tesla store at quarter end...:rolleyes:
Forum: Owners Meets 16th July 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By tintin
Going- 1. CTL D2 S8 FL - Ferry Booked,...

Going-
1. CTL D2 S8 FL - Ferry Booked, Eindhoven Hotel Booked Thurs, Meet Hotel Booked Fri/Sat
2. Architex_mA8tey D2 A8 FL - Ferry Booked, Eindhoven Hotel Booked Thurs, Meet Hotel Booked Fri/Sat...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th July 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By tintin
Errr...

...I thought you were keeping this?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th July 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,128
Posted By tintin
And this might help - ...

And this might help -

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5370&highlight=solar+sunroof+fitting

which is the thread that Ian (IT) did when he replaced my steel roof with a solar one a...
Forum: Owners Meets 15th July 2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By tintin
I tried emailing them just under a week ago, but...

I tried emailing them just under a week ago, but got no response - I've tried again now, hopefully they'll reply this time :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 12th July 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By tintin
However...

...there was a Tesla one, apparently. Did you miss it? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 11th July 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By tintin
Life carries on...

I hope Ray doesn't mind me posting this, but I've found this song inspiring when I've lost family members in recent years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4d_ilHsFjc

The lyrics (and delivery)...
Forum: Owners Meets 10th July 2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By tintin
Happy to Neil - I've already given him the heads...

Happy to Neil - I've already given him the heads up on this a few weeks, we just need to give him details, and time to turn these round.
Forum: Owners Meets 9th July 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By tintin
Great little event!

Well, that was fun - a great call by Jim on this, and lovely to catch up with him, Christine, Mark and Lynne.

Some really interesting bits of metal, at an event that is only in it's 2nd year:...
Forum: Daily banter 9th July 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By tintin
Thanks for the update Ray, glad to hear that...

Thanks for the update Ray, glad to hear that you're keeping busy - not just with work, but with the rest of your lovely family: keep in touch, you know where we are :)
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th July 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By tintin
If you get the Parrot, then it's worth making...

If you get the Parrot, then it's worth making sure it's fitted correctly, otherwise you may not have the Bose connected up properly, and lose the benefits of that.
Forum: Owners Meets 8th July 2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By tintin
Update

Going:
1. The Laird (+1)
2. tintin

Maybes:
1. Moltuae - maybe
2. HPSauce - not going
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th July 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By tintin
I have a Parrot kit (here -...

I have a Parrot kit (here - https://www.parrot.com/uk/car-kits/parrot-mki9200#parrot-mki-9200), which works beautifully, and keeps the full Bose sound quality - which isn't always the case,...
Forum: Other marques 4th July 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,826
Posted By tintin
+ this @ Goodwood from 12th to 15th...

...for anyone who's interested.

https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/event-coverage/festival-of-speed/2018/7/nine-things-to-know-about-the-tesla-model-3/
Forum: Owners Meets 4th July 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By tintin
Body count...

As this weekend's classic event is now only 4 days away, here's my summary of who's going/thinking of going - please update as appropriate:

Going:
1. The Laird (+1)
2. tintin

Maybes:
1....
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,263
Posted By tintin
Congratulations Paul!

Congratulations Paul!
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By tintin
+++

+++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By tintin
So that'll be over 100k then Andrew? ;)

So that'll be over 100k then Andrew? ;)
Forum: Owners Meets 30th June 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By tintin
Apparently not - they seem to have agreed to let...

Apparently not - they seem to have agreed to let it exhibit :ROFL:
Forum: Owners Meets 30th June 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By tintin
Soo...Coupe to show, or Tesla just to admire...+++

Soo...Coupe to show, or Tesla just to admire...+++
Forum: Owners Meets 29th June 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By tintin
Thanks Jim, it'd be nice to see a 2CV as well as...

Thanks Jim, it'd be nice to see a 2CV as well as some '8s, as it's not an Audi show anyway :rolleyes:

I'll probably come in one of my other cars, not in my S8.
Forum: Daily banter 28th June 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,263
Posted By tintin
Red Leather? Yellow Leather? Red Leather? Yellow...

Red Leather? Yellow Leather? Red Leather? Yellow Leather? I remember that...:p
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