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Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st September 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By tintin
Except they've thought of that, and the app on...

Except they've thought of that, and the app on your phone warns you ahead of that when your battery charge drops to 20% - should you forget and get to that stage after about 18 hours of running every...
Forum: Owners Meets 14th September 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
..and Zooming around with Edith :D

..and Zooming around with Edith :D
Forum: Owners Meets 13th September 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
+ 1 (+25m ;) )

+ 1 (+25m ;) )
Forum: Owners Meets 9th September 2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
Aye - possibly even dry enough for a rust-prone...

Aye - possibly even dry enough for a rust-prone Fiat to venture out for the day +++
Forum: Driving bliss 8th September 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By tintin
Deep chested and throaty, like its owner :ROFL:

Deep chested and throaty, like its owner :ROFL:
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd September 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
**Please add to the Biggin Hall list, as well as...

**Please add to the Biggin Hall list, as well as the Tramway list, if you're planning on coming for the meal**

Crich Tramway Village
Going:
Moltuae +1 (2 Adults)
Tonupkid +1
tintin
tc4332 &...
Forum: Daily banter 30th August 2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By tintin
I found this surprising watchable (in a...

I found this surprising watchable (in a terrifying sort of way). Like a factual version of Dr. Strangelove, and just as alien and surreal. Weird, really weird.
Forum: Owners Meets 28th August 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
Oh dear...slippery slope that Brian: you may have...

Oh dear...slippery slope that Brian: you may have to go the whole hog then, with a Hermes/Liberty silk scarf (not for you, obvs...:ROFL: ) and an "appropriate" Mulberry/vintage weekend suitcase (like...
Forum: Owners Meets 27th August 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
Indeed - there could be more Fiats than Audis...

Indeed - there could be more Fiats than Audis :eek: , which would make it a unique meet for our lot - though I doubt that will actually happen, in practice ;) ...
Forum: Owners Meets 25th August 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
Going: Moltuae +1 (2 Adults) Tonupkid +1...

Going:

Moltuae +1 (2 Adults)
Tonupkid +1
tintin
tc4332 & Jordan
The Laird +1
Architex_mA8tey
briang9 + 1
Darren
Forum: Owners Meets 24th August 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
I'm with Mark on this one - when he, Ray & I were...

I'm with Mark on this one - when he, Ray & I were discussing this the plans for this meet, we agreed that this is less of a show meet, and more of a natter and catch-up with friends, which I think...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st August 2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By tintin
;)

;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th August 2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By tintin
Sorry, they've gone for recyling now.

Sorry, they've gone for recyling now.
Forum: Owners Meets 19th August 2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
Updated list of "definites" and "possibles"

(Please add as appropriate)

Going:


Moltuae +1 (2 Adults)
Tonupkid +1
tintin
tc4332
Forum: Owners Meets 18th August 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,809
Posted By tintin
I'll be there!

Looking forward to this - a great chance to catch up and have an overdue opportunity to chew the fat and talk some car bollocks +++.

Is it worth starting an attendee list? If so, I'm a definite :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th August 2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By tintin
I have a pair of rattly ones...;)

I have a pair of rattly ones...;)
Forum: Daily banter 6th August 2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By tintin
Clean sweep

7 out of 7. Not that hard, really...;)
Forum: Daily banter 4th August 2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By tintin
"Provocative"

Really???

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53648638

Discuss...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd August 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,755
Posted By tintin
:ROFL::ROFL: The A380 is a great plane - I...

:ROFL::ROFL:

The A380 is a great plane - I flew on them (in economy and business) on trips to Oz and Nepal, and it was streets ahead of a 747. It'd be a shame if they didn't continue...:-(
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd August 2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By tintin
Much easier: MJ will attest to the fact that it's...

Much easier: MJ will attest to the fact that it's a bit more difficult to retrofit... :-(
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd August 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By tintin
No, good luck hunting, it took me aaaaages to...

No, good luck hunting, it took me aaaaages to find one for my S8.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd August 2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By tintin
He does say he'll be adding that, along with...

He does say he'll be adding that, along with photos, so I'd suggest checking back later (though it seems to be taking him a very long time to do that...:-( )
Forum: Daily banter 30th July 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By tintin
Nice.

Enjoy, looks like fun on four wheels.
Forum: Other marques 28th July 2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 102,439
Posted By tintin
Well...

Yup, these guys are right (when they finally get to the point :ROFL: ), and I've been saying the same thing for years. It's now just the same for "Big Auto" as it has been with other sectors...
Forum: Daily banter 24th July 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By tintin
That's why the whole industry is a scam and...

That's why the whole industry is a scam and ripoff: it relies on and feeds off lazy consumers who can't be arsed to shop around, to get away with premium hikes on any retained customers. PITA.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd July 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By tintin
Keep shopping around Ray, I don't think there's...

Keep shopping around Ray, I don't think there's anything happening to drive premiums up - in fact, I got told by Admiral I'd get a Covid refund because of their lower claims incidence ;).

Unless...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd July 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By tintin
This. +++ I took my S8 to another...

This. +++

I took my S8 to another "reputable" service outlet for this, and they still managed to make it worse. So only Mackies for me too, even though it's a 500 mile round trip - an essential...
Forum: Owners Meets 15th July 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,202
Posted By tintin
1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double,...

1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
2. David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat.
3. Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat. CONFIRMED...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd July 2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,272
Posted By tintin
Personally, I think a silver D2 with those alloys...

Personally, I think a silver D2 with those alloys and a black leather interior (whether a 2.8 or 4.2...) is a lovely classic combo, and an ideal intro. to the world of D2s, so hopefully someone else...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st June 2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,138
Posted By tintin
That'd be make it an "I'm out" moment for me (if...

That'd be make it an "I'm out" moment for me (if I was bidding). There needs to be at least a modicum of trust in buying/selling, and that's a big red flag for me - if he's doing that, what else is...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st June 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By tintin
+1, particularly on the "before" pics. I'm very...

+1, particularly on the "before" pics. I'm very much a before and after man (he says, shamelessly hijacking the thread with unrelated pics :ROFL: ...)
Forum: Other marques 17th June 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 102,439
Posted By tintin
A BBC article on EVs/Tesla that's actually ok to read...

..for once :rolleyes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53067009

Battery day is coming ;)+++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th June 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,307
Posted By tintin
Me too - not really what I mean by "making a car...

Me too - not really what I mean by "making a car go sideways" :ROFL:

(sorry Andrew, I couldn't resist...)
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th June 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,949
Posted By tintin
Very nice - all ready for summer and loosening...

Very nice - all ready for summer and loosening lockdown +++
Forum: Owners Meets 6th June 2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By tintin
Ideal destination these days

Great place to go, perhaps surprisingly, with both the Wheel and the Kelpies well worth a visit, and not too far for decent scenery too. Better than Manchester this weekend, where my garden is partly...
Forum: Daily banter 1st June 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,755
Posted By tintin
All quiet on the Northern front...

Even though Manchester is the UK's 3rd busiest airport, and I'm only 5 miles from it, I'm not seeing much action here - or maybe I'm just not skygazing enough :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th May 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By tintin
I tried them at renewal MJ, they were miles off...

I tried them at renewal MJ, they were miles off being competitive - for me anyway :-(
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th May 2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By tintin
Classic insurance - club rate?

I wonder if Carole Nash would consider a (preferential) club rate? I know that Footman James (said they... :rolleyes: ) took this into account for members of the Fiat Coupe Club.

If enough of us...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By tintin
I think so, but may be wrong, will need to check....

I think so, but may be wrong, will need to check. Coupe is ,though I may as well get a quote for that from Carole Nash too while I'm at it ;)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By tintin
Interesting

Thanks David,

I'm pretty sure I tried Carol Nash last year on renewal (their office is just down the hill from me ;) ), and they either couldn't, or were too expensive at the time. I'll give them...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th May 2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,142
Posted By tintin
Thanks Brian: she even got out on the road last...

Thanks Brian: she even got out on the road last week to pick up some "essential supplies" +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th May 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,142
Posted By tintin
+1, and both already satisfied for me - along...

+1, and both already satisfied for me - along with the other itch for a classic little Pininfarina beauty.

Lucky me, on all three counts +++.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th May 2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,142
Posted By tintin
Welcome back Amar. Good to see you back in an '8...

Welcome back Amar. Good to see you back in an '8 - maybe we'll see you at our (rescheduled) annual meet this year ;)
Forum: Daily banter 25th May 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By tintin
Try Durham - or Barnard Castle. Both are about...

Try Durham - or Barnard Castle. Both are about the same distance from Yarm - and apparently they're both "in" places to visit these days, even during lockdown :ROFL:

And you're right, Lebaneat is...
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By tintin
Best oxymoron ever? +++

Best oxymoron ever? +++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By tintin
You could then sell it on to Audi dealers, it'd...

You could then sell it on to Audi dealers, it'd teach their "master technicians" a thing or two! :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd May 2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By tintin
I don't get why you'd want to do this: if you...

I don't get why you'd want to do this: if you want weight saving, there was the option of a front wheel 2.8 instead ( https://www.ultimatespecs.com/car-specs/Audi/3975/Audi-A8-(D2)-28-5v.html)
- and...
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By tintin
100% agree: I'm only about 200 posts behind her -...

100% agree: I'm only about 200 posts behind her - admittedly over a longer period - but hers have been at least 100 times more valuable than mine :o
Forum: Other marques 20th May 2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 102,439
Posted By tintin
WooHoo!

Welcome! :mexicanwave:
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 18th May 2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,340
Posted By tintin
I've always treated the manufacturer suffix as...

I've always treated the manufacturer suffix as "optional", and have never had an issue with any of the tyres I've fitted to either the Audi or the Tesla, but that might just be me being a bit...
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