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Old 11th July 2016, 10:43 AM
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Oh thats nice, been so long since I have been in mine I'm not sure if mine is like that or not.
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Old 11th July 2016, 04:53 PM
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Looking really good mcs, did you paint your calipers too? They look much better than in your compressor rebuild post.
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Old 11th July 2016, 10:06 PM
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Yeah, the console was a large faff. I am not sure I will do another one.
I need to adjust the armrests slightly as they are vertically unaligned but I undid a bolt I didn't need to so that was the reason there, and I have to adjust the ashtray.

The wheels turned out superb! I am super chuffed.

The brake calipers all round and the hubs have been painted yes.

The company that redid the wheels thought the stopping gear looked tatty against the new wheels so they cleaned and painted them for me.

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04 A8 - 4.2 Sport

Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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Old 30th November 2016, 12:20 AM
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It just hasn't been a good month for A8 ownership.

Three tyres with tread separation, a misfire ( it was a dirty MAF and hasn't repeated)

Aircon compressor refusing to work (it was a low battery and hasn't reoccurred)

The coolant leak is still an issue

but most of all, the bonnet cable snapped. I have to say, removing the box at the end of the cable and pitting my lumpen hands in a miniscule space to access the cables from the drivers side wheel well, was the MOST awful job yet.

The cable replacement is on its way, and for the moment a coathanger has been repurposed to do the job of pulling the bonnet releases.

But the car has been given a large wax and seal so it at least looks good.
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04 A8 - 4.2 Sport

Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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Old 30th November 2016, 06:20 AM
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Wow. That's a lot to deal with but at least nothing on the list was a catastrophic failure.
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Old 18th December 2016, 09:08 PM
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Wow. That's a lot to deal with but at least nothing on the list was a catastrophic failure.
Add to the **** list a return of the misfire due to a suspected air leak and a snapped boot motor cable (2nd one!)
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04 A8 - 4.2 Sport

Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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Old 1st January 2017, 09:22 PM
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The bonnet cable has been replaced, a suspected air leak at the intake has been found and the car seems to be rnning well.

The boot motor will be replaced tomorrow and other than a slight wheel imbalance at speed, all is very well.

Mike
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04 A8 - 4.2 Sport

Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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Old 13th May 2019, 06:50 AM
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The old girl is still kicking.

I have changed it's oil myself now, and reduced its use (I bought a new RS Skoda as a daily) but it is nice to use for long distance trips.

I only have one slight issue with the car.

When it is coasting at speed, it does a rev bounce thing. It isn't the lock up clutch on the torue converter as it locks if i stab the throttle. I cleaned the MAF and it reduced in severity markedly. The PCV is new and I am now out of ideas for the cause. No codes of faults from the box or the motor.

Any ideas?
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04 A8 - 4.2 Sport

Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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Old 13th May 2019, 11:24 PM
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Pics for reference





It is still in perfect nick after all these years.
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04 A8 - 4.2 Sport

Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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