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Thread: jeeez this car cost me some money this year!!

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    jeeez this car cost me some money this year!!

    Soooo today my a3 failed its mot because the headlight adjuster couldnt be adjusted because the white screw cap is missing.
    Bit lame really and holiday coming up next week I need this sorting asap. They told me I need a new headlight but surely you can buy them white screw adjusters? money money all the time at the minute, any advice welcome lads.
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    Reaaaaaaaallllllllly.

    A headlight...

    They're £30 at a breakers.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    That is a big problem...

    My fecker has cost me over 2k a year on repairs over the last four years! Lol
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    mines cost £0 (apart from general maintenance) in the last 2.5 years
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    £4-5 grand in the last 3 years just on maintenance and repairs, no Mods included.

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    Ergo; can't afford a headlight. Can't afford an Audi.

    Sorry but it is rather true.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Hahaha... If I added mine up I think I would actually bork....lol And you are twistin about a headlight.... Quality....

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    Okk well sounds like ur all very proud of spending thousands of pounds fixing ur cars, fair doos. Nothin to brag about realy tho is it? Was only askin for advice not for a financial debate on whos spent the most. And I actually can afford a headlight,,,, just not with the bulbs

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    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-a3 View Post
    Okk well sounds like ur all very proud of spending thousands of pounds fixing ur cars, fair doos. Nothin to brag about realy tho is it? Was only askin for advice not for a financial debate on whos spent the most. And I actually can afford a headlight,,,, just not with the bulbs
    Hahaha..... Quality....

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    How much have u been spending on urs clap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-a3 View Post
    Okk well sounds like ur all very proud of spending thousands of pounds fixing ur cars, fair doos. Nothin to brag about realy tho is it? Was only askin for advice not for a financial debate on whos spent the most. And I actually can afford a headlight,,,, just not with the bulbs
    No bragging here, i'd rather say I haven't spent a penny on it alas I have had to spend thousands to keep it roadworthy, just the way it is.

    I fixed my headlight by replacing the white screw with a lock nut
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-a3 View Post
    How much have u been spending on urs clap?
    It's Klappe; which is German for valve. By the way.

    Since December I have had;

    A new reconditioned head
    Water pump
    Cambelt
    All tensioners
    Head gasket
    Turbo to manifold gasket
    New engine mounts
    New plugs
    New MAP
    New MAP
    New coilpacks
    Oil filter and oils
    Two dump 710N's
    A front mount intercooler
    A Miltek
    A 2.5" centre section
    VR6 cluth
    ABF flywheel
    Polybush lower arm front bushes
    Polybush lower arm rear bushes
    Polybush rear dogbone mount
    Polybush front dogbone mount
    Powerflex rear beam mounts
    Powerflex steering rack bush
    Powerflex center exhaust mounts
    LCR steering rack
    Thermostat
    Coldside DV relocation
    TT Pedals
    RS4 steering wheel
    S3 Recaros
    Boost gauge
    Boost gauge pod
    Road Angel
    New center console
    New front bumper
    New center caps
    New grill
    New lower bumper
    Custom map

    All in the last 6 months.

    So quit your moaning and go buy a new set of lights haha! :beeerchug:

    I've got a set you can buy, facelift black angel eyes.

    I'm with the above; I'd rather have not spent a penny. But that's not the way it works.
    Last edited by 16Klappe; 14th June 2013 at 23:40.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    I posted on a headlight repair thread on the forum somewhere, there's a company that can supply generic plastic bevel gears that can be pushed on to replace the broken ones ...
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