As you may remember, In June I posted regarding Manual gearbox noises.
I had the car booked into 'Gearchange' of Brdgewater for what looked like a bearing change. On the way there, the gearbox went bang. Whatever broke smashed a hole in the casing. The car was then of the road for 4 and a half weeks for the time it took to source a used gearbox, recondition it, rebuild car, find out 2nd gear needs replacing, take gearbox out, rebuild gearbox, rebuild car!
They did give me a 15% discount because they missed the 2nd gear issue
In total £2150 for reconed gearbox + new clutch dual mass flywheel.
Next brake callipers seize, needed to be striped down, cleaned, regreased, problem solved.
'Loads of life left in them' they said.
1 week later tweeting noise reoccurs from rear brakes, rear brakes warped badly, new discs and pads on rear, next hard stop will probely finish of the fronts.
My favourite- I noticed the smell of unburnt fuel when driving with the windows down, thought nothing of it. 1 month later after driving 15 miles back after work, I filled up fuel- . drove 2 miles home, smelt fuel again, I looked under the car, it was pissing out! All over the hot exhaust. So I rang the fire brigade, they mopped up the mess and rolled the car up onto a kerb to stop the leak. The AA recovered it to my garage. conclusion- someone had undone the feul tank sender unit and refitted it incorectly. My fuel consumption has greatly improved now. and it didnt burn to the ground
Took car to Audi Salisbury on friday. For software update to fix 2K Rpm issue, That problem is solved but a new problem is in its place.- Poor idle speed and lumpy at idle. They replaced the ignition coils for the recall. I also have a fault in the 'Secondry Air Pump' they tell me. £700 for audi to fix
On a positive note- audi did the service with the update FREE! I asked why, he said 'In the hope that you'll come back here in the future'
Not at £115 per hour mate I thought to myself.
If you have read all of that, remember that this 53 Plate car had only done 17'500 miles when I brought it in june. It has not been clocked.