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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Japper, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Japper

    Japper Ibis S3 Fan Club

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    Well the day started well. I was in a good mood, nothing much to finish off, infact planning on washing the car in the afternoon ready for my trip to perth on Sunday for the microlighting /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    11 oclock in town, funny sound from rear of car. Sounded at first like gravel flicking out in the wheel arch. By the time I had chance to pull off the busy road I knew it was a puncture. Yep, a nice stanley knife blade sunk right through. New tyre required. Pis*ing with rain, having to put the space saver on and then tootle around at 50mph /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    National tyres quoted £166...ouch. Ford Rapid Fit £140.00 and after insisting the manager changed the tyre, he did a perfect job /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif

    For all those of us on the Audi maintanance plan, it's National Tyres that's the only approved place. This fills me with dread as the manager was a complete muppet. He measured all my tyres and got all the tyres at 6/7mm tread depth... WTF. I checked them recently at 4mm front, 6mm rear. Now is this setout by Audi that they add on a couple of mm so you cant change them until bare min ?. More likely the guy was a c*nt /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Rant over, but thought it may be of interest to others on fixed mainten /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gifance
     
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    Japper, i think you'll find all maintenance plans will only change on the bare minimum.
     
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    So how was it driving on the space saver in the rain? Did you try to get the rear end loose or try some heavy braking, you know, for testing's sake?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    So how was it driving on the space saver in the rain? Did you try to get the rear end loose or try some heavy braking, you know, for testing's sake?

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    JB /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Surprisingly I did not /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    It was the rear offside and pootling around you couldn't feel the difference. Then again I didn't push it on left turns /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I got the guy just to stick the new tyre / wheel in the boot, as I was going to clean / rotate them all yesterday anyway. Good job I did because when I cleaned all the soap off I noticed it's the wrong speed rating and compound. It's W with mo suffix insead of just Y. Just awaiting them opening so I can get it sorted /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
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    Man, talk about adding insult to injury :-(

    Sorry to hear about all of it...
     
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    Good job you spotted that though...
     
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    What did they say when you went back japper?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What did they say when you went back japper?

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    Well saturday morning was totally taken up sorting this one out. They said 'but W rating is same as Y rating sir' Er, no it's not /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif Ah, your right, but we can't get Y rating till Tuesday. So I phoned around all other outlets to see if they had stock and only one place actually had the brains to know that Y means Y, not W or indeed Z rating....muppets.

    Oh, the place that had the brains.....wait for it.....drum roll.......Kwik Fit /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
     
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    No surprise their eh Japper. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif
     

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