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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by viperfire, Oct 6, 2013.

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    Driving a long a 40 mph dual carriageways 2 nights ago i noticed a object rolling under my car. I suddenly hear a hissing noise and knew i had a flat tyre.


    I managed to change the wheel and get the space saver on and i had something that looked like a spark plug sticking out of my conti 5. Took it to a local tyre centre and the hole was too big for a puncture repair. I had to foot the cost of a new tyre!

    turns out the culprit was an electronic cigarette if you hadn't guessed. Obviously some scum bag threw this out of his window but i think it highlights the danger of doing that. They are lethal if they can take out a tyre with nearly full tread!
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    scum bag out of window ?

    could have been some normal member of the public lost it ?
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    I should have mentioned it came rolling over the the other side of the dual carriageways very quickly as a car went by.g
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    still could have been clipped by a passing car

    its just bad when ppl make a statement like above that the person was scum
    when you have no idea at all who why or what happend.
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    Cheers for the sympathy pal!



    ez101;1982914]still could have been clipped by a passing car

    its just bad when ppl make a statement like above that the person was scum
    when you have no idea at all who why or what happend.[/QUOTE]
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    your welcome

    but these days its all to easy to call people
    at the end of the day its a trye.
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    mod having a go as he knows i cant retaliate shocker! Enjoy your Sunday being a keyboard warrior old chap. I'm off to detail the motor!


    didn't think Audi sport was like this
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    im not a mod and not haveing ago at anything

    i just think its wrong giveing someone a lable when no one knows whats happend
    and your calling me a keyboard warrior ?

    lableing someone again cos you didnt like what was typed.
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    I wouldn't exactly say he's being a keyboard warrier, he's just suggesting you don't jump to conclusions. Speaking from experience when I assume I'm wrong!

    With that said, it's rather obvious that a piece of hot metal bouncing down the carriageway at an impact speed of 80mph is dangerous and I can't imagine that any of the members here, most of whom I feel are pretty decent people who are out to help one another, would consider throwing something like that out of their window!
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    What's a MOD ?
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    A Moderator.
    People with blue names that looks after the forum and make sure we all behave ourselves.

    Bez is a area rep. He represents the forum his area, which is Yorkshire & Humber.
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    Ministry Of Defence
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    MODerator of the forum

    if it's the first option viper fire might have dug himself a hole ! :box:



    N.b. you have my sympathy viper fire, is a pain and expense at best what ever the reason.
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    Moderators are members first so any lively debate is welcomed,if someone does not agree with me then they can have a go and retaliate but like any normal member you cannot abuse them.

    I think whoever ditched the electric fag did not want to but can see why you said scumbag as its cost you a new tyre.
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    Thank you Voorhees
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    Person in front of me threw a fag out his window the other day while stopped at a junction. Only just managed to resist getting out the car and throwing it back in his window.
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    Just as well it wasn't a biker then that may have been fatal, too many people throwing things out of windows. Bikers have very limited protection if fag ends are thrown out they may get stuck in their boots, or between the helmet and neck. If you feel your door being kicked you my understand why, this has never happened to me but I now a few guys this has happened to.
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    I get furious seeing people chuck rubbish out of car windows ESP fag ends... I'm a biker and I've had one of these land in my lap... Grrrrr...
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    Where else am I supposed to put my tabbies?
    Some bright spark specced mine with the non smoking pack so no ashtray lol :)
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    Buy one off ebay then!
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    Kick the habit for stoptober?!
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    7 months without a cigarette for me and now have a very nice watch as a reminder:icon_thumright:
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    In my last A3 a couple of years ago, I pulled up at the local shops and, just as I did so, something hit my windscreen and made me jump, then I noticed smoke coming from just in front of the windscreen. I jumped out to have a look, only to see a lit cigarette lying in the rain guttering bit in front of the windscreen where the wipers are!

    Some total moron had obviously decided to flick a lit cigarette away as I was pulling up, without any regard for where it was going or might land. I couldn't actually get at it and had to pop the bonnet to retrieve it before it started melting its way through the plastic.

    Looked around but couldn't see anyone who might have done it - whoever it was probably did so just as they were entering one of the shops. I was beyond livid.
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    Careful vertigo don't say moron bez will be on your case ;)
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    Hi, I think with both of these cases it was just down to sheer bad luck of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, probably a thousand to one chance....
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