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  1. Charlie Ford
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    [Nov 15, 2011]
    Hi I just joined the site so thought I would say hello
    My name is charlie I am a 27 year old aircraft engineer in the royal air force currently based in Oxfordshire.

    I recently purchased an Audi A3 2.0 TDI had a few issues since I purchased it but kinda sorted now lol

    Purchased the car and had an engine light appear the same day and the seller refused contact. After having the car inspected I found out there was a crack in port 2 on the cylinder head :(
    I have since had a brand new head fitted with a few other bits and the car is now running beautifully :)

    So say hi :)

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    [Nov 27, 2011]
    Hi Charlie, welcome to ASN. Hope you enjoy the forum.
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    [Nov 27, 2011]
    Welcome charlie sorry to read of your troubles but glad you got them sorted. Much respect and being honest a tinge of envy at what you do for a living buddy.
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    [Nov 29, 2011]
    :sign_welcome: TO ASN
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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    thanks for the welcome guys. have been abit absent recently trying to sort the car out. seems nothing but trouble at the moment :(
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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    Hi Charlie, welcome along. Sadly there have been a number of the 2.0 tdi's with cylinder head issues. My A6 had it and its not cheap to put right so I feel for you. Saying that, dont let it put you off the car. They are great and sure you will love it soon enough. Yours looks a nice, clean car. I agree your job sounds ace!!!
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    haha thanks sarah my job is ok. not worked on the aircraft for about a year been moved in to a support/administration job for the last year but soon that will change and i will be back to doing what i enjoy.i have posted a rant/information/love for audi thread just waiting to get it approved in the 8P section. it has a full history of the issues i have had with the car since owning it but i have still have a love for the car.
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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    qucik question do you kow what wheels they are on my car as i have not seen another with the same ones around where i am from and was just wondering?
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    [Jan 15, 2012]
    Hi Charlie, they look suspiciously like Mk 1 TT (1.8 quattro) wheels, but not 100% certain!
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    [Jan 15, 2012]
    Just had a google and I think your right they look like the TT fat fives
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    A neighbour had them on a TT (near Oxford -Deddington) when it first came out back and they had engraved themselves in my head. Tidy rim!
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    [Jan 15, 2012]
    Thinking if getting them sprayed in anthracite to "darken" the whole look of the car well only the spokes in anthracite and have the inside edges polished
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    [Jan 15, 2012]
    Might look good actually, choose your refurb agent carefully though as they seem to vary in quality.
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    [Jan 15, 2012]
    Unsure what to actually do to the car as I am thinking of trading in for a five door (possible larger family soon)
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    Yeah it's hard to find anyone these days to do anything that you can trust
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    Then I'd leave it until you know what your doing next. Better to go for a universal colour in case you take rims across with you.
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    [Jan 15, 2012]
    Yeah it's hard to think what to do though considering the money I have already spent on this car just to get it running and I am now unsure of what it's worth I have almost spent the same amount as what I originally spent on the car in repairs
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