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My Audi Life....

Drizz May 28, 2009

  1. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I guess it all comes down to our friends the insurance companies.

    We all have insurance for third party risk, so this kinda thing shouldnt happen, but when a claim for a small bumper scrape can add a huge amount to your insurance premium over the next 5 years, its no surprise a lot of people, especially younger folk that are already paying a lot, just do a bolt.

    If you consider that losing your NCB, or even having a claim with a protected NCB, could easily mean your insurance costs several hundered pounds more, for the next 5 years, for some damage that could quite easily only have cost a few hundred pounds to put right, it does take the **** a little.
     
  2. Lee Goodall

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    Still be nice to give 'em a little slap though lol.
     
  3. Drizz

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    Audi quoted over a grand today so ill be ringing the girl tomorrow and see what she wants to do. Local bodyshop offered to do it for £600 cash so we shall see!
     
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    A grand lol...

    The bumper cant be any more than £300 new, assuming it actually needs replaced.

    300quid to paint it sounds quite a lot to me, considering its only one small panel?
     
  5. Drizz

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    bumper is £375 plus VAT, and yes its broken so needs replacing then labour to fit, supply and apply paint, courtesy car etc
     
  6. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Yikes, they've got dear!

    I think craig was recently quoted £700 to replace and repaint a roof skin... so 600quid for a bumper just seemed quite a lot!
     
  7. rasA4

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    i was quoted £600 all in inc courtesy car from Audi that was for a replacement bumper paint etc, may be avants are dearer cos they are rarer?
     
  8. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    My car didnt cost that much more......

    Around here that wouldnt be more that £200 to paint, plus bumper cost
     
  9. Foxmeister

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    I'd get lookin on ebay, then get it into a mates shop if your not that handy at spraying yourself. Worst poss scenario, get it painted and then fit new bumper yourself.
     
  10. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Drizz have you solved the missing boost issue yet? As our A3 has lost its boost too, somewhere between home and Newport
     
  11. Drizz

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    No theres a similar thread on here showing someone with broken penny valve and actuator so when my caddys on the road ill start stripping the audi down
     
  12. Fraser

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    Mark / Drizz - here is my thread

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=78549

    hoping to hear from Turbo Technics today to see what the cost will be

    good service so far, called them up on Monday, withinn 30 mins the courier was there to pick up the turbo.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2009
  13. Drizz

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    Brand new S4 bumper :)

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  14. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Nice :)

    Won't it look a bit odd on the back though? :)
     
  15. Drizz

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    Nah, ill put the new back one on the back ;)
     
  16. baynesey

    baynesey well you better unsell them, sharpish!

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    what happens when you come to sell the car and you put the original plate back on it?
     
  17. Drizz

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    I have a spare bootlid in the same colour.
     
  18. baynesey

    baynesey well you better unsell them, sharpish!

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    what happens if you buy another make/model car .. will you fit your modified boot lid to that ;)
     
  19. Drizz

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    Ill be having an RS4 next so itll keep
     
  20. a4-rob

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    Hello daniel my old pudding

    cars looks good mate loving the rear end looks good, ill have to pop up one weekend and say hello and catch up
     
  21. Drizz

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    :)
     
  22. a4-rob

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    :beerchug:

    sh whats new with the avant
     
  23. Drizz

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    thats newest thing....
    Cars SORN at the mo
     
  24. a4-rob

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    where did you pic that up from?
     
  25. Drizz

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    Audi UK
     
  26. a4-rob

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    they got a website??
     
  27. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    lol i kinda knew that was coming
     
  29. Drizz

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    Mine come from Colchester Audi
     
  30. a4-rob

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    and the price on said item?
     
  31. Drizz

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    £320 i think
     
  32. a4-rob

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    :w00t:

    How much??? **** dat
     
  33. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    ditto, i assume you have the grilles and fogs already?
     
  34. Drizz

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    I have the grilles, no fogs yet
     
  35. Drizz

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    I need a set of these rims in my life:


    [​IMG]
     
  36. a4-rob

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    you love rims dont you drizz :)
     
  37. Drizz

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    Put my new S4 wheels on and once id done that i started on the Turbo. Got the arch liners off and found i had a drilled airbox:


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    Got Bumper off:

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    Then headlights and crash bars:

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    Then took a few pics for my own reference, but removed this pipe and it leaked on me:

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    Then disconnected the intercooler pipework and this was the result:

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    Think we can conclude the turbos shafted. But the problem was lack of boost not smoke. Then i found this:

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    Think thatll be the penny valve then.
    And how i left it today, with 3 bolts i couldnt get too. Ill crack on tomorrow:

    [​IMG]
     
  38. Geeman

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    Where was that thing...? In one of the IC pipes...?
     
  39. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    If its anything like mine it had pushed back thru the wastegate hole and was sat directly below the exhaust manifold outlet, blocking the entrance to the turbine housing.
     
  40. Drizz

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    Bingo. Thats exactly where it was!
     

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