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My Audi Life....

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Drizz, May 28, 2009.

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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 piss a little.
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    Lee Goodall ..got my head together!

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    Still be nice to give 'em a little slap though lol.
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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!
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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?
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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
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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!
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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?
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    My car didnt cost that much more......

    Around here that wouldnt be more that £200 to paint, plus bumper cost
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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.
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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
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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
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    [Sep 30, 2009]
    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.
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    [Nov 22, 2009]
    Brand new S4 bumper :)

    [​IMG]
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    Nice :)

    Won't it look a bit odd on the back though? :)
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    Nah, ill put the new back one on the back ;)
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    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?
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    [Nov 23, 2009]
    I have a spare bootlid in the same colour.
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    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 ;)
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    Ill be having an RS4 next so itll keep
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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
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    :)
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    :beerchug:

    sh whats new with the avant
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    thats newest thing....
    Cars SORN at the mo
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    where did you pic that up from?
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    [Dec 3, 2009]
    Audi UK
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    they got a website??
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    lol i kinda knew that was coming
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    Mine come from Colchester Audi
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    and the price on said item?
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    £320 i think
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    :w00t:

    How much??? fook dat
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    ditto, i assume you have the grilles and fogs already?
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    I have the grilles, no fogs yet
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    I need a set of these rims in my life:


    [​IMG]
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    you love rims dont you drizz :)
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    [Feb 1, 2010]
    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]
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    Where was that thing...? In one of the IC pipes...?
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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.
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    Bingo. Thats exactly where it was!

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