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My new 1.8T QS Avanty

Daveiow Aug 1, 2010

  1. Daveiow

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    Here she is picked it ip on friday.. Have a few plans for it over the next few months so will update as things happens:
    Pretty god overall, interior is lovley and its all ready got a milltek fitted.
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    First things are to get it all sorted so next weekend it will be having a cablet, water pump and tensionor, serivice and some new wheels. Then once its had a full check over Ill knwo if theres any spare cash...lol
     
  2. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    Looks nice. Every quattro sport i see the blue stands out in the seats well but mine are pretty dull even after a good scrub.
     
  3. redevo1

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    Looks very tidy and like theres not a mark on it.
     
  4. Foxmeister

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    Looks mint mate, and wheels look brand new, should be able to make some good dough back on them.
     
  5. Daveiow

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    wheels arent as good as they look. But they will be up for slae.. What are they worth then ?? (good tyres) just some curbage
     
  6. ado66

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    interested in the wheels and tyres mate. pm me with a price and location. car looks very tidy.
     
  7. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I struggled to get 400 quid on a mint refurbed set and even then they went to Germany!!

    car looks very tidy, mirror image of mine when I picked it up....been a bit bastardised since then
     
  8. aragorn

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

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    I paid < £100 for a set of 5 with 3 knackered tyres, in average condition.

    4 of them had been refurbed previously, but were a bit scraped and scratched here and there, the 5th one hadnt been refurbed, and the laquer was peeling and the rim all corroded.

    Car looks very tidy, but its silver :(
     
  9. voteforpedro

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    I was looking at this one but a little above budget for me. Looked a very tidy example though. You must be very happy. :)
     
  10. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    dont listen to him! Silver is for winners.
    His car is "Beere Pearl" whatever that is...only pearl I can think of right now is a pearl neclace which makes his colour too close to jism for comfort IMO! :0
     
  11. aragorn

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

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    :D
     
  12. voteforpedro

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    I have a set for sale. Tyres need replacing and lacquer is peeling on all four wheels. Definitely need a refurb, but all straight with no cracks etc. Would sell for cheap.
     
  13. Daveiow

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    I manged to get best part of a grand knocked off as I took as is with warrenty etc

    Sikver wasnt my first choice would have prefered red or black but it just down the road from my mothers and we were visiting so thought might as well have a look

    Also ordered a new key/serive bits/rear spoiler today (all Audi stuff as I work at the stealers ;) )
     
  14. voteforpedro

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    A grand. :O What's wrong with it? That would push it well within my budget. :D
     
  15. Daveiow

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    needs service, cambelt, key and clutch is quite high. And as im in the trade they agreed to trade it to me
     
  16. voteforpedro

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    Didn't mention that in the ad lol. Still, it looks mint like it never even left the factory.
     
  17. Daveiow

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    Its pretty good. But I have quite high standards... So I will be doing quite a few bits soon. Taking it to work tomorow to get a tech to give it a good going over to see else it needs..lol
     
  18. Daveiow

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    well bit of an update:

    Took the car to work today to get it looked over properly to see what ive let my self in for and now have ordered the following:

    Oil cooler
    Multi belt tensionor
    cam cover seal kit
    drivers door top hinge
    NSF outer cv gaitor
    gear shift oil seal
    Rear diff oil/ gearbox oil
    Water pump belt

    On a plus note parts had an overage water pump in stock which I got for £5
     
  19. Geeman

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    That's nice. It's exactly what I'll be looking at for the next A4 purchase!
     
  20. Daveiow

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    Cheers Geeman. If my golf had sold quicker I would have been rining you to view yours!!! Also you have a pm need some wheel help!
     
  21. Broken Byzan

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

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    All this avantness is making me want to trade mine in to get an Avant TQS
     
  22. Daveiow

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    Lol I must admit Im very impressed with it so far handling/performace etc.. Wife loves it compared to teh 2 mk4 1.8Ts we had before..
     
  23. aragorn

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

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    Dave: Working for audi, how do you find the car compares to the newer B6/7/8 models in terms of drivability/handling/feel etc?
     
  24. Daveiow

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    Well compared to our demo 2.0 140 Tdi B8 s-line it seems to handle slightly better, but I must admit I dont tend to drive the audis that often as we are a small dealer so demos arnt great. We are a multi franchise place (merc/vw/audi/smart) ALthough I sell all 4 brands I tend to drive a vw.. Current demo is either one of these:

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  25. Daveiow

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    well got some new wheels fitted yesterday:

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    Wealso did the rocker cover gasket| ( I could not belve how much oil there was in the plug sockets!!!) and also replaced the cv gaitor as well.. So still quite a few thinsg to do but going in after work on tuesday for another few hours of sorting
     
  26. JAM35F

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    Very nice avant. Did you buy it from Bognor Regis?

    There was one advertised for sale there that sounded nice but I was too busy to get down there.
     
  27. Daveiow

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    yes for sale at Bognor. I was visiting my mum who lives just down teh road from bognor so thought Id have a look.. Ending up buying it ( was orginally going to get an s3 for the wife to replace her mk4 golf)
     
  28. voteforpedro

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    Eh? You were going to replace your wife's car but decided to buy one for you instead? When's she filing the divorce papers then? :D
     
  29. Daveiow

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    Lol this is her car.. I get a nice shiney new company one..lol She had a 1.8t golf before this and wanted an S3 but just happen to see this and she quite liked it so thought wed give it a go..

    Although ive plouged quite a bit of cash in so far sorting bits out (im a bit of a perfectionist with cars)
     
  30. JAM35F

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    Looks nice but the list of to do items would have killed the deal for me. Good that you work for audi and can get it all done at a better price.

    Am sure the ad said fsh, no mention of all the work that needed doing. Am sure they would have mentioned it if I had called.

    Looked at a silver one in Maidenhead that is still advertised on autotrader as it was closer than Bognor for me, was a bit rough with black treacle for oil, but the dealer selling selling it put me right off. Arrogant sod who started off the conversation after we arrived by listing a set of rules for viewers of his cars and then showed me a car in a dark barn wedged so closely to other cars I couldn't see all the panels. If anyone is thinking of seeing this one I really wouln't bother.

    So my search continues, look forward to seeing how your car progresses.
     
  31. Daveiow

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    Most of the bits perhaps dont need doing now.. But I asked a tech to go through the car and tell me any fualts. The main things that it needed were the cambelt and service and the cv boot. These I noticed when I got it.

    Its nearly done now just going to chnage the oil in the gearbox and diff on Monday. Then I can concentrate on improving handling/braking and performance ;)

    But so far:

    New Key
    Oil and filter change
    Oil Cooler
    Water pump
    Cambelt kit
    CV Boot
    Gearbox selector oil seal
    Rocker cover gasket
    Piper cross air filter
    Multi belt tensionor
    Water pump belt
    AC Belt

    and 9 hours of labour. Yet to get the bill for parts yet though...lol
     
  32. aragorn

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

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    why the air filter?

    Oiled filters only serve to knacker the AFM, and serve no performance benefits whatsoever.

    Stock paper filter handles over 500hp in an S4 with no problems.
     
  33. Daveiow

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    Its not an oiled one and as I needed to replace the one that was in there I thought why not. I wouldnt have bothered if it was an oiled one!

    Should add its just a panel filter and not a chavvy cone jobbie ;)
     
  34. aragorn

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

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    ALL aftermarket panels are oiled.
     
  35. Daveiow

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    There not mate! Well acording to teh one ive bought and the box it states that its not oiled and its a dry filter
     
  36. aragorn

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

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    From the pipercross website, cleaning instructions for the A4 Panel filter PP1443:

    The bold on point 5 is mine, becuase that "dirt retention additive" is oil.

    Paper is the only effective air filter for an engine, which is why its the only filter element fitted by OEMs the world over. If performance car manufacturers could gain horsepower using a free-flowing filter like these, with no disadvantages, dont you think they'd be fitting them?

    The whole point of these "performance" filters, is they use a much coarser filter element, which flows better, but also lets all manner of ***** thru. To try to compensate for this a little, they oil the filter element in an attempt to catch some of the **** thats getting thru. It still doesnt work, and the engines filtration is much worse, but now your AFM is also getting covered in oily gunk to boot. Some people clean the filter but then miss out the oiling step, but then if your going to do that, you may as well just stick an old sock over the inlet, as the filtration effectiveness would be about the same.
     
  37. Daveiow

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    But pipercross sup[ply both Oiled and Non oiled filters
     
  38. aragorn

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

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    So whats the part number on it?

    Just because they supply it "unoiled" doesnt mean its intended to be used unoiled...

    Their filtration is bad enough WITH the oil, never mind without it.
     
  39. Daveiow

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    been busy over the past 2 weeks finishing of some of the jobs on my list. Gearbox oil and rear diff oil, coded new key, fitted forge 007 valve, Hid's, fitted s4 grill. Also dropped rear spoiler of to be painted. And fitted our plate on the car.
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    All good so far apart from the wife is missing her mk4 golf like mad so I may even have to sell up soon. Hopeing once the school term starts she will drive it a bit more and get used to it.. She wanted a bloody avant and no says its to big. :(
     
  40. voteforpedro

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    Oh wow. That is beautiful. :)
     

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