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Should I help?

wuta3 Jun 8, 2014

  1. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    ... So my neighbour is walking across the street to his car with an intake in his hand. VW variant, not Audi. Brother from another mother.
    ... Looks chipper, I think he is looking forward to fitting it.
    ... Opens bonnet. I spy a 2.0T, "nice" I think.
    ... Neighbour scratches head, airboxes are tricky to work out how to remove if you havn't done it before.
    ... Removes cold air feed. Success. Now im waiting for airbox off, wrangle circlip on turbo end.
    ... Neighbour instead removes cone filter from new intake. What's he up to?
    ... Neighbour attaches cone filter to the cold air feed on his airbox with jubilee clip.
    ... Goes and puts the remaining intake tubing in the house.
    ... Car now double filtered and extra restricted.

    Wasn't sure if I should go out and lend a hand (given my endless, unfathomable knowledge). Had my head in my hands but didn't want to deal with the politics of that being my introduction "Hello, you're doing that wrong".

    If my neighbour browses forums outside his brand of VW variant "Hello!"
     
  2. Ron burgundy

    Ron burgundy Active Member

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    Let him go out for a drive first ha
     
  3. fangio

    fangio Well-Known Member

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    Go and tell him, he is obviously clueless! What if the boot was on the other foot? :thumbsup:
     
  4. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Audi RS3

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    If you like him help him.
    If he's a **** let it amuse you for days.
     
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  5. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    How long were you spying on him for? haha.

    I would have gave him a hand, but just don't charge in with 'mate, you're doing that wrong' or he may tell you were to stick your help!
     
  6. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    lol you make it sound weird. I could see from my couch while eating a bacon sarnie.
     
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  7. pluves1

    pluves1 Active Member

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    Lol. Not popcorn then?

    You need to help the man out.
     
  8. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Not at the window with a pair of binoculars then? :p
     
  9. The Governor

    The Governor Active Member

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    Tell him you can improve his cars performance if you can have a go on his wife. Is she fit?
     
  10. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    I could reply a billion ways to that, but i'm fairly sure all replies would be ... ill advised.
     
  11. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Yea it's tricky tho. I've seen him eyeing up my 8P, don't wanna be billy big balls about it. By the time I clocked what was happening, it was too late. My only choice would have been to inform him of his mistake ... might as well go out there and tell him he is impotent and his wife is cheating on him*

    * dont know if either are true.
     
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  12. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    He reved the engine a bit then went for a drive. Didn't see the rest of the intake go on so, must have been pleased with the result :S
     
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  13. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    LOL @ this. you mean mean man!

    If someone random came up to me with advice on cars, (me knowing sweet FA) id deffo consider some help coming from someone who obviously knows more than i do! lol
     
  14. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Well-Known Member

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    I would have gone over looking interested in his car then asking if he had modified it, then move on to what I had done, then offered any help.
     
  15. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    Well it seems the consensus is I should have helped. Oh well :S
     
  16. Mike X

    Mike X Member

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    You could always ask him if his mod made any difference , as a sort of ice breaker , then move on to make him feel like a total plant pot , if you feel so inclined , or gently put him on the right track , like Marshy said , depends of you like him or not .
     
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  17. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Well-Known Member

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    You could go over and say you saw him working on his car ask him what he had done, if it made an improvement, then see if he wants to see yours.
     
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  18. Jay.Ing

    Jay.Ing Active Member Team Ibis Bronze Supporter Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Ha ha, I'll show you mine if you show me yours!!!!! :lmfao:
     
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  19. Sayam

    Sayam Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Go help the guy lol
     
  20. sliced

    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    just walk past next time hes working on it, and say nice car bud
     
  21. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    right, if the chance comes up i'll say hi, but im not very good at being nice to people ... or being subtle.
     
  22. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Just say
    "I heard your car running the other day and it sounds not right. Do you want me to have a look at it for you?"
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2014
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  23. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    :lmfao:
     
  24. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    That's it ;-)
     
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  25. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    IDEA: I'll challenge him to a drag race. When he looses, he will want some help.
     

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