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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by wuta3, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. wuta3
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    [Jun 8, 2014]
    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!"
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    [Jun 8, 2014]
    Let him go out for a drive first ha
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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    Go and tell him, he is obviously clueless! What if the boot was on the other foot? :thumbsup:
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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    If you like him help him.
    If he's a **** let it amuse you for days.
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    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!
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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    lol you make it sound weird. I could see from my couch while eating a bacon sarnie.
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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    Lol. Not popcorn then?

    You need to help the man out.
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    Not at the window with a pair of binoculars then? :p
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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    Tell him you can improve his cars performance if you can have a go on his wife. Is she fit?
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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    I could reply a billion ways to that, but i'm fairly sure all replies would be ... ill advised.
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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    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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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    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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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    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
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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    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.
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    [Jun 9, 2014]
    Well it seems the consensus is I should have helped. Oh well :S
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    [Jun 10, 2014]
    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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    [Jun 10, 2014]
    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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    [Jun 10, 2014]
    Ha ha, I'll show you mine if you show me yours!!!!! :lmfao:
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    [Jun 10, 2014]
    Go help the guy lol
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    [Jun 10, 2014]
    just walk past next time hes working on it, and say nice car bud
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    [Jun 10, 2014]
    right, if the chance comes up i'll say hi, but im not very good at being nice to people ... or being subtle.
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    [Jun 11, 2014]
    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?"
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    [Jun 11, 2014]
    :lmfao:
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    [Jun 11, 2014]
    That's it ;-)
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    [Jun 11, 2014]
    IDEA: I'll challenge him to a drag race. When he looses, he will want some help.
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