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What is the most trivial, obscure and inexpensive part you have ever ordered?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by jdp1962, Jul 26, 2011.

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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    [Jul 26, 2011]
    Yesterday, I placed an order for four of the spring clips that help attach the gear selector trim surround to the centre console. I didn't have a part number, so the staff member had to spend about fifteen minutes searching the parts catalogue (EKTA, is it?) to identify it. They cost £1.63 for the four, and from the look on his face when I said "Wow, that's your monthly sales bonus taken care of", I guess my sense of light-heated irony needs some more work.

    Let's hear your stories.
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    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    4 screws for my S3 door trims, £1.08 allin for 4. :)
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    ChrisFurlong Avantageous

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    The not pointless pRt I ordered was a lighter rear ashtray in my old b6.

    A) no one is allowed to smoke in my car
    B) I never carry any passengers in the back seats
    C) I wired it up wrong and it only came on when I opened the doors! :p

    Pretty pointless!
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    Richardesty loves quattro

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    [Jul 26, 2011]
    O'ring seal between upper and lower washer bottles....... Part no 8EO 955 465 B

    32p + vat
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I've ordered everything from a TV tuner to a 19P bolt, having etka saves so much time & pi$$ing around. I realy don't understand why car manufacturers don't allow this to be downloaded FOC with prices or have an online version FOC again with prices. I'm sure it would generate more revenue for dealers & manufacturers
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    ellwoodblues brokensprung burke unteknik

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    [Jul 28, 2011]
    evening all....ordered the famous hexagonal shaft that drives the oil pump from the balancer shaft ( i have three now) , nearly fell over when it came,,,£2.96 inc vat.....
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