Recent content by APaxton

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    S5 2019 onwards - Turbo Diesel

    Looking at the Audi.de website it’s a 350ps V6-Tdi. For the s6 Avant it’s stating a 0-100km time of 5s just 0.3s faster than the 55 TFSi?!
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    Wheel spin on acceleration

    Agreed - I’ve had adopt an extremely unnatural driving style to counter the appalling grip on offer. Next one will definitely be Quattro.
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    Wheel spin on acceleration

    I’ve found it a real problem with my TFSI 190 too, I’ve developed a driving style whereby I release the brake allow the car to begin moving on its own before graudally feeding in power. Even then if I’m a little too quick to put the power in it wheel spins...really not impressed with the car at...
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    Tyres

    I think it is a definite must have next time - I wouldn’t say I’m a particularly aggressive driver; I don’t hang about and am happy to lean on the accelerator down a country road but I don’t tear around everywhere and brake/accelerate harshly for no reason. I love the car and love driving it ...
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    Tyres

    I think Quattro/AWD is the way forward mine seems to spin the front wheels trying to pull off when the road is anything other than bone dry. The tyres are Conti SP 5 like Simon’s. there’s 5mm left on both the rear but the fronts were down to 1.6 and 1.74. The wear was perfectly even (or at...
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    Tyres

    So had my car (SB TFSi 190) today for warranty work - during the complimentary health check they’ve picked up that the tyres are down to the legal minimum tread already (car has only done 9000miles and I don’t particularly drive it hard). Has anyone else had this problem? And What tyres does...
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    A5 Sportback 1.4tfsi

    I guess it’s all relative, I imagine it would probably have felt quick driven back to back with my old focus however feels horrendously slow compared to the 190tfsi. Also of note the fuel consumption showing on similar drives to my normal routine is marginally worse than the 190tfsi.
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    A5 Sportback 1.4tfsi

    So I have the 150tfsi as a courtesy car for the day today all I can say is seriously underwhelmed...the engine is weak and makes the hesitant gearbox issue even worse bordering on dangerous I’d say. Twice alreadyI’ve had to apply the brakes heavily trying to pull out into a gap on a roundabout...
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    My A5 Small improvements

    It definitely improves in sport/dynamic as it seems to sit at least one gear lower than the other modes most of the time. I tend to drive it in comfort as it seems to react better than eco (though still slow) with no visible loss of fuel economy then I knock the gear lever back to engage sport...
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    My A5 Small improvements

    Fuel economy wise I drive the 2.0 TFSI the last decent motorway run I did was when I first got it and it did 55mpg between Somerset and Leeds - I was highly impressed as it wasn’t a million miles away from the 1.6 diesel focus I came from. Day to day around a very busy city I tend to get...
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    A/C Issue

    Not experienced that particular problem but the system does seem extremely agricultural. On the focus I used to set 18/19 on a warm day and 20/21 on a cold one and aside from maybe using a higher temperature initially to get the heat flowing I wouldn’t need to touch it again, I constantly seem...
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    Building Dust

    Yeah I’m waiting for a day where it’s been raining recently and the wind has died down (though unfortunately it’s not often calm in leeds) to try again. Failing that I’m thinking of running it down to my parents to take care of it, bit extreme as they’re nearly 2 hours away but if I can get the...
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    Building Dust

    I’ll have a look at some sealants thanks, has anyone used any they can recommend?
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    Building Dust

    That’s what I was worried about, I guess I’ll have to live with it until the site moves on - the rate they build it should only be a few months!
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    Building Dust

    Yeah, I snow foamed and then washed and rinsed the car as I was going round with a micro fibre towel to dry the car I noticed the dust had built up already. I have no doubt it’s building dust - We get it quite bad in the house as well, we have to clean the blinds/windowsills almost daily as the...
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