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    3.0 BiTdi smoke on start up ?

    100% something wrong with that in my opinion. The fact it clears quickly possibly does suggest oil collecting due to valve stem seals or similar, however difficult to prove. It is their issue though so if they aren't going to attempt a fix under warranty I'd be onto trading standards for...
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    Loud humming noise when hot

    I've had a sticky calliper cause this. Not sticking enough to make the rotor noticeably hotter, but enough to cause a groaning noise at times. It wasn't strictly related to road speed but was influenced massively by even the slightest brake pedal pressure. A quick strip of the carrier and...
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    Audi UK Issues 4.0T Recall Notice

    I've double checked and mine still isn't showing so I'm guessing mine was built with the latest version of the oil screen :thumbs up:
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    Steering Wheel Re-cover

    Looks awesome with the yellow stitching
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    Auri a7 warning light

    Perhaps they disturbed a wire to the camera behind the rear view mirror when they fitted the dash cam?
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    Audi UK Issues 4.0T Recall Notice

    Winner! Sounds like I'll drop Audi an email with my reg amd see what they say :thumbs up:
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    Audi UK Issues 4.0T Recall Notice

    The recall is still not listed on the government website but I wonder if that is because it is not classified as a safety recall and is because its only a reliability recall?
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    Audi UK Issues 4.0T Recall Notice

    Funny but i emailed them about this a few weeks ago following the Audi of America recall and got fobbed off that "there was no active recalls for my vehicle". Wonder what they will say now!
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    3.0 BiTdi smoke on start up ?

    Well at least you have the Audi Assist bloke on your side. Definitely doesn't sound right though! Hope they get it sorted.
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    S7 project

    Well this has just arrived! :thumbs up:
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    S7 project

    Hi Connor Thanks for the offer but wanted something stock looking as well as something which increases the pipe diameter up to turbo rather than step down to the original pipe diameter. Best of luck with whatever will be replacing the S7 :)
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    3.0 BiTdi smoke on start up ?

    That doesn't look good to me. I've just sold a 2014 BiTDI with 48000 miles on the clock which did lots of short runs and thus many many cold starts and it never had any hint of smoke no matter how long it stood.
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    S7 project

    Well I've had a disappointing afternoon with VCDS. Turns out the green screen on the C7.5 facelift cars has nowhere near the functionality of the C7 cars so activating that was pretty useless. I've been through all sorts of modules and still can't seem to get the "apply EPB when shifting to P"...
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    What Camera kit do you have?

    Its really good, great colour and contrast and sharper than a sharp thing. Caught by surprise by Chris Downes, on Flickr Queen Vic by Chris Downes, on Flickr Sideways at the hairpin by Chris Downes, on Flickr
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    What Camera kit do you have?

    Hi all, Another Canon user here. Canon 5D3 Canon 40D (backup) Canon 17-40L Canon 24-105L Sigma 35 f1.4 ART Tamron 70-200 f2.8 G2 Sigma 150-600 C Plus various other crap (sorry....essential accessories) which I've collected over the years in the form of filters, flashguns, tripod/monopods...
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