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    private sale - car responsibility once driven off?

    Can anyone clarify.. I will be selling my car on saturday. I will be filling in a giving the buyer the relevant sections from my registration document... And then sending it off recorded post to the DVLA.. The buyer will be drivng the car away whilst the document is in the post. am I...
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    Insurance for Test Drive

    Hi I am possibly in a position to sell my car. Can anyone tell me as the seller does my insurance need to have a specific clause in it to allow "any driver".. I currently have only named drivers.. I rang admiral who were no help and said they dont cover for test drives ?? I then hear from...
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    Service cheating

    I Know... Damage to my wallet already done.. Not taking it to main dealer again apart meybe for the alarm battery.... Is it much hasle changing from variable to fixed servicing ? Regards Tim
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    Service cheating

    I had a major service for £1500 on my Audi a couple of months ago.. New roll bars New rear shock New Water Pump New cambelt AVS service etc... When I got it back it said Next service in 17,000 miles... I thought great.. done for a while... Now last week it dropped to 5900 miles and today...
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    Alarm battery A3Q

    Hi Yes it appears that is what it likely is... I heard that there is potential for the battery to leak when drained and cause damage around the subwoofer area... Not sure how true this is... Id appreciate some other views on this... £198 seems excessive to just replace a battery, but then it...
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    Alarm battery A3Q

    Hi Guys Before starting the car I have been met by a beeping noise from the back of the cabin.. Looking through the forums suggested the battery for the alarm was on the way out... Audi Hatfield quoted me £198 to get it replaced.. However It has since stopped.. Is this a sign that the...
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    underside cleanup on A3 Quattro

    Thanks So, does it make the rust dissapear and clean the metal, or just protect from further rusting ?
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    underside cleanup on A3 Quattro

    I would if i had the space and a driveway but I dont... Just wondered if I could pay a company do do it for me... Anyone ?
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    underside cleanup on A3 Quattro

    Have any of you taken a close look underneath your car... I did the other day ... I know its 7 years old but my 2001 a3 has got a fair bit of flaking and rust on the metal struts on the underside of the car... I had a service recently and a few bits were replaced... The rest is superficial...
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    Stainless Exhaust 1.8T QUATTRO

    Hi thanks for the response... The company said they could cut the rear valance to accomodate the two tailpipes... I heard that I could use one from a seat or VW ?? any truth to this ? In terms of getting a custom exhaust.. has anyone here done this and is it mega bucks ??
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    Stainless Exhaust 1.8T QUATTRO

    Hi Guys Im in the market for a nice stainless exhaust for my 2001 A3.. I have asked one company who supply Magnex, and apperently they only have systems designed for the S3 or the 1.8T(not quattro).. The guy at this place said that he spoke to magnex and I could still have a system...
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    50,000 miles

    are the cambelt and waterpump dodgy on a 2001 then ? or is it recomended on any a3/s3 after 50,000 ? Cheers Tim
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    50,000 miles

    Hi guys My a3 1.8T quattro has just hit 50,000 miles and Its coming up for a service (according to the onboard computer) Can you tell me what SHOULD be done as a matter of course when I take it to an Audi dealer, and if I should make sure is done... Its a 2001 model... Thanks Tim
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    Tunebase in lighter socket

    it does have a n fm transmitter, but it stops transmitting when the ipod is disconnected... its just the green light stays on
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    Tunebase in lighter socket

    so even if the ipod is not slotted in, will the green led drain the car battery ?
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