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  1. beanoir

    Leaving the Audi fold....again

    The itch has struck again and i've been thinking of my next car for some time now, driven quite a few cars and toyed with different things and settled on another Porker. Miss my last one massively so i'm going back, but this time a Cayman instead of a Boxster. Here she is :) I'm sure i'l...
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    Essex Meet ideas for new venue

    Hi guys, A local car club which is pretty small that I help run used to meet at the 8 Ball Diner in Witham which has sadly now closed, it was a great venue, American Diner with good car park and car club friendly. We need to find a new venue and wondered if anybody local goes anywhere they...
  3. beanoir

    Goodwood Revival

    A dug out a few oldies (these are taken on the D30 which is ancient!) and re-edited them, which I know isn't to everybody's taste, but here they are... CRW_8270 by TommyCole, on Flickr Dakota by TommyCole, on Flickr CRW_8316 by TommyCole, on Flickr CRW_8325 by TommyCole, on Flickr...
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    so what do you do when somebody leaves damage like this but no details!!?

    I'm fuming, Got back to my car today and this is what I found, no details left, nobody around, no CCTV in the car park... Really grinds my ******* gears!!!! I guess I have no choice but to pay for the repair myself? Does anybody know the best place to get the wings for an S3, are they Alu...
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    Making use of puddles...

    Tried the new lens out today (24-105mm) and it seems a really good all-round lens so i'm pretty happy with it. Did a few shots of my brother's and my mate's mx-5s and tried to do some post processing in the style of Laurent Nivalle. B89C0435 by TommyCole, on Flickr B89C0181 by TommyCole...
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    Where did all my petrol go!!!??

    Bizarre one today with the car. I put £30 of fuel in this morning and probably drove about 40 miles, the distance on the computer read about 170miles left and when I got home read about 135miles, so nothing wrong then. I then parked the car at home, and left it until this evening, just got in to...
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    Whats your all-round lens

    Following my recent camera upgrade, i've now focused my attention on my lenses. I've sold all of my kit lenses and kept my 50mm f1.8 and just purchased a 70-200mm f4. Now I wouldn't mind getting a decent all round zoom, the favourites in the Canon stable seem to be the 24-70mm f2.8 and the...
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    Inspired...

    All this photography i've been doing recently has inspired me to put it somewhere that people can look at it (rather than keep boring poor forum folk!) so I had another go at building a website. I've built a couple before but never been that happy with them, but this time I decided to start...
  9. beanoir

    A Few Shots From This Sunny Weekend

    Its been a great weekend weather wise, and so I decided to forget about doing the decorating round at my flat, and instead spent the weekend doing some photos. I've also framed and captioned some too, I think it works, what do you reckon?
  10. beanoir

    Porsche Classics at the Castle

    Popped up to the Porsche Classics at the Castle show today at Hedingham Castle (Essex) and used the opportunity for a bit more practice behind the lens. I took loads today, as always I could handpick a select few that I think are ok, the light went this afternoon too which is always a pain...
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    A few for you American Car lovers

    Had another chance today to get the new camera out and take it up to a local WW1 airfield that is being restored, my friend knows the guy who owns the site quite well and so he allowed us up there whilst closed to the public to use the place to get some shots of the cars. The cars being 2...
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    New Camera - Test Photos

    Picked up a new camera to replace my ageing Canon D30, which i've always disliked. Replaced with another Canon but this time a 1D. I also wanted to try out the 50mm which I picked up too...
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    S3 surging when running from cold

    I've noticed over the last few months recently that when driving the car from a cold start that it's not running as well as it should (or used to). There's a noise that sounds like the turbo keeps spinning up and down, and it feels like the engine is hunting a bit (if people still use that...
  14. beanoir

    New shocks...OEM or something else?

    I need to replace both my front shocks, so decided i'd probably get all 4 done while i'm at it. The question is, do I go with OEM standard shocks, or if not is there a better aftermarket option that i can carry on using with my standard springs that won't ruin ride/lower the car etc? I'm a...
  15. beanoir

    Recommend me some brake pads

    Trying to sort another annoying rattle on the car today that has been driving me mental. I found the rattle stops with the brakes applied, took the wheels off and there is slight play in the rear brake pads. Having done a bit of reading about on the net, it looks as though whoever did the...
  16. beanoir

    Essex Drivers Club Meet - Sunday 4th March - 8 Ball Diner Witham A12

    Essex Drivers Club are holding their next meet this coming Sunday. Anybody is welcome, all sorts of cars in the club from American classics to top marques to hot hatches, it's all pretty causal and a friendly bunch who just love cars in general. Be good to see some of you local peeps there...
  17. beanoir

    Battery Drain on 8L S3 after new Head Unit Installed

    Ok, i've had a search but not really found too much, so thought i'd ask the question. Ive got a parasitic drain on my battery and this morning it was as dead as a black gospel singer with a crack addiction. Had the RAC dude out to juice it (as I couldn't get it up on the drive by pushing)...
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    Drain on Battery

    Ok, i've had a search but not really found too much, so thought i'd ask the question. Ive got a parasitic drain on my battery and this morning it was as dead as a black gospel singer with a crack addiction. Had the RAC dude out to juice it (as I couldn't get it up on the drive by pushing)...
  19. beanoir

    Does your A3/S3 Spit Flames...

    I just got overtaken by a fella in an S3 (dark blue '02 plate) on the Maldon by-pass and as he went past he spat flames from the exhaust, is that the cool look for the kids these days..?
  20. beanoir

    Insurance / Legal Help

    I know there are a few peeps on ASN that work in the car insurance industry and i'm tryin to prempt a potentialy nasty situation that may arise. The background is, I sit on the commitee of my local football team and this weekend whilst paying a match the team's changing rooms were completely...
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