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    Recaro seat creaking

    Alex - would appreciate some photos - not sure how you're gonna post them though. Perhaps email one to me. I have the same problem on the drivers fron seat on left handed bends. I was going to strip the seat down and have a look which I may still do.
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    Washing the Car

    I could't resist it on Saturday - even though it was hovering around freezing I just had to do something to get rid of the greasy black coating and restore the car to its former glory. My neighbors think I'm mad (so what I thought) but after thawing out the hosepipe in the bath I gave the car...
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    What petrol do you use?

    I know that this post will not find favour with most of you but I have stopped using Optimax Apparently Optimax is bog standard 95 RON with octane boosting chemicals added to bring it up to 97/98 RON. And I am not convined that adding Millers to Optimax will generate another 2 RON enabling...
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    Gearbox Repaired!

    Well I guess it wouold do!! being new and all that
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    Gearbox Repaired!

    Hi Paul, Just got back from Manchester. It feels a bit tighter - like a new box. I guess it'll loosen up when i get some miles on it. Otherwise no catching and no npoise. They did a good job. Can you remember what yours was like after it was reconditioned?
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    This Months Evo new S4 and RS6

    Adam, I can see where you're coming from but I don't accept that Audi are incapable of sorting out the dynamics of the S4. What they have created is totally intentional and designed to appeal to a target consumer - slightly wooly jumper, a bit reserved but wanting to appear sporty without being...
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    Coil Packs - has anyone got one!

    [ QUOTE ] I wonder if they can be repaired? Can't be too much in them, presume it's just a coil and perhaps an electronic switch? Does anyone know if they can be dismantled? If so, then I bet I could fix one. -Dan [/ QUOTE ] Well, Mr Fix it! there's one way to find out - why don't you...
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    Gearbox Repaired!

    Best time was a 12.3 S standing quarter - in the wet
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    Gearbox Repaired!

    Thats right - expensive fun and I did post some pretty quick times, eh Al. But I wont be defending my record in the future Trackdays only but I would go along to SP just to see everyone.
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    Donnington Track days

    A bit like the Audi Driver Trackday then?
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    Donnington Track days

    Let me know, I'm away from the 25th Jan to 9th Feb though so if I go it will be the following weekend. Good practice for the Audi day at Donnington later in February.
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    MAF Cleaning (used to be "Technical Forum")

    [ QUOTE ] Well, I have had a K&N in my A3 for a bit over a year now, with no problems. While I can't prove any performance increase, I have noticed an improved throttle response, nut the main reason I've kept it, it's reusable [/ QUOTE ] Another TFB What do you do, wash it in warm...
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    Gearbox Repaired!

    So after exactly one callendar moth without my car I get it back today after having had the gearbox comletely overhauled. Martyn at VAG parts helped me out enormously both by liaising with Herts and Beds Transmissions directly when I was abroad and then offering me fantastic prices on the...
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    Donnington Track days

    Sounds great value - Is there anyone else interested?
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    Thank Audi for Quattro/ESP

    Yes I agree that big tyres make things worse - like great big snowshoes which mean that pressure on the point of contact with the snow is lower than with thin tyres. Interesting as well reading about all the accidents just from a couple of contributors - imagine what the impact on the insurance...
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    MAF Cleaning (used to be "Technical Forum")

    Well K&N make some ambitious claims about BHP increases on their packaging. When I had my car dynod at AMD before the mods and running the Abt 310HP chip, a Milltek Cat-back and the APR bi-pipe (as well as the K&N) I was getting 316BHP. The standard ECU produced 272. So that is an...
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    Stranded!

    It'll be interesting to see if it is inded the coli pack - my wife has an A3 1.8T so I guess that if this cold weather persists she is in dange of getting stranded.
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    Stranded!

    Sorry to hear about this Are you getting onto the internet through your mobile phone or have you done the wise thing and checked into a nice warm hotel for the night.
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    MAF Cleaning (used to be "Technical Forum")

    Well I'm using a K&N filter because it is claimed to increase airflow and horsepower. Am I right in thinking that these claims are not justified? Have their been any independent tests apart from the one referred to by K&N?
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    This Months Evo new S4 and RS6

    Well I think Audi are to blame - they could have put a couple of smaller turbos on it like they did with the S4 and then when the RS4 comes along give it the full-on, steriodal treatment. This would ahve meant that the car more than matched the M3 performance in its mass market (S4) form and...
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