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  1. JohnboyC

    2015 S5 - Love it !

    Hi Folks.......I sold my previous 2011 3.0TDi A5 QBE Coupe in Sept 2019 and purchased a 2015 3.0 S5 Coupe at the time......and I have been away from this site for a bit but have now returned :). Now if truth be told I do miss the torques of the old oil burner but S5 has a massive grin factor.
  2. JohnboyC

    a5 3.0tdi Quattro sline stop-start

    My past 2 cars, both manual Audis have both had stop - start which cut the engine when stopped at traffic lights etc. Have noticed that my 2011 A5 3.0TDi S-Line S-Tronic does not have stop-start, not that I am bothered as I always switched it off in my previous cars. Was it an option on the...
  3. JohnboyC

    Worn rubber seal - replacement

    Hi all.....the rubber around the door opening has worn away a bit where the previous owner used to get in and out of the car and I want to replace it.... Whats the part number of the highlighted rubber and any idea of price and is it easy to fit ? [/URL][/IMG]
  4. JohnboyC

    S-Tronic Oil Change

    This has probably been discussed loads - so apologies if its reiterating a past topic :-) Having just bought my 2011 Audi A5 3.0TDi Quattro S-Line Black Edition (flippin brilliant car) 37K miles, from a non franchised garage, and the car has a full, verified, Audi Service History, and is not...
  5. JohnboyC

    Yet another new A5 Coupe owner :-)

    In the past having owned an Audi A4 (B6) 2.5 Quattro Avant (for 5 years), and just selling my 2.0TDi Quattro Sline Avant (owned for 2 years) , just about to get myself a low mileage 2011 3.0TDi Quattro A5 Black Edition.....its really well spec'd with the following S-LINE BLACK EDITION model...
  6. JohnboyC

    Potential A5 help required

    Hi - urgent feedback required please. Test drove an Audi A5 3.0 TDi S line special edition (heated leccy seats, adaptive cruise, sat nav, park plus, reverse camera, dsg gearbox and b&o) in lovely condition ! 59 plate ! What if anything are the weak points of these cars please
  7. JohnboyC

    A4 S-Line Saloon mudflaps 2013

    I know this been discussed before but where can I find some mudflaps for SWMBO 2013 2.0 tdi S-line saloon. There are some 2008 to 2011 ones on fleabay but these don't fit at the front Must be decent quality too Thanks folks
  8. JohnboyC

    Audi A4 B8 Jacking Query

    Don't know about you guys, but I hate using scissor jacks..... Anyways, jacking up a B8 A4 seems to be a pain, and trolley jacks seem to be useless because you cannot use the available jacking point with a trolley jack..... Anyways, found this on fleabay, and was wondering if any of you out...
  9. JohnboyC

    Detachable Towbar Hitch storage

    Hi My 2010 2.0TDi Quattro A4 Avant has a detachable Westphalia towbar/hitch. The tow hitch is usually stored, wrapped up in a rag, in my wheel well, but I was wondering is there a proper foam insert for the B8 Avant that goes below the space saver that has a "cut out" in foam to hold the tow...
  10. JohnboyC

    Winter tyres

    I have been offered a set of steel wheels with hardly used 225 50 16 winter continental contacts fitted. They came off a mates car that he used. For a month when in Germany on his 2.0 petrol s line b8 A4. He wants £140 for the 4 wheels and tyres ( he paid 900 euros for them) - is it worth me...
  11. JohnboyC

    Wanted - B8 S Line Alloy

    As title want an 18" 8j s line alloy as a spare. Must be OEM, not refurbished, and in mint condition (no kerb rash). Prefer no tyre. If in the North west of England so much the better
  12. JohnboyC

    Audi A4 B8 3G MMI High system

    Hi all Browsed thru this section and majority seems to be about the trusty old RNS-e..... Anyways apologies if this has been asked about before, but in my 2010 A4 Sline TDi Quattro Avant I have the OEM 3G MMI "High" system (that contains a 40GB hard drive) fitted and its hooked up to the Bang...
  13. JohnboyC

    Returning from the Darkside

    Hi folks.... After an absence of 2.5 years in the wilderness of (why did I do it????) BMW 1 Series Ownership (that followed 5 years of B6 Audi 2.5Tdi Quattro Sport Avant ownership)..I am returning to the Audi fold with a Monza Silver A4 (B8) 2.0Tdi Quattro S-Line Avant (170) that has got a ton...
  14. JohnboyC

    2.0tdi S-line Avant Quattro

    Hi all i am a gnats whisker from buying an A4 2.0TDI 170 Avant Quattro. It is one of the most fully loaded Audi A4's I have found (heated leather, foldy door mirrors, sat nav, b&o speakers, parking plus, etc). even the colour silver is on my wanted list. The car has done 35k miles on a 60...
  15. JohnboyC

    Potential Audi B8 Owner

    Hi Folks.....I am seriously looking at getting an 30K to 40K miler A4 Avant 2.0TDi B8 (170 S Line as I want some grunt & sportiness, but not a quattro), around 2010/2011 vintage to replace my shopping trolley BMW 1 Series. My previous car before the BMW was an Audi 2.5TDi Quattro Sport Avant...
  16. JohnboyC

    A3 2.0FSi (petrol) cut out at 70mph on motorway

    Hi all.... I hope someone out there can throw some light on this 'problem' a work colleague has with her 2005 55 Reg car, with about 84K miles on it. Outside lane on M6 doing 70mph Engine just cuts out - thankfully she got car over to hard shoulder no probs. She gets Greenflag out - they...
  17. JohnboyC

    Couple of faults

    Hi all... Its a long time since I posted on here as my A4 2.5 TDi Quattro Sport Avant has been mega reliable...I bought it 4 .5 years ago with 24K on the clock.........its now showing 78K and I have to say I am mega impressed with it. (only gripe is the tyre wear - £600 a year on tyres , and a...
  18. JohnboyC

    A4 Avant Roof Channel rusting

    Hi folks.....been away a while.... Anyway we have had some good weather recently, so have started going over my 2.5 TDi Q Sport Avant to touch up the winter damage (stone chips, etc). On giving the car a good wash and dry off I noticed rust bubbling up on one of the roof channels...
  19. JohnboyC

    Query - how long do clutches last for

    Was watching Wheeler Dealers last night and they were changing the clutch on a Subaru Impreza WRX (Y Reg).....Brewer was saying thatthe clutches in these cars only last for about 75K miles.... Got me thinking....realising Audi's are in a different league Subaru's what sort of mileage are you...
  20. JohnboyC

    B6 Steering creaking

    When approaching almost full lock I can hear creaking from somewhere....sounds daft I know In normal town driving no noise..but only when I am doing slow maneuvers...any ideas wher ethis noise is coming from folks ?