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  1. mikeyboy

    Compulsive liars

    What is it with people who just talk utter bull s##t 24/7? A young boy who has started working at my place of work on a 6 month "work experience scheme" talks so much s##t that I get annoyed even just looking at him. When he first started he told us that he was a fully qualified mechanic and he...
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    Service history???

    Just a quick question about service history. I bought a 63 plate A6 s line 2.0 TDI 11 months ago when it had 63500 miles on the clock. When I first looked at the car and asked to see the service history there was no service book in the glove box, the salesman (independent dealer) said all Audi's...
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    Squeaky brakes

    For the last couple of weeks or so I've noticed my brakes have been making a horrible squeaking noise. The noise starts when I lightly use the brakes (eg around town, slowing down for junctions etc) but disappears when I put more pressure on the break pedal. They will squeak all the way around...
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    Thinking about moving over to BMW

    I honestly never thought I would say this but I'm thinking of buying a 2012 plate 520d m sport. I currently drive a b8 A4 S-Iine saloon 1.8 TFSI (160). The car I had before this was an 8p A3 2.0 TDI (140). Now until earlier on today I would always say that my next car was going to be a C7 A6 as...
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    arrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!

    It's my dad's birthday today so lastnight I popped over to tesco and got him a few beers and a £25 gift card for Waterstones. I wrote his birthday card out thismorning, got his beer and then looked into an empty carrier bag. **** sake!!! I've lost the gift card!! I was sure it was in the carrier...
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    What mileage do you guys do in your A6's?

    Hi. I currently drive a b8 A4 saloon 1.8TFSI (160) S-line, car is absolutely brilliant, still makes me smile every time I drive it. I've had a few courtesy lifts from my local dealer in a C7 A6 and wow! What a car! I love everything about it, especially the way the mmi screen pops out the dash...
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    argumentative moron!

    I just got into a bit of a debate with one of my dad's old friends. He was more or less saying it's a complete waste that I own a b8 A4 S-line because I "only do 6k miles a year" and having a nice car doesn't justify that mileage. I asked him how much mileage he does a year to which he replied...
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    chrome door mirror covers

    Hi peeps, I've found these door mirror covers on ebay and was just wondering do they just simply clip over the door mirror? Or is it a mirror off job?
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    N/S door mirror indicator not working

    Hi folks, my dad's 2012 A3 sportback's n/s door mirror indicator is not working. How difficult a job is this to do on your own and will he have to buy an actual led strip? Cheers in advance.
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    Taxis

    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that when your in a taxi the engines always seem so quiet and smooth. Everytime I'm in a taxi (except for black cabs) I always find it so quiet, smooth and relaxing. I was in a Toyota avensis diesel yesterday and it was as quiet as a mouse and as smooth...
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    Broken rear spring?

    Hi folks. Jumped in my car thismorning, fired her up & stuck the heater on full blast to start defrosting the windscreen. As I got out the car to get my scraper from the boot I heard a loud bang coming from underneath the car. I cleared the windscreen and then set off for work. Not too far into...
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    Snowballs!

    So I was driving to my mates house earlier on when all of a sudden BANG! Fright of my life as it was last thing I was expecting but some little **** had pelted my windscreen with a snowball (I say snow but really I would call it ice since all the snow has frozen solid). I stop and look around to...
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    losing coolant since service

    Hi folks, I had my car serviced last Monday at my local vag specialist. Out of interest I popped the bonnet up on Thursday night just to check fluid levels etc (I'm a bit ocd) and noticed the coolant level was a wee bit below the max mark. I always have all my levels at the max mark so I topped...
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    Mot Protection

    Hi peeps. Does anybody on here know how this mot protection works? I bought my approved used A4 s-line 7 months ago & the salesman told me it has mot protection which would cover repairs up to £750 should my car fail it's mot. I've been reading up on this on some other forums and some people...
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    Window rattle

    Hi peeps. My A4's drivers door window started rattling a few weeks ago. The rattle is mainly heard when driving over rough ground and as you can imagine is annoying the **** out of me. I have noticed though if I put the window down just a touch the rattle stops completely. I picked my car up...
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    V power is it worth it?

    Hi peeps. I not long ago bought a 58 plate A4 s-line 1.8T (160). The car is great (still miss my A3 2.0 TDI though). I was recently thinking of running it on v power but I understand you have to run 3 tank fills of the stuff before you notice a difference. I was wondering do you actually notice...
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    Approved used audi - peeling lacquer on front bumper

    Hi folks just a quick question. I bought an approved used misano red Audi A4 s-line 1.8T just 7 weeks ago. After a week or two of ownership a work mate pointed out that the lacquer was peeling off the front bumper, at first it didn't really bother me to be honest but now every time I look at it...
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    1.8 TFSI (160) belt or chain?

    Hi I've not been on here in a while, I used to lurk about in the 8p section but today I'm glad to say I picked up a 58 plate A4 1.8 TFSI (160) S-LINE with only 25k on the clock:-). My question is whether this engine is belt or chain driven. I've googled it and found some people saying it's chain...
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    Esp fault fixed free of charge from audi?

    My esp light came on in my car last week and has remained on since. I phoned a local vag specialist today who is going to plug the car into vcds/vag com tomorrow to see what the fault is. He is fairly confident that the whole esp/abs pump will need replaced as this was a very common fault with...
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    Letting the engine idle for a bit before switching off

    I'm having a bit of a debate with my dad here, I always idle my engine for at least 30 seconds before switching it off or 2 mins if I've been planting my right foot on the throttle. The reason I do this is to keep the oil supply to the turbo while it slows down so it's not spinning without...
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