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    Selling old Whisky

    Anyone got any experience selling old bottles of whisky. My mum has given me 11 bottles dating from late 70's and early 80's including some single malts. There is nothing particularly valuable but a quick search has shown that values seem to fluctuate wildly. So has anyone used a specialist...
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    12000 miles on a bicycle

    As some of you know I set myself a little challenge when I got back from cycling the Tour de France route in the early summer. Having covered nearly 7,000 miles in 7 months training for and then riding Le Tour, I decided to try to maintain the momentum and ride 12,000 miles on my bike in 2012...
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    Wish me luck - tomorrow I start a 2174 mile bike ride - the 2012 Tour de France route

    Yep, I set off from Liege in Belgium tomorrow to cycle the entire route of the 2012 Tour de France – all 2174 miles of it – in only 20 days. That’s exactly the same number of days as the professionals will take. And no, I’m not a professional cyclist, just a mad amateur. The route...
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    8L uk sales - only 58,000 in 7 years?

    The Daily Torygraph has a write up of the new 8V A3 today. Review was similar to others - nice car, lovely interior, but perhaps a bit too 'safe' or 'boring' in terms of styling & driving dynamics giving it 4 out of 5. Audi A3 review - Telegraph Anyway, in the same article, Andrew English was...
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    Stock up on postage stamps

    Just a quick reminder that First and Second class postage stamps increase in price significantly (14p each) on Monday 30th April: 1st Class letter currently 46p becomes 60p (30% rise) 2nd Class letter currently 36p becomes 50p (40% rise) Info here Prices 2012 | Royal Mail Ltd Worth stocking...
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    Group Buy feeler - Bilstein B12 kit for 8L A3/S3 from DPM

    There have been a couple of threads lately with folks considering the Bilstein B12 kit, me included. I've emailed Damian at DPM and he'd do us a GB for 5 or more orders, with a discount of 'circa 5%' - so that takes the price below £600 (DPM list is £628) - Bilstein 25mm/20mm B12 Pro Lowering...
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    Hosepipe ban

    Living in the South East I get a hosepipe ban in a couple of weeks. Great! Flicking through AutoExpress in Smiths earlier they did a report on how much water you actually use washing a car. They've uncovered that the figures quoted by the water companies as justification for banning hosepipes...
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    MOT passed - phew

    S3 past it’s MOT yesterday – a few advisories around corrosion on the suspension springs and worn top mounts, but another year of S3 motoring sorted out. Shame about the £700 I had to fork out for 4 new tyres, new front disks and front pads prior to the MOT… Oh well, it is still less...
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    Freeview Digital Signal - at last

    I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve as we finally get a digital Freeview signal tomorrow :yahoo: Had Sky then Freesat HD in the Lounge for several years, but been bl**dy annoying only having 4 channels (yep, no Channel 5 analogue signal) in the bedroom and kitchen. Treated myself to two new...
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    Slimline wall mount options for a 22inch LED

    We're finally getting our digital TV signal here on the 8th / 22nd Feb :thumbsup: About time considering we currently have no digital signal at all and can't even get Channel 5 through the analogue signal (you may point out I'm not missing much, but they do show Police Interceptors!). As a...
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    Grrr - wallpaper border adhesive...

    Previous owners of my house decided to put a border up in the hall/stairs/landing. When I moved in I redecorated in a similar colour so just left the border in place & painted up to it. Now 12.5 years later I'm redecorating completely and have removed the border but it's left a film of...
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    MTM RS3 tested in AudiDriver mag November 2011 edition

    Just been reading this - wow. The MTM rechip and Milltek exhaust have taken the beastie up to 433PS and 451lb/ft. They measured 0-60 in 3.6s; 0-80 in 6.1s - for ref an R8 V10 'only' did 4.4 & 6.9 respectively, so the MTM RS3 is the fastest accelerating Audi they've ever reviewed. Perhaps...
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    I've just learnt something about my S3 - after only 7.5 years of ownership....

    Embarrassing or what. :blush: And no, it's not the little sun visor behind the rear view mirror. After 7.5 years of S3 ownership I've only just accidentally found out when the centre button of the key fob does. When I bought the car,I assumed it would allow you to open just the boot when the...
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    Recommendations for free on-line data storage with multi user access

    After some help. I'm part of a community group who manage a local nature area. We have got increasing amounts of data (photos, publicity material, spreadsheets etc) that is currently held across the 6 committee member's computers. That's a risk in terms of backup, and proving more of a pain as...
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    Do Ferrodo DS2500 pads for LCR Brembos have a wear indicator?

    As per title - I've got DS2500 pads in the LCR Brembo callipers on my S3. The pad thickness amber warning symbol came on yesterday but I thought these pads didn't have a wear sensor in them? Can anyone confirm yay or nay? If it's no then I guess whatever the garage did to short out the...
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    Traffic Cops on BBC 1 4th Aug - black TT

    Anyone see Traffic Cops on BBC1 earlier - black mk1 TT caught doing 116 on the A6 in Bedfordshire. It was a garage employee returning a customer's car!!! He deserved his 14 day ban.
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    I've messed up my company VAT returns for the last 2.5 years!

    Entirely my fault but just discovered I've been calculating my companies flat rate vat wrong for the past 2.5 years - all the time I've been vat registered. I've therefore underpaid HMRC to the tune of £6.5k. Fortunately it doesn't look like I'll be fined or have to pay interest as the sum is...
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    Does TT-RS make an RS3 more or less likely?

    What do people think?
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    A question to the floor - clutches & flywheels

    I'm looking for some help and advice as thus far I've got various bits of conflicting advice and I'm stuck in the middle not sure what to do. I've done a search and what I've found on the forum has either been inconclusive or just added to my confusion. My remapped S3 is pushing 261 bhp/311...
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    Fire up the quattro!

    Anyone see Ashes to Ashes this evening? Nice to see a mint quattro as one of the stars of the show. And Keeley Hawes isn't too bad either :hubbahubba:
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