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  1. JD09

    New member intro

    Hi Joel, welcome to the forum. I'm willing to bet you've got a good one ;) Very sad to see it drive off but as you didn't disappear in a cloud of tyre smoke, I have a feeling you'll look after it as much as I have. Enjoy it fella! Any questions just call. Jamie
  2. JD09

    Off to pastures new...

    Thanks Sandra, have a chap coming to see it Saturday - all getting a bit real now! It's been such a great car these past few years!
  3. JD09

    Off to pastures new...

    Cannot believe how much these have rocketed up. I looked at Roadsters last year, before putting more money into the house - £7k bought you an average miler, £9-10k bought you a great one. Roadsters are now much more, Coupes are worth ridiculous money! Iconic!
  4. JD09

    Off to pastures new...

    Ah apologies, I completely misunderstood - I thought you were going down the garage/dealer route! Good to hear!
  5. JD09

    Off to pastures new...

    Filling me with confidence! By all, if not, most accounts, the engine and drive chain are bullet proof. The only issues that seem to arise are poor maintenance related.
  6. JD09

    Off to pastures new...

    I heard/saw, Bill - really looking forward to it and thanks once again for your help/time on the phone/here! Cheers Paul! Echo the thanks again - very patient man! Ha, yes, I'm definitely going to have to get used to a new way of driving over Xmas. I've already got Winter tyres booked in for...
  7. JD09

    Off to pastures new...

    So the time has come; an end to half a decade in S territory! Very sad to see the old girl go - it's been a fantastic 5 years. Blatted around in the car yesterday on the way to the missus' parents for Sunday dinner - 30minutes of A/B/Dual Carriage way fun. With my next purchase being RWD, it...
  8. JD09

    MOT failure on emissions - S3

    Just an update - sailed through this morning with no issues. Blasted it about over the last five days in the evening, 30 min blast before the MOT, all good. Thanks to all in the thread. I've still only been able to use dash command and iOBD11 iPhone apps for scanning fault codes as I live with...
  9. JD09

    MOT failure on emissions - S3

    Yeah I've misread it. It says either no fee if left there or minimal fee if removed from the tester. I should have asked but it'll be going back on Saturday anyway.
  10. JD09

    MOT failure on emissions - S3

    I'd presume so? I thought if you didn't leave it with them, but returned within ten days, it was a reduced cost?
  11. JD09

    MOT failure on emissions - S3

    I'll be home in about an hour so will scan it properly then. Thanks for the help so far fella.
  12. JD09

    MOT failure on emissions - S3

    No codes with dash command. Going out later to do some logs with the laptop and vcds. Oil changed not that long ago. Did have a rattling cat shield which kwik fit removed rather forcefully... Worried that's done damage to the lambda...!
  13. JD09

    MOT failure on emissions - S3

    CO - and I got the figures wrong; limit is 0.3 and mine ran 1.34. Ah ok. So, if my car has been doing short journeys pretty much all year that could be the issue? Is there any way to test it myself at home? Last thing I want to do is spend another £45 for it to fail again...
  14. JD09

    MOT failure on emissions - S3

    I don't think so no. I've seen a few posts from searching about ragging the car first. Does it really do the trick then? Sadly I don't have any MOT friends!
  15. JD09

    MOT failure on emissions - S3

    Hi guys, My car failed it's MOT this morning. First one in its 12 years on this planet :( Emissions are at 3+ when apparently they should be 0.3 or below. I have noticed a drop in performance especially when cold and a drop in fuel efficiency recently... Last time it was a faulty MAF... So...
  16. JD09

    Decatting an S3 BAM

    Hi all, long time no post... I'm after a little more noise from my S3. Decat was the first on my list, as really don't want to go down the route of a massively expensive exhaust/DP etc. Talking to Awesome, it's looking like £99 fitting for a £160 decat from Pipewerx. As I'd need to redo it...
  17. JD09

    Exhaust options in London

    Yeah I've heard chatter about that. Could really do with getting it on a lift tbh. Any pictures available, Dave, that could show where the hell this is?! Might have a nosey underneath later tonight, but no idea what I'm looking for...
  18. JD09

    Exhaust options in London

    Guys and girls, my exhaust rattles on start up. Goes away when warmed up, but pretty annoying/embarrassing above 2k revs. What good options are there for a custom (replica of OEM, but perhaps a tad louder) in and around London?
  19. JD09

    Manchester area tuning/garages

    He does my servicing, dads R8 and mums rs6. Good lad. Knows his stuff. Very reasonable and proper petrol head too. Couple of B5 S4s running over 500hp and other stuff.
  20. JD09

    Manchester area tuning/garages

    Try James at The Audi Doctor in Macc for parts and fitting and Unicorn for mapping.
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