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3rd day and still none the wiser...

Happy Grumpz May 24, 2018

  1. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    Lets hope they have a gift package for you as well mate, hope it all works out.
     
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  3. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group saloon TDi quattro Audi A4 S tronic

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    Wooohooo....

    Today is the day I get to pick my A4 back up :rock::rock::rock: It's only been 17 weeks :wtf:

    I'll update you all later, as it happens, I'm driving down to Oxford as soon as I leave the garage, so I'll soon know if it's right or not.
     
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  4. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Jeez, don't know what to say apart of good luck and fingers crossed @Happy Grumpz :icon thumright:
     
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  5. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group saloon TDi quattro Audi A4 S tronic

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    Crazy isn't it.
     
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  6. maui

    maui Active Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Good luck! Hope it goes okay!
     
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  7. Bellasdad

    Bellasdad Member

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    Wishing you the very best of luck mate. I’ve been following this thread with interest but I really hope we’ve heard the last of it ! :icon thumright:
     
  8. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group saloon TDi quattro Audi A4 S tronic

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    HAHA not as much as me
     
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  9. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group saloon TDi quattro Audi A4 S tronic

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    WooHoo it appears it’s been fixed, I’ve driven from Newcastle to Oxford with the radio turned off the whole way.

    1. The sound didn’t come on at all.
    2. Zero rattles from the dash.

    :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
     
  10. WesT-gefül

    WesT-gefül Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    Happy days. Did they offer anything else for the hassle?
     
  11. Bellasdad

    Bellasdad Member

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    Nice one ! Case closed :thumbs up:
     
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  13. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group saloon TDi quattro Audi A4 S tronic

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    Not as yet, to be honest I was just happy getting the car back.

    I’ll be speaking to the service manager later this week
     
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  14. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff


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  15. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Lets hope it is permanent...
     
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  16. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Brilliant! Hope it stays that way
     
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  17. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    Fantastic news mate, hope you get a treat off them. :racer:
     
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  18. Psychoscot

    Psychoscot Active Member Team Moonlight TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group Manual

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    Excellent news!

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  19. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    That is good news. Hopefully that's the end of it but what a painful few months.
     
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  20. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group saloon TDi quattro Audi A4 S tronic

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    Well, I've done just over 1000 miles since getting it back last Tuesday.

    The issue has 100% been fixed :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
     
  21. DaveW

    DaveW Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Great news!
     
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  22. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    At last you can now enjoy your car...
     
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  23. Paul Golding

    Paul Golding Active Member Team Brilliant Black TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4 S tronic

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    Great news!
     
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  24. pagenotfound

    pagenotfound Active Member Team Moonlight TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    It's great news they have got it sorted for you. Have you checked the VIN number still matches your V5C?!
     
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  25. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    So did they confirm what part was actually goosed @Happy Grumpz ?
     
  26. Happy Grumpz

    Happy Grumpz Well-Known Member Team Glacier Silver Supporter S-line owners group saloon TDi quattro Audi A4 S tronic

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    The gearbox.

    They said it's the 1st one that's been replaced due to internal issues, I'm not sure how true that is, I suspect it's bullshit though.
     
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  27. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    Yup, text book answer. So they went down the cheapest route to start and probably spent a small fortune before finally biting the bullet and replacing the box, go figure.

    Pleased it's sorted for you mate and hopefully trouble free from now on.
     
  28. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

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    I thought Audi were using the same VIN on all cars now?

    Well maybe it was just a dig at Audi as it seems that they did, back some time last year, get caught out shipping quite a few cars into China and other Eastern markets all with the same VIN numbers, bad timing coming on the back of Diesel Gate and few other VW Group curious operating methods.
     
  29. rum4mo

    rum4mo Well-Known Member

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    Usual warranty way of doing things, when will they learn, but the dealers make good money out of it I suppose. I used to run a VX Cav GSI 2000 16V 4X4 - a 1991 car, when it was still in warranty it had an ABS failure:- VISIT 1 - replaced N/S/F sensor, 100 yards later fault returned! VISIT 2 - replaced O/S/F sensor, 100 yards later fault returned and the senior tech had checked it this time on a road test! VISIT 3 was booked but I scoped the sensor signals at the ABS controller which indicated that while it was an issue with the N/S/F input, that input channel was dead inside the controller, at that visit they ignored me and replaced both rear sensors, 100 yards later fault returned. VISIT 4 still ignoring what I was telling them, all four sensors were replaced, 100 yards later fault returned, I demanded to face to face the service manager, eventually they agreed to order in a new ABS controller. VISIT 5 when it arrived I stayed with the car as it was only a 5 minute swop over - problem solved! Luckily I worked within walking distance to that dealership, 2 years later when the next sensor failed - they had binned the plastic sleeves from the original ABS sensors so dissimilar metal corrosion(forged steel and aluminium alloy) was quickly killing the new sensors causing the cans to implode into the coil windings - I was told by a Bosch diagnostics place that that car did not have a smart version of an ABS controller, so all this talk about the original dealership's equipment telling them exactly what was faulty was rubbish, they were guessing and guessing badly!
     
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  30. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    But the dealers only make 50% of the labour charge and surely Audi would want to see faulty items. A friend of mine took his 17 plate Ateca to a dealer for a headlight fault (beam kept dropping), but because they could not replicate the fault (via diagnostic either), the dealer couldn't help because Seat refused to replace it as the item was not indicting as faulty.
     
  31. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    As you might remember mine had a parking brake solenoid failure within the first 1500 miles. Ok not a new gearbox but still an issue that totally immobilised the car.
    These pesky Chinese...
     
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