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BH's Monza Silver B8 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 143 S-Line Multitronic

Bristle Hound May 25, 2019

  1. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    That screen has come up like new! Brill..

    You don't miss the anti-glare coating either and you are right its looks whole lot sharper without it.

    Looking forward to seeing the rest.
     
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  3. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @A4A4 - Big thanks for the heads up for the PlastRx my friend :thumbs up:
    Couldn't have done it without you lol

    Like you say I don't miss the anti-glare coating & the graphics do seem a little sharper
    Trying to fit the 4 wheel refurb in over the next 2 months but I'm very busy at the mo. The wheels are driving my OCD a bit crazy at the mo. My wife says I have 'wheel issues' lol
     
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  4. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    clever :icon thumright: Now just need sensors on the back of the van :tearsofjoy:
     
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  5. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @X3man - some people actually do put aftermarket sensors on the back of the van. Lol
    Madness !
     
  6. Point_Audi

    Point_Audi Vorsprung durch Technik Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Team Tornado S-line owners group Audi A5 Black Edition

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    You picked up a real gem with the A4 Avant @Bristle Hound same colour as my previous A4, it looks the part and so does the caravan, I hope you enjoy the touring experience its great! :)

    Funny I recently installed a tow-bar on my Dads A3 8V Saloon along with the Audi wiring loom and I coded with VCDS, so Dad also has the graphic display for parking sensors and the bulb warning indication on the instrument cluster, it certainly is the small things! :)
     
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  7. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @Point_Audi - Thanks buddy :thumbs up:
    Pleased its not only me with the little things lol
     
  8. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @jdp1962 - Jeff am I right in thinking that you have mudflaps fitted to your S4?
    The reason I ask is that I am finding difficulty finding any for the S-Line Avant which has the same bodywork as the S's
    TIA buddy :thumbs up:
     
  10. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition S tronic

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    The problem I had was with the rears: there aren’t any officially to fit the B8.5 S4, I used S3 flaps at the back, but they’re not a great fit. Im not sure how that helps, bearing in mind yours is pre-facelift.
     
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  11. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @jdp1962 - apologies Jeff I should have elaborated - it’s the fronts I’m after. Did you put the fronts on your S4?
    B8 & B8.5’s are the same shape in that ‘region’
     
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  13. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition S tronic

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    Yes, I do have them on the front as well. I think fronts are standard across all models and mine fit perfectly.
     
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  14. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition S tronic

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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition S tronic

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  16. DickoB8

    DickoB8 A4 Avant S Line Executive 170bhp

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    As above the fronts fit across all models (even though Audi claim they don’t clear the blades) but the B8 & B8.5 ones seem to differ slightly as the B8.5 has the stoneguards fitted so going off pictures online they have a lip/clip attachment to go around the guard. B8 ones should fit fine as long as you don’t want to fit the arch guards ;) let me know how you get on as I’m considering buying some and slightly modifying the B8 ones to clear the guards to help keep the sills chip free as I think the B8.5 ones attach differently to the lining behind the wheel.
     
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  17. DickoB8

    DickoB8 A4 Avant S Line Executive 170bhp

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  18. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @jdp1962 @DickoB8 - Thanks guys :thumbs up:
    Will keep you updated
     
  19. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    More pic's from my preferred photo shoot location :D

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  20. Bulldog

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

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    @Bristle Hound I fitted a set of mud flaps on mine when I had it. Got them off of eBay for about £15 quality was ok & the fit wasn’t to bad either.

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  21. Bristle Hound

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  22. Bulldog

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

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    In those pics I was also running 12mm spacers on the front & 15mm on the rear.
     
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  23. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    @Bristle Hound

    Saw your A4 footer in the other thread and thought WTF lol :)

    Bit of digging and see you have a caravan puller :icon thumright:

    Great looking car mate and SUPERB colour :icon thumright::icon thumright:

    As expected, you have given the car a stunning detail and looks like new :thumbs up:

    Glad to hear you still have the Cupra ... how many miles you getting out those front tyres ? :)
     
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  24. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Thanks for you kind words @Snake Pliskin :thumbs up:

    Cupra lease finishes in March 2020. Not great timing but what the hell lol
    Too easy to bounce the cupra off the Rev limiter - it sure does spin up quickly :D

    I might just might get away with not replacing the from tyres. Going to be tight mind lol I keep checking the depth with a tread depth measure. So far so good lol
     
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  25. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    ha ha ... could be a slippery winter in the Cupra then, keeping those slick front tyres going :)
    I reckon you will love the monza silver though mate.
    I'm nearly 3.5 years into my floret silver now, and being a clean car nut likje yourself, it is a breath of fresh air (especially straight after panther black & estoril blue) :icon thumright:
     
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  26. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Just replaced the insurance for the next 12 months
    Fully comp. £250 excess. Protected NCD. SWMBO & I to drive. Not garaged. 6000 miles / year
    £212.51 with Hastings Direct
    Happy enough with that

    Gave the Avant a well deserved clean today. 'Twas absolutely filthy inside & out after pulling the caravan around for a week in a typical english summers weather

    VP CPW
    Washed with CarChem 1900:1 shampoo
    Gave the bodywork a coat of Auto Allure Celator QD
    Wheels given a coat of TW Hybrid Sealant Hydrophobic Wax
    Tyre dressed with Megs endurance tyre gel
    Exhaust cleaned with Autosol (tips are still a work in progress)
    Interior plastics cleaned with a mild APC
    Leather cleaned with Dr.Leather leather wipes
    Exterior glass cleaned with CP Eraser
    & hoovered !

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    Can't believe I haven't used the Celator before. Certainly leaves a glossy slick finish

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  27. DickoB8

    DickoB8 A4 Avant S Line Executive 170bhp

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    Funnily enough my region is also set for Germany!? I’ve enabled a few things on ours what does the hidden green menu give you?
     
  28. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @DickoB8 - TBH buddy I don't know
    All I know is if you have a play with the green menu you can seriously f things up
    I only enabled it if I were to need it in the future

    Bit more here
    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/mmi-hidden-green-menu.294432/

    Google could be your friend for any further info on it
     
  29. DickoB8

    DickoB8 A4 Avant S Line Executive 170bhp

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    On that note I’ll leave it alone :) Thanks though
     
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  30. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Cherished transfer completed onto the Avant

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    I've had the number on retention for the last 5 years having been on my old ibis white B8 A4
     
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    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 quattro Audi A3 Black Edition

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  35. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    Mate .... that has to be one of the funniest posts I've seen in a while pmsl :)

    Photo of new chrished plate - with the actual text blanked out.

    I know we all blank out our plates for security but I just found this particular post (& picture of said plate) quite humerous :icon thumright: :tearsofjoy:
     
  36. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @Tashfeen - Hope not lol
    @Snake Pliskin - At last, someone with the same sense of humour as me lol
    Was very much a ‘tongue in cheek’ post :D
     
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  37. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Made me chuckle too hence the stand in plate I made. :)
     
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  38. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition S tronic

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    I had a chuckle as well, but what really puzzles me is why we think a photo of a registration is less secure than the actual plate being on permanent display to the world at large.
     
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  39. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @jdp1962 - My previous job made me / makes me a bit paranoid about these things Jeff :(
     
  40. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Just been doing my fuel calculation usage from our recent caravan trip
    240 miles at 27.6mpg using Shell diesel V-power

    Happy enough with that as there was 1 hour slow driving in a ****** long queue (don't ask) & plenty of up hill & down dale roads to negotiate too
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  41. OCDaveS3

    OCDaveS3 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Was that a queue behind slow moving caravans??? lol :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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  42. Bristle Hound

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    @OCDaveS3 - You won't believe this but it was actually behind a load of slow moving blue 8V S3's ;):D
     
  43. OCDaveS3

    OCDaveS3 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Camper (2).jpg Ha ha! You're right, I don't believe it ! :tearsofjoy: Well it wasn't me in my camper

    ........now back on topic ?!
     
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