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Has to be done Ricky...
Yeah calipers lets not talk about them i scratched all mine taking that stupid clip off not long after i painted them to change the front discs and pads, something else on the to do list in summer.
Not far off Ricky , that was them a few years back now but they have kept there finish very well and i do clean them properly on a regular basis.
My wife says I'm bonkers cleaning the inside faces of the wheels and calipers..lol
Considering part exing it towards this:
Hit a dead animal on the dual carriage way the other day and smashed the front splitter up so that a bumper off job i cant be bothered with right now, also has the old wheels on so it looks like a pile of w**k as I've fell out of love with it again so don't want to buy new tyres on the 19's, this car gives me mixed emotions I'm to far in to go back and i have no motivation to spend anymore money, felt like I've always been forcing myself to love this car, ill leave it on the drive and see how i feel in a few months i think, might at least give me a bit of enthusiasm to get it mapped and make most of these stage 2+ bits but as for now it aint getting nothing.
btw the cars not at fault it hasn't done anything in particular i just cant be bothered with it lately
Defiantly hear what your saying Rob even with all the money spent on it its still more or less stock power so i think thats where the issue is its just not even slightly quick enough to make me feel interested i bought it as a project but one thing after another kind of gets boring after a couple years, needs tyres all round, new splitter, thermostat and rocker cover changing then shes ready for the map so not a big deal i just cant be bothered at the minute, just spent a fair few grand on the garden so the car can sit there for a bit till im ready oh due a service in next month as well which id do before a map anyway so i may well do it all at once when im up for it and go from there.Sad to hear of your probs Ricky, it's life I'm afraid and always something around the corner to mess things up.
I suspect you have become what I like to call a "slave to your car" , always repairing bits and pieces but never really using the car enough to reap the rewards of all that input.
I can fully understand your feelings towards it, all the expense, time and labour but now it just doesn't do it for you, you need to use it more an enjoy it, not letting it just stand on the drive.
I've had my avant for 7 years now and to be really honest, its been problematic since day one of ownership, probably way more than most of you guys on the B7 forum.
But, it's still here and I've spent way too much on it, do I regret it, sometimes it crosses my mind but only briefly as it just makes me grin every time I drive it.
Sounds a bit bonkers i agree but it's a very good reason for keeping a car despite the negative points and down days.
It all becomes worth it when i get so many positive comments and great feedback on the car when I'm out in it, every other day i get asked about it and how it looks great, for me that just puts the icing on the cake.
You need to find that sweet spot for your car again Ricky, its there you just need to light the flame .
best of luck chap.
Sadly a lot of guys buy B7's , keep them for a couple of years then loose interest in them, its not the car at fault as such , but owners become familiar with the car and the kick just wears off.
But then that happens with the next car, and the next and so on.
I hear what your saying seems like everyone has questioned if its worth it or not owning one of these cars inc myself, don't get me wrong I've really tried to make it something more me but sometimes i just cant be bothered with it tbf, maybe that's the issue in the first place, I'm trying to make it something more me than actually buying something that is more me in the first place, hasn't all been bad though still been good to learn and experience with and it does look pretty cool once its all cleaned upI’ve owned mine for over 5 years now and I’ve been in your position many times Ricky.
I’ve come close to setting it on fire a couple times as well, just to watch it burn cus I’ve been that p****d off with it!
I even stopped driving it for 6 months and bought a TT 225 Quattro cus I hated the A4 that much.
But I’ve stuck with it and I’m finally within reach of unlocking half decent power. But it has come at great expense.
The only problem with buying a ‘V’ car is the running costs, and when they go wrong, which they do, the bills are big, bigger than a 2.0T most of the time.
A friend of mine has a b7 RS4 and it costs him £125 a week just to drive to work and back!
The sad reality is this.
If you want to get the ultimate from these cars performance wise you need to throw a lot of funds at it, not just a couple of grand, thats a fact, otherwise you are just chasing a target and experience that you will never reach.
From an aesthetic viewpoint you can do a lot and have good results , you can also spend a lot with even better results but where do you stop.
Performance wise you'd need to invest thousands to get something really special and at the end would you still look at it the same way or hate what it has cost to get there.
Let's be frank here. A decent turbo, IC, pistons and a rebuild etc, injectors , fuelpump etc etc remap and the list goes on a fair bit will release most owners of £5k min and upwards, is it worth it, to many owners it is , to me it would be but not for the obvious reasons.
We are all different and have differing aspirations etc from our cars, are they a hobby or just an uprated daily driver for me its a very different situation.
And as is always mentioned, it's a personal thing.
Exactly, it's not always about the power, that helps but its not everything.Excepted when I bought it ,it’s not a fast car and never will be without spending silly money but styling/usability/practicality for me it’s hard to beat .mate of mine always said ,if u smile when u see it or still turn around to look at it when You lock it and leave it you’ve got the right car
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Trying something with the spare that wasn’t refurbed with the others and was in an awful state see how it looks on
Hopefully get the lip done tomorrow in silver
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Future ex wife lol! that's good@Jamsmoo I think that’s the main reason I’ve hung on to mine so long, I can fit the future ex wife, 2 kids and the dog in it comfortably and sometimes I find myself in my living room, staring at it out the window (when she’s nice and clean) so there is def still some love for her there!
That would be me falling backwards with a sad face looking out the window lolAnother reason I like my b7 is the permanent AWD.
When it snowed recently I was going up hill behind an Octavia VRS. We stopped at traffic lights and when he tried to pull away he started going backwards down the hill with his wheels spinning.
I pulled out and politely smiled at him as I carried on up the hill and on my way
Commercial grade pressure washer or not id never expect it to leak, id change the seal round the boot if thats what you narrowed it down to.Well another day another problem to sort...
Had all the trims out of the boot today to try and figure out where the water is leaking in. Anyway dried it all out and gave it a pressure wash and it seems its leaking through the boot seal around the bottom between the tailgate and bumper.
Im not sure if the seal needs replacing or if its just the high pressure machine I've been using at work thats been causing the issue.