What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

Charlie Farley

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Not sure what to make of it. Never saw one on a silver car before. Not many Silver RS4's about and I've never saw a single RS4 in Silver with Black Optics

Looks almost as if something is missing.

Is it the badge?

or am I just too used to seeing 'my old' car and this will take some getting used to. Unsure!
Just looked back at some archive pics on my PC, black/black looks great on blue as aswell.
yours is growing on me more now even without a reg plate.

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And that S4 avant has a sunroof, blast it ,i'd love a sunroof.
 

tr7

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Yeh it’s growing on me too

I think with the grill being such a large portion of the front end it definitely changed the look of the car.

It was more like I didn’t recognise my own car

I think it’s going to stay now
 

Greeny233

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Ok thanks, they have Carshades label on them in one of your pictures, do they fit correctly?
not falling out,

Yes that’s right Car Shades, they fit perfectly, they come with some stick on clips to help hold them in but to be honest I haven’t used them as they fit so well. The only thing I’m not too keen on is the rear window blind is two pieces so you see a black line down the middle from the inside but it’s not really visible from the outside.


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Rob Avant

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And that S4 avant has a sunroof, blast it ,i'd love a sunroof.
Yep. I’m missing the wagons sunroof in this weather , also the AC doesn’t work in the GTI :sob:
 

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Rob Avant

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Yep. I’m missing the wagons sunroof in this weather , also the AC doesn’t work in the GTI :sob:
Just realised that’s a really old picture before I fitted the new lights with clear indicators. Need to pull my finger out and get the old boat sea worthy again
 

B7Tourer

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I'll find the p&p costs and you pay that, otherwise its £500.
Hey Fully did you you find out costs? - don't worry since I have since bought a great product from 'Sam's Detailing' which did a good job of bringing the fabric back.
And that S4 avant has a sunroof, blast it ,i'd love a sunroof.
They were trouble Rob, more often than not, with blocked drain holes. The beating above any moderate speed of sunroofs (had one on my XJ40 Sovereign) made them rarely used as well.
 

Rob Avant

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I use my sunroof all the time, never had any issues. I’ll always have the windows and roof open against using air conditioning, unless stuck in very heavy traffic on a mega hot day. Come to think of it most of the cars I’ve owned have had sunroofs all with no problems, even a few old Austin’s and Rovers too
 

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I use my sunroof all the time, never had any issues. I’ll always have the windows and roof open against using air conditioning, unless stuck in very heavy traffic on a mega hot day. Come to think of it most of the cars I’ve owned have had sunroofs all with no problems, even a few old Austin’s and Rovers too
Austin's and Rovers, Not heard those names for a while...lol
 

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A recent trip to M&S for the wife on wed evening resulted in acquiring an annoying scuff on the rear OZ alloy, arghhhh .

Note to self, don't go there again.:frown new:
 

Fully

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Hey Fully did you you find out costs? - don't worry since I have since bought a great product from 'Sam's Detailing' which did a good job of bringing the fabric back.
No been crazy busy with work, but quit that today to chase other avenues.
Glad you're sorted though bud, that's what matters.
 

Fully

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So i've added a front grille badge, which will appease a few :thumbs up: but not silver (never)
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Also changed the worn gear knob & gaiter.

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B7Tourer

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No been crazy busy with work, but quit that today to chase other avenues.
Glad you're sorted though bud, that's what matters.
Thanks Buddy.

Well the Old faithful passed the MOT today with no advisories, except a nail in one of my nearly new Michelin Cross Climates:frown new: Still never any loss of pressure as I've noticed. KMB Oil Pump mod preventative and new cambelt/water pump booked for 19th July, should hopefully see a good few more MOTs along the way:racer:
 

Jamsmoo

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Good clean with the range of cleaning products bought by my eldest daughter for Father’s Day
Seems someone had been having their house repointed somewhere close or we’d had a sand storm


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Good clean with the range of cleaning products bought by my eldest daughter for Father’s Day
Seems someone had been having their house repointed somewhere close or we’d had a sand storm


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It was Sahara sand again, my old bus was terrible.
 

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One of the things I’m really appreciating with my current silver B7 over my previous black B7 is how much less it shows dust on the surface. Black looks amazing when clean, but it drove me nuts trying to keep it perfect! Silver seems to do a really great job hiding dust and light dirt.
 
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One of the things I’m really appreciating with my current silver B7 over my previous black B7 is how much less it shows dust on the surface. Black looks amazing when clean, but it drove me nuts trying to keep it perfect! Silver seems to do a really great job hiding dust and light dirt.
People think I’m nuts when I say it.
I intentionally bought a silver car for this reason

When dirty
White cars turn brown
Black cars turn grey
Silver cars turn more Silver!

Also they blend in. Which is handy when you don’t want to stand out..
 

B7Tourer

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One of the things I’m really appreciating with my current silver B7 over my previous black B7 is how much less it shows dust on the surface. Black looks amazing when clean, but it drove me nuts trying to keep it perfect! Silver seems to do a really great job hiding dust and light dirt.
I totally agree but I've had a lot of Silver cars and they are very hard to keep looking shiny - you see so many of them that look dull. Black is a nightmare and if it's pearl like mine it will show every swirl too when the light catches it so. But every week when I have it valeted it looks stellar for a day or two. White attracts more of the nightmare seagull **** too I've noticed and will cry out any rust. Some of the new Audis with a metallic light blue or darker grey seem to hold up. Red too is a great colour. It has occupied me a lot for the next car that I hope to join the 'old' stable.
 

Rob Avant

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People think I’m nuts when I say it.
I intentionally bought a silver car for this reason

When dirty
White cars turn brown
Black cars turn grey
Silver cars turn more Silver!

Also they blend in. Which is handy when you don’t want to stand out..
My previous car was silver, I’m sure I didn’t wash it half as much as I do the wagon. Black cars are definitely a pain to keep clean!
Out of curiosity, what’s the warning light? I’ve not seen that before
 

Rob Avant

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Wagon is back on the road :yahoo:it’s only been a month but I’ve missed it. Managed to get it up on the ramps at my mates garage at last now all sorted
 

tr7

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My previous car was silver, I’m sure I didn’t wash it half as much as I do the wagon. Black cars are definitely a pain to keep clean!
Out of curiosity, what’s the warning light? I’ve not seen that before
DPF

Haven't had a chance yet to get it plugged in. I've to install Windows on my new Mac to use VCDS again

I'm going to try a forced regeneration.

Otherwise it's coming out altogether
 

boffin486

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I personally prefer the Chrome surround on a grille- it set it all off better - particularly on a silver car!
I have been working on the old bus as well today - I picked up a much larger battery off GumTree (A Bosch 100Ah version) which I have shoehorned into the 'battery hole' today. I had to modify the under support bracket slightly (cut off the end stop) to get it in & it uses ALL the available space in the hole.......
Not very exciting but every little helps!

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boffin486

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And that S4 avant has a sunroof, blast it ,i'd love a sunroof.
Aha Rob! I have a sunroof on my Motor but its actually more than that - its Actually a solar panel & when the car is parked (or just with the ignition off) it powers up the heater fan and blows air into the car to ventilate it & cool it a bit. Factory fitment but I hadn't seen it on anything before I got my Avant. :rock:
 

Greeny233

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Finally got around to replacing the gearbox and rear differential oil in the S4. There is nothing in the history of it being replaced before so it was well worth doing. I was going to use Redline gear oil but even at trade price it was £100 for 5 litres so I opted for Millers 75w90 GL4 - GL5 which was less than half of the Redline. There has been no massive change in the operation but it is definitely smoother shifting and selecting first gear is easier, previously when making slow speed manoeuvres at full lock I would notice some clicks and pops from the front end which i thought was suspension problems but apparently not as it is now very much better in slow speed full lock manoeuvres. A job well worth doing and quite overlooked I think.
 

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Both offside alloys now match both nearside alloys with scuffs of varying degrees of annoyance, so a nice set of 4 Oz alloys ruined , arghhhhhhhhhhh

So a first for me in over 30 years, i had to take the old bus through a car wash in an emergency situation.

I was behind a cement mixer lorry which decided to corner a bit too quick and slung a load of crud all over the old bus.
There is a car wash very closeby that is always busy and seemed like a good solution for quick removal of crud.

The actual wash was fine, with no damage from the brushes etc on paintwork and no scratches.
I got home the noticed scuffs on wheels.

anyway, the car wash was the cause and I'm not happy about it.
I filled out a claim form and waiting on a satisfactory claim.
They have offered me £200 as a goodwill gesture but I'm not accepting as all 4 need doing now as the colour was a specific shade.
They maintain the car wash is a franchise and any damage caused is the liability of the specific site, not the washing machinery owners, that said they have admitted it was the machinery in the wash that caused the damage but it was the responsibility of the site operators to ensure cars were correctly aligned in the wash.
I'll wait to see what occurs before I go to the next stage.

they are not getting off the hook that easily.
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Today's hot tip, steer well clear of "IMO" car washes, and if in doubt read their really first-class feedback, I wish I had first.:sadlike:
 

quattrogone

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That's a real sh1t! you sort of had no choice in using the car wash :persevere:, quite often you'll see a big spread of concrete around the Devon lanes always on a steep hill with a sharp bend!
 

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It just slew wet slushy concrete all over the place inc the old bus, I wasn't going to risk it staying on the paintwork too long in hot sun hence the dash into what I assumed was a decent wash, so a bit of a big mistake there, I saved the paintwork but wrecked my alloys....not a good day or week for that matter.
 

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Subtle change but better imo.
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