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  Topic: Independant near Preston lancs AAAAAA+++++
jools

Replies: 0
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PostForum: Audi Centres and Independents, tuning, styling, etc.   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:09 pm   Subject: Independant near Preston lancs AAAAAA+++++
Just to let you know I had some work done at the following garage, Ian is an ex Audi specialist technician and really knows his stuff. VERY reasonable hourly labour charge and garage is clean, tidy an ...
  Topic: Excellent Technician in LAncashire
jools

Replies: 1
Views: 1824

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:01 pm   Subject: Excellent Technician in LAncashire
Hi,

just to let you know I have found an excellent independent garage near Preston. HAd some front brake disks/pads changed on my 3.0 TDIq and it was very reasonable labour.

Highly recommend Ia ...
  Topic: oil Choice
jools

Replies: 19
Views: 10442

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:35 pm   Subject: oil Choice
I have a 3.0 tdi quattro (B7 - 2005) and need some advice on oil choice.

I tend to change the oil after 10 - 12 k miles even though the oil previously used is the long life service stuff and the fi ...
  Topic: quattro tyre replacement
jools

Replies: 7
Views: 6790

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:09 am   Subject: quattro tyre replacement
Audi Handbook says it is not necessary to replace all tyres when changing. The quattro system manages to work everything out regarding rolling diameters etc.

You had to change all 4 tyres on the ol ...
  Topic: Chip the diesel
jools

Replies: 16
Views: 7535

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:56 pm   Subject: Chip the diesel
The chap from Angel tuning offered to remove the electronic speed limiter when he re-mapped it as I think he wanted to see how fast it went!

After about 5 seconds tought and with the thought of my ...
  Topic: Longlife or inspection service?
jools

Replies: 8
Views: 6842

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:53 am   Subject: Longlife or inspection service?
Going to cry now!

Thank is a good deal.

Jools
  Topic: Chip the diesel
jools

Replies: 16
Views: 7535

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:06 am   Subject: Chip the diesel
Its that pesky Newton! You are right!

I had previously two 2.5tdi Q one 150 and one 180 bhp. The remapped 3.0 is very smooth now through the entire rev range but it does suffer from that awfully sh ...
  Topic: Chip the diesel
jools

Replies: 16
Views: 7535

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:01 pm   Subject: Chip the diesel
Pretty sure it was quoted at 550. Not had on dyno so cant quantify it.

A great car got even better with the remap. Acceleration is hampered by the fact that 1st gear is too short but 3rd 4th and 5t ...
  Topic: GLOVEBOX HINGE
jools

Replies: 4
Views: 2437

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:26 pm   Subject: GLOVEBOX HINGE
Mine went recently too - very quick service from VAGparts.

Jools
  Topic: Longlife or inspection service?
jools

Replies: 8
Views: 6842

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:25 pm   Subject: Longlife or inspection service?
You think you have issues!

My 3.0tdi Q is due for oil change and it uses 8.2 litres of oil - 90 before the filter and the labour too!!

Currently crying into my milk cos I can't afford anything ...
  Topic: Chip the diesel
jools

Replies: 16
Views: 7535

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:23 pm   Subject: Chip the diesel
Sorry - did you say it was 2.5 Tdi Quattro?

If not I think you may have problems with grip and the car will eat tyres as they will spin when you boot it. If quattro - no issues - all grip goes to t ...
  Topic: A4 3.0 TDI eating tyres for breakfast.
jools

Replies: 23
Views: 7236

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:10 pm   Subject: A4 3.0 TDI eating tyres for breakfast.
my 54 plate 3.0tdi Q seems to be fine on tyres. Not noticed any real issues with abnormal/heavy tyre wear. Doing a lot of motorway miles at the moment with Michelin Primacy on the front I think but no ...
  Topic: Big Grin!!
jools

Replies: 7
Views: 4053

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:13 am   Subject: Big Grin!!
1st gear really is a waste of time. Too short really but second is not too bad. Actually fuel consumption has improved since the re-map. Very impressed. Not sure what happened with your previous re-ma ...
  Topic: Big Grin!!
jools

Replies: 7
Views: 4053

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:37 pm   Subject: Big Grin!!
its a 2005 model on 54 plate.

I've had two 2.5 tdi quattros as my last two cars - one manual and one tiptronic. LAst one was the 180 sport and they were superb motors. They respond very well to re ...
  Topic: Big Grin!!
jools

Replies: 7
Views: 4053

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:48 am   Subject: Big Grin!!
Got to gloat - sorry and all that.

Had a remap done on my 3.0 Tdi quattro yesterday. 204 to 249 bhp now + extra 50 ft lbs torque. Simply stunning. Managed average 42 mpg last night on way to manche ...
  Topic: 2.5tdi engine remap
jools

Replies: 4
Views: 8420

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:50 pm   Subject: 2.5tdi engine remap
I agree. Will really struggle to cope with the power and will spin wheels under hard acceleration probably into 3rd!

HAve been in a chipped 2.5tdi quattro and the performance was awsome. Would not ...
  Topic: Cruise Control - After market fit solution!!
jools

Replies: 0
Views: 2061

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:36 pm   Subject: Cruise Control - After market fit solution!!
Hi,

For those of you looking to fit cruise control to your cars look no further than Gareth Hawkridge at Hazzydayz Ltd. www.hazzydayz.com.

07971 0789619/0870 890 5726.

Just fitted cruise to m ...
  Topic: Stealerships are stupid!
jools

Replies: 0
Views: 1316

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:24 am   Subject: Stealerships are stupid!
Bloody hell - Audi customer service is getting worse and worse especially at the so called expert dealerships.

Needed second longlife service on 3.0 Tdi Quattro and phoned them for price. Quoted me ...
  Topic: A4 1.9TDi - ICE (Bose sound system)
jools

Replies: 2
Views: 2032

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:52 am   Subject: A4 1.9TDi - ICE (Bose sound system)
hi,

Two possible causes not necessarily connected.

Beeps could be alarm battery on its way out - no idea how to change them though - sorry.

Poor reception could be due to failure of ariel amp ...
  Topic: Gearbox types
jools

Replies: 4
Views: 2219

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:09 pm   Subject: Gearbox types
CVT is basically like the old DAF variomatic system of belts and pullies. I think there is some form of tapered shaft inside the gearbox that moves a belt along from one end to the other as the speed ...
  Topic: Audi A4 3.0 TDI 233 PS question
jools

Replies: 1
Views: 2726

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:49 am   Subject: Audi A4 3.0 TDI 233 PS question
2006 I think. I have the earlier version which is Feb 2005.

Jools
  Topic: Blower fan stopped working on 'kin hot day!
jools

Replies: 3
Views: 2947

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:07 pm   Subject: Blower fan stopped working on 'kin hot day!
I had this with my passat and its a big problem with them.

It needs new blower motor unit which is located behind the glove box. Passat price was about 100 for the part. No idea for Audi though.
...
  Topic: How can I tell my A4 is Quattro
jools

Replies: 8
Views: 7625

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:19 am   Subject: How can I tell my A4 is Quattro
Wait till its raining. Find a roundabout / busy junction. Wait till a car is coming. Put foot down and dump clutch. If you find a car in your drivers door/or your picking broken glass out of your hair ...
  Topic: Audi Specialist in Manchester??
jools

Replies: 2
Views: 2431

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 7:20 pm   Subject: Audi Specialist in Manchester??
Hi Chris - sorry for the delay in replying. Sent you a PM.

There are two but for the life of me can't remember their names yet. Will dig deep and let you know

Jools
  Topic: brake warning symbol
jools

Replies: 2
Views: 2083

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:00 pm   Subject: brake warning symbol
Hi,

Is your cer new?

I have a 54 reg 3.0tdi quattro that has a problem that when I crank the car from cold the Brakes warning light comes on. When the brakes light comes on press the spanner but ...
  Topic: All the Trimmings...
jools

Replies: 9
Views: 7204

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:33 pm   Subject: All the Trimmings...
As far as i am aware the quattro drive system is pretty much self sufficient and is a mechanical leave it alone type of unit.

I have had 3 quattros now and would never consider anything else especi ...
  Topic: All the Trimmings...
jools

Replies: 9
Views: 7204

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:55 pm   Subject: All the Trimmings...
Blimey!!

Main problem is that all goodies that can be fitted to Audis come as optional extras so each car will be different. Unless you scour the for sale pages I dont think there is any way you co ...
  Topic: First post ,advice on new purchase
jools

Replies: 6
Views: 3179

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:55 am   Subject: First post ,advice on new purchase
You should expect say 34ish around town and 40 on a run from a 2.5.TDi quattro If you tune it it may improve consumption believe it or not!

Quattro is the 4 wheel drive version and the wet / dry gr ...
  Topic: First post ,advice on new purchase
jools

Replies: 6
Views: 3179

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:30 pm   Subject: First post ,advice on new purchase
I agree - 2.5TDI is imho one of the best engines Audi make. I've had 2 in both the 150 bhp and 180 BHp varients. You can chip the 180 to 210bhp and its truly awsome BUT go for the quattro version what ...
  Topic: The Worst ever A4
jools

Replies: 30
Views: 15085

PostForum: A4/S4/RS4 Saloon/Avant/Cabriolet Forum   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:12 am   Subject: The Worst ever A4
Call me sad (ok don't!!) but that chopped A4 thing with the diamond plate looks like an interesting project! Would have used something a little more subtle than polished ally though. As for the rest.. ...
 
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