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  1. The like was for getting home OK, not for the breaking down.
  2. Possibly. We had just left the chew valley meet, with its gravel car park. I wasn't that concerned. More concerning was 'the look' I got lol
  3. So tonight, I continued the polish fest. Did the offside CRV light - before After Also redid the nearside. The sealant I applied last night, got damp overnight which kinda knackered it. So did it again - After Then I started on the Mondy. Both headlights yellowish and the offside fog light is cloudy. Offside headlight before After I'm happy with the result. No amount of polishing had an effect on the fog light. Its hazed on the inside. Doubt if it will even be an advisory on the MOT, so I can live with it. This is the nearside and what it should look like. Suspect its been changed at some point. Don't worry folks. Only one more headlight to go and that will be the end of pictures of lights. The Audi was given a run today. On Thursday, returning from the car meet, it started making a continuous squeal noise from the rear ( think it was nearside ). It resulted in 'the look' from Mrs CSW. My heart sank a bit. Took her (the Audi not Mrs CSW) out for a 20 mile run today and she behaved. The only noise being the tinkle of a droplink some where. Time to get her in for an MOT.
  4. Prep for selling the Mondy and CRV. Mechanically both cars are in good nick. But they both have yellowing headlights, mondy has short ticket and they both need a good valet. So today, I went out and bought some wet and dry, a few different grades and dug out an old headlight restoration kit that had some polish left. Started on the CRV first. Decided to do it all by hand. Takes longer, but reduces the chance of melting the lens (yes I have done that before !). This is what they look like The camera does not show how bad they are. P400, P800, P1200 and finally P3000. 40 mins of sanding. Plenty of water. Then washed it off and hit it with polish. I'm really rather pleased with the result. Put some sealer on after. Took an hour. 3 more headlights (1 CRV, 2 Mondy) and a fog light (Mondy) to go. Will do them in the evenings after work next week. Another HBOL 1 spanner job completed, with no cock up
  5. Somerset Country Classic monthly meet, Blue Bowl pub, West Harptree. Only there for first 40 mins. Cars still arriving when I left. A selection of what was on offer Friendy meet. Will make it a regular on my Calendar.
  6. Cool. I'm going to try and make it. @andyberg Will you be going? Blue Bowl meet in the valley at noon
  7. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed the cruise wasn't working on the Mondy. Typical. Just when she is on the brink of leaving the fleet. Bit of googling re common issues, led me to buy a can of air from Amazon. Then point it at the steering wheel controls and keep blasting till no air left in can. And bingo. Cruise in now cruising again. I like simple fixes.
  8. Pics as promised. Good little local meet. 20220623_184454_2.mp4
  9. Off to a local car meet in 30 mins. Will post pics
  10. Liked for the 15 quid parts to pass. Not the original fail
  11. A little bit of love. The drivers side windscreen washer was not working. At the weekend, I popped the jets out of their holder and operated the jets. I could tell that water was getting to the unit, but it was clearly blocked. Ordered a pair from a scrappy. Remove old unit by prising it out at the front of the unit. Disconnect the water pipe and the electrical collection for the heater element !!!! How bloody posh? Then refitting is a reversal of the process. Does it work? Did Cookie manage to do an HBOL 1 spanner job? Course it works 20220621_190128.mp4 To celebrate, I took her to the car wash. She scrubs up well. She can now be booked for MOT, to see what lurks beneath. She drives bloody great, so I'm assuming I don't have much to worry about Then a tyre and sort the rear screen wash. Then cambelt and waterpump. Possibly oil pump balancer shaft too, although suspect that will be mega bucks.
  12. Mrs leaves for work. 2 mins later she calls. Car won't start. I go give her the keys to my CRV and I am reminded that she did tell me last week it was playing up. Quick trip to Halfrauds to purchase a new HB075. Surprisingly they were cheaper than ECP. It was a bastard to fit. No pictures as I was too busy swearing and threatening the car with being cubed. Passing pedestrians not to impressed with the language emanating from under the bonnet. Also forgot that @andyberg Jnr has a bloody trade card. Cock wombles. All done now.
  13. If it failed, it would only be getting driven to a garage for repairs, so I will be more than happy to take the risk. I know I will lose 2 months ticket but thats not an issue in the great scheme of things. Re the door, I think its the hinge but I'm hoping the hinge is adjustable. Weirdly its not doing it all the time, so I can live with it. My VCDS lite scanner, does many things, but does not disable the seatbelt warning. Will have to take a trip to Sic or meet him at a local car show / meet.
  14. So took a trip to Glastonbury this morning via a stop in Wells. 40 mile round trip. Lots of long steepish hills. On board comp says 50.9 mpg. Happy with that. 18 better than the CRV and 8 better than the Mondeo. And for me, my old knackered body and my driving style, the Audi suits me better. So i'm happy.
  15. I'm not entirely sure re test but I think that even if you get a fail, the existing mot remains on system. As long as there are no fails regarded as dangerous and car is in roadworthy condition to satisfy plod / magistrate, then it can still be driven. I don't even think the fail would show up on plods ANPR computer, because the existing pass will override it (kind of). In the next couple of weeks I will find out. Drivers windscreen wash is not working, so need to sort that first and bung a tyre on it. Then it goes for test.
  16. Thanks for the tip re door and offer of VCDS. I moved the seat into a slightly different position this morning and then only very occasionally got the warning. Can't work out if its the seat sensor or belt buckle. Either way I will get it coded out. Please don't take my comments as any criticism. I really like the car and its the first car for many years (excluding the CRV), where I'm not getting any earache from Mrs CSW. Its a keeper.
  17. The 100 mile report for the A4. So far Like It looks good. Light clutch and gear change. Very comfy seats. Nippy. Good mpg's. Mrs CSW likes it. Dislikes Clonk from nsf wheel. Hoping its just a bush / droplink. Seatbelt warning alarm is almost constant. Its driving me insane. Nearly weighed the fucker in yesterday. Drivers door does not close properly, unless slammed shut with a large amount of force. Think its dropped slightly. I've got a vag com knock off from the Audi TT days. I am hoping it allows me to disable the seat belt warning. I really like the car. Hoping it can be a long serving daily. If I can get the alarm disabled, it will be going for an early mot. Mot due Sept, but it needs a cambelt (575 quid). Dont want to spend that and then have a big mot bill two months later. Hence getting it mot'd shortly. If its a big fail, I wont do the belt. From previous mot history and talking to sic, I believe its been well looked after, so I'm quietly confident. In other news, no one on AS wants the mondy. Not surprised, its not really an AS kind of car. That will also be getting a fresh mot shortly (two months early) and then put on Autotrader.
  18. The Mrs approves. Black, Estate, looks like a hearse if you squint and thankfully, the seats are really comfy for her. She says its a keeper and will we be using it for going on holiday Told me to sort the bumpers out sharpish lol
  19. Non chod acquired from @SiC. A gent and honest seller. Would buy from again. Thanks to @andyberg for logistics. Didn't do a collection thread, as it was 20 miles and 40 mins down the road. Traditional Wollard shot Traditional Dizzle shot Can highly recommend the valeting skills of @purplebargeken Mondy and CRV can now leave the fleet.
  20. Well I've done a buy. Not exactly choddy in nature. More a replacement for the mondeo and CRV. Bought in torrential rain, cause its well known you should look at cars in the rain. But the current owner is a very trustworthy member of this forum, so all will be well. Needs a few things, current owner has given me a short list. Hopefully picking up this weekend. Better get off my arse and get the Mondy and CRV ready for sale.
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