I'm absolutely horrified that you might think I'd have settled for second-rate bulbs.
As far as your other questions are concerned, there were no warning lights. The bulbs performed as well as you'd have expected from something which was extensively researched, chosen with...
Have you had a look at Vredestein Quatrac Pros?
I had a set of 225/45 17s (the stock size) on a facelift 2.0TFSI which I don't have any more, and for the most part they were very good.
The only thing I was slightly disappointed with was that the dry weather braking wasn't as keen as it was...
This is verbatim from the Continental website:
"Mixing tyres with different tread depths
If you are replacing only two tyres on your vehicle, the new tyres will probably have a deeper tread depth than the older tyres.
Mixing different tread depths is generally permissible. The tyre industry...
I'd try what Mr Al says too.
Maybe not quite as fast as 80; partly 'cos it's breaking the rules, like; partly because you might struggle to find anywhere to be able to brake that hard from a decent clip and repeat it several times (and the key to this is to get the brakes really hot) and...
Maybe the mistake those blokes who are suffering reduced flow, dribbles and difficulty getting started are making is filling the reservoir with a 50:50 mix of tapwater and Robertson's strawberry jam. Who knows.
I've only ever used Halfords screenwash in all the years I've been enjoying...
I got some from Audi Parts Direct (Mon Motors in Cardiff) 18 months ago. They were the kosher items - all the right part numbers and everything as above - but I couldn't get on with them. The spray clipped the edge of the bonnet (an FL Sportback) no matter how I much I fiddled.
The more I tried...
If the turbocharger is kaput, your choices aren't limited to an extremely expensive replacement over the dealership counter or one from ECP which will be almost as much.
Unless they've got a whizzo 60% off deal on of course, which reduces the price to only a lot more than you'd pay at a proper...
The two pressure clips are little ball and socket fixings. If you put a tiny smear of silicone grease on the ball part when reassembling it makes the light units much easier to remove the next time.
The whole thing can't fall out because of the box bolts that Alex mentioned.
I'd imagine they would.
The delivery bloke from the local curry house certainly does. He tore off from our place the other weekend like his trousers were on fire.
Actually, maybe they were.
I know WBAC say they'll buy anything, but I think they'd draw the line at an ancient mermaid blue...
That's one of the items on an approved Italian tune-up.
Good things, Italian tune-ups, and a dying art.
Today's pipsqueaks don't appreciate the value of old school stuff like this.
Other way round.
Connect the positive terminal first. When you're done, disconnect the negative (the bulkhead/chassis tab in this case) first.
Same as when connecting the battery to (or disconnecting the battery from) the car.
It's not quite as important when you're hooking up a charger -...
I'm not sure I'd worry about it over much provided you're not getting any low battery warnings and it fires up okay, especially as you don't use the start/stop feature anyway.
The start/stop in my car - a three and a half year-old 2.0 TFSI 190 - has hardly ever worked unless I've driven well...
Don't dismiss Amazon because they aren't a specialist car parts outfit. Actually, ECP aren't either - I keep getting e-mails from them trying to flog me a paddling pool or a new pair of secateurs.
Amazon have some proper bargains from time to time, and their returns system is the dog's...
I'm not trying to be controversial for the sake of it, honest I'm not, but I don't think the plate is central.
I'd bet my best conker that it was eight millimetres or so too far to the left.
Scaling off the screen image it looks closer to the left than the right. The photo is taken from a...
If you want to cover all the bases and give yourself some peace of mind (now you have it in writing that as far as Audi are concerned the gearbox oil change is not due), get the oil changed anyway at an independent workshop.
And it'll cost you less.