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  1. Pook

    Gazebo

    Not sure if this has been discussed much but does anyone own/use a gazebo to help with their car cleaning, and if so any pics/recommendations? Problem I find is that it takes just a matter of minutes from a final rinse and initial dry for the car to start building up with tiny bits of fallout...
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    AUDI service plan

    So coming up to the first service due on my S3 I was expecting to be hit with a lofty quote from AUDI for effectively an oil change. The opening offer was £251 which indeed is high, reputable indy quoted me around £100. I was then however unexpectedly offered the service and maintenance plan...
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    What did Santa bring.....?

    Who’s been good and who was on the naughty list..... I think I’ve done pretty good this year :)
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    Telephone ring query

    I have an iPhone with the latest iOS, I’ve noticed that when people call me, the handset speaker rings instead of the car speakers. The phone call still comes up on the dash and I can answer it via the car etc, but the actually ringing comes out of the handset. If my handset is in silent mode...
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    Decon adivce

    I want to try de-conning the wifes car (before I brave my own) as it has ALOT of iron fallout etc. Now I tried some iron remover but this didn't remove all of it when powerhosed off. Now what I'm unsure of is what to do next with the hard to shift bits. Do I repeat with the iron remover, or...
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    Bluming spiders!

    Right am getting annoyed now, anyone got any tips for flushing out these spiders! There’s loads of em about at the minute and every day I get up they’ve covered me car in web. I guess they’re living in the wing mirrors as usual so need something that’s safe for the car and not so safe for the...
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    Footrest question (minor point)

    I had a problem with the footrest in that it would depress slightly and annoyingly ‘click’ when resting your foot on it. Booked it in with AUDI to sort it out and indeed the problem has been fixed, however I suspect the footrest has been secured back slightly in the wrong place as I now have a...
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    Suspension noise

    So going over certain types of bumps my rear suspension (I think) makes a bit of a thud. Definitely a diferent noise to my PFL A3 and any other car I’ve driven. Like I say it’s not over all bumps and sometimes they can be minor bumps and still a bit of this thud noise, but then I might hit a...
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    New car day

    So after a couple of years on this forum after joining when I purchased my first Audi, today I pick up my new S3 after making the decision I should have probably just made in the first place! I literally cannot wait. It is currently in transit from a local detailer back to Audi ready for me to...
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    GAP from Audi? - might wanna read..

    So, rang up Premia Solutions to cancel my GAP insurance as I had sold my A3, only to be told..... that the company that underwrites their GAP policy had gone bankrupt! Some danish company apparently. Well it was nice of them to tell me! I was assured however not to worry, and that my pro-rata...
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    Folding mirrors

    Hi all Can anybody who DOES NOT have folding mirrors (6XK on facelift) tell me whether the passenger side mirror has the kerb-view function or not? Thinking of purchasing a stock car but it don’t have the folding mirrors option - and whilst folding mirrors are not a ‘must have’, the kerb view...
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    How long does your pride take in the tub??

    Curious as to how long people spend in general making their wheels look tasty again.... sort of your average wash: prewash+powerhose, shampoo (2-bucket), dry, bits and pieces (windows and trim). I've managed to hone my skills and reduced the time to the following. I'd say set setup and...
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    Wax and graft Vs nano-coatings

    So as the title suggests, curious to people's thoughts about the likes of Gtechniq V waxes. I got my saloon pro-detailed with Crystal Serum light with C2 on top, and a year in I am not disappointed. It always glistenes, and the fact I only need a top up coat of C2 twice a year makes it a doddle...
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    Change or not to change

    Well to keep it brief - bought a brand new A3 Saloon 2.0 stronic in Glacier White only 11 months ago, loads of extras (including Gtechniq detail) and I threw down a 5K deposit. Problem is I really can't stop thinking about a Sepang Blue S3 Saloon so tempted to go second hand (16 plate maybe) to...
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    B&O problems? Maybe...

    Any sound gurus out there? Ever since having my B&O sometimes when I listen it sounds amazing, and other times I'm like meh. Same tracks same formats etc etc. I've previously maybe just put it down to how my ears are feeling that day but now I'm starting to wonder a bit more. Yesterday when...
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    When the muck just won't move

    Let my car get far too dirty for the first time ever over the Xmas and come to clean it and found it very difficult. Usual method of Citrus pre wash - powerhose - two bucket. But when doing the shampooing with my wool mitt, a lot of the dirt just wouldn't shift with the usual gentle sweeping...
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    Engine bay heat

    Can anyone advise on how long they would expect the engine bay to cool to a sensible level after shutting down. Today I drove the car and didn't push it at all (but there was some motorway driving) for about 30 mins to a shopping centre. I was in the shopping centre for id say at least 1.5hrs...
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    Quick wash

    Looking for people's thoughts on doing quick washes. My usual full works takes me around 1:30hrs and that's without waxing, so I am looking at possibly only doing this every other wash. After I have pre washed using VP citrus PW, then powerhosed it off, my car generally looks pretty damn clean...
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    Start/Stop Question (S-Tronic)

    Just picked up my new A3 yesterday (as a replacement for a previous one after a successful car rejection), and I have noticed a difference in the start stop technology with my new one: The engine is now cutting out at about 1-2mph as I am very slowly coming to a standstill as opposed to my...
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    New car delivery - detailing question....

    Looking for a bit of advice on taking receipt of my new A3 Saloon beginning of May. As my last one had a number of the dreaded swirl marks, and the fact I like to clean/prep my cars myself, I have asked that the garage do not touch my new car, and they have agreed to this and they will leave all...
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