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Old May 30th, 2009, 07:43   #16
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Congrats Simon...welcome to the dark side....
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Old June 1st, 2009, 19:06   #17
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Thanks John.

First trip to the cottage in the A4 last weekend - definitely more comfortable than the A3, but it needs more power! Loaded up with family and cottage junk with the A/C blasting it really felt quite sluggish on the 400 north - mind you, I don't think I can remember what the A3 was like stock.

I was pleasantly surprised with the dealer's after-sales service today - the radio card was missing, so I used VCDS to get the serial number, emailed it to the salesman, and he replied with my radio security code in a couple of hours

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 19:27   #18
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PP520s calibrated by DBW installed today (transferred from the A3) - a small but nice performance improvement.

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 19:40   #19
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Simon is now on the slippery slope! woo hoo, what a ride!
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 20:15   #20
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PP520s calibrated by DBW installed today (transferred from the A3) - a small but nice performance improvement.

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Simon you know you will need a tune now...LOL ...
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Old June 4th, 2009, 17:59   #21
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Simon you know you will need a tune now...LOL ...
Unfortunately WANT and NEED aren't quite the same thing....
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Old June 12th, 2009, 11:29   #22
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Smile Boost Gauge

Last night I installed my home made LED boost gauge from the A3. It's a bit ghetto, but works well - very easy to read, even in peripheral vision.



If I can find square Indiglo Blue LEDs I might make a new display.

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Old June 12th, 2009, 16:54   #23
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Checked under the carpet in the trunk tonight - 2 golf tees and a nickel, otherwise spotless

The spare had never even been removed, let alone used, since the car was new in 2003. Pressure was down to 18PSI

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Old June 13th, 2009, 06:55   #24
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Checked under the carpet in the trunk tonight - 2 golf tees and a nickel, otherwise spotless

The spare had never even been removed, let alone used, since the car was new in 2003. Pressure was down to 18PSI

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Good call! Very few people check the pressure of their spare tires, and when they actually need them, their spares are near flat.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 19:58   #25
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Today the car got a new timing belt, alternator pulley, strut mounts, and intake/egr cleaned. Also picked up a filter kit for the rest of the 160K service from PT, might wait until a bit closer to 160K before installing it.

Hopefully I'm caught up on maintenance for a while now - my wallet is feeling the pain

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Old June 17th, 2009, 11:42   #26
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Today the car got a new timing belt, alternator pulley, strut mounts, and intake/egr cleaned. Also picked up a filter kit for the rest of the 160K service from PT, might wait until a bit closer to 160K before installing it.

Hopefully I'm caught up on maintenance for a while now - my wallet is feeling the pain

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Nice car Simon. How you do you find the rear leg room compared to your older A3 beast?

Did you do all that work yourself, or outsourced to a mech?

Post more pics?
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Old June 17th, 2009, 15:09   #27
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Nice car Simon. How you do you find the rear leg room compared to your older A3 beast?
Thanks. The A4 is only a little bigger really, but it feels quite a bit more spacious, and rear seat leg room is where you really notice the difference - it's a significant improvement.

I helped with the timing belt etc. - saved a few $$ and avoided doing all that work in my driveway with my limited tool collection, best of both worlds

I'll get around to more pics, but feel free to stop by

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Thanks. The A4 is only a little bigger really, but it feels quite a bit more spacious, and rear seat leg room is where you really notice the difference - it's a significant improvement.

I helped with the timing belt etc. - saved a few $$ and avoided doing all that work in my driveway with my limited tool collection, best of both worlds

I'll get around to more pics, but feel free to stop by

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Hey Simon, I'll give you a shout next weekend. What day/time is good for you?
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Welcome to the world of mk4 Simon nice ride!Cheers!
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The car got the clay bar & wax treatment today - lots of work, hope it lasts!



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