• IchBautAuto's Avatar
    April 20th, 2019, 08:52 PM
    Lucky boy. Not much argument about that being a write off. Might be a good weekend to go to church........or something. That's pretty good...
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    April 20th, 2019, 04:01 PM
    Impossible to say. I have a 2000 B5 1.8 TQ and it has cost me $30 above normal services in 18 years. Absolutely best car I have ever had for...
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    April 17th, 2019, 08:54 PM
    Nice wheels, welcome. Have a dig around and read up on past misadventures to get a feel for the TT that others have experienced.
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    April 17th, 2019, 08:51 PM
    Khoa, I'm in QLD right now but I don't know this car. Would help if the earlier owners were known. Looks quite a bit better than some I've seen but...
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    April 17th, 2019, 09:27 AM
    You've answered all the questions. I've bought stuff from Mocke and he's tuned at least one car here. We're miles away from the Euro scene where...
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    April 16th, 2019, 08:08 PM
    Everyone is entitled to dream, just that forums are populated with some people that egg on every big spend idea without putting their own hand in...
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  • IchBautAuto's Avatar
    April 16th, 2019, 03:42 PM
    Bite the bullet :beat:
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    April 16th, 2019, 03:38 PM
    Sure does but the price of RS stuff is heading upwards and the UK is starting to ask $20,000 for a full motor with all the fruit. Been advertised and...
    24 replies | 809 view(s)
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    April 16th, 2019, 09:27 AM
    Great looking car and a credit to you and PO. That's some serious HP you're chasing and an AZR block will likely be the cheapest thing you throw at...
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    April 12th, 2019, 08:40 PM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread A Little Help Please in ignoreR8
    That wave could be scalloping. It is most likely the result of a resonance and traditional wisdom has it that both dampers and arms / struts can be a...
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    April 11th, 2019, 09:48 PM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread A Little Help Please in ignoreR8
    A lot of tyre noise is due specifically to road surface. Drove today from Canberra to Tamworth via wellington, Coolah, werris creek etc and it's been...
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    April 11th, 2019, 08:31 AM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread B5 Rs4 Gearbox in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Yea, I mentioned that a while ago. It understand it is the one that is referenced as cast aftermarket, a reason that I and a few others chose the OE...
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    April 10th, 2019, 10:00 AM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread B5 Rs4 Gearbox in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    I haven't gone to the trouble of ringing Scotty but their website still lists the rebuild kit as of this morning. Appears that you can buy it, I got...
    27 replies | 1238 view(s)
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    April 10th, 2019, 09:19 AM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread B5 Rs4 Gearbox in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Me neither. Happy I went the way I did.
    27 replies | 1238 view(s)
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    April 9th, 2019, 02:06 PM
    Congratulations, can't see you thinking too much about the RS while driving that. Hard thinking that you'll find it wanting on weekend Targa trips...
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    April 9th, 2019, 01:57 PM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread B5 Rs4 Gearbox in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Tony, you and I are both behind the times, Scotty doesn't sell the Audi Synchro kits any more. Bit unclear why not but sure we'll find out one day.
    27 replies | 1238 view(s)
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    April 9th, 2019, 09:57 AM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread B5 Rs4 Gearbox in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Been toing and froing with PM's on this so not late to the discussion, just off line. Pretty much a common view here that it is LESS likely to be...
    27 replies | 1238 view(s)
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    April 9th, 2019, 09:32 AM
    Clearly hit the spot with the buyer, good news. Best wishes for the new choice. The buyer must be a laid back type. Like a few others on here, I...
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    April 5th, 2019, 09:05 PM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread B5 Rs4 Gearbox in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    There is a bit of he said / she said in that thread. Lots of opinions and a bit short on facts. Got to remember that the factory geared the S4 for...
    27 replies | 1238 view(s)
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    April 5th, 2019, 09:49 AM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread b8 rs4 for sale. sydney in ignore Cars
    Bitter sweet, isn't it. Trouble is the floor price it'll sell for through a dealer is going to be way north of the $90K trade in. Stick it in the...
    12 replies | 894 view(s)
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    April 4th, 2019, 09:46 PM
    Absolutely agree with comments. My recommendation came from the words above, costs. You have to agree that if costs are an issue then recommending...
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  • IchBautAuto's Avatar
    April 4th, 2019, 05:35 PM
    Looking good. Then you have to find somewhere to put them. Rare ones do need looking after.
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    April 4th, 2019, 05:32 PM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread B5 Rs4 Gearbox in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    Got my kit from Advanced Automotion in the US. Pretty well respected outfit. I'd consider doing the hunt around, even local, as US prices seem to be...
    27 replies | 1238 view(s)
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    April 4th, 2019, 10:37 AM
    IchBautAuto replied to a thread B5 Rs4 Gearbox in ignoreA4, S4, RS4
    I have one but it isn't for sale. I'd say get yours reconditioned, don't know by who as I'm doing my own. You'll need someone who knows the 01E box...
    27 replies | 1238 view(s)
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    April 4th, 2019, 10:25 AM
    I don't own an RS3 by choice. I'm analogue and like the interaction with a car but that's a personal thing. The bills are an issue, the RS tax is...
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  • IchBautAuto's Avatar
    April 4th, 2019, 09:22 AM
    Try forums in the UK and Europe. More chance of finding one there. Even the online markets. Unfortunately there is more chance of the seller turning...
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • IchBautAuto's Avatar
    April 4th, 2019, 09:15 AM
    Terminology sure is less accurate than it used to be. Every time that word is used, up go asking prices. Very few make money on cars, and yes I did...
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    March 30th, 2019, 09:53 AM
    George, you'd have needed to be there to appreciate the grin I had when reading that.
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    March 30th, 2019, 09:51 AM
    Agree. I have a few sets of five & six pointers but they are now way out of date, so when you go looking, be sure to check the expiry dates to get...
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    March 29th, 2019, 09:06 AM
    Great day, impressive performance from a 1.8 that even sounds stock. Must give a few quite a turn. Even the weather turned on a perfect day, not like...
    61 replies | 4803 view(s)
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