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    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread A2 1.8T Video in General
    Yeah, it's not what I'm looking for in my A2, but can't believe you can maintain control with so much power.
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    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    DarkHorse started a thread A2 1.8T Video in General
    Came across an interesting video of an A2 1.8T https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Io3UcUsMI
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    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    I have no idea either. I just don't understand why it gets to that point once I've completed the journey. Perhaps I'll need to monitor it on the way...
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    Yesterday, 11:42 AM
    Same problem this morning. Arrived to work and found the revs taking longer to go down each time I pressed the accelerator. Switch engine off then...
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    21-03-2017, 12:46 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Just to update I have been trying to get oil into the selector housing via depronman's guide, but struggled to apply enough silicon to create a moat....
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    21-03-2017, 12:38 PM
    Has anyone come across this problem before? I only noticed it when I got to work and revved the engine while stationary. The revs took longer to...
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    17-03-2017, 07:22 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Today I..... in General
    Today I literally just had the car washed, and one of the lads came over to tell me how nice the car looked. Now, for a 17yr old car, that ain't...
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    16-03-2017, 01:39 PM
    Just out of interest, is the Bluetooth useful? Only asking because I picked up the Xcarlink cheap off ebay for 10, and now thinking if the...
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    14-03-2017, 05:16 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Pepper pots are on! in General
    195/65 R15 rubbed for me too.
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    14-03-2017, 04:03 PM
    I can't do June, but I'll be doing my usual road trip down to Croatia and back mid-August. I'm sure I could get Hans and a few other A2-Freun.de...
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    13-03-2017, 11:52 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread New tyres in Wheels and tyres
    Until I changed to 15" rims recently, I was running 185/50R16 Continental EcoContact 5 tyres all round. Great grip and mpg. I got nearly 30,000 miles...
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    13-03-2017, 04:22 PM
    All I know is that a 1.2 absolutely stonked past me on the Autobahn last summer. Must have been going over 100mph on a turn. The car was leaning but...
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    13-03-2017, 11:03 AM
    I'm interested in the raised chrome lettering. My rear plate is flapping away. Would be good to get a nice font for the web address. It'll be...
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    12-03-2017, 11:35 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Right, without sounding completely obtuse, you mean the part beneath where the selector tower pushes down or the top part of the tower just below the...
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    12-03-2017, 11:01 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Pepper pots are on! in General
    Handling for me has been spot on. Well, I'm without power steering at the moment, but it sticks to the road like glue. The Dunlops have been great so...
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    12-03-2017, 10:48 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Thanks. Am I right in imagining that the oil I'm spraying down onto it, needs to somehow make its way back up the shaft and into where the ball...
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    12-03-2017, 10:06 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Yes I'll top it up daily and see if it makes a difference. The water catcher looks in the right place. It's been raining here and it was dry in...
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    12-03-2017, 09:54 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread [ NEWS ] A new "Hobby Business Venture" for me in General
    Woohoo! Save the A2s!!!
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    12-03-2017, 09:52 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Yes, I just blasted it with wd40, then did the same a few times whilst fairly quickly and firmly shifting the selector up and down. I'm not...
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    12-03-2017, 09:11 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    I just saw this post by wilco, wondering if it's worth firing some wd40 into the selector tower to try and free it up a bit? ...
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    12-03-2017, 08:00 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Thanks for the offer. But it's a 1.4 Tdi.
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    12-03-2017, 05:37 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Actually, I think I remember Marcus mentioning the tower bearing when he looked at the car. It's definitely more of a click. I go for third from...
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    12-03-2017, 05:33 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Pepper pots are on! in General
    I'm really happy with the 195/50R15 Dunlop tyres. There's loads more protection for the rims. Definitely more comfort than the 185/50R16 previously...
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    12-03-2017, 03:48 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    What are your thoughts on this? Do I need to start thinking about replacing the gearbox?
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    11-03-2017, 11:59 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Finding that going up to third gets resistance and there is a click as I need to force it home into gear. Sometimes at lower revs I get no...
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    10-03-2017, 03:43 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by 'near match when going from 4th to 3rd'? You mean the same revs as changing from the other gears? ...
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    10-03-2017, 02:08 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Pepper pots are on! in General
    Duly noted! I love the setup and the ride feels better, especially over some potholes that have shaken me in my seat usually.
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    10-03-2017, 11:32 AM
    DarkHorse started a thread Pepper pots are on! in General
    So glad to have finally got the wheels on, with the correct tyre size this time! Running 195/50R15 Dunlop SP BluResponse tyres. They offer way...
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    10-03-2017, 11:08 AM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    Ok, did the adjustment. Just made sure there was tension without slack and released each one. Jumped back in car, removed drill bit with a large...
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    09-03-2017, 11:46 PM
    DarkHorse replied to a thread Gear linkage adjustment in General
    I have some high quality chain lube for my bicycle, could I use that for greasing?...
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