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Re: Car Problems!!
« Reply #585 on: September 13, 2018, 10:56:10 PM »
It would have to pass the brakes / handbrake  test  first.

Only certain orange warning lights  count. Like engine management system

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« Reply #586 on: September 14, 2018, 09:49:29 AM »
See that's what I thought but I know they'd changes MOT to be stricter so wasn't sure

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« Reply #587 on: September 19, 2018, 07:30:29 PM »
Problem with 07 A4.
Spluttering noise coming from engine area and loss of power.
Engine light on in dashboard.
On looking the pipe at the side of the engine it is loose/detached.
Pic below. Is this a big job?



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« Reply #588 on: September 19, 2018, 08:02:14 PM »
Could be the catalytic convertor has become dislodged in the exhaust system, blocking exhaust gases and cutting the power.

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« Reply #589 on: September 20, 2018, 05:51:15 PM »
Theres a hole in the flex of your EGR pipe

https://picclick.co.uk/Audi-A4-B6-19-Tdi-Avf-Egr-Pipe-263727846652.html

Shouldn't cost too much to fit....






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« Reply #590 on: September 20, 2018, 10:05:23 PM »
Theres a hole in the flex of your EGR pipe

https://picclick.co.uk/Audi-A4-B6-19-Tdi-Avf-Egr-Pipe-263727846652.html

Shouldn't cost too much to fit....
Thatís the bit. Fell off today on way to the garage. Thanks

omaghjoe

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« Reply #591 on: September 20, 2018, 10:21:02 PM »
Theres a hole in the flex of your EGR pipe

https://picclick.co.uk/Audi-A4-B6-19-Tdi-Avf-Egr-Pipe-263727846652.html

Shouldn't cost too much to fit....
Thatís the bit. Fell off today on way to the garage. Thanks

Another emissions gimmick.

All just a big hoax to antagonise us  ;)..... and to finance German PHDs  :P

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« Reply #592 on: September 24, 2018, 10:20:03 AM »
Buying a new car in London at the weekend and it does not work for me to drive it home at the moment. Has anyone used or know any transport companies that bring them back to the North.

Want to see the cost of getting it done against flying a mate out, hotel for a night, diesel and ferry back and throwing him a few quid for doing it.

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« Reply #593 on: September 24, 2018, 11:24:39 AM »
I've used Donnell and Ellis in Omagh a few times and Corr from Cookstown. Both did a good job for between £200-300.

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« Reply #594 on: September 24, 2018, 11:34:13 AM »
Johnston Car Transport are usually pretty good as well. £250-£300.

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« Reply #595 on: September 24, 2018, 11:37:38 AM »

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« Reply #596 on: September 24, 2018, 12:15:42 PM »
Tried McLoughlin he is looking 650+vat. Thought it a bit steep.

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« Reply #597 on: September 24, 2018, 02:13:53 PM »
Do you guys find much value buying from London?  Any particular websites your recommend?   Do you then get the AA to check before committing?

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« Reply #598 on: September 24, 2018, 03:26:59 PM »
This is my first time doing it but the car i am buying is 3300 less than the same model and year in David Prentice in Portadown. I found it through AutoTrader, wasn't that far from where I work so went out had a test drive and got the checks on it done. Plus checked the dealers reviews.

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« Reply #599 on: September 24, 2018, 04:10:28 PM »
This is my first time doing it but the car i am buying is 3300 less than the same model and year in David Prentice in Portadown. I found it through AutoTrader, wasn't that far from where I work so went out had a test drive and got the checks on it done. Plus checked the dealers reviews.

Without getting too personal pbat what sort of money are we talking? Is it £3k less on a £15k car or £3k off a £27k one?

The reason I am asking is that I am thinking of doing the same myself but I would probably be in the first band i.e. looking at a £15k budget for something 2-3 years old. If I was going to save £3k I would definitely do it but if it was saving £1k I would probably just buy it here for less hassle and a bit more peace of mind if anything goes wrong (i.e. you can land on the dealers forecourt and kick up a fuss!)