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About guyrj

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    Cambridgeshire
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    Electronics Assembly Company
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    A5 3.0TDi Phantom Black
  1. How long does a full tank of Diesel last

    As ever, depends on your driving. If it's mostly city driving then 400-450 is your likely range. Longer journeys 500+ miles will be easily achieveable ... if you want to! Typ range of mpgs will be low to mid 30's if lots of slow commuting 40-42 on longer drives. Very smooooth powertrain is the 2.7TDi Multitronic Enjoy
  2. 2.0t quattro s-tronic

    real world low 30's mpg. Pretty good really considering 211bhp+ Quattro + all the other toys as ever depends how you drive it
  3. No S5 coupe on Audi configurator?

    probably updating the configurator - have seen models disappear before like this for couple of weeks at a time. As others say the configurator is not very accurate, it is outsourced by Audi to another company, why on earth they cant just link it to the database used by the factory to spec up the options defies belief. Download the pdf brochure is a better bet, but of course even this gets out of date, so then a visit to the dealer is required, but then you have to find a competent dealer ... oh dear. The only truly authoritative way to know options and combos allowed is to get the dealer to sit on Audi's archaic terminal system and spec it up that way
  4. 2.0 tfsi 2.7 tdi Real World mpg

    +1 Mook's about right there I've got a 3.0TDi and it'll easily do 40mpg, actually getting it much below 35mpg is quite an achivement unless on very short runs. 30 mpg on a 2.0TFSi seems to be what many are getting, but push it hard and you're in the mid 20's. Had a 2.7 Miultitronic as a loaner for a couple of days and it did about 41mpg on quite long runs. I would say get an extended test drive of the Multitronic though (it's no match for an S-Tronic) - cvt variable ratio boxes are not everyone's cup of tea, though they have come on a very long way in the latest 2.7TDi.
  5. New A5 Cab - dealer discount?

    hey FuzzB - you over here too? Guess that answers one question anyways
  6. ... and they do test for for both levelling and washers...
  7. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

    Rears let go first by any chance Woppum?
  8. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

    can't argue that one bit - just dont expect them to last brilliant fun for about 5K miles
  9. I'd say that was pretty good for a loaner. I've never managed to get that out of a loan vehicle
  10. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

    er - last time I looked required pressure is related to tyre design,aspect/size & aspect ratio vs weight only. More likely you need to adjust the suspension geometry to affect understeer/oversteer. If you're playing with tyre pressures for road use then you're more likely compromising wear and safety than than improving handling. (I will add exclusion for track use where small changes can indeed tweak handling but then only after the suspension is setup right)
  11. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

    cor this is a lively thread been away for a while, enjoying it fwiw I too have had many sets of PS2s and GYs. What I found with the GY GSD3s was that they were incredibly sensitive to pressure. How do I know ... apart from general driving, I too had 2 wtf moments when expected grip seemed to disappear, one of which took me straight out onto a roundabout and required an instantaneous (or get flattened by incoming HGV) change of plan and flooring it. I put 3psi into the tyres that night and they behaved perfect after. My guess is something to do with the construction, which in itself is not a great recommendation. dunno if this relates to anyone elses experience. (biggest issue for me with PS2s is their tendency to drone when part worn, which can be a real pita)
  12. you'll need a gentle right foot and within 10mph of the speed limit to get a true 40mpg, the DIS on these seems to run about 1.5mpg high, possibly bit dependent on your exact wheels/tyres. With a Tip every time you lean on the throttle it'll drop a gear and your economy will fall through the floor. I have found the A5 3.0TDi to be appx 10% more economical than my trusty (06)B7 Avant 3.0Tdi, which itself averaged 37mpg. So yes, it is definitely do-able
  13. Sportback

    sportback's only got 4 seats not 5. depends on the size of family of course ...
  14. Considering my first Audi

    good luck the irish, trouble is UK Pound dropped 30% against Euro so we get the price hike in the new year thanks Gordon the clown
  15. Considering my first Audi

    great news - nearly bought the comfort pack for this - then decided it was stupid waste of money. Happy now