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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 16:46 
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RX7?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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... Looks like Kissyfur has me and Mali on ignore. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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RX-8.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Nah, just a dodgy mobile!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Nah, just a dodgy mobile!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Ooo hang on, is the Wankel going in as a replacement?

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Not sure what's more unreliable tbh, the RX8 or the RX7 :P

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Not sure what's more unreliable tbh, the RX8 or the RX7 :P

Trust me, I won't be keeping it for long :D

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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It certainly will have a wankel in it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Bloody autocorrect...

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Booked in for a remap next Thursday. Fingers crossed it gets the thumbs up on the health check.

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It's a secret.

But I'll give you a clue - it'll have a wankel engine ;)


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Hot pink with eyelashes over the headlights.


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Hot pink with eyelashes over the headlights.

No! Fucking things. They destroy your paintwork!

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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markg wrote:
Hot pink with eyelashes over the headlights.

No! Fucking things. They destroy your paintwork!

What does he care? It's a company car, if he wants them he should have them.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 17:19 
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How about a Golf?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Grim... wrote:
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Hot pink with eyelashes over the headlights.

No! Fucking things. They destroy your paintwork!

What does he care? It's a company car, if he wants them he should have them.

And they go "RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" when you drive above about 40mph.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 19:32 
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From the motorbike thread as it doesn't really belong in there - viewtopic.php?p=954723#p954723

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Yeah, whoever ran the engine in on your car was a fucking bellend and ragged it way past safe limits during the run-in period.

So instead of your piston rings making a proper seal in the cylinders, there's little bits that oil can seep through into the combustion chamber. I suppose if anything it should increase power slightly (more energy in the combustion?) but it's not good for the engine.

Similar fault on the early 140bhp 7th gen Celicas, although in that instance it was a manufacturing fault that made the piston rings weaken over time and become misshapen, allowing the oil to leak through. Worst case I ever heard of on that car was burning a litre of oil for every 200 miles.


I've done a fair bit of reading on this and opinion is divided on why the engine in the B8 S4 uses oil, (note the B8.5 (facelift) S4 doesn't, so Audi changed something but didn't tell anyone what it was), one school of thought is that Audi's 'gentle run-in' policy is actually the problem, and ones that were given a bit more beans from new don't exhibit the problem. (The rings harden better and quicker, or something?)

There is consensus however that once your S4's 'loss rate' has been established it won't get any worse or better, that's just how much oil your car is going to use, and certainly mine has been absolutely steady at 1400-1500 miles per litre top-up required.

Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather I didn't have to keep putting a litre of oil in it that regularly, even using the Fuch's oil off Amazon it's not exactly super-cheap (as you have to use oil that meets the VW/Audi spec, and aren't supposed to just chuck any 5W/30 oil in there), but it's not that much of a faff and it's not detracting from my overall enjoyment of the car (unlike the Merc and its various problems, which I was somewhat fucked off with after the same duration of ownership).

I went into S4 ownership with my eyes open, it was never going to be cheap car to own overall, if I'd wanted that I'd just buy a ten year old Ford Focus, so the oil 'situation' doesn't particularly bother me.

EDIT - Plus, I'll only have it for another 12 months or so anyway, like all cars in my life, it's just passing through really :D

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Grim..., you seem to know a lot about car eyelashes.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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He's trying to put Kovacs off them so that he doesn't end up with a car with better eyelashes than Grims...


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Grim..., you seem to know a lot about car eyelashes.

When we drove to the Ring we bought each other "presents". Team Boomer had eyelashes over the headlights and a sticker on the back saying "Rude girls".

We had some disappointed looks from people overtaking us on the motorway, that's for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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KovacsC wrote:
New car time.. I can have a VW Golf GT or VW Golf GT EST

Basically get to chose the Colour and extras


Tumeric yellow and a happy ending


That is a horrible colour

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New car time.. I can have a VW Golf GT or VW Golf GT EST

Basically get to chose the Colour and extras


Tumeric yellow and a happy ending


That is a horrible colour


Yes, but you don't have to resell it.

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Get a Golf that matches your trainers, Kov.

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Get a Golf that matches your trainers, Kov.

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New car time.. I can have a VW Golf GT or VW Golf GT EST

Basically get to chose the Colour and extras


Tumeric yellow and a happy ending


That is a horrible colour


Yes, but you don't have to resell it.


true, would be easy to find on a car park

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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This popped up next to some motor racing clip I was watching on YouTube the other day. 1970s cars crashing at the Nurburgring:



8) Can't believe people moan about modern cars really. Half of these seemed to end up tumbling down the road just because they turned too sharp.


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