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aka_dk

ASBO died - my comedic tale of woe

I was doing some gardening today ... was going really well in the sunshine ... needed some things from B&Q so thought I'd take ASBO for a run out

:bigwave:

Got some weedkiller from B&Q, got in ASBO and headed home

:drink:

STEAM .... lots of STEAM ... coming out of the engine bay like someone has replaced my V8 with a 1850's steam train

COOLANT RED WARNING on the dash !!!!

:fuck_you:

I was about 2.5 miles from home so though I might make it, but it go worse .... saw a bus stop layby on the dual carraigeway I was on and pulled over

Thankfully I have Audi Road Side Assist and Audi Warranty - so wasnt overly worried

but this is where my mission just began !

Whilst walking into B&Q i was speaking to my mate on the phone ........... phone cut off .... DEAD battery !!!!

:biggrin2:

bugger ... so no battery on my phone



OK, so, some shops across the road....go into some batty groceries store ... ask if they have a BB charger .... nope....

hmmm, right, I spotted a BT phone box

got some cash out of a cash machine that was there (had to pay a fee !)

go to the phone box ... put 2 in ... dial 118118 to get the number of Audi Roadside Assist .... the thing swallows by 2 and the phone doesnt work !!!

:thumbsdown:

mmmmm .... walk past a hair dresser ..... think to myself, they'll have a BB charger !

go in an ask ... nope ... so im all out of idea's so just ask them if I can use their phone, to which they kindly oblige!

so 20mins later, after speaking to Audi, they are sending out a flat bed truck to take the car to Chingford Audi, as the wait for an Audi Tech is 3 hrs

had a 1 hour wait ... thank god it was sunny...

loads of people beeping their horns at me, see a white V10 Spyder fly pass roof down and a Fezza !

anyway, flat bed arrives





off to Chinford Audi



bear in mind, im dressed like a TRAMP as i've been gardening ! I turn up in an R8 dressed like a tramp !

they book me a cab and I hand over the keys ...

Cab takes me home, only for me to realise my house key is on my R8 key, which I gave to Audi !!!!!! aarrggghhhh

so back to Audi I go and then back home !

WHAT A MISSION !

Spoke with Audi Roadside and a replacement car is on a like for like basis ... but best they can get me is an A4 avant !

that will do for now, but if ASBO is going to be in a while, the I will ask for something better !



Then I go back on with my gardening

Nudenut

.... makes you stronger apparently !!  

Sorry to here this mate, sure he'll be all fixed up before too long... I would LOVE to see their faces the first time they fire him up in the workshop!!!  
aka_dk

Nudenut wrote:
.. I would LOVE to see their faces the first time they fire him up in the workshop!!!





will be priceless !!!!!

StumpyRS4

When things go wrong they go wrong big stylee.
Hope things aren't too bad.

Any thoughts Dave?
Rasss-4

     What a disaster, just when you thought it was over then realise your house key is back at Audi ha.

Theres going be some loose ass-holes when Asbo gives them the fright  

Least its all covered by Audi though eh. What you reckon it is DK? water pump??
aka_dk

dunno ... coolant pissed all over the road ... so maybe a pipe ?

got warranty thou so not worried

give them a chance to give it a pre-ring health check

may even give him fresh oil seeing as its in
RoGEK

your r8 pissed his pants, scared of what to come at the ring

and scared to be hunted down by an s4 b5 with only other downpipes and a stage 2 remap

j/k.

hope the car will be back before the ring trip...
would be a real bugger if it wouldn't
pjbRs

Not your lucky day Dave, your car looks great even on the back of a trailer though

Hope it's back with you soon.
jockthedog

I just can't believe that you'd park your beastie in the B&Q car park. Prime spot to get a plank thru the back window or a trolley scratch up the side.
Tell me you parked it WAY the F over there in the corner where no-one else parks

Bright side - a least it was steam and not smoke!
aka_dk

Jock, yeah parked far far off in a corner with no other cars near me
aka_dk

No other mods

Just picked up my like for like replacment

Im sure youve heard of the R8 Avant

aka_dk

every cloud has a silver lining ... took the opportunity of having the bus to make a start on my games room ... 2 trips to the dump !!!

Nudenut

hahaha nice work... reckon my track rims will fit in there nicely!!    
aka_dk

Nige, planning on dropping your Rim's to you next Sat AM, before we set of for youknowwhat
AliGod78

Damn. Not good.
gdavison

Dave .. your story made me laugh .. loved the way you turned PITa into fun .. thanks

Hope all gets fixed and sorted soon..   FWIW My Last Audi Road side assist replacement car I had was a Diesel Merc ..LOL
derdle

I was waiting for you to say that you returned to the car to find it had been booked for parking, clamped or even removed!

Hope they sort it for you quickly.
mikeyquattro

What was up with it?
aka_dk

ahhh he had a split coolant tank

very rare ?!

all fixed now under warranty


Chingford Audi were excellent !
mikeyquattro

Glad it was minor
gdavison

aka_dk wrote:
ahhh he had a split coolant tank

very rare ?!

all fixed now under warranty


Chingford Audi were excellent !


  good news  
aka_dk

ASBO isd dead again

Same issue

He's being recovered back to Chingford Audi and let's see what they can do

Not happy is an understatement!
Moonwalker



Still, better here then the ring eh?  
AliGod78

Too much boost!
But seriously, hope it's fixed properly for you soon.
derdle

Is this some form of manufacturing defect  in the coolant tank ... or has a head gasket blown to cause the system to presuurise?
aka_dk

Your the 2nd person to mention head gasket to me

I don't like the sound of that

That doesn't sound like it will be done by thurs!

They will call me later once they have inspected it
derdle

Sorry for that .....
aka_dk

ASBO lives (again)

spring loaded clip holding hose to top of header tank was broken ... only giving way once up to full operating temp

pressure tested the block and all 100%
AliGod78

 
gdavison

aka_dk wrote:
ASBO lives (again)


     
Graham

Result  
pjbRs

Phew!!! bet your well happy Dave.

What did they make of the Noise asbo makes?

Have a great trip this weekend btw.
Nudenut

So we will get to hear ASBO in the Train!!!      
iR8V10

Nudenut wrote:
So we will get to hear ASBO in the Train!!!


Everyone will!!!
quattrokid

^^^^^^

Awe Gawd!!!!! This is gonna be SSOOOO..... EPIIIIIC I canny wait!!
aka_dk

iR8V8 wrote:

Everyone will!!!



derdle

That's good news. Glad it was such an annoyingly simple fault.
RoGEK

that's damn good news !!!

how a very little thing can annoy you big time....

love to see the car next week !
Moonwalker

Excellent news, no more Eastenders dramas then guys. Smooth sailing from here onwards.
marc1

Just in the nick off time Dave.  Fingers crossed no other issues and it's a safe journey for all.
richardpardon

Glad to hear it's fixed!

I keep reading references to the noise of 'Asbo' yet haven't had the pleasure of hearing it, anyone kind enough to point me in the direction of a soundclip/video?
iR8V10

Search you tube... ASBO R8

A few to choose from!
richardpardon

iR8V8 wrote:
Search you tube... ASBO R8

A few to choose from!


Thanks, off to rattle the speaks on my MacBook (might have to replay later with surround sound)
Moonwalker

YouTube doesn't do it justice though, in the flesh it is something else. Just makes you laugh out loud.
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