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#91
Daves Garage / 2018 Audi Allroad
Last post by MiniDave - June 18, 2024, 10:02:27 AM
As the title suggests, I've added a new car to my stable - a 2018 Audi Allroad. My 2009 Clubman was getting quite a few miles on it and was in need of some fairly serious money spent on it if I were to keep it "forever", I decided that a newer car might be a better investment.

We have a 2014 Allroad that we've owned for 4 years now and have had zero issues, problems or things needing to be fixed - can't ask for much more than that. We bought it in July of 2020, just as the pandemic was getting going and before everything in the automobile marketplace went crazy. It had 70K on it and 4 years later has just turned over 80K.....no she doesn't drive much and most of the rest of the miles we put on our cars are in my MINI/Minis. The 2014 era Audi cars don't have a stellar reputation in terms of reliability, but we owned a 2004 Allroad, which most pundits claim as the worst car ever made, and ours was mostly trouble free- I did have to replace one of the air suspension bags - 6 times! - but that's because I believed the "buy American" hype and replaced the OEM one with one made in Florida. To their credit they honored their lifetime warranty and sent me new ones each time one failed, but it got old replacing them. Anyway, we've had good luck with our Audis.

So......with all that said, Rose found this one at a local Ford dealership, we drove out to see it, liked it and the next day I traded the MINI and a big check for it and drove it home.

It's a one owner, 2018 with 14,500 miles on it. Yep, I verified the mileage with Audi before I bought it, and it checked out - all the services were done by Audi, and it's had three so far - 10, 20 and 30K majors with oil changes at 5k intervals in between. They traded it on a big Ford diesel dually pickup.....must have horses or an RV to haul. The Audi was an extra car that sat at their vacation home, hence the low miles and absolutely clean condition.

I'm planning to use this thread to document all the incredible amount of tech on this car, most of which I haven't figure out how to use!

Teaser Photo.....

#92
Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Parts Resources
Last post by ADRay - June 18, 2024, 09:28:10 AM
according to the email I received, they are trying to right the ship
#93
Restorations / Re: Ivy - 1995 Mini Cooper
Last post by flipstah - June 18, 2024, 09:16:38 AM
Quote from: 94touring on June 17, 2024, 04:37:55 PMIf you're not needing to drive the car anytime soon, go ahead and pull your brakes off, disassemble, and see what all you need to buy or replace.

I wish I had that luxury. My garage is small and the wife's car goes in there while I park mine in a car cover.
#94
Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Parts Resources
Last post by 94touring - June 18, 2024, 07:41:19 AM
Don Racine has to be pretty old by now.  Not sure how involved he is anymore.
#95
Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Parts Resources
Last post by MiniDave - June 18, 2024, 07:25:42 AM
I don't know if they're trying to reorganize their debt and continue to do business or if they're in liquidation......I wonder how you would find out? I know that Bruce ordered some parts a few days ago (last Friday) and got shipping and tracking info right away......
#96
Restorations / Re: Ivy - 1995 Mini Cooper
Last post by MiniDave - June 17, 2024, 06:04:47 PM
Yes....how are the bearings for example? Ball joints? Axle boots? Front and rear rubber brake hoses? Cotter pins for the front axles and rear bearings? Cotter pins for the pads? (those might come with the pads, but usually don't)

Some of that stuff looks like it has really come down in price, BTW.......
#97
Restorations / Re: Ivy - 1995 Mini Cooper
Last post by 94touring - June 17, 2024, 04:37:55 PM
If you're not needing to drive the car anytime soon, go ahead and pull your brakes off, disassemble, and see what all you need to buy or replace.
#98
Restorations / Re: Ivy - 1995 Mini Cooper
Last post by flipstah - June 17, 2024, 12:20:28 PM
My front brakes are due so looking to get some parts from MiniSpares. May I get help in validating if I have everything I need to do front disc brake pad + caliper change and rear drum change?:

17H8092 - BRAKE SHOE RETURN SPRING ...   
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       17H7621 - REAR BRAKE SHOE RETURN SP...   
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       GBS834AF - MINTEX REAR BRAKE SHOE SE...   
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       MSSK014 - 8.4 BRAKE DISC and MINTE...   
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       MT633 - ROOF GUTTER PLASTIC BLACK...   
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       22G110ALLOY - MK1 STYLE ALLOY GEAR KNOB   
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       AHU2592WLED - LENS CLEAR FOR SIDE REPEA...   
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       DBE10006S - ROOF MOULDING CLIP IN STA...   
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       GUG705009EVO - ROCKER COVER GASKET SILIC...   
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       GAW117 - WHEEL ARCH KIT MINI SPECI...   
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       MSSK029 - WIPER AND BRIGHTWORK KIT ...   
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       GBK1026 - BRAKE PAD CLIPS AND PINS ...
#99
Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Parts Resources
Last post by ADRay - June 17, 2024, 11:42:52 AM
Quote from: 94touring on June 17, 2024, 10:46:04 AMI mean who buys from them??

Edit:  I guess Adray does lol

Fair enough 😆, but not usually. they had hoses I needed that I thought would arrive sooner than from the UK.
#100
Parts for sale/wanted / Re: Parts Resources
Last post by 94touring - June 17, 2024, 10:48:55 AM
I wonder if they close shop if they shut their forum down too  :017: