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Well praise be... The Audi is back on the road! A blown oil pipe was the cause of the issues at Millbrook but thankfully no further damage having it spotted quickly and me be able to stop quickly. The engine had lost pretty much all of its 9litre oil capacity but I suspect the bulk of it flowed out once I had stopped. The actual hole it had blown through was less than half a millimetre across.

 

When removing the oil pipes the oil cooler was obviously severely corroded as well so all new pipes, cooler and fixings have resolved all issues at the front end! Just over £900 in total including oil and fixings so I think I got off pretty lightly as the potential for further issues could have run me an engine re build!

 

I'll be keeping a very close eye on everything in that area over the coming weeks but hopefully all is well!

 

Many thanks again to everyone for your help on the day, your offers of help to get it fixed and all your words of encouragement went a heck of a long way! See you all soon

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Phew. Pleased you are sorted Alex

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Alex, as you say, a grand is a bitter pill to swallow, but it could have been a great deal worse. Glad you are mechanically minded so it was a "parts only" job. Well done. Glad to see you back on the road so quickly.

 

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Thanks for the update mate. I'm very pleased to hear it's worked out OK.

 

It's not often that I hear of an Audi breaking but I suppose the thing about a 'closed shop' like this is that you hear all the good and bad about the one particular brand.

 

Drive on my friend! :drive1

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So pleased its sorted Alex and the Beast is back on the road. :clap:

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Pleased to hear your news Alex - well, at least the "fixed" part. Aaaaah, the joys of car ownership....

 

p.s. Hope you took loads of pics to share (is it too soon for this?)

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I decided I didn't want any memories of this incident so no pics I'm afraid!

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I decided I didn't want any memories of this incident so no pics I'm afraid!

Was just trying to raise a smile Alex! You should see the pictures from Spa in 2010 - I can just about bear to look at them now....

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Was just trying to raise a smile Alex! You should see the pictures from Spa in 2010 - I can just about bear to look at them now....

even I've never seen the one's from Spa!

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Suffice to say I ran out of talent.

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That's good news Alex - glad to read you're back on the road :clap:

 

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Great news Alex good to hear it's all sorted

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