Friday, 8 June 2007


After months of garage time, the A2 is finally sorted. It appears that there is a common fault with the early generation Audi Fuel Stratified Injection ('FSI') engines, which can caused cokeing of the cylinder heads and inlets. The remedy was an old fashioned de-coke and gasket set, which my good friends at Slough Audi jointly funded with Audi UK.

It now runs like a good 'un, giving nice smooth power and 45mpg's as it used to. Slightly annoyingly, it then lunched its alternator, but once that was replaced and the radio aerial sorted out its back to 100%.

But sadly, as I can't run to a 3.5 car fleet at the moment, the A2's for sale. Linky here



Well after the initial enthusiasm it looks as if I haven't posted on the blog for a few weeks.

Oh well, I'm the victim of a well known syndrome; the hype cycle :-)
"Gartner's Hype Cycle, introduced in 1995, characterizes the typical progression of an emerging technology, from over-enthusiasm through a period of disillusionment to an eventual understanding of the technology's relevance and role in a market or domain."
Here's looking forward to the slope of enlightenment and more posts in 2007!