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Old 11-26-2010, 06:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The holder itself will be floodlit with 20,000 micro LEDs. Car accessory shops will start selling Cup Holder illumination kits which will be fitted to 1998 Honda Civics the world over.

wow, we are in the pressance of a AMG (automotive marketing guru)
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:53 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I suspect that at some point Audi will take the stripped metal theme of their cars too far and you will need an Allen key (probably with something like 13 sides and only available from Audi) just to open the cup holder on the 2015 A4.
They don't use Allen keys in cars anymore since everyone has a set at home. Torx keys were next, but those too are becoming easy to find, so now the fad is Torx with a hole/pin in the middle. My brother-in-law is a car mechanic and says that those are easy to break, and expensive to replace, as they're not very popular yet. Just perfect for automotive applications.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:12 AM   #23 (permalink)
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my dad who has to work on the new opel insignia, (new buick regal) said that the oil drain is located above some other componet, think from the subframe, so in order to change the oil you'll need a special gutter tool so that the oil does not drip all over that frame. on my car i recently had to change the lightbulbs and although i'd never done it it was a pretty straightfroward process. on some newer cars the only sensible wat to do it is to put the car on a lift, open a (mud splattered) hatch in the wheel well, and reach into the cavity sharp projection filled cavity and feel your way trough the process. My dad commented that on some models replacing a bulb is so fiddly and difficuly, not to mention painfull, that the quickest way is to just unbolt the bumper and the entire light units. unfortunately all this unavoidable work time also ends up on the bill.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:08 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm feelng guilty about helping hijack this thread, so I'll ask: Is there a about how car companies are trying to keep our hands off everything that the last few posts could be moved to? Or can they be moved to a new thread?

This is all very interesting, enough so to warrant its own thread, instead of being lost in the off-topic depths of another thread.
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Nice work, but why dont you hide the plastic film under the grill?
It will work and look better.
Oh, and be careful, in those cars, sometimes the fan contol unit dies and no one knows it, you could blown your headgasket.
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Nice work, but why dont you hide the plastic film under the grill?
It will work and look better.
Oh, and be careful, in those cars, sometimes the fan contol unit dies and no one knows it, you could blown your headgasket.
Ok Mario, no fantastic look, but I supose that under the grid can cause more turbulences, noise and the plastic can break cause the absence of the grid support.

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Oh, i see the point, i have blocked part of my golf grill but i use abs plastic and it looks like stock, you cant detect any modifications unless you open the hood.
I really love the winter grill you post on the other topic, looks really nice and clean.
You can use vag-com to monitor your temperatures, you can see water temp, intake temp, fuel temp and oil temp, really useful.
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Oh, i see the point, i have blocked part of my golf grill but i use abs plastic and it looks like stock, you cant detect any modifications unless you open the hood.
I really love the winter grill you post on the other topic, looks really nice and clean.
You can use vag-com to monitor your temperatures, you can see water temp, intake temp, fuel temp and oil temp, really useful.
Mario, please, can you post any picture?
I'm sure you have a very interesting grill block.

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The A2 bonnet was sealed by the factory so that the owner had to go to the stealer for servicing. It was an idea that, for obviously dumb reasons, didn't catch on..
I know this is a very old post (I'm reading through a lot of threads trying to learn) and it doesn't really matter as the A2 has been out of production for 10 years or so - but the misconception about the A2 bonnet bothers me - it was not sealed. In fact is was more open than almost any other car because the whole thing unclips easily - no hinges, you just lift it off, which is easy enough as it's aluminium and doesn't weigh much)
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