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Offline coco

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or you can make a super-super-super-double-decker datto 120Y limo :P
V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block, mid mounted, rear wheel drive, Dual overhead camshafts, four valves/cylinder, 5167 cc, 455 bhp at 7000 rpm, 501 Nm (369 lbs.ft.) at 5200 rpm, 293 Km/h, ON A SESAME SEED BUN!



Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
  • No idea how to make her happy!

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**One more thing to note: at one point an icon popped up on the dashboard that I have never seen before and it was a yellow exclamation point with an unclosed circle around the exclamation point.... any advice is greatly appreciated!

That's the traction control light.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline flamestone

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  • Location: Central Coast
  • Name: Shane
  • www: Flamestone.com
Is everyone else like me now convinced this post was a hoax from the beginning?

I usually give people the benefit of the doubt up front, but...



Offline jim501

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  • Name: Cam
The bloke has posted photos and what not on LP but don't know if he was neccessarily ready for exotic car ownership



Offline AshSimmonds

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Yeah I checked him out on LP - seems legit, but get the feeling he's the kinda guy who fell into a pit of money through online ventures and went straight from a Galant to a Gallardo.



Offline Jamezilla


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  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: James
Sounds like a legit problem to me.

Similar thing happened to my R-Tronic R8 which has the same gearbox as an eGear Gallardo (pretty much).
The system dropped to neutral when the car was at lights and then refused to engage any gear. Audi Assist tried resetting the ECUs etc - but no joy.
Turned out it was a hydraulic pressure loss in the gearbox control unit (o-ring failure). It was a known fault that Audi traced to a manufacturing batch.



Offline Kelsa

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Sounds like a legit problem to me.

Similar thing happened to my R-Tronic R8 which has the same gearbox as an eGear Gallardo (pretty much).
The system dropped to neutral when the car was at lights and then refused to engage any gear. Audi Assist tried resetting the ECUs etc - but no joy.
Turned out it was a hydraulic pressure loss in the gearbox control unit (o-ring failure). It was a known fault that Audi traced to a manufacturing batch.


RB said his bro-in-law test drove the R8 and it was confused in what gear it was in, sat at the lights and etc. any recalls? or just case to case sort of thing?



Offline Jamezilla


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Nah - no recall. It affects so few AUS market cars, they'll just deal with it if it happens.
It put my car off the road for a few weeks, but it was the first to be affected - so I'd hope they've got a process in place now.

J



Offline Kelsa

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Nah - no recall. It affects so few AUS market cars, they'll just deal with it if it happens.
It put my car off the road for a few weeks, but it was the first to be affected - so I'd hope they've got a process in place now.

J

i hope they'll fix it up for you asap. i guess replacement car for the mean time is out of the question?



Offline Jamezilla


  • Joined: Oct 2007

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  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: James
Oh sorry - I wasn't clear.
This happened in January. The car was only 5,000km old, and Audi Centre Melbourne had never had an R8 in for service - let alone need this level of warranty work done. That's why it took so long.



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