I'd like to keep it up if you had provided solid arguments, but this not
being the case, I should call this "end of thread".
Anyway, I still have to hear of any practical solutions coming from you but
I'm afraid Krieger did an excellent job of that.
However, if not your common sense at least your rethorics seems to be better
in your last threads. Oh, and did you have those proofread?
Just because *you* do not consider them solid doesn't mean they
I had to disassemble, then reassemble the shrouding on the steering
column. No big deal - any idiot with a screwdriver could figure it
One of the best things about USENET is the unintended irony that spews
forth with regularity.
Here we have just such an example - comments about common sense,
rethorics [sic] and proofreading. All pure gold.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Spider) wrote in message
*TWENTY-TWO* messages pointlessly sniping at each other? Knock it off, willya?
Geez, and I thought *I* was petty ...
The Newsgroup Nazi
Obviously not - if Godwin's law had applied, then I wouldn't/couldn't have
H1K (Who hadn't even /contemplated/ reading the thread until CR joined-in)
P.S. Is calling someone a "Mussolini" a semi-violation, a full violation, or
a Geopolitical expression in our cuddly EC/War-on-Terror worldview? Is there
room for a "Il Duce" clause?
Italian members - feel free to answer, even if I'm rooting for the "other"
guys tomorrow ;o) Williams being the /most/ local to me.. ;o)
warp2 email@example.com (C.R. Krieger) wrote in message
(C.R. Krieger) wrote in message
A beautiful dodge of a pertinent question. Credibility isn't really a
concern for me, as you should know from reading my exchanges in r.a.d.
If people like my commments, great. If they don't, tough. End of
But complaints of topicality in this exchange are pleasantly ironic.
Oh, now that's just wrong. Don Rickles is classic sarcastic comedy,
and a prototype for today's class of stand-up. a.b_c.jerry_lewis -
that's where you should have gone, LOL.
A beautiful emoticon! Bravo!
Since you invoked it on yourself, I think "probably not." "Brown
Shirts" and "Goose-Steppers" and the like certainly would approach the
line. After all the bandying about with the term Fascist in
connection with the current U.S. Administration, I wonder if Godwin's
Law applies much?
It's nice to have an intelligent battery charger. If you hook up the
leads wrong (dumbass), and it refuses to put power to the circuit such
that your ECU is saved, then life is good. The A4 lives to drive
another day. :/
BTW, leaving the interior lights on all night does the battery in
pretty well for the next morning. Just FYI. ;) And don't yell at
SWMBO for the screw-up, because it's obviously not her fault if *you*
didn't catch it, right? Just another FYI, courtesy of yours truly.
It took more than that on my RS6! I left the interior light on at
around 8 one evening. The next day I drove it 20 feet out of the
garage, and proceeded to instal a phone kit. During this time I had
the doors open, listened to music playing on the PhatBox and then had
the phone on charge. I was then puzzled as to why the music cut out
when I accidentally knocked one of the switches on the electric seat.
Never mind - it came back again. A little while later I knocked the
seat switch once more. This time the sound didn't come back - the TV
screen wouldn't stay on etc. I still didn't twig, preferring to believe
that I had messed something up when I connected the phone kit (I had
had the radio/TV/navigation screen out of the centre console). It was
only when I prodded around with a multimeter that realisation gradually
dawned. Ah well, turning everything off (including the interior light
switch), and a couple of hours with the charger (intelligent, as you
say, but I didn't get the connections wrong) and I was able to start
the engine, and had a wonderful excuse to go out for a long drive!.
Peter Bell - firstname.lastname@example.org
If it's a 'plastic-on-plastic' rub, try a little dry lubricant like
talc (fairly clean and disappears quickly) or graphite (dirtier, will
continue to show, but more likely to solve the problem).
If it's a noise down inside the column, you might have something in a
soft carrier surface (IIRC, they use nylon on metal - should be
noiseless) that would only be accessible by taking off the column
covers. That might be easy - it might be a PITA.
The ultimate solution might be located just above your heater
controls. Hit the 'On' switch and apply the 'Vol^' button liberally.
I've found this approach adequately addresses most annoying noises in
all my cars (except the loose 10mm bolt in my 535's RF power window
assembly last week).
(Good thing nobody took me up on the bet!)
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