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Old 16 June 2013, 11:26   #1
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Help!

The Shogun has died!

Towed the boat over to Donegal and next day tootled down towards the beach (not towing) when the engine died. She had to be loaded up on a transporter and brought back to Belfast. Now in getting stripped down and engine re-built. Timing chain seems to have broken.

Totally lost faith in her. She's only 2008 with 105K miles.

Looking to change it.

Thinking about an Audi A6 quattro. Anyone else got one? How do they behave on a slip? I'm sure it's big enough for the boat - but a slip? Any advice / help?

BTW boat still stuck in Donegal!
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Old 16 June 2013, 11:32   #2
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The Shogun has died!

Towed the boat over to Donegal and next day tootled down towards the beach (not towing) when the engine died. She had to be loaded up on a transporter and brought back to Belfast. Now in getting stripped down and engine re-built. Timing chain seems to have broken.

Totally lost faith in her. She's only 2008 with 105K miles.

Looking to change it.

Thinking about an Audi A6 quattro. Anyone else got one? How do they behave on a slip? I'm sure it's big enough for the boat - but a slip? Any advice / help?

BTW boat still stuck in Donegal!
Hi Tony

I'm in Donegal too, AND I have no boat

I also have an 230hp Audi A6 Quattro, and a Landrover. Maybe you should call me before I take matters into my own hands!
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Old 16 June 2013, 11:40   #3
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Had an A6 2.0l non quattro which I had a few problems recovering my rib on a particular steep slip. Have a scan through tow vehicles on here and you will find it!

Got an A5 3.0l quattro auto now and it is an absolute pleasure to tow 23 mpg and has no problems recovering on steep or slippery slips so far.
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Old 16 June 2013, 11:43   #4
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Hi Tony

I'm in Donegal too, AND I have no boat

I also have an 230hp Audi A6 Quattro, and a Landrover. Maybe you should call me before I take matters into my own hands!
I KNEW you'd be along Willk!

Sure now you know where the shed is

Didn't know you had the A6, I've only ever seen the Landy. If I don't get something before the end of the month I'll be needing her towed to Dun Laoghaire
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Old 16 June 2013, 11:54   #5
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Had an A6 2.0l non quattro which I had a few problems recovering my rib on a particular steep slip. Have a scan through tow vehicles on here and you will find it!

Got an A5 3.0l quattro auto now and it is an absolute pleasure to tow 23 mpg and has no problems recovering on steep or slippery slips so far.
Thanks AJ. yes there seems to be a lot of non-quattro out there. All very nice machines and I was tempted so thanks for that advice.
The slip I use in Donegal is quite steep and is at the bottom of a hill
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Old 16 June 2013, 12:07   #6
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I've got a 2005 A6 3.0 tdii quattro saloon. Great tow vehicle. 35-40 mpg normally or 26 mpg towing my 5.6m Avon. Never had problems on slips.
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Funnily enough I have a Shogun for sale with Irish plates on it! I am involved with the car sales business next door, so if you want to replace it with something similar I have one. It's a 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun Diamond DI-D LWB 49,000 miles and it's on for 16,995 with the full nav package, leather and everything. It on the BLS Cars Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BLSCars - let me know if you're interested!
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Old 17 June 2013, 04:00   #8
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I had an A6 for a couple of years. Towed all sorts of stuff, biggest was a 7m Delta. That finally finished the clutch off. I'd look at an auto if using the slip quite a lot. Should be fine with a 5m Humber. Very economical, (mine was a 2l diesel) and good on a long run.
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I'd look at an auto if using the slip quite a lot.
And the Shogun is an Auto!
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Old 17 June 2013, 15:57   #10
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And the Shogun is an Auto!


My own is an Elegance. All the toys, rear view camera, sunroof, climate control, privacy glass, traction control, etc etc etc etc
Timing chain still went!

I've had two of these now. Great cars but heavy on diesel. In a 2lt Astra hire car and was getting just short of 55mpg today!!

Don't even ask what I was getting on the Mitzy.
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