Well i took the R32 in for an oil change and eyeball exam prior to the trip to the Dragon next week....
Told my Tech I heard a rattling, odd sound on startup, that then kinda went away mostly.
He told me the tensioner was bad, ( @ 33,091 miles), and replaced it & the belt.... so he starts to back off the lift and the new belt comes apart for no apparent reason.
Not another belt in parts, so they are keeping the R until probably tomorrow, unless the Audi dealer has one..
He endores my UM DSG tune as the best he's driven and the DSG tune as a customer pleaser,
he says people stop complaining asfter the tune that the DSG has issues.... go figure!!
Everything else is 100%.
Brakes are 65-70% material left(!!)
Nitto 555's measured out at 5/32nds in the thinnest spot, and have been on since 16,052 miles....
PSS2's won't be going on prior to the excursion now.
He had just worked on a 2004 R32 ( Blue of course), with 209,500 miles on it, original owner in his 60's who drives 240 miles/day RT to his work.
The car has perfect compression and has never had a failure other than ignition coils.... it is 100% stock and the owner plans to go 500,000 miles before doing anything - Freaking Amazing!!!!!
He changes his oil every 10,000 miles and does his other fluids once a year.
VR6's are tough Mothers!