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Forum: Daily banter 14th November 2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By paulrstaylor
Erm, is that where he went? What was with the...

Erm, is that where he went? What was with the soaking the dash with water :Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 14th November 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By paulrstaylor
D5 s8

Will it isn't a diesel as the rest of the S cars seem to be these days, sounds like a nice car, but is it really relevant anymore?
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th November 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,626
Posted By paulrstaylor
Glad to hear the S4 is still going strong +++

Glad to hear the S4 is still going strong +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th November 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By paulrstaylor
Maybe worth paying a fitter, a doubt they would...

Maybe worth paying a fitter, a doubt they would need to remove the shelf, probably use a cheese wire cutting tool in with it in situ?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th November 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By paulrstaylor
Agreed - if the car was sound and priced well...

Agreed - if the car was sound and priced well then I guess taking the kit off would be an option.

Someone would buy the kit I have no doubt +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th November 2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By paulrstaylor
Hofele I think? ...

Hofele I think?

https://www.hofele-direkt.com/en/Audi/Audi-A8/Audi-A8-D2-4D/car-body-design/
Forum: Daily banter 31st October 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By paulrstaylor
What we need is one of these..... ...

What we need is one of these.....

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22296&stc=1&d=1572519936

Not too far from the truth maybe......
...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 28th October 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,588
Posted By paulrstaylor
BMW would agree :ROFL:

BMW would agree :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 28th October 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By paulrstaylor
This morning one side of my car was steaming, the...

This morning one side of my car was steaming, the other was frozen. Maybe just park it in the correct orientation for a few hours and keep fingers crossed +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 28th October 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By paulrstaylor
I had a B6 S4 Avant that the door module failed...

I had a B6 S4 Avant that the door module failed in at 2 years old, couldn't be unlocked. Warranty repair so new door card etc was fine. A few years later I had another B7 with the same issue, out...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 21st October 2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,588
Posted By paulrstaylor
I assumed it was an American thing also, if they...

I assumed it was an American thing also, if they fitted grab handles they would need a large printed disclaimer sticker to ensure they were not mistaken for controls - as in the old wives tail about...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 7th October 2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,658
Posted By paulrstaylor
Back in the days when drum brakes were the norm...

Back in the days when drum brakes were the norm :ROFL:
Forum: Alternative Fuels 2nd October 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,588
Posted By paulrstaylor
Having swapped from A8's, into a Q7, I think my...

Having swapped from A8's, into a Q7, I think my next car maybe and Model X.... If I can make it all add up at the time.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 26th September 2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By paulrstaylor
You can get an app that will stream any audio...

You can get an app that will stream any audio using HFP, which would work, but quality maybe questionable.....

Something like http://bluetoothstreamerpro.com/

I'm sure others are available. ...
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By paulrstaylor
To be fair, that is possible on a long run with a...

To be fair, that is possible on a long run with a light foot and sticking to legal speeds.

But my overall average was probably early 30s MPG.
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By paulrstaylor
Which sounds fairly similar to the 4.2tdi,...

Which sounds fairly similar to the 4.2tdi, especially when unleaded is marginally cheaper. Sadly, not available outside of LWB and rare in any case....
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By paulrstaylor
I was a little shocked also, but my D4 was a one...

I was a little shocked also, but my D4 was a one owner Audi approved car that looked great, I just noticed a tiny bubble on the inside of the tailgate. The car was resprayed twice in two years, new...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By paulrstaylor
Happy to try! Not that I know of, I...

Happy to try!



Not that I know of, I have driven D4s from 2010 to late 2016 models, non had a screen mirroring capability. Actually the phone/navigation technology was a little out of date in...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th August 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By paulrstaylor
If you remove the internals you will find a PCB...

If you remove the internals you will find a PCB and a bunch of plastic parts. In my case the previous owner seemed to have spilt coke on the controls, so the plastic was sticky, I just soaked all...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th August 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By paulrstaylor
This is probably as simple as removing the...

This is probably as simple as removing the control unit, opening it up, remove the PCB and thoroughly washing the plastic case/buttons. Dry thoroughly, re-assemble and reinstall.

An hours work...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th August 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By paulrstaylor
There is a 1A fuse for illumination, maybe worth...

There is a 1A fuse for illumination, maybe worth checking....
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 3rd August 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By paulrstaylor
Simple test, take one off and try +++

Simple test, take one off and try +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd July 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By paulrstaylor
In all seriousness, if you canít find a better...

In all seriousness, if you canít find a better solution I suspect unplugging the handles would achieve what you want without many side effects+++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd July 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By paulrstaylor
Funny, most of the posts on keyless for the D3...

Funny, most of the posts on keyless for the D3 seem to be "it doesn't work", "replace a handle" :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 21st July 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By paulrstaylor
Have you checked the kick-down switch under the...

Have you checked the kick-down switch under the accelerator? Distant memory that it is switched off by default, twist it to enable?
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 20th July 2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,367
Posted By paulrstaylor
I had some budget tyres on the RS4 that were...

I had some budget tyres on the RS4 that were fitted by the previous owner, soft sidewalls was an understatement although they were XL stamped. One cut, one egged in the space of a couple of months...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th July 2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By paulrstaylor
Donít dread a calliper, a refurb with motor is...

Donít dread a calliper, a refurb with motor is ~£200 form carparts4less with a refundable surcharge when you send your old one back, there are many more expensive parts than this +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th July 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By paulrstaylor
If it sounds distorted and almost robotic, then...

If it sounds distorted and almost robotic, then could well be the centre speaker. I had that replaced under warranty on my old D4 +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th July 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'd hazard a guess, the correlation is between...

I'd hazard a guess, the correlation is between working in IT and frequenting forums +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th July 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,420
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'm sure this was discussed previously, possibly...

I'm sure this was discussed previously, possibly on another forum, but I know I had similar thoughts when I had a D3 (5 years ago)....

From memory, the A8 had a hall sensor in the motor, that the...
Forum: Daily banter 7th July 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By paulrstaylor
I suspect it operates the power steering, brake...

I suspect it operates the power steering, brake servo, air con etc...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th June 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,489
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'd let them do it, but watch like a hawk. ...

I'd let them do it, but watch like a hawk. Autoglass did offer to replace both A pillar trims on one of my A8s as they had painted the grey alcantara with a black sealer......

As it happens, once...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th June 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,942
Posted By paulrstaylor
They check what they can try to sell you. Tyres,...

They check what they can try to sell you. Tyres, brakes, brake fluid etc... :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,938
Posted By paulrstaylor
Why a 3rd car, could you not use your current D2...

Why a 3rd car, could you not use your current D2 as a "beater", is there any structural damage?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th May 2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,938
Posted By paulrstaylor
All well and good but 730 miles at 16mph would be...

All well and good but 730 miles at 16mph would be a painful 45 hours in an S8 :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,938
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'm fairly sure that the concept that you can...

I'm fairly sure that the concept that you can force a 3rd party insurer to repair at any cost is not fact.

If you can't come to a mutual agreement then it is likely that you will end up in the...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 7th May 2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,748
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'm not 100% convinced that it is an inherent...

I'm not 100% convinced that it is an inherent issue, I have driven 10+ D4's ranging from 2010 to 2016 models, not once did I have cause to complain :Confused:

In any case, I hope you can find a...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 7th May 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,748
Posted By paulrstaylor
FWIW, I never had this issue with my D4 either. ...

FWIW, I never had this issue with my D4 either.

I did on the D3 prior to that, in which case it was a pair of wheel bearings and a full front suspension rebuild....

Oh, and I also had a wheel...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By paulrstaylor
I don't think there is a loom in place for this,...

I don't think there is a loom in place for this, when I looked at it (granted not this year) it looked like any dash cam, with an audi badge and of course the associated cost uplift :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By paulrstaylor
Add the S5 into the mix also..... ...

Add the S5 into the mix also.....

https://www.evo.co.uk/audi/s5/22569/audi-s5-tdi-revealed-with-mild-hybrid-v6-diesel-from-s6-and-sq5
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By paulrstaylor
New S6 and S7 will be diesel

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/audi-reveals-new-s6-and-s7-sportback-345bhp-v6-diesel

I wonder what the S8 will look, sound and smell like :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th March 2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By paulrstaylor
In a race car, push forwards is to change down,...

In a race car, push forwards is to change down, pull is to change up.

When you think about the forces involved under acceleration or braking, it make a lot more sense that way around +++
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By paulrstaylor
Back end of an early D4 always looked like a...

Back end of an early D4 always looked like a contemporary A4 to me, just smaller, like a ďmini-meĒ :ROFL:
Forum: Other Audis 2nd March 2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,000
Posted By paulrstaylor
It will probably slow down enough to go round it...

It will probably slow down enough to go round it before accelerating again +++
Forum: Other Audis 28th February 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,000
Posted By paulrstaylor
A pleasant surprise I assume!? Try approaching a...

A pleasant surprise I assume!? Try approaching a roundabout +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th February 2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By paulrstaylor
That's awesome, I'm guessing that big brakes are...

That's awesome, I'm guessing that big brakes are less of an issue due to drag!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th February 2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By paulrstaylor
I have a set of these..... on my B7 RS4 :ROFL: ...

I have a set of these..... on my B7 RS4 :ROFL:

No doubt they are good stoppers, and given the price of the discs alone this is a well priced upgrade +++

(Is the donor a B7 RS4!? If so are you...
Forum: D3 - Lights 31st January 2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,660
Posted By paulrstaylor
Not just the D3, many Audi's of that era! My old...

Not just the D3, many Audi's of that era! My old S4 the lights were so dim I wondered if there were actually on, turned out the reflective dishes were not very reflective any more! I had...
Forum: House and Home DIY 30th January 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,362
Posted By paulrstaylor
Festool tracks look to be 79.99 for 1.4m, so Iím...

Festool tracks look to be 79.99 for 1.4m, so Iím tempted to just buy two of the Aldi saws :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 27th January 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By paulrstaylor
Are you sure they were attached?

Are you sure they were attached?
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