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Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By MikkiJayne
Still fighting me :-( Remember the power...

Still fighting me :-(

Remember the power steering pipes that I carefully de-rusted and painted because the union in the wheel arch was remarkably still intact?

They're leaking from the hose...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th November 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By MikkiJayne
You will almost certainly find the inner bolts...

You will almost certainly find the inner bolts for the rear tie rods are seized in to the tie rod bush, which will necessitate removal with extreme prejudice (aka sawzall). The D2 bolt is NLA but the...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm hoping that full rear setup that Ronin found...

I'm hoping that full rear setup that Ronin found recently is viable. I'll probably order a set after this one is done +++

Back on its wheels for the first time in two months! No error codes either...
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By MikkiJayne
Both. The projector headlights are D2S, the Xenon...

Both. The projector headlights are D2S, the Xenon Plus are D2R.
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its a shame Osram don't do Nightbreakers in D2R -...

Its a shame Osram don't do Nightbreakers in D2R - only D2S. I have those in my A6 and they are excellent.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's it +++ Now I have many of them :D New...

That's it +++ Now I have many of them :D

New hardware for the scuttle trim. The original outer bolts are NLA so instead I am using N10160204 which is a couple of mm longer but still has the black...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thanks Jim :) I found another plastic part...

Thanks Jim :)

I found another plastic part which is NLA, so of course I just made a new one :D

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24613&stc=1&d=1606069551
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By MikkiJayne
Do you mean the one on the top? Thats a crankcase...

Do you mean the one on the top? Thats a crankcase breather hose. I just cleaned it :)
Forum: Daily banter 21st November 2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By MikkiJayne
Duff thermostat...

Duff thermostat https://www.corradov8.com/pics/banghead.gif

I bought a Gates unit since we're trying to limit expenditure on this one, but its either a Chinesium part in a Gates box, or just a...
Forum: Daily banter 21st November 2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By MikkiJayne
Well that explains the no-start issue then...

Well that explains the no-start issue then :rolleyes: The starter interlock contacts have simply fallen off the F125! This was a relatively new switch too.
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st November 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By MikkiJayne
For future searches, this was solved by swapping...

For future searches, this was solved by swapping the TCU +++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th November 2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By MikkiJayne
That appears to have a 1700mm cable, but looks...

That appears to have a 1700mm cable, but looks like a standard 4-pin connector so it ought to work in both positions. You'll just need to tie up the extra 1200mm for the pre-cat sensors.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th November 2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,306
Posted By MikkiJayne
Interesting unit. Is yours all glass on the...

Interesting unit. Is yours all glass on the front? The one in the link looks like it has a separate bezel round the screen.

Just wondering if the screen could be fitted in to a custom housing the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th November 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By MikkiJayne
The first batch is now sold out. I will be making...

The first batch is now sold out. I will be making a second batch if anyone else wants one, but unfortunately the price for the second run will be slightly higher at 35 each.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 18th November 2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By MikkiJayne
Very interesting about the fuel gauge - one to...

Very interesting about the fuel gauge - one to remember. Glad it all seems to be behaving again +++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th November 2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,986
Posted By MikkiJayne
Because Audi decided to make the only tool access...

Because Audi decided to make the only tool access to one of the sensors (can't remember which) directly through the space occupied by the inlet manifold. There really is no other way to get to it...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th November 2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By MikkiJayne
There's a noticeable difference in cabin noise...

There's a noticeable difference in cabin noise between Big Red and my S8. If I keep her it'll be one of the essential upgrades. All you need is the glass and the channel in the door frame. The rest...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th November 2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By MikkiJayne
That sounds like bearing noise on an anciliary...

That sounds like bearing noise on an anciliary component. Try and record it from outside the car - both at the front of the engine and from the back of the engine near the firewall.

The D3 has an...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By MikkiJayne
I wonder if part of the conditioning circuit does...

I wonder if part of the conditioning circuit does have a link with the VSS so that it slows the response time of the gauge when the car is moving? Perhaps if it is stationary the circuit is disabled...
Forum: Daily banter 15th November 2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By MikkiJayne
Could just be the pump failing or clogged then....

Could just be the pump failing or clogged then. It is indeed water pressure which lifts the jets. They have a valve inside which doesn't open the jet until it is fully extended so the water pressure...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By MikkiJayne
The VSS is 01F409191. The fuel gauge has a...

The VSS is 01F409191.

The fuel gauge has a conditioning circuit to reduce its response time so it doesn't jump up and down as the fuel sloshes about so that behaviour is also slightly odd.

What...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By MikkiJayne
Rather odd that the speed signal affects the fuel...

Rather odd that the speed signal affects the fuel gauge :Confused: Its just a resistance driving a gauge.

The VSS might just be a wet connector. Its on the left hand side just above the output...
Forum: Daily banter 14th November 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's usually an airlock after the bumper has...

That's usually an airlock after the bumper has been off as the pump doesn't run long enough to clear it. Hold the passenger's side jet down while someone operates the wiper control repeatedly until...
Forum: Daily banter 14th November 2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By MikkiJayne
Back on this after a little time off for...

Back on this after a little time off for pre-lockdown organising and some other stuff which came up. Working on the bumper this weekend. The first job is to get the bumper supports out.
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th November 2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By MikkiJayne
Dozens, all over the place. What are you looking...

Dozens, all over the place. What are you looking for specifically?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 14th November 2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MikkiJayne
Funnily enough, I wondered about the tank size...

Funnily enough, I wondered about the tank size when I got the car as there was a hint in Elsawin that the 2.8 / FWD models got the 80 litre and the V8 / quattro models got the 90, but I spoke to...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 13th November 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MikkiJayne
In normal filling the displaced air will just...

In normal filling the displaced air will just come up the filler neck past the stream of fuel. There are no issues with that. I'm fairly sure the problem happens when the fuel level goes past the...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 13th November 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MikkiJayne
Likewise, now I have also looked in to how its...

Likewise, now I have also looked in to how its working



This is pipe 9:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24499&stc=1&d=1605293561

It comes out in the filler neck...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th November 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MikkiJayne
These are some pics I took of the pipework. They...

These are some pics I took of the pipework. They actually doesn't help at all with understanding how the vent system works, or indeed what the problem might be, but maybe someone else will be...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th November 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MikkiJayne
Line 3 goes to the front to the N80 evap valve. ...

Line 3 goes to the front to the N80 evap valve.

The charcoal can is equally as vexing to get to than the 'expansion chamber' on the other side (which is what Elsawin calls the big lump all the...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th November 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MikkiJayne
Definitely a venting issue. I parked on a slope...

Definitely a venting issue. I parked on a slope at the front of the workshop with the filler neck corner highest and was able to get another 2 gallons in, with the gauge now showing full.

The...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 12th November 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By MikkiJayne
2 miles of copper, straight in to the exchange,...

2 miles of copper, straight in to the exchange, and more for people further down the same cable run. The most I ever saw on it was 6Mb/s hence the switch to 4G a few years ago. I work from home on...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th November 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its certainly concievable it could be that. What...

Its certainly concievable it could be that. What I think is happening is that one or more of the tank vent lines (6-9 in that pic) are unable to vent and so the tank fills to the level of the filler...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 11th November 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MikkiJayne
Mmm good idea. I can park it on a slope at the...

Mmm good idea. I can park it on a slope at the workshop with the filler neck being the highest point and then see if I can get another couple of gallons in. I'll give that a try and see what the...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By MikkiJayne
My latency on EE is usually ~25ms and rock solid...

My latency on EE is usually ~25ms and rock solid on 4G, but I'm 2 miles from the base station and the external antenna has line of sight to the tower. In a dodgy signal area though this could be very...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 11th November 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By MikkiJayne
Can't fill the tank - 80 litres max

Hi all,

I'm having an odd problem with Big Red in that I can't fill the tank completely. The pump clicks off at 80 litres, or 1 mark off full on the gauge. I've compared the resistance of the...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 11th November 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By MikkiJayne
Do you have the sender in the right orientation?...

Do you have the sender in the right orientation? The arrow on it points to the right hand side of the car (ie the other pump) which is counter-intuitive at a glance.

Did you replace the rubber...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its fine for HD but can't cope with 4K. I watch...

Its fine for HD but can't cope with 4K. I watch exclusively streaming services now. 4GEE Home is a very expensive way to do it because they won't give you unlimited data on that. Better to buy a...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By MikkiJayne
What's the 4G signal like? Mike and I both use 4G...

What's the 4G signal like? Mike and I both use 4G routers since our local broadband is disgraceful. I get 30Mb/s with EE, I think Mike gets considerably more with Three. Both can be persuaded to do...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th November 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By MikkiJayne
1, Spannerrash-----Posted 2, Chris B ---------...

1, Spannerrash-----Posted
2, Chris B --------- Posted
3, The Laird --Posted, arrived
4, HPsauce --------Posted, arrived
5, Moltuae ---------Posted, arrived
6, David's8 ---------Posted
7,...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th November 2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By MikkiJayne
The implication there is that, assuming the pump...

The implication there is that, assuming the pump is seated correctly, that the long bolt simply isn't tight enough and thus isn't compressing the D-shaped gasket and allowing air in to the pump. That...
Forum: D2 - Lights 8th November 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By MikkiJayne
Headlight range link arms - balljoint version

We seem to have half a dozen threads on the NLA headlight range links, in several of which I've mentioned the balljoint versions I make, but I don't appear to have shown the links in any of them so...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By MikkiJayne
The return pipe is the convoluted piece in the...

The return pipe is the convoluted piece in the centre of this pic
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By MikkiJayne
It could be that the fuel level wasn't high...

It could be that the fuel level wasn't high enough to fill the pump bowl when the new pump went in. Maybe carry a 5 litre can of fuel with you and run it down below half and see if it behaves now?
...
Forum: D2 - Lights 8th November 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm waiting on the LED supplier to get more stock...

I'm waiting on the LED supplier to get more stock :( Hopefully this week.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th November 2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By MikkiJayne
I presume the ECU is not reporting any issues in...

I presume the ECU is not reporting any issues in VCDS?

I think the ECU can switch the injectors as part of its output tests (although not sure how it would mitigate residual fuel pressure...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 6th November 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By MikkiJayne
I was definitely thinking of a different...

I was definitely thinking of a different application of the 01E when I was waffling about the T-head bolt sorry :o I've just checked a proper S8 gearbox and it has the boss for the M10x60 socket head...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th November 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By MikkiJayne
Vid of the aluminium block installed: Volume...

Vid of the aluminium block installed:

Volume warning - engine noises!

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24348&stc=1&d=1604682489...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 6th November 2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By MikkiJayne
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachme...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24347&stc=1&d=1604676543

When you switch the ignition on you should hear the pump running for a second or so, but it can be very subtle...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th November 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By MikkiJayne
1, Spannerrash-----Posted 2, Chris B ---------...

1, Spannerrash-----Posted
2, Chris B --------- Posted
3, The Laird --Posted
4, HPsauce --------Posted
5, Moltuae ---------Posted
6, David's8 ---------Posted
7, Johnny quattro --Posted
8,...
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