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Forum: D2 - Lights 25th November 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By johnny_quattro
Thanks to all for the info posted in this thread,...

Thanks to all for the info posted in this thread, in particular MJ and Adrian E. It looks like I'll be splashing out on a pair of Osram Night Breaker V2 for my Xenon headlights at £86 for the pair:
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th November 2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By johnny_quattro
Ah, perhaps my soft spot for Derby didn't come...

Ah, perhaps my soft spot for Derby didn't come through in my post. Got a childhood friend who lives in Mickleover, and a mate of mine used to work at RR before being made redundant. Top people 'up...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th November 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By johnny_quattro
The original struts that failed to lift the...

The original struts that failed to lift the bonnet on my car were made by a Belgian company called HINSCHA with the '4027CV 0245N' code printed on the side of the strut casing. I did a bit of...
Forum: Daily banter 15th November 2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By johnny_quattro
I admit to being fascinated watching them lift...

I admit to being fascinated watching them lift and squirt whilst someone else was operating the windscreen washer stalk and it was probably the valve action that led me to think they were...
Forum: Daily banter 15th November 2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By johnny_quattro
I've not had the front bumper off during my...

I've not had the front bumper off during my ownership of the car. I forgot to mention that I'd always thought that electric motors raised the headlight washers but having seen the photos, I now...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th November 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By johnny_quattro
I'd deffo concentrate first on the junction box...

I'd deffo concentrate first on the junction box up near the front chassis rail, where the battery lead ends up after traversing the length of the car. A few years ago, mine was all crudded up and...
Forum: Daily banter 14th November 2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By johnny_quattro
Loving the detail on this lock-down V2.0 thread....

Loving the detail on this lock-down V2.0 thread. The bumper pictures from the inside have provided a very useful insight into how the headlight washers are rigged up. I'm certainly going to feel more...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 12th November 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By johnny_quattro
My tuppence of experience

TL; DR summary

Fibre (Fibre to the Premises - FTTP)
Technology that supports speeds up to 1Gbps (and more)

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)
Technology that supports speeds up to 80Mbps
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 10th November 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,977
Posted By johnny_quattro
I took the very simple approach this time of just...

I took the very simple approach this time of just sloshing it into the general area to the right of the blower motor enclosure. When it's been properly blocked in the past, I've taken more care and...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By johnny_quattro
We may both be out of luck then, if my garage did...

We may both be out of luck then, if my garage did it properly... I remembered that I saw a post by moltuae from a while back and I'm sure he had the whole tank replaced.

Found the post:...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By johnny_quattro
MJ - thanks for the real-life photo, as opposed...

MJ - thanks for the real-life photo, as opposed to the sanitised Audi manual version.
Ainars - thanks for the explanation of the low voltage situation.

From what I understand of a possible shared...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th November 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,977
Posted By johnny_quattro
Usual solution was employed - fill up 2 litre...

Usual solution was employed - fill up 2 litre container with hot water, add dishwasher tablet and wait for it to dissolve fully. Fill up a second container with hot water whilst waiting. Added from...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th November 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,949
Posted By johnny_quattro
Installed/upgraded

I've installed the MJ brake block upgrade. It fitted perfectly. Once the strut brace was bolted back in place, I didn't see any movement. I could definitely feel more bite to the brakes but I was...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th November 2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By johnny_quattro
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 8th November 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By johnny_quattro
Hello MJ, after lurking on this post and watching...

Hello MJ, after lurking on this post and watching the developments, do you think it's worth asking my local garage (the one that fitted my replacement fuel pump within the last year) to refit the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th November 2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,977
Posted By johnny_quattro
Yes, you are correct and I'm an idiot! Definitely...

Yes, you are correct and I'm an idiot! Definitely NSF, I'll see if I can go back and edit the post to clean up. I'm going to take a look at my current issue later today so hopefully I can add some...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th November 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,977
Posted By johnny_quattro
Definition of sadness

Windows covered in condensation?

The definition of sadness must be searching for water ingress on the forums, finding one of your own posts (from almost exactly one year ago, funny that) and then...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th November 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By johnny_quattro
1, Spannerrash-----Posted 2, Chris B ---------...

1, Spannerrash-----Posted
2, Chris B --------- Posted
3, The Laird ———--Posted
4, HPsauce --------Posted, arrived
5, Moltuae ---------Posted, arrived
6, David's8 ---------Posted
7, Johnny...
Forum: Daily banter 7th November 2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By johnny_quattro
A cheaper alternative to VCDS is OBDEleven, which...

A cheaper alternative to VCDS is OBDEleven, which is an OBD dongle controlled by an app on your phone. It cost me about £45 from memory for both the app (+ licence) and the dongle. Mine picks up the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th November 2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By johnny_quattro
Update from me

1, Spannerrash
2, Ronin
3, The Laird
4, HPsauce ------PAID
5, Moltuae
6, David's8
7, Johnny quattro ------PAID
8, Spanker
9, tintin
10, vagdream
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th November 2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,789
Posted By johnny_quattro
1, Spannerrash 2, Ronin 3, The Laird 4,...

1, Spannerrash
2, Ronin
3, The Laird
4, HPsauce
5, Moltuae
6, David's8
7, Johnny quattro
8,
9,
10,
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st October 2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By johnny_quattro
Here's my rewording of the Waterloo post, to make...

Here's my rewording of the Waterloo post, to make it less USA/Canada-centric:

=====
Transmission Coding for 1997 to 1999 A8's
2000 and later A8's have additional codes explained below.

97...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st October 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By johnny_quattro
This will surely come as no surprise, but I would...

This will surely come as no surprise, but I would heartily recommend going for a quick ahem test drive.

[Slightly off-topic - I know there's a growing list of MJ fettling items but we should also...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st October 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By johnny_quattro
Changed via OBDeleven

Update - I hasten to add that I have tried changing the gearbox coding before with my OBD eleven dongle but it's never worked. After jumping in the car tonight and then opening the app on my Android...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st October 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By johnny_quattro
Erm... wow.

OH
MY
GOODNESS

What was supposed to be a 2 mile round trip to my parents has just resulted in a 28 mile joy-ride/detour - reason being, I've just changed my gearbox coding from 00001 to 00011....
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd October 2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,887
Posted By johnny_quattro
Nognar - I still have a V8 alternator [Bosch]...

Nognar - I still have a V8 alternator [Bosch] rated at 150 amps sitting in my hallway. A replacement was obtained from Prestige and was fitted to my car after experiencing charging problems with,...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 8th October 2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 36,563
Posted By johnny_quattro
There is no shame in turning up to the party,...

There is no shame in turning up to the party, fashionably late of course. It only took me 7 years! It's great that people are still finding this 11 year-old post useful, not only for the D2 but also...
Forum: D2 - Lights 6th October 2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,692
Posted By johnny_quattro
Here's mine for reference

I'm just adding a photo of mine here for reference, as I'm testing the new MJ part when it arrives in the post. It looks from the photo that the 'back tab' has broken off (as expected).

**Update**...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd October 2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By johnny_quattro
I'll be running out of superlatives before long;...

I'll be running out of superlatives before long; I love this sort of real world documentation on our beloved D2s. Fascinating stuff. Cheers to all.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd October 2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,506
Posted By johnny_quattro
me me me brigade

I suppose that I'm as good a candidate as anyone! I do have a dangling light enclosure that I've kept quiet about and never bothered to fix. I don't think mine is broken though, simply come loose but...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd October 2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,949
Posted By johnny_quattro
Hello there. I've just updated the thread...

Hello there.

I've just updated the thread for the MJ LED glovebox light upgrade package, and enquired as to the availability of the 3D printed brake block that was being worked on. I cannot find...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd October 2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,506
Posted By johnny_quattro
Me too, option 6 - 3D printed part for brake...

Me too, option 6 - 3D printed part for brake block. Any updates on availability, MJ?
Forum: Daily banter 25th September 2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,198
Posted By johnny_quattro
I absolutely love these 'What's in the workshop...

I absolutely love these 'What's in the workshop this week' threads. Especially when you read the first few comments or so, "It scrubs up reasonably well" and within just a few posts we then get...
Forum: Daily banter 17th September 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By johnny_quattro
The cost of the car probably includes a little...

The cost of the car probably includes a little extra to pay for the cooking equipment on the front of the car. Pedant Johnny has already emailed them to point out the error. Not sure if they're...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th September 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By johnny_quattro
Proving the old adage true, you learn something...

Proving the old adage true, you learn something new every day. Definitely an odd option though to add one for the SWB variant.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 11th September 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By johnny_quattro
Used to use this feature quite regularly when...

Used to use this feature quite regularly when Hannah (my friend's daughter) was in the back, playing around with the windows and any buttons to hand, including the unique A8L button to move the front...
Forum: Driving bliss 8th September 2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,693
Posted By johnny_quattro
Ooooh, interesting! says Johnny quattro. ...

Ooooh, interesting! says Johnny quattro.

Perhaps a tad raucous for my A8L but on a connected theme, has anyone here on the A8 forum fitted a throaty exhaust (Magnaflow et al.) but with some...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 23rd August 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,690
Posted By johnny_quattro
I'll second the advice about reading the codes...

I'll second the advice about reading the codes with either VAGCOM/VCDS or OBDEleven dongle. I'm in Surrey and own a D2 A8L. When my gearbox went bang, KSM in Carshalton fixed it for me back in 2014....
Forum: Daily banter 15th August 2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By johnny_quattro
Yay! "You got 6 out of 7. Strong score....

Yay!
"You got 6 out of 7.
Strong score. There’s not much more we can teach you here."
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 14th August 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,753
Posted By johnny_quattro
Another vote from me for the #2 option; use...

Another vote from me for the #2 option; use ISP-supplied router in modem-only mode and pipe 'tinterweb' through to your own router.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th August 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By johnny_quattro
It's all German to me lol. Perhaps I should have...

It's all German to me lol. Perhaps I should have taken German at school instead of Latin/French. That might have helped me somewhat!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th August 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By johnny_quattro
Kühlschrank

Kühlschrank is the name for a fridge in German. I saw Kühlbox listed in the description as well as Kühlfach (cooling compartment).

A quick Googly search found two of them, but they were both D2...
Forum: Daily banter 12th August 2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,844
Posted By johnny_quattro
N718BA 01/09/2007 Dreamlifter N747BC...

N718BA 01/09/2007 Dreamlifter
N747BC 22/08/2001 Converted to 747-4J6LCF by EVA Air 08/2006
N780BA 17/12/2004 Converted to 747-409LCF Dreamlifter 16/02/07
N249BA 17/05/2006 Converted...
Forum: Daily banter 12th August 2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,844
Posted By johnny_quattro
Possibly shifting stuff for the Covid-19 cause? ...

Possibly shifting stuff for the Covid-19 cause?

Boeing's 747-400LCF Dreamlifter has flown its first COVID-19 airlift mission, flying 1.5 million medical face masks from Hong Kong to South Carolina...
Forum: Daily banter 12th August 2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,844
Posted By johnny_quattro
Air traffic much busier recently

One of my Raspberry Pi computers located at a friend's house in Somerset is showing lots of air traffic. It's been building over the last month or so, with last week showing a marked increase in the...
Forum: Daily banter 21st July 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,844
Posted By johnny_quattro
Weird couple of planes

Noticed a couple of odd names for planes overhead late last night, or to be more accurate, early this morning. First screenshot shows flight AMBUSH1 from my local Pi which apparently flew from...
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,643
Posted By johnny_quattro
What an unattractive and disingenuous OP post

EDIT: It turns out he also unfriended me on Facebook.

No great loss, I suspect. In all of my lurking (and activity on these forums), you appear to be a thorough and decent person. I can vouch for...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 31st May 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By johnny_quattro
I'll second MJ's comments about the newer version...

I'll second MJ's comments about the newer version being much better. I replaced all of mine after having lost one of my centre caps in mysterious circumstances whilst parked near Rugby.

There is...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,844
Posted By johnny_quattro
Rather quickly followed by an RAF flight from...

Rather quickly followed by an RAF flight from Brize Norton

UK Royal Air Force Transport 2274
RRR2274 / ZZ331

http://bergkamp.uk.to:8080 (if anyone's interested, runs 24x7)
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,844
Posted By johnny_quattro
I've just detected what I think is an aerial...

I've just detected what I think is an aerial survey plane of some description, operating at 13,000 ft and performing some very straight north-south flying skills.

PH-SVY - Piper PA-31T Cheyenne 2...
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