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Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th October 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By snapdragon
My EGR cooler shut off valve leaked smoke. It was...

My EGR cooler shut off valve leaked smoke. It was sooty around thar area, I could see the haze at night with a green laser pen shining it under the bonnet.
It is a butterfly valve operated by vacuum...
Forum: D3 - Lights 14th October 2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By snapdragon
I have been researching this online - there are...

I have been researching this online - there are whole research papers on the subject and seems that solvents are one major cause on clear polymers such as acrylic (PMMA), and polycarbonate, so don't...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th October 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By snapdragon
Yeah my cobbler was happy to do, touched it on...

Yeah my cobbler was happy to do, touched it on his grinder and immediately took it off and gave me back and said the metal was too hard and would damage his cutter.
Forum: D3 - Lights 13th October 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By snapdragon
Cracking Rear Lights

20224 20225

I recently came back from the USA and the car had been at Manchester Airport for a few weeks.
As soon as I got to the back of the car I saw the rear lights' cracks had got much worse...
Forum: Daily banter 13th October 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By snapdragon
That's the plan - it's in the UN's white papers....

That's the plan - it's in the UN's white papers. Rationing, tariff shaping, geofencing etc... I think I will stick with an offline off the grid IC car as long as possible rather than one of these new...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th October 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By snapdragon
https://audi.7zap.com/en/rdw/audi+a8/a8/2004-291/1...

https://audi.7zap.com/en/rdw/audi+a8/a8/2004-291/1/121-121039/
Part 6 on this diagram is a common failure that results in cool running/slow warmup due to bypassing the main thermostat and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th October 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By snapdragon
If you have a D2, this may be an option......

If you have a D2, this may be an option......
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th September 2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By snapdragon
Yes, I just get the cases from Aliexpress or...

Yes, I just get the cases from Aliexpress or ebay.
Quality varies and sometimes the original metal key blade is not 100% great fit in th new case and also some come with new gaskets and some do not....
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th September 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By snapdragon
I think you can broaden your search to lump 3.0...

I think you can broaden your search to lump 3.0 and 4.2 injector issues together. They use injectors from the same range - they are interchangeable even though not recommended or beneficial - but...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th August 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By snapdragon
I'd try a Chinese unit. ...

I'd try a Chinese unit.
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20180826045637&SearchText=4E0616002N
~290 delivered
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th August 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By snapdragon
I have had it off a couple of times using the...

I have had it off a couple of times using the audi service manual instructions which were sufficient. Worst thing is removing fuel pipes and all the vacuum pipes and wires. My vacuum pipes broke...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd August 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By snapdragon
SSP17 says (about rear discs - all versions...

SSP17 says (about rear discs - all versions including ceramics)
"It is possible to change the brake disc without removing the brake carrier."

I didn't remove the carrier on mine, the disc just...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st August 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By snapdragon
I am but it is variable and is also for EGR...

I am but it is variable and is also for EGR assistance as described in the SSP...
19873
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st August 2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By snapdragon
Hello Ray, sorry for the delay, the top two links...

Hello Ray, sorry for the delay, the top two links are to a 100w slim power sounder. It is basically a powerful 1Kg tweeter with no horn, but a weatherproof shroud. The other links are just for fun.
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th July 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By snapdragon
The ECU on our cars will also partially close the...

The ECU on our cars will also partially close the throttle behind the nearside headlight to cause a vacuum if it is not getting enough exhaust gas - in order to 'suck' more through the EGR. The best...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th July 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By snapdragon
TBH, if less EGR gas is entering the intake than...

TBH, if less EGR gas is entering the intake than is specified (demanded) by the ECU, you will get an 001025 - EGR System P0401 - 002 - Insufficient Flow code. It is measured by the drop in the the...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd July 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By snapdragon
You know what Ray, a lot of these 12v airhorns I...

You know what Ray, a lot of these 12v airhorns I have seen have a bit of a delay and a lead in to full sound - as there is no air tank, you have to wait 0.5s for the pressure to build up. I wonder...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd July 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By snapdragon
I suppose we could look at the current in the...

I suppose we could look at the current in the Battery Energy Manager with VCDS and then press the horn and see what the change in Amps is.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th July 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By snapdragon
Well done - where did you get the cogs from? I...

Well done - where did you get the cogs from? I have never seen that.
I don't know what is wrong with your cooler flap, Mine used to do that and when I investigated the whole thing had fallen apart...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th July 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By snapdragon
Is it connected to the latch so it knows when the...

Is it connected to the latch so it knows when the bonnet os open?[
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 17th July 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By snapdragon
The terms and conditions are that the part must...

The terms and conditions are that the part must be fitted by a VAT registered garage. It is usually in fine grey print on the back of the receipt. I think you would have to talk nicely to the dealer....
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th July 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By snapdragon
Well done, I was worried about this years' MOT...

Well done, I was worried about this years' MOT due to my DPF and catalytic conversion unit being hollow and the new tighter rules, but the emissions were 0.37 and the default limit is1.5. They should...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th July 2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By snapdragon
That's not the throttle valve, that's the EGR...

That's not the throttle valve, that's the EGR Cooler changeover valve.
The throttle valve is one the larger silver part somewhere above the dipstick.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 29th June 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,674
Posted By snapdragon
I took out my warning triangle and tow hook and...

I took out my warning triangle and tow hook and it now works:D
If I adjust those bolts so that it opens it kind of explodes open with a thud and I was worried something like a hinge would break. I...
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,869
Posted By snapdragon
Oh man, we are very sorry to hear that Ray, our...

Oh man, we are very sorry to hear that Ray, our love thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th June 2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks. Yes cig socket is on all the time, but...

Thanks.
Yes cig socket is on all the time, but battery seems to cope OK. I would unplug if I was parked at the airport etc... but car is used at least 5 times a week.
I will make a switched supply...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th June 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By snapdragon
Hello Chip, I like what you have done. Do you...

Hello Chip, I like what you have done.
Do you have any audio whine/hum whistle (ground loop feedback).
I do and I'm using a bluetooth receiver on AV1 and a MOTOVIEW airplay/chromecast on AV2 and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th June 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk nearish to heathrow...

https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk nearish to heathrow is the last one I used at 36 while I wait. My usual one had gone up from 30 to 75 when I telephoned.
They do not do recoding as part of this, only...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th June 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,674
Posted By snapdragon
These models list 8H0827249 - 8H is the A4 on...

These models list 8H0827249 - 8H is the A4 on the list.
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Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th June 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,674
Posted By snapdragon
19411 This is the version I have but when I...

19411

This is the version I have but when I try and turn the outer part, it does not budge. I will try again with mole grips.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th June 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,674
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQhK3P4gYk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQhK3P4gYk
This one is useful too, he added helper springs to the top of the bolts I was adjusting. (He has lots of A8 tech videos on his youtube page)

EDIT* I...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th June 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,674
Posted By snapdragon
Yes I have the spring laoded ones but forgot...

Yes I have the spring laoded ones but forgot about those will have a check of them. Thank you.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th June 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,674
Posted By snapdragon
My Audi parts are silver and the SGS are black...

My Audi parts are silver and the SGS are black but they look OK on the car.
However they haven't made a scrap of difference to the boot not opening without a little help.
What I will try next is...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd June 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,674
Posted By snapdragon
I'll try them first, I did get some from them for...

I'll try them first, I did get some from them for my Passat bonnet years ago and TBH was not 100% happy as when I opened the bonnet, it would shoot up really fast and bang hard on the end-stop and a...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st June 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,674
Posted By snapdragon
I have ordered GSC2546 so will post back with the...

I have ordered GSC2546 so will post back with the results in a week or so. It's a shame these will be black and the Audi ones stainless finish but hey ho.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st June 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,674
Posted By snapdragon
I retrofitted mine and it struggled to open the...

I retrofitted mine and it struggled to open the first few inches and would shut back down unless helped manually. I found on a US forum that adusting the bolts in the corners would help it pop up -...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 26th May 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By snapdragon
I remember now, the plastic nuts were stuck hard...

I remember now, the plastic nuts were stuck hard and when I turned them, the threaded plastic 'stud' snapped off flush on the inner metal arch. I drilled the remaining thread out with a drill and...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd May 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By snapdragon
I got some that look like what you want from ebay...

I got some that look like what you want from ebay after breaking a few when taking my arch liner off, the metal speednut was for one of the screws at the bottom edge as it had rusted. The plastic...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th May 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By snapdragon
18943 Eurocarparts, or if you are near LIDL,...

18943
Eurocarparts, or if you are near LIDL, they have something similar there unless they have run out.
...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 16th May 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By snapdragon
I sprayed Siprem silicone with the straw in the...

I sprayed Siprem silicone with the straw in the gap around the glass and it worked for about 2 years but I might take the glass out and try it this time. I am afraid of breaking the glass as they are...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By snapdragon
When I put a 2008 wide DIS cluster in my 2006, it...

When I put a 2008 wide DIS cluster in my 2006, it took quite a while to clock it forward. Eventually, a friend of an ex work colleague wanted to borrow my VCDS and in return I borrowed some hand...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 14th May 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By snapdragon
Well done! That's the one, now you find it I can...

Well done! That's the one, now you find it I can hopefully check mine soon.
I have always suspected lhigher-than acceptable osses between the BEM/battery and alternator and vice-versa to starter....
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 14th May 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By snapdragon
Somebody on here, sorry can't remember who posted...

Somebody on here, sorry can't remember who posted a photo of the big positive cable from the battery to the engine area which had a connection around the driver's footwell which looked a bit poor and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th May 2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By snapdragon
Rubber flexi pipes is a good start and is cheap....

Rubber flexi pipes is a good start and is cheap. It made a significant difference on my Passat as they must have been ballooning but I have only done the rears on the A8 so far which didn't make any...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th May 2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,808
Posted By snapdragon
Do you want the new one that runs via a web...

Do you want the new one that runs via a web browser over WIFI.
TBH, anything with a web browser and WIFI will work and if you don't already have a tablet or need one for other stuff I would just use...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th May 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By snapdragon
Fitted new pump today 87 off ebay (new ones are...

Fitted new pump today 87 off ebay (new ones are ~900).
Repeatedly flushed it out and rotated by hand while putting clean diesel in until sure any possible bits would be out of it (as they never...
Forum: Owners Meets 9th May 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,610
Posted By snapdragon
1. Treak (2), Afternoon Tea (2), Tissington Hall...

1. Treak (2), Afternoon Tea (2), Tissington Hall (2), Garage Tour (2) - Moltuae
2. Treak (2.5), Afternoon Tea (2.5), Tissington Hall (2.5), Garage Tour (0) - tc4332 (Gwen, Ray & Jordan)
3. Treak...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th May 2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By snapdragon
Also found these https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk ...

Also found these
https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk
in Surrey. 36.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th May 2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By snapdragon
18783 Blown brown shaft seal. Bad!

18783
Blown brown shaft seal.
Bad!
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 8th May 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By snapdragon
3.0 TDi diesel fuel leak all over belts and pulleys

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1dGuJZBSlQ
Today's problem...we are losing so much diesel sir!
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