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Forum: Daily banter 22nd September 2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,218
Posted By johnny_quattro
The only one to closely match is on eBay from...

The only one to closely match is on eBay from Poland, 282 ouch!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133868188902?hash=item1f2b2a74e6:g:yv4AAOSw~8dhM-rj
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th August 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,803
Posted By johnny_quattro
Sorted

[Latest update]

All sorted now, with many thanks to MJ for invaluable advice. The bolt snapped and attempts to drill it out ended badly so I gave up on that as a bad job and ordered a new wiper...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 8th August 2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,803
Posted By johnny_quattro
Sticking 3 drainage holes there is a pretty silly...

Sticking 3 drainage holes there is a pretty silly design from Audi, in my opinion. The photo you attached shows the 3 holes which are directly above the wiper mechanism (driver's side) which has worn...
Forum: Daily banter 5th August 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,649
Posted By johnny_quattro
"I had the inlet manifold done to match as this...

"I had the inlet manifold done to match as this was raw aluminium and pretty nasty"

Credit where credit is due MJ, that is now a fine-looking inlet manifold, lovely stuff. Wish my one looked the...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th August 2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,645
Posted By johnny_quattro
I checked my car using my OBD Eleven device on...

I checked my car using my OBD Eleven device on the OBD-II interface and it came up with a transmission control unit/module ROM checksum error at the time - hence my actions in getting the unit...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th August 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,645
Posted By johnny_quattro
I had my gearbox rebuilt in 2014. Some time...

I had my gearbox rebuilt in 2014.

Some time later it started lighting everything on the dash and went into limp-home mode. Called the gearbox specialist and they said it was definitely an...
Forum: Daily banter 6th June 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 28,402
Posted By johnny_quattro
Reaper

Just heard a rather loud one in the skies, and upon checking my Pi it revealed itself to be REAPER11, an F-15C of all things.

AE2817 : 86-0147 F15C c/n 993/C375 USAF flying southwest towards...
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 28,402
Posted By johnny_quattro
Real-time monitoring

If anyone's remotely interested, two of my Raspberry Pi units are monitoring 1090MHz ADS-B data:

http://bergkamp.uk.to:8080 - me in Wallington, Surrey

http://bones.uk.to:8080 - my mate in...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 10th May 2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,803
Posted By johnny_quattro
Wiper linkage broken or 'popped off'

After a quick clear of the windscreen recently, my wipers stopped abruptly - pointing upwards, presumably paying homage to DTM cars. I opened the bonnet and saw that the lower link had popped off the...
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd February 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,907
Posted By johnny_quattro
Moist

Well, there's my problem in a nutshell. Thanks MJ for the detailed photos and advice. I'm going to have to look at my number plate surround and seal that up first before tackling my loose rear shelf.
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd February 2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,907
Posted By johnny_quattro
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=10426&po...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=10426&postcount=28

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1544&page=3
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd February 2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,907
Posted By johnny_quattro
I have a very similar situation, where the parcel...

I have a very similar situation, where the parcel shelf is raised but closer to the right-hand side, when viewed the back of the car. I'd convinced myself that I'd managed to rattle it loose with...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 26th January 2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,105
Posted By johnny_quattro
Ah, thanks for that nugget of info. Both of mine...

Ah, thanks for that nugget of info. Both of mine had cracked a while ago, and I have already replaced them once.The white lens does appear to suffer weakness, compared to the rest of the inner light...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th January 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 45,341
Posted By johnny_quattro
Had to plonk this in Google Translate... ...

Had to plonk this in Google Translate...
"Cleaned up the sump and the magnets"

Translated to:
"Part returned to OEM/factory/showroom A1 condition"
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 25th January 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,105
Posted By johnny_quattro
Ingress of water has reduced after the...

Ingress of water has reduced after the installation of the boot grommets but I think that I may be suffering from the lack of a good seal around the number plate surround. I'm pretty sure it will be...
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By johnny_quattro
Thumbs up from me, just for the V link +++

Thumbs up from me, just for the V link +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd January 2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,707
Posted By johnny_quattro
That's interesting, Ainars. Do you know/remember...

That's interesting, Ainars. Do you know/remember what the standard alternator output is? I seem to recall 14.4V but I may be wrong.
Forum: Daily banter 1st January 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By johnny_quattro
I just had a little feeling that you'd be...

I just had a little feeling that you'd be welcomed back to the 8 fold sooner rather than later. Twice as nice. I'll be on the lookout for you in the near future, once this Covid business releases us...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 29th December 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 24,105
Posted By johnny_quattro
I've just installed the second of three 'MJ...

I've just installed the second of three 'MJ Doctor' upgrades to my car, which are the aforementioned boot lid grommets:

[1] Brake block upgrade (installed)
[2] Boot lid grommets upgrade (both...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th December 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,205
Posted By johnny_quattro
Photos or it didn't happen haha

I've just taken some photos of the waterjet-cut solid aluminium brake block in place. It hasn't moved by even a millimetre! I thoroughly recommend this coveted MJ upgrade - in my opinion, the A8s...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 11th December 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,182
Posted By johnny_quattro
Here's a photo of the plenum drains, which was...

Here's a photo of the plenum drains, which was taken when my gearbox was 'poorly'. It seems rather popular on Google Photos for some reason.

https://goo.gl/maps/yuKnaUzJJHkBhJg56
Forum: D2 - Lights 25th November 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,092
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, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,449
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,449
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, 12:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,733
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, 11:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,733
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, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,171
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, 02:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,733
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,378
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, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,796
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, 05:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,759
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, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,759
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,796
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, 02:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,205
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,104
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,759
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, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,796
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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,796
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,104
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
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, 02:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,104
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, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,104
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,305
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,305
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,305
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,305
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 21st October 2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,759
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, 12:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 49,220
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, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,194
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,733
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.
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