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Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th March 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,318
Posted By Joe2.0E
They might need to put in a few more...

They might need to put in a few more shillings.....

2016 Q7 lost Google maps at Christmas and alas still not working as of today
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th March 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,089
Posted By Joe2.0E
Glad you got sorted at last. Was the faulty...

Glad you got sorted at last.
Was the faulty strut a genuine part or aftermarket ?
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th March 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,318
Posted By Joe2.0E
Satellite Maps back working today on my 2011 D4....

Satellite Maps back working today on my 2011 D4. 😁
I just noticed that the Google logo on the MMI display which was greyed out since January 1st started to load and after a minute or so the...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 27th January 2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,124
Posted By Joe2.0E
These guys are in Ireland and selling bushing...

These guys are in Ireland and selling bushing kits to repair wiper linkages.
I bought a kit off them a few years back to repair the wiper linkage on a 2006 Q7. Only cost about Ä20 and easy to fit....
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd January 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,318
Posted By Joe2.0E
Further info here with a link to a TSB on Google...

Further info here with a link to a TSB on Google Earth Mapping

https://www.ttforum.co.uk/forum/download/file.php?id=453375&sid=0205218a6d66c9e4b07b7d02b26862b7
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st December 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,605
Posted By Joe2.0E
I ran a 2004 3.0TDI D3 past 200K when I sold it...

I ran a 2004 3.0TDI D3 past 200K when I sold it and the front lower arms were the only major suspension components I replaced over the years.
From memory, I got lucky on eBay on the first set of...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th December 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,318
Posted By Joe2.0E
Info below from motor-talk.de in relation to the...

Info below from motor-talk.de in relation to the same issue with the A4 B9;

ďGoogle Earth is no longer available at Audi as of 1.1.21. Models from MJ18 with Qualcom MMI receive the "satellite...
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,059
Posted By Joe2.0E
Thanks Thereís also a guy who converted a 1993...

Thanks
Thereís also a guy who converted a 1993 Audi 80 Avant which is pretty cool but I suspect he has quite a bit of money pumped into it.
https://youtu.be/jaykSYwI_zk
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,059
Posted By Joe2.0E
A2ís in decent shape are getting pretty scarce. ...

A2ís in decent shape are getting pretty scarce.
Can you post some more details of these conversions available near Dublin ?
Forum: Daily banter 4th December 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,734
Posted By Joe2.0E
Remarkable attention to detail as always, it...

Remarkable attention to detail as always, it should fly through the MOT.
You might post some details on how to remove mould from the headlining or what cleaning product youíd recommend for such a...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th October 2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,318
Posted By Joe2.0E
I would say youíre right in that a D4 should...

I would say youíre right in that a D4 should still have a functioning sat nav but without the impressive looking Google Earth overlay.
Itís disappointing to be honest and I donít think Audi have...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th October 2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 43,318
Posted By Joe2.0E
Google Earth to end 31.12.2020

Much fuss on other forums about Google Earth going to disappear at the end of the year. Is this going to be the same for A8/S8 D4 owners ?
See below,
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th October 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,244
Posted By Joe2.0E
Compressor has a small built in dryer as air...

Compressor has a small built in dryer as air volume is very small

Link below to a repair kit;
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th October 2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,519
Posted By Joe2.0E
Might be worth trying TPS for a price for the...

Might be worth trying TPS for a price for the battery, my replacement via a main dealer was no more expensive than any local tyre/battery place for an equivalent.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th October 2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,519
Posted By Joe2.0E
I recently replaced the battery in a D4 3.0TDI, I...

I recently replaced the battery in a D4 3.0TDI, I ordered an OEM replacement from my local dealer and it was a Varta with an Audi part no on it. The old battery was the one it left the factory with...
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,059
Posted By Joe2.0E
2018 D5ís starting to appear now at...

2018 D5ís starting to appear now at sensible/tempting prices.
Forum: Daily banter 8th October 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,725
Posted By Joe2.0E
Undertray will be thrown in the corner of the...

Undertray will be thrown in the corner of the indy workshop I suspect.

Can the service history not be read off the key fob at your local dealer ?
Forum: Daily banter 6th October 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,725
Posted By Joe2.0E
Should be well quick with that engine, could be a...

Should be well quick with that engine, could be a nice sleeper too as most of them look identical to the regular 2.0tdi version.
Any photos ?
Any suprise bills in the service history compared to a...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,160
Posted By Joe2.0E
White D4

https://www.donedeal.ie/view/25785762 Audi A8 3.0 TDI Sport Quattro 258Bhp Executive Sp

Ä8K approx VRT rebate should apply if exported to the UK
Would probably end up costing you £18K sterling...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By Joe2.0E
On a 6 year old vehicle, I would consider...

On a 6 year old vehicle, I would consider condition to be more reliable than paperwork. D4 interiors wear miles really well which would make me suspicious and tempted to walk away.

What aspects of...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd September 2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By Joe2.0E
My local Audi Dealer confirmed the paintwork was...

My local Audi Dealer confirmed the paintwork was original with a paint gauge and submitted a warranty claim to Audi when the car was about 7 years old.
Audi offered to cover 30% of the cost to...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd September 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By Joe2.0E
186K Kms on it now but I had over 300K Kms on the...

186K Kms on it now but I had over 300K Kms on the D3 with far less trouble
Forum: Daily banter 1st September 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By Joe2.0E
Compared to a D3, the D4 has a much smaller boot...

Compared to a D3, the D4 has a much smaller boot if that matters to you.
8 speed box is a huge improvement and as others have said 40+ mpg easily with the 3.0TDI.
If youíre planning on big mileage,...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 1st July 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,820
Posted By Joe2.0E
Itíís a hefty lump of money to solve a relatively...

Itíís a hefty lump of money to solve a relatively small problem.
I can understand the labour cost as it would have been a slow awkward job.
Parts are the usual crappy plastic stuff found in modern...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 21st June 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,861
Posted By Joe2.0E
3.0TDI D3 & D4 both wore rear faster than fronts...

3.0TDI D3 & D4 both wore rear faster than fronts but not a lot in it for me.
I generally swapped them around to allow me to replace all 4 together.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 21st June 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,820
Posted By Joe2.0E
Annoying to be sure but doesnít sound too bad,...

Annoying to be sure but doesnít sound too bad, might just be some additional labour and a few quid for a small pipe or gasket.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 20th June 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,820
Posted By Joe2.0E
Good to know. Thanks for posting. Decent Brake...

Good to know. Thanks for posting.
Decent Brake Part brands for a D4 such as discs & pads would also be great to have. Main dealer pads/discs are crazy money.
Itís a great forum but the D4 section...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 18th June 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,820
Posted By Joe2.0E
At least youíll have your car back in a few days...

At least youíll have your car back in a few days by the sound of it.
Theyíre great cars but you get hit every now and again with a hefty bill.
If itís any conciliation, I really appreciate my 8...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 17th June 2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,820
Posted By Joe2.0E
I have a 2011 3.0TDI with way more miles and none...

I have a 2011 3.0TDI with way more miles and none of the items you mentioned have worn out.
I did have a coolant leak on the pipework in the vee of the engine close to the injector pump. It turned...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th April 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,280
Posted By Joe2.0E
MJ, Could you confirm the diameter on the car...

MJ,
Could you confirm the diameter on the car body of the D2, I need one for a B3 Audi 90 saloon which look very similar ?
Can you post to Ireland ?
Thanks Joe
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th March 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,541
Posted By Joe2.0E
I have similar to your small blemish on the door...

I have similar to your small blemish on the door on the edge of roof over the windscreen and on the drivers door near the mirror on a 2011 D4.
Similar I have F.A.S.H and went about a claim last...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th March 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,310
Posted By Joe2.0E
Well done, thats a great result. It might be...

Well done, thats a great result.
It might be worth posting the details of the correct replacement bushings.
Makes way more sense to buy 2 bushings rather than a complete anti roll bar.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st March 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,310
Posted By Joe2.0E
Youíre welcome. Iíd say I was at 200K miles when...

Youíre welcome. Iíd say I was at 200K miles when I had to replace the ARB.
I think the bushes are bonded/glued to the original ARB.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st March 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,801
Posted By Joe2.0E
I had an 04 D3 and from memory these hydraulic...

I had an 04 D3 and from memory these hydraulic mounts failed when the car was about 6 years old. (Failed meaning they threw an error code on diagnostics when car was scanned. As they were crazy money...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st March 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,310
Posted By Joe2.0E
Based on your description, I think it may well be...

Based on your description, I think it may well be the ARB bushes.
I put big miles on my 04 D3 when I had it and the ARB had to be replaced at one point as the bushes werenít available on their own....
Forum: Daily banter 24th February 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,376
Posted By Joe2.0E
Some Info here, useful bit of kit for sure ...

Some Info here, useful bit of kit for sure

https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/423341-vag-dpf-app/
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 6th November 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,164
Posted By Joe2.0E
Other than Bose, pretty much a standard car for...

Other than Bose, pretty much a standard car for 2014.
Most Irish registered A8ís are Dealer demos with pretty ordinary spec and end up being sold on at a few months old for Ä20k off the list price.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 10th August 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,047
Posted By Joe2.0E
Iíve used Audi Portadown to buy parts several...

Iíve used Audi Portadown to buy parts several times. Very reasonable for postage to the South. I think Ä20 last time for a discs, pads etc. which are very heavy. Euro/Sterling rate good at moment...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 12th July 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,279
Posted By Joe2.0E
Good choice if theyíre as good or better than the...

Good choice if theyíre as good or better than the Ventus S1 Evo 2.
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 8th July 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,279
Posted By Joe2.0E
I am on my 2nd set of Hankook Ventus, far better...

I am on my 2nd set of Hankook Ventus, far better than Goodyear Eagle F1 in terms of mileage, no noticeable difference in grip/handling or noise.
Online can be well cheaper if you can wait a week or...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 1st July 2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,620
Posted By Joe2.0E
I would start by disconnecting the electric fan...

I would start by disconnecting the electric fan for a bit and see if it eliminates the issue.
I had a faulty fan module on a D3 3.0tdi a few years back and the fan just started running incessantly...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st July 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,005
Posted By Joe2.0E
Could be a small stone/chipping stuck between...

Could be a small stone/chipping stuck between caliper and brake disc ?
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 7th May 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 24,462
Posted By Joe2.0E
+1 I test drove 4 other 2010 to 2012 D4ís prior...

+1
I test drove 4 other 2010 to 2012 D4ís prior to buying mine.
None of them had any such issue apparent.
Dont give up on finding the offending part. Youíll get there.

In terms of sentiment of...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 7th May 2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 24,462
Posted By Joe2.0E
I have a 2011 D4 that was recently cured with a...

I have a 2011 D4 that was recently cured with a front left wheel bearing.
It took much deliberation by the garage to decide which wheel bearing was the culprit. Thankfully they picked the correct...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 6th May 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,158
Posted By Joe2.0E
The Q7 model part I was suggesting is the 4L...

The Q7 model part I was suggesting is the 4L model from 2011/2012 to 2014. It is quite similar to the D3 and the shift lever may swap over without much modification. The Q7 one you posted the image...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 5th May 2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,158
Posted By Joe2.0E
It looks decent but quality of items on...

It looks decent but quality of items on alliexpress can very poor.
Would an OEM shifter from a 2012 onward Q7 be a decent/genuine upgrade?
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,914
Posted By Joe2.0E
They seem to be readily available in the USA also...

They seem to be readily available in the USA also but surely a decent aftermarket like MANN would be just as good.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd April 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,914
Posted By Joe2.0E
Not unusual for a 19 year old barge to end up on...

Not unusual for a 19 year old barge to end up on banger economics for its last few years. It can be hard to justify spending money on a 2nd or 3rd car in a household when itís not worth a lot.
In...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th April 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,461
Posted By Joe2.0E
+1 Every day is a school day

+1 Every day is a school day
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 7th December 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,296
Posted By Joe2.0E
Trouble with a proper spare is it probably wonít...

Trouble with a proper spare is it probably wonít fit under the boot floor carpet.
Itíll take up a lot of boot space.
A D4 already has quite a small boot if youíve come from a D3.

Iíd go with a...
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