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Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 6th June 2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By Goran
Michelin Pilot Super Sport are pretty amazing...

Michelin Pilot Super Sport are pretty amazing too, you will chicken out before they do :)
But now they are out of production, their successor is Pilot Sport 4s which I haven't tried yet, the reviews...
Forum: Motormouth 6th June 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By Goran
Sorry about all the trouble those crazy cats...

Sorry about all the trouble those crazy cats caused :D
Glad you passed despite the engine light.
By the way you already have top quality spacers on those rear labmbdas.
So I guess the next step is...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st June 2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Goran
A engine-on test reveals that the manifold arm is...

A engine-on test reveals that the manifold arm is pulled all the way to its stop.
The bellows appear to have some extra movement built in which accommodates the wrong length of the aftermarket arm....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 31st May 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki +++ Definitely have to make my...

Thanks Mikki +++

Definitely have to make my own ones then. Gruvenparts are a bit pricey.
Not sure about the size of the ball on the Ebay ones I was going to get....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 31st May 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Goran
Ebay ball links wrong lenght

I bought a pair of delrin? ball links for the intake manifold bellows a couple of years ago on ebay (advertised as for S8).
Finally one of my original plastic ball links broke, so I had the...
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Goran
:ROFL: ...

:ROFL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8JFVSNxkEI
Forum: Motormouth 27th May 2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Goran
Looks like some used bits can be obtained for a...

Looks like some used bits can be obtained for a not too bad price

https://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/garage-sale-items-ev/
Forum: Motormouth 27th May 2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Goran
I would love to see an electric D2. Tesla's...

I would love to see an electric D2.
Tesla's overall reduction ratio is 9.73:1
I wonder if a D2 diff can be modified to a similar ratio, then a Tesla moror can be mated directly to the diff. Or...
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,049
Posted By Goran
I have heard from the lovely people at Audi, we...

I have heard from the lovely people at Audi, we have to send an email to this address for a certificate to show to the ULEZ people.

type.approval@vwg.co.uk
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,049
Posted By Goran
My problem is trickier, I don't think my Euro...

My problem is trickier, I don't think my Euro rating is on my V5, I remember they couldn't find the right emissions so they put it on some generic category.
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,049
Posted By Goran
Thanks for quick repiles. I should have sorted...

Thanks for quick repiles. I should have sorted this out sooner :)
I found the answer, they need a letter from Audi's homologation department showing it is Euro 4 emailed to the link Andrew posted. I...
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,049
Posted By Goran
My S8 is not exempt despite being a late 2001...

My S8 is not exempt despite being a late 2001 build, AVP engine.
Must be to do with importation.
Very annoying.
Is there something I can show the DVLA that my car is Euro 4?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
The reason I ask is I'm not sure about...

The reason I ask is I'm not sure about stop-staring the stock fan (which is really old in my car) to cool off the engine at speed 1, I was hoping to have the new fan take that duty and take some of...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
Sorry one last question, I must be getting...

Sorry one last question, I must be getting annoying by now :)
If both fans are working when engine is really hot and instrument cluster requests max speed of old fan, and new fan is already working...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
Thanks. Sorry I meant the air condenser switch, I...

Thanks. Sorry I meant the air condenser switch, I thought it can request speed 2 independent of the rad switch? Track 45 in the diagram you posted. Is it possible for coolant temps to be below speed...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki for the detailed explanation. +++ ...

Thanks Mikki for the detailed explanation. +++

I think I'll try connecting it up like you did.
Is it ok that when aircon gets hot and requests the old fan speed 2 it is no longer available? Just...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
I'm still trying to work out how the thermo...

I'm still trying to work out how the thermo switch works.
So if speed 2 is requested does the relay switch of power to speed 1?
It sounds like at some point you have both fans working? Is this only...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th May 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
Thanks +++ Did you change the setup from...

Thanks +++

Did you change the setup from your original post where you had the new fan replace the old one on speed 1? And the old one still comes on speeds 2 and 3?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th May 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
I may have solved my overheating problem, went to...

I may have solved my overheating problem, went to locate the twin thermostat in the radiator to find some numpty left it unplugged!
At least it should be a free fix, hopefully its still working.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By Goran
Sergey I often question my sanity about the...

Sergey I often question my sanity about the amount of money I spent on my D2.
Perhaps one possible cure is to test drive a couple of really special newer cars, that might break the spell a bit. It...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By Goran
Wow nice finds Brian and RS6! Two lovely D2s...

Wow nice finds Brian and RS6!
Two lovely D2s with low mileage.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th May 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By Goran
Oh that's a shame about the auto boxes. I'm...

Oh that's a shame about the auto boxes.
I'm with you all the way about the manual swap +++
but I understand people who want to keep the auto box, its very smooth and nice for relaxed driving. I...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th May 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By Goran
Could a 3.7 box be mated with a 4.2 engine? best...

Could a 3.7 box be mated with a 4.2 engine? best of both worlds.
I completely agree about the 5th gear ratio in the S8, its one thing I really found annoying on my previous S8, at 70mph almost...
Forum: Daily banter 11th May 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Goran
I would guess the UK market is much worse /...

I would guess the UK market is much worse / better depending on your perspective.
Last year there were S8's on Autotrader for as little as 2k, whilst a very low mileage model on that modern...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th May 2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By Goran
Sergey if you are going to re-shell everything...

Sergey if you are going to re-shell everything but the engine why not upgrade to a 4.2 or S8?
Forum: Owners Meets 9th May 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Goran
Ahh, that was a good show :) ...

Ahh, that was a good show :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0O-2oAvNTo
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By Goran
Oh no!!! Sergey I feel gutted this happened,...

Oh no!!! Sergey I feel gutted this happened, yours is such a lovely car and a rare colour.
Do try to find out if it can be properly fixed by a good body shop. I hear aluminium can be welded if...
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Goran
Brian have a look for the original rubber mats,...

Brian have a look for the original rubber mats, they are very black and look great :)
I got rear ones from the dealer maybe they still have some, the front ones were harder to find had to get them...
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Goran
That was a funny quiz +++ At least it wasn't...

That was a funny quiz +++
At least it wasn't the old classic driving off with the petrol pump
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th May 2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
I saw some prices in $ around 160 which got me...

I saw some prices in $ around 160 which got me worried it will be similar in . 65 wouldn't be so bad. Should I try the dealer or TPS?
By the way I saw you mentioned the new fan on speed 1 is not...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd May 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki, yes please can I have a laser cut...

Thanks Mikki, yes please can I have a laser cut aluminium shroud? How much are they?
Damn those pulleys aren't cheap.
Should I get a new bolt for the pulley or reuse the old one?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd May 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,762
Posted By Goran
Hi Mikki, I am getting ready to do this...

Hi Mikki,

I am getting ready to do this swap. Is this the right part number for the RS6 idler pulley please?

077903341H

No. 26 in the picture.

Thanks!
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 1st May 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,369
Posted By Goran
Glasstec replaced mine on 2 different D2's, no...

Glasstec replaced mine on 2 different D2's, no problem removing trim.
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,492
Posted By Goran
Thanks for the reminder, I grabbed one too +++ ...

Thanks for the reminder, I grabbed one too +++
Mine is due in June/July so good timing.
I hope it turns out that Mann used to make the oem filter anyway that would be good.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th April 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By Goran
If you can get in the boot can you get a kindly...

If you can get in the boot can you get a kindly soul to connect their battery to yours?
Probably a battery issue.
Similar thing happened to me battery went flat but I couldn't get into the boot...
Forum: Daily banter 26th April 2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Goran
Mike you need to add a LHD 8 or your collection...

Mike you need to add a LHD 8 or your collection won't be complete :D
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Goran
Loool! Great pun! I'm a big fan of Terry. ...

Loool! Great pun! I'm a big fan of Terry.
Someone should get eight eights.
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,874
Posted By Goran
NOooooooo! So if I go to the Audi dealer today...

NOooooooo!
So if I go to the Audi dealer today they won't be able to order an air filter? Why would they stop making a service item?
That's terrible! Is there an aftermarket filter of equal...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th April 2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
LS3 swapped Jag, looks amazing! ...

LS3 swapped Jag, looks amazing!

http://www.speedhunters.com/2016/04/long-wheelbase-jag-ls3-stick-shift-perfection/
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th April 2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
I would really like to see someone do a LS into a...

I would really like to see someone do a LS into a D2 conversion, keeping the 01E or perhaps with the newer better 0A3 from B7. The torque is the fun part. I can tell you the stock D2 with a manual...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 10th April 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
That one burned down too? That is a real shame....

That one burned down too? That is a real shame. Its amazing to see what people can do so I hope to see more unusual D2 conversions.

That's why I am scared of turbos and to some extent...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 10th April 2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
Ricky there was a Swedish RS8 on the forum (with...

Ricky there was a Swedish RS8 on the forum (with RS6 4.2 engine), he used it mainly for racing.
There are youtube videos of it in that thread.
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th April 2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
I'll jump in cheekily in although MJ is the one...

I'll jump in cheekily in although MJ is the one to ask about this.

I looked into it briefly but it seems new headers would have to be one of the components upgraded to come near to 400.
JHM do...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th April 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
They are black of course :) I'm happy to donate...

They are black of course :)
I'm happy to donate them to the project.
I took one of them apart trying to figure out if there was more weight to be saved but I should have all the parts.
The leather...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th April 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
Lol I still have those TT seats in the shed. Do...

Lol I still have those TT seats in the shed. Do you want them?
I decided I can't part with the electric recaros.
You are right, if I want to try something with more hp or rwd I'll jut buy another...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th April 2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
Its a shame it went up in flames. Yes good point...

Its a shame it went up in flames. Yes good point about the LS block length, I was measuring up the D2 engine bay it would be tight.
If I had the money I would like to try it, I love the simplicity...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th April 2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
Here is an example of a built LS3 bored to 6.8l,...

Here is an example of a built LS3 bored to 6.8l, this one does rev to 7000.

https://katechengines.com/engines/?_ga=2.201604754.221740548.1554727693-1250116064.1554727693
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th April 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Goran
LS3 6.2 litre?

Have a read of this fantastic thread. I know its an American engine but it is a simple and very good engine. It will mate up to 01E with an adapter plate (that's what his car had) or you could go...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Goran
Congratulations Mike! That is happy news, I'm...

Congratulations Mike!
That is happy news, I'm very happy for you!
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,874
Posted By Goran
Great thread as always +++ I am building a...

Great thread as always +++

I am building a list in my head of all the parts that will need changing preventatively because they are probably already in a bad state.
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