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Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By briang9
I read somewhere earlier that the "Black Pack"...

I read somewhere earlier that the "Black Pack" option takes care of the silver with some carbon fibre look, guess that option will be similar cost to a decent D2 S8...:)

I do like it though and I...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st August 2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By briang9
Still think you should follow my example +++

Still think you should follow my example +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th August 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By briang9
My lasting solution was to take it out and throw...

My lasting solution was to take it out and throw it away ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th August 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By briang9
Slightly OT but these guys to great job refurbing...

Slightly OT but these guys to great job refurbing calipers

https://pro-calipers.co.uk/
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 12th August 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By briang9
I had same symptoms with my RS6 and a replacement...

I had same symptoms with my RS6 and a replacement BT unit fixed it.
Forum: TT 8N 4th August 2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 48,059
Posted By briang9
Those MGs are rare as rocking horse poo..looks...

Those MGs are rare as rocking horse poo..looks like a good day +++

ETA and not cheap either :eek:
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 23rd July 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By briang9
Probably better avoiding Dealer for this as I...

Probably better avoiding Dealer for this as I suspect they will charge you (probably a lot) for it, better to find someone on here in the register near you who could do it +++
Forum: Daily banter 21st July 2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By briang9
Guess they don't do MOT over there then? The wing...

Guess they don't do MOT over there then? The wing mirrors on the green truck look really useful:ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By briang9
Spotted one in the flesh the other day....it's a...

Spotted one in the flesh the other day....it's a big bugger+++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th July 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By briang9
I think the PF box is a much more robust box...

I think the PF box is a much more robust box though +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th July 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By briang9
Yeah mine was that price too, and yes guilty as...

Yeah mine was that price too, and yes guilty as charged:o though it only covered 40k in that time..not sure what they reckon the correct mileage/years should be between services TBH. 2012 one was...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th July 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By briang9
You must be getting hit with the "red interior...

You must be getting hit with the "red interior surcharge" then :D Yesterday's was the same price as the last one I had in 2012. Or maybe you just look more affluent than me:ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Transmission 12th July 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By briang9
Another Successful Service

Just back from another perfect gearbox service from Makies, bit more expensive this time as I needed a new sump pan as the old one had become porous. Never felt anything wrong before service but...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By briang9
Superb+++ had a similar experience recently in my...

Superb+++ had a similar experience recently in my S8 on our trip to the annual meet, covered just over 1400 miles in superb comfort..they really are very comfortable cars. My MPG was a tad less at...
Forum: Owners Meets 16th June 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,252
Posted By briang9
Arrived back home today, total journey 1430.2...

Arrived back home today, total journey 1430.2 miles. Got a rather optimistic range reading after filling up today, drove like a nun for about 50 miles to make sure I got to Tesco in Carlisle to avoid...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By briang9
I had presumed that buying from TPS means OEM,...

I had presumed that buying from TPS means OEM, though not always the cheapest, but at least the "proper" parts? Guess then if you know the supplier/manufacturer you can find them cheaper elsewhere?
Forum: Owners Meets 11th June 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,252
Posted By briang9
Huge thanks to all those involved in...

Huge thanks to all those involved in organising/sponsoring from us too, it was a brilliant weekend+++ We are still down here in Torquay for a few days. Weather is similar to Scotland in January...had...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By briang9
Only 2 slots?? Any on Friday night

Only 2 slots??

Any on Friday night
Forum: Daily banter 26th May 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By briang9
memory

As the weather up here at the moment resembles January conditions, I thought it would be nice to remind us of warmer weather at this time of year a few years ago. The Glasgow Mafia in convoy....
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 25th May 2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By briang9
My D2 had a Parrot CK3100 kit in it when I bought...

My D2 had a Parrot CK3100 kit in it when I bought it and it's very good but is phone only. Not sure if its still available but suspect updated version may well cost much more and provide...
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By briang9
Oi!!:p

Oi!!:p
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By briang9
Not sure about prices to send things abroad, but...

Not sure about prices to send things abroad, but these guys have been useful when I needed to send stuff within UK, fairly easily tailored to specific requirements too +++
...
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Sad
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Posted By briang9
Unhappy Sad

Never really been an F1 fan but felt sad today to hear about Lauda. Legend is often a label attached too easily IMHO, but in his case it was certainly true..need to dig out Rush again in the next few...
Forum: Owners Meets 21st May 2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By briang9
MJ - Mackerel, Plaice, Brownie CtL - Mackerel,...

MJ - Mackerel, Plaice, Brownie
CtL - Mackerel, Pork, Ice Cream . Angela - Melon, Pork, Brownie.
Tonup - Mackerel, Plaice, Brownie. Ann - Soup, Pork, Fruit Salad
Ray - Soup, Pork, Fruit Salad,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 17th May 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,850
Posted By briang9
https://ownersmanuals2.com/get/audi-a8-s8-2008-own...

https://ownersmanuals2.com/get/audi-a8-s8-2008-owners-manual-71906
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By briang9
I could probably take a look at the Edinburgh one...

I could probably take a look at the Edinburgh one for you as a first step, my old mum is in hospital in Edinburgh at the moment so popping over fairly regularly. On holiday at the moment but get back...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By briang9
Didn't really mean wrong in the real sense, just...

Didn't really mean wrong in the real sense, just wrong for me :D
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By briang9
Just curious as to why you think this Sergey?

Just curious as to why you think this Sergey?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By briang9
That Edinburgh one does look nice, though wheels...

That Edinburgh one does look nice, though wheels are not great (same as my Winter ones) and even with that low mileage it seems optimistically priced IMHO. There is also a red S8 about to pop up for...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th May 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By briang9
https://www.motorclaimguru.co.uk were recommended...

https://www.motorclaimguru.co.uk were recommended a few pages back, looks like thats the sort of service being mentiond in recent posts+++
Forum: Other Audis 11th May 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By briang9
Start/Stop technology is another fine example of...

Start/Stop technology is another fine example of technology for it's own sake, bugger who invented it should be shot. Thankfully none of my cars have it but whenever I get in any that does it gets...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th May 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By briang9
So sorry to hear this Sergey, just hope you can...

So sorry to hear this Sergey, just hope you can find a way of getting the car restored to a state that would be acceptable to you.

cheers
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By briang9
Cheers Goran, I have rubber ones I use in winter,...

Cheers Goran, I have rubber ones I use in winter, I like to swap back to the carpet ones for the summer, I did that yesterday and noticed the drivers mat is looking rather tired. TBH I would only...
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By briang9
Thanks for the offer, really looking for the very...

Thanks for the offer, really looking for the very dark grey+++
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By briang9
Sorry it's been a long day (5 hours cleaning the...

Sorry it's been a long day (5 hours cleaning the S8) mine are dark grey so they should be swing? Will check build sticker tomorrow:Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By briang9
thanks+++ is the mat colour anywhere on the...

thanks+++

is the mat colour anywhere on the build sticker?
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By briang9
It's actually for the S8 Ron, mats are a darkish...

It's actually for the S8 Ron, mats are a darkish grey colour+++
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By briang9
Mats

Thinking of getting a new set of mats, as far as I know original/genuine ones are no longer available. I would like to get as close to original colour (swing I think, dark grey) and quality as...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By briang9
seems to have made the press...;) ...

seems to have made the press...;)

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=208&t=1808284
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By briang9
Might be worth Dean speaking directly to John...

Might be worth Dean speaking directly to John Mackie himself :)Mine was 150 odd too. +++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By briang9
None showing for me either..:Confused: at least...

None showing for me either..:Confused: at least not embedded they are visible at the end of the thread

ETA OK now+++
Forum: Owners Meets 27th April 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By briang9
We went by train the others walked +++

We went by train the others walked +++
Forum: Owners Meets 26th April 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By briang9
Helensburgh Mini Meet

OK..this might be a first, but if it’s not I’m sure some of our longer standing members will correct me. This might be the only A8 Parts Forum members mini meet with………no cars :pint:

...
Forum: Spotless 24th April 2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By briang9
Aye yes, very good +++

Aye yes, very good
+++
Forum: Spotless 22nd April 2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By briang9
Nice weather..so washed them

as title says.....
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By briang9
Thanks Ron...he has always been very confident...

Thanks Ron...he has always been very confident and I guess that's why he is in the job he is (Product Genius with BMW)..more of a hobby he gets paid for:D but his enthusiasm for all things automotive...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th April 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By briang9
I've had Pagid discs on front and Borg & Beck on...

I've had Pagid discs on front and Borg & Beck on the back with Brembo pads all round for around 3 years now. Seems to have been a fairly successful combination and certainly better than alleged...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th April 2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By briang9
Nah, just liked them because they were black;)

Nah, just liked them because they were black;)
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th April 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By briang9
I bought a job lot of Aldi wiper blades a while...

I bought a job lot of Aldi wiper blades a while back, (Made in Germany) shortly after I bought the car, think they were 4.99 per set. I have only used 3 sets in the 8 years I have had the car..have...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By briang9
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