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Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd August 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By steamship
Unfortunately you can't buy the seal by itself,...

Unfortunately you can't buy the seal by itself, as it comes as part of the cover. The part number for the cover is 4D2937128F and cost around 50... if you can find one in the UK. Failing that, you...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st August 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By steamship
That must be a newer version from the original...

That must be a newer version from the original fitment, as the PCB is smaller than mine when I pulled it apart, although mine was well past it anyway, as the three connector pins on the PCB were also...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st August 2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By steamship
Not aware of a compatible horn unfortunately, and...

Not aware of a compatible horn unfortunately, and you're already quite aware of the (continued) issues of replacing them. I replaced mine back in October 2013 with one I had scavenged from an '05 A4,...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By steamship
Watched the Autogefuhl ...

Watched the Autogefuhl (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BorAkSKMn8I)video on it last night. Looks like another excellent RS6, but not too keen on that front grill or the rear accent line.

The...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th August 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By steamship
Check out the site sponsors on eBay (a8parts...

Check out the site sponsors on eBay (a8parts (https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/a8parts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)). They have several starting from 28 if you want to go secondhand. If you want to purchase...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th August 2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By steamship
I keep forgetting that, which is especially good...

I keep forgetting that, which is especially good since TPS here won't deal with the public.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th August 2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,712
Posted By steamship
Well done on another clear MOT, but was intrigued...

Well done on another clear MOT, but was intrigued about the re-test. So intrigued that I decided to look up the rules for re-test in Great Britain, and from what I can find, because the car didn't...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 8th August 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By steamship
It's normally us in the UK complaining about Euro...

It's normally us in the UK complaining about Euro prices for stuff being cheaper. You could always order it from Audi Belfast or Portadown, and it shouldn't cost that much for postage.

The other...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th August 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By steamship
There is a company in the UK called HappyDayz Ltd...

There is a company in the UK called HappyDayz Ltd that offer a repair service. Here's a link to their site, and specifically to the 3G MMI High:
...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th July 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By steamship
1. Architex_mA8tey - D4 A8L 4.0Tfsi 2. VinceT -...

1. Architex_mA8tey - D4 A8L 4.0Tfsi
2. VinceT - D2 A8 PF 2.8
3. tintin - D2 S8 Final Edition
4. Roberto D3 3.0 tdi sport (ibis white)
5. Janis Grasis - D2 PF 2.8
6. The Laird - D2 S8 Final...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th July 2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By steamship
Based on their username and a couple of posts...

Based on their username and a couple of posts where they mention pricing in Euros, I'd guess they were in Ireland, which would probably make me the closest (without requiring a ferry!) person with...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 24th July 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
Hard to say. I was led to believe it was privacy...

Hard to say. I was led to believe it was privacy glass, so never had a need to check it. According to the Autoglass manager I spoke to, he said they should have spotted it was a tint, but having said...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd July 2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By steamship
There doesn't appear to be a way of disabling...

There doesn't appear to be a way of disabling this feature on the likes of the D3, as I can't find anything about it.

Some newer models in the VAG range either have the option available in the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd July 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By steamship
Unfortunately, there is no easy way of doing it. ...

Unfortunately, there is no easy way of doing it.

The child lock feature that you can activate from the front does not include the 'door lock' feature, which I find bizarre. I can understand the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd July 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By steamship
You can do it, but you will need access to VCDS...

You can do it, but you will need access to VCDS (Carista or ODBeleven may work, but I can't confirm).

Within VCDS, go into module 46 - Central Convenience. Click on Coding, and you will presented...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd July 2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By steamship
Two links you might want to check out. Neither...

Two links you might want to check out. Neither relates directly to the 2.8 V6 in the Audi, but they are for a 2.8 V6 fitted in a Passat, so in theory, should be the same or very similar (but then we...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 18th July 2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
A final update on my window drama, with a twist...

A final update on my window drama, with a twist in the tale.

Have been in communication with Autoglass management over the last few days, today the technician came out and fitted the new rear...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th July 2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By steamship
Check out the following post on another forum. It...

Check out the following post on another forum. It shows two versions of how the vacuum system works, as well as a photo of the inside of the air box, and should hopefully help you resolve your issue....
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th July 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
That's somewhat ironic, as literally minutes ago...

That's somewhat ironic, as literally minutes ago I booked the car for it's MOT here. However, due to the 'idiotic' nature in which MOTs are carried out in Northern Ireland, (I just discovered) there...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th July 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
And it's now zero for three to Autoglass. A...

And it's now zero for three to Autoglass.

A different technician turned up this morning, already knowing it was the wrong replacement glass, as the original technician spotted it yesterday and...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th July 2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By steamship
MJ, BKS Tuning in Germany currently have 10 (OEM)...

MJ, BKS Tuning in Germany currently have 10 (OEM) in stock. They can be found here:

https://www.bks-tuning.com/4d0505171l.html

I recently got something from them that not even Audi had.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th July 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By steamship
I think it's because we all have great taste in...

I think it's because we all have great taste in cars.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th July 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,458
Posted By steamship
It was definitely discussed here previously on...

It was definitely discussed here previously on the forum as a possible solution, and may have been paulrstaylor as he mentioned above.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th July 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By steamship
My background is in IT. However, if I want a job...

My background is in IT. However, if I want a job done properly, I'll do it myself, as I've experienced some real incompetence over the years (from professionals). That includes electrical, plumbing,...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th July 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,458
Posted By steamship
Maybe someone who can read current flow diagrams...

Maybe someone who can read current flow diagrams can assist. Here is the relevant diagram, and from it I can see that the two heavier wires go to the actual motor. Not sure about the other two.
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 4th July 2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By steamship
Just noticed your location. When I was going...

Just noticed your location. When I was going through the PDF mentioned above, I noticed in a few places it mentioned 'For countries with hot climate only'.

Because the PDF covers all the engine...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd July 2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By steamship
I ran into the same issue when I was retrofitting...

I ran into the same issue when I was retrofitting ACC to mine. It took me ages to track down the correct grill, but the chrome surround was badly pitted in places. I spent about a month contacting...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 2nd July 2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By steamship
According to ETKA, there only appears to have...

According to ETKA, there only appears to have been four (standard) colours available for the floor mats. These are:

Soul (black) - 8A6
Indigo blue - 8B7
Light platinum (grey) - 8C8
Torrone...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By steamship
38 driver assistance systems! Is there anything...

38 driver assistance systems! Is there anything left for the driver to do?
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd July 2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
It's now zero for two for Autoglass. The new...

It's now zero for two for Autoglass. The new screen was due to be replaced yesterday, but the technician called me to say he reckoned that the replacement wasn't the right one, and he was correct. It...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st July 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By steamship
Only in regards to removing the bumper. When...

Only in regards to removing the bumper. When doing so, remember that there are four electrical connectors to remove (one for each fog light, and then two together just to the right of centre), as...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 29th June 2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By steamship
Bought the parts in March (2018). Started the job...

Bought the parts in March (2018). Started the job at the very end of November and finished it at the start of January. Only did the write-up in the last few weeks of May and start of June. That's...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th June 2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,213
Posted By steamship
So, is 4.4 seconds to 60 not quick enough for you...

So, is 4.4 seconds to 60 not quick enough for you Ray? ;)
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 29th June 2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By steamship
It's purely the rigidity of the cables themselves...

It's purely the rigidity of the cables themselves that keep it upright, and is probably the reason why you can't put the blinds up if the windows are down, as the air turbulence would wreck them.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 28th June 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By steamship
Retrofitting Rear Electric Side Blinds

Remember this image from a thread I started back in March 2018?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21881&stc=1&d=1561748374

So, after buying the S8 last February, one of the...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th June 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By steamship
Another Mystery Box Found...

Was doing a little bit of tidying up on the car whilst I wait for my new rear window to turn up, and came across this mystery box, tucked away inside the boot.

It was wrapped completely in...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 27th June 2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By steamship
Check out the current flow PDF in the D3 Tech...

Check out the current flow PDF in the D3 Tech Dump section:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9347

The document in question is this one:

2-Current Flow Basic equipment from model...
Forum: Daily banter 27th June 2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,987
Posted By steamship
That's a bummer! It never ceases to amaze me how...

That's a bummer! It never ceases to amaze me how drivers like yourself can thread big coaches and articulated lorries through tiny spaces that most people in 'small' cars can't even manage to do.

...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 26th June 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
Not as lucky as I first thought! I've been...

Not as lucky as I first thought! I've been letting the rain wash off all the small debris, before deciding yesterday to wash the car properly. I had my reading glasses on and discovered that the...
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By steamship
I've always tended to use VCDS with just the...

I've always tended to use VCDS with just the ignition on. It was only when checking the ABS sensors yesterday that I had the engine running as well. Will have to give that a try later tomorrow after...
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By steamship
Just following up on this thread. Since I'm...

Just following up on this thread. Since I'm waiting on a new back window, I took the car to the mechanic and he checked out both front wheels to see if we did indeed cook the passenger side front...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 21st June 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By steamship
Still for sale. The grill is listed in other...

Still for sale. The grill is listed in other places, and I had been asked about any 'damage' to the grill, so I took these two. One show the extent of the 'damage' and the other is just for reference...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 21st June 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
That was my thinking on the 'being lucky' part. ...

That was my thinking on the 'being lucky' part.



Good to know, and hope I can report the same thing next week.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th June 2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
I plan to watch them anyway, as I doubt they know...

I plan to watch them anyway, as I doubt they know the intricacies of every single window they replace, and I can be prepared to warn them about various connections. I'm also intrigued to see how they...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th June 2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
Perfect. I shall be tackling those over the...

Perfect. I shall be tackling those over the weekend, so if any of it gets damaged/broken, then it's my fault.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th June 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
Sickening! :mad: Ray, I shall remain civil on...

Sickening! :mad: Ray, I shall remain civil on here and refrain from really saying what I think about those who did that. Hope Craig and his car recover soon.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th June 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By steamship
Might be worth putting up some photos of the...

Might be worth putting up some photos of the interior as well, if it was special order. GLWS.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th June 2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
Raining Cats and Dogs - I Wish!

One of these days I will get a lucky break, and today isn't that day!

Was wakened in the middle of the night by an almighty bang, but since it was dark, wet and windy, I just rolled over and went...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 18th June 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By steamship
The chrome tip is welded to the middle ring (one...

The chrome tip is welded to the middle ring (one spot at the top back which you can just about see at the 12 o'clock position and one spot at the front inside lip), as are the two parts of the clamp....
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 18th June 2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By steamship
Assuming that they are all fitted the same way,...

Assuming that they are all fitted the same way, then yes, you can remove them, and WD40 will be very useful.

If you look at this first photo, this is what the exhaust tip looks from the back....
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