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Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd August 2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By The_Laird
For which I still owe you a beer or two! Next...

For which I still owe you a beer or two! Next meet perhaps?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd August 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By The_Laird
I had a lot of similar trouble some years ago....

I had a lot of similar trouble some years ago. The TB was replaced and all seemed well - until it rained heavily again (I was in Scotland at the time, so didn’t have to wait long! :) ) and the...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By The_Laird
As we often say on here, each to his own. I think...

As we often say on here, each to his own. I think the front is downright fugly! And much of the rest of the styling is OTT. Audi have come a long way since the understated, timeless beauty of the D2...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st August 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By The_Laird
I found this battery too, but the pins are the...

I found this battery too, but the pins are the wrong orientation and there should be 2 on each side. I donít really think I can be bothered with making up a battery pack (Iím not the best with a...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st August 2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By The_Laird
I have! :)

I have! :)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st August 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By The_Laird
There are two batteries marked as follows: ...

There are two batteries marked as follows:

VARTA
2X3.6V 140 mAh
2x3/V150H Ni-MH
103 —>+
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st August 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By The_Laird
I have another unit which is in better nick. The...

I have another unit which is in better nick. The batteries have started to corrode, but the circuit board looks not too bad. But where can I get the batteries? The part number throws up a very...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st August 2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By The_Laird
This is the guts of the faulty alarm horn....

This is the guts of the faulty alarm horn. probably past saving!
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 20th August 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By The_Laird
Before I copy Brian’s solution, does anyone know...

Before I copy Brian’s solution, does anyone know if a compatible new alarm horn is available? Preferably one that you can hear clearly!
Forum: D2 - Transmission 16th August 2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By The_Laird
I had my box serviced again at Mackies today and...

I had my box serviced again at Mackies today and , to clarify, the service is to drop the sump, change the filter, hot flush (but not reverse flush) and refill with new ATF. But price is due to...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th August 2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By The_Laird
Yet another failed attempt to ask a question that...

Yet another failed attempt to ask a question that MJ can’t answer! ��
Forum: Daily banter 16th August 2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By The_Laird
When it first came out, I had a bloody good rant...

When it first came out, I had a bloody good rant about it being only on a phone (when the safety signs at the pumps still say no mobile phones!). I suggested that it was technology for the sake of it...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th August 2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By The_Laird
I’m not sure if it’s still working. Brian gave me...

I’m not sure if it’s still working. Brian gave me one a year or so ago and it was OK when I fitted it. But I think I’ll take the damn thing out as this is the third that I’ve fitted. Unless anyone...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th August 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By The_Laird
Ticking noise from inside boot

Just this afternoon I noticed quite a loud ticking noise coming form inside the boot, around the alarm horn/CD changer area. Itís ticking regularly, with the ignition off, at around once per second,...
Forum: Owners Meets 12th August 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By The_Laird
A few photos from the day

A few photos from the day
Forum: Owners Meets 10th August 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By The_Laird
Why so early. Iím only 45 minutes away, but...

Why so early. Iím only 45 minutes away, but wasnít thinking of setting off until around 8am
Forum: Spotless 9th August 2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By The_Laird
Wheel cleaning tool

I bought this from Asda (I think) for the princely sum of £1. It's great for cleaning my 20" FE wheels as it fits nicely between the spokes and reaches to the inner rim. And no nasty metal/wire frame...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th August 2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By The_Laird
I’m in on Friday 15th. I’ll look out for your car

I’m in on Friday 15th. I’ll look out for your car
Forum: D2 - Transmission 6th August 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By The_Laird
So is mine! What day are you booked in?

So is mine! What day are you booked in?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th August 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By The_Laird
One for me too, please. I’ll be at AITP on Sunday

One for me too, please. I’ll be at AITP on Sunday
Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By The_Laird
Lol

Lol
Forum: Daily banter 31st July 2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By The_Laird
Saw it last night and really enjoyed it!

Saw it last night and really enjoyed it!
Forum: Owners Meets 27th July 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks for that - got it sorted!

Thanks for that - got it sorted!
Forum: Owners Meets 27th July 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By The_Laird
There is an extension to buy advance tickets -...

There is an extension to buy advance tickets - closing date tomorrow - for £15 (instead of £20 on the gate).

I assume that we’re not with a club stand - right?
Forum: Owners Meets 26th July 2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,829
Posted By The_Laird
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: Daily banter 20th July 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By The_Laird
Wink Amazing paint & body work

Spotted these fine examples of paint and body repair work on my recent holiday to Lesvos. If anyone would like their '8 prepared by these guys in time for the next annual meet, please let me know!...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th July 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By The_Laird
Some better photos, including some interior shots...

Some better photos, including some interior shots might help with the sale mate
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th June 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By The_Laird
Yes, you do

Yes, you do
Forum: Owners Meets 16th June 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,252
Posted By The_Laird
Beautifully composed photos, Sean

Beautifully composed photos, Sean
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th June 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By The_Laird
Surely worth a few photos! :)

Surely worth a few photos! :)
Forum: Owners Meets 10th June 2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,252
Posted By The_Laird
My thanks from me too, to MJ, Mike and Neil, for...

My thanks from me too, to MJ, Mike and Neil, for a brilliant weekend! +++
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By The_Laird
Blimey, they went quick! I’ll be first reserve...

Blimey, they went quick! I’ll be first reserve please. :)
Forum: Daily banter 4th June 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By The_Laird
LOL! Self-driving cars are an offence in their...

LOL! Self-driving cars are an offence in their own right IMHO.
Forum: Owners Meets 28th May 2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By The_Laird
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: D2 - Interior 14th May 2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By The_Laird
Yes, because by mistake, they’d been so focussed...

Yes, because by mistake, they’d been so focussed on atching the glass colour, that 2 of the windows were still single glazed!. So you could here little or no wind and road noise through 2 windows and...
Forum: D2 - Interior 13th May 2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By The_Laird
I had it done years ago on my first A8; also a...

I had it done years ago on my first A8; also a 2.8. A8 Parts did it for me, so give them a call
Forum: D2 - Everything else 12th May 2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By The_Laird
Might be a much shorter list if he made an...

Might be a much shorter list if he made an inventory of the new stuff he hasn’t fitted to it! :)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th May 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,195
Posted By The_Laird
Sergey, having very fond memories of our trip...

Sergey, having very fond memories of our trip around the Lake District (I think) in your car and mine (at the time), as well as reading all your posts about the car, I am horrified to see your...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By The_Laird
This is the kind of s**t that could ruin a good...

This is the kind of s**t that could ruin a good reputation overnight. I wonder if John M knows about this
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By The_Laird
That’s crazy! I know of at least 5 D2 S8s that...

That’s crazy! I know of at least 5 D2 S8s that have been serviced at Mackies (including mine at least 3 times) and the price has always been around the £155 + VAT. I do recall being asked once what I...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By The_Laird
Did I miss something? Have Mackies done a wrong...

Did I miss something? Have Mackies done a wrong Ďun? :Confused:
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By The_Laird
:ROFL: Is that a Ďmaybeí then?

:ROFL: Is that a Ďmaybeí then?
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By The_Laird
I know it’s a pain, but Mackies are your guys!...

I know it’s a pain, but Mackies are your guys! I’m now back in the Midlands, but still take the car to Mackies. If you get there early enough (about a 5 hour drive from here) for the car to cool down...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By The_Laird
No photos. Is that just me? And I seem to recall...

No photos. Is that just me? And I seem to recall that this is not the full story of your Glasgow visit! ;)
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,492
Posted By The_Laird
Iíve nabbed one of them. Thanks for the tip-off!...

Iíve nabbed one of them. Thanks for the tip-off! :)
Forum: Daily banter 28th April 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,874
Posted By The_Laird
My trip home was spoiled by a slipped disc and a...

My trip home was spoiled by a slipped disc and a trapped nerve, but the car is a delight! So quiet and, seriously, if you’ve followed the thread, the attention to detail throughout is staggering!...
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By The_Laird
So sorry to hear that, Mark. I noticed a seious...

So sorry to hear that, Mark. I noticed a seious scratch on my bonnet when the car was in MJ’s workshop; it’s either vandalism or a cat!
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th April 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By The_Laird
Funny how our experiences differ. I’ve had Pagid...

Funny how our experiences differ. I’ve had Pagid discs go ‘warped’ within a few months and the pads don’t seem to fit quite right.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th April 2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By The_Laird
LOL! :) Sorry for those who donít know the joke,...

LOL! :) Sorry for those who donít know the joke, but Brian is also known as ĎVouchermaní, for reasons you can guess.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th April 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By The_Laird
Should there be 2 part numbers as the blades are...

Should there be 2 part numbers as the blades are different lengths?

Iíve never got on with aero blades, but the genuine Audi ones lasted ages. Funny old world! ;)
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