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Forum: Motormouth 13th June 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By HPsauce
I wonder what would happen with mine then if the...

I wonder what would happen with mine then if the EML was on?
It's a D2, built in April 2002, but was first registered in October 2003... :Confused:
Forum: Owners Meets 12th June 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,691
Posted By HPsauce
Just a slight contrast to the sunny picture of...

Just a slight contrast to the sunny picture of the Eden Project at the start of the thread... :D
Splendid day out nonetheless. +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th June 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By HPsauce
Well MJ found the evidence (and showed it to me)...

Well MJ found the evidence (and showed it to me) of a definite coolant leak from the dreaded plastic oil cooler pipe.

Funny thing is, after getting home from the meet the level doesn't seem to...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 11th June 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By HPsauce
If you need a bit of cash these might help....

If you need a bit of cash these might help. Spotted in Falmouth during the annual meet.....
Forum: Owners Meets 11th June 2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,691
Posted By HPsauce
We'd like to 100% echo that, having just got back...

We'd like to 100% echo that, having just got back after an extra couple of days/nights in Falmouth.

Lovely weather today, typically 9C on the way home. So much for flaming June! :D

Did spot...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By HPsauce
Ours too, we've been in town watching Beating The...

Ours too, we've been in town watching Beating The Retreat in Horse Guards and just got home before midnight!
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By HPsauce
09:20 HPsauce please, mine is filthy as ever! ...

09:20 HPsauce please, mine is filthy as ever!
09:40
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,149
Posted By HPsauce
Thread revival time; the orange monster will...

Thread revival time; the orange monster will actually be there in Doonbeg this afternoon!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd June 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By HPsauce
Ah good, if I remember I'll bring the spare...

Ah good, if I remember I'll bring the spare motor/pump unit I bought from the USA. If nothing else, to just check it looks right.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd June 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By HPsauce
All very strange, I've recharged the battery and...

All very strange, I've recharged the battery and done a couple of short journeys since the last post and it had dropped noticeably when checked at the weekend. No signs anywhere of any leaks or...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 2nd June 2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By HPsauce
Is it just the scuffs/camera angle that are...

Is it just the scuffs/camera angle that are causing an optical illusion, or is the lowest part of the bumper shallower (further from the ground) in FL2 as well?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 31st May 2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By HPsauce
Gruvenparts?...

Gruvenparts? https://www.gruvenparts.com/audi-vw-4-2-v8-intake-manifold-linkage-arms/
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th May 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By HPsauce
My younger son recently acquired a 440i Gran...

My younger son recently acquired a 440i Gran Coupe. It's fairly swift!
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th May 2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By HPsauce
That's what I thought too.... And, depending...

That's what I thought too....

And, depending on exactly what you've got in the car, probably won't connect to any current network.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th May 2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By HPsauce
Ah, sorry, you mean the whip aerial, not GPS. ...

Ah, sorry, you mean the whip aerial, not GPS.

Isn't that just for the telephone?
Forum: Owners Meets 27th May 2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By HPsauce
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 - Body and Exterior 27th May 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By HPsauce
Definitely one for our sponsors I'd say. On...

Definitely one for our sponsors I'd say.

On my old S8 I replaced it with an external glass-mount one as I couldn't find one anywhere and wasn't aware of our sponsors (or maybe they hadn't started?)
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By HPsauce
There's an enquiry form on the TFL/ULEZ web site,...

There's an enquiry form on the TFL/ULEZ web site, I'd start there.
e.g. My car is Euro 4 compliant but isn't shown as exempt....
https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ulez-make-an-enquiry-wizard
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd May 2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By HPsauce
I've been away and the S8 has been just sitting...

I've been away and the S8 has been just sitting there for the last 2 weeks, but checked this morning it's dropped a few mm below minimum!
Could that just be temperatures/expansion stabilising? No...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks all for your input, I'm going for the...

Thanks all for your input, I'm going for the 9.05 Royal Mail option. +++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By HPsauce
Ah, you should have seen the reactions when 5 of...

Ah, you should have seen the reactions when 5 of us in convoy were following the Wild Atlantic Way the other year! :D

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21647&d=1558519389
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By HPsauce
Sending small package to Germany economically

Just tapping into the general wisdom here. :cool:
I need to send a small package (electronic item) to Germany and it must be tracked with delivery confirmation.
It's not worth much and not urgent...
Forum: D2 - Interior 21st May 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By HPsauce
I bought a whole upper frame including the window...

I bought a whole upper frame including the window lift mechanism (excluding motor and glass) a while back from our sponsors and it was way under 100.
Best give them a call and discuss exactly what...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 12th May 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,044
Posted By HPsauce
Hopefully not digressing too far, but I think the...

Hopefully not digressing too far, but I think the S8 gear ratios are designed to get an "unrestricted" S8 to the highest top speed it can possibly achieve, somewhere around 175mph.
i.e. max power at...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th May 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By HPsauce
The MAF sensor is typically held in place by...

The MAF sensor is typically held in place by security bolts, which have a raised "pimple" in the centre.
Then, just to make life difficult, it's often a non-standard tip, such as 5 points, as well....
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,936
Posted By HPsauce
Cheers Dean, I recall All Saints from last year;...

Cheers Dean, I recall All Saints from last year; not our style so didn't go in!
And not being a carnivore The Western Club I'll probably pass on as well!
Good points re Clutha, we'll see whether we...
Forum: Daily banter 11th May 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,936
Posted By HPsauce
Input from the Glasgow (and Edinburgh!) Mafia...

Input from the Glasgow (and Edinburgh!) Mafia welcome.

PS One of our walking routes takes us by the Clutha Bar, which seems to be advertised as "The best bar food in Glasgow". Given what happened...
Forum: Daily banter 11th May 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,936
Posted By HPsauce
Well Stephen, we're going back again on Monday,...

Well Stephen, we're going back again on Monday, but another flying visit (literally, not driving!) of almost exactly 24 hours this coming Monday/Tuesday on our way to the Outer Hebrides!

We're...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By HPsauce
Probably fairly similar. My first (1998) S8...

Probably fairly similar.
My first (1998) S8 with a lot of options, had a list price of approximately 72,500 which at todays exchange rate is over 900,000SEK.
I bought it for about 20,000 when it...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th May 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By HPsauce
That's good news, thanks. +++ I do actually...

That's good news, thanks. +++

I do actually have a version of that pipe as a spare, bought some time ago from Poland and made of brass I think. I carry it as an emergency backup.
But if that's...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th May 2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By HPsauce
Could be that I guess, no obvious signs of any...

Could be that I guess, no obvious signs of any leaks but I'm no expert!
If it is that what are the chances of a catastrophic failure?

I thought it was an engine out job to replace, or did DS know...
Forum: Owners Meets 9th May 2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,265
Posted By HPsauce
Not sure if I should update the main list for...

Not sure if I should update the main list for this or not, so I didn't. We've just booked in to The New Inn at Coleford for the Thursday night. Joining Sean, Neal and Ray/Jordan I believe.
(Aiming...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th May 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By HPsauce
The warning reappeared this morning, though I...

The warning reappeared this morning, though I haven't checked in ages so don't know whether it's been slowly dropping or only when driven.
That's 5 months of low use, probably less than 500 miles....
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,044
Posted By HPsauce
I'm not in any sense up to date on current...

I'm not in any sense up to date on current insurance practices, but my late father used to work for The Prudential so "back in the day" I did know a fair bit about the business and how not to get...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,044
Posted By HPsauce
Read your policy VERY VERY CAREFULLY Sergey,...

Read your policy VERY VERY CAREFULLY Sergey, straight away.
You will almost certainly have to NOTIFY your insurers, and promptly.

There may be clauses in the policy about them acting for you, try...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,044
Posted By HPsauce
It's always difficult dealing with insurance...

It's always difficult dealing with insurance companies, which you will inevitably have to do, but remember:
1. It was not your fault, so your insurer should have little if any role in deciding what...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th May 2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By HPsauce
I "think" a 4D part is for A8/D2 and 4B part is...

I "think" a 4D part is for A8/D2 and 4B part is for an A6 of similar vintage. Essentially identical though.
There are later versions that I've seen with a "B" (not A) suffix that seem to have a...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,044
Posted By HPsauce
Sorry to see all that, it's pretty depressing. :(...

Sorry to see all that, it's pretty depressing. :(
My old S8 was damaged (admittedly much worse) in that area when relatively new and valuable and it took a long argument to get it fixed; yours may...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th May 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By HPsauce
4B0 035 111A here. NP2 (whatever that means) and...

4B0 035 111A here. NP2 (whatever that means) and 11/01 (date code?)
Matsu****a CX-CA1821LH. Din-style round 13-pin socket on the lead.
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By HPsauce
I have some mid-grey front mats that I got a...

I have some mid-grey front mats that I got a while back, possibly from The Laird, that have seen little use in practice and I could let go.
Let me know what you decide you need, though I think these...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 3rd May 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By HPsauce
I've got a spare CD changer somewhere, but I...

I've got a spare CD changer somewhere, but I suspect I'm not alone in that.....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By HPsauce
Given that late petrol D2s are already compliant...

Given that late petrol D2s are already compliant I would expect all petrol D3s to be fine, are they not?

Diesel on the other hand is a whole other problem.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 2nd May 2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By HPsauce
Pretty sure yours will be the 10-pin one Sean, as...

Pretty sure yours will be the 10-pin one Sean, as mine was, but MJ is the translation expert....
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By HPsauce
UTR they call it here:...

UTR they call it here: https://www.jardinemotors.co.uk/audi/servicing-and-parts-offers/the-audi-universal-traffic-recorder/

Given the stated restrictions on A4/A6 models it's not clear which A8s...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th April 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By HPsauce
I see the car is now sold, was the new owner not...

I see the car is now sold, was the new owner not interested in buying this as well? Especially as its VIN is locked in.....
Forum: Daily banter 26th April 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By HPsauce
Ours is overhead, a single cable about 18mm dia....

Ours is overhead, a single cable about 18mm dia. Before the most recent upgrade it was two smaller cables, maybe 12mm each?
Difficult to tell the size or see any details in that low-res photo......
Forum: Daily banter 26th April 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By HPsauce
Your overhead mains supply has snapped?

Your overhead mains supply has snapped?
Forum: Daily banter 23rd April 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By HPsauce
The quantities are oh so familiar, but your...

The quantities are oh so familiar, but your methods are more brutal than mine. +++

I knew I had a real problem the first time with my wonderful old PF when water started spraying out of the rear...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st April 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By HPsauce
Not sure what brand mine currently are, but...

Not sure what brand mine currently are, but they're both straight "Aero" blades and park nicely on the black section of glass.
The passenger side is oversize at 23" and misses the surround by only a...
Forum: Daily banter 9th April 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By HPsauce
Why confused? The LEZ has been around for a long...

Why confused? The LEZ has been around for a long while (over 10 years!) and is aimed at heavy diesel vehicles.
It covers most of Greater London and your petrol car is exempt.
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