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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th June 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By MikkiJayne
Did you try Prestige? They have a bunch of D2...

Did you try Prestige? They have a bunch of D2 speakers listed +++
Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By MikkiJayne
FAG and SKF are original equipment +++

FAG and SKF are original equipment +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th June 2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By MikkiJayne
Pink sump bolts is a good indication +++

Pink sump bolts is a good indication +++
Forum: Motormouth 6th June 2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By MikkiJayne
Any garage should be able to do it really. Its...

Any garage should be able to do it really. Its just a case of unscrewing the sensors and putting the spacer between them and the exhaust. Right-angle spacers would be prudent as there's not a lot of...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 6th June 2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By MikkiJayne
My favourite tyre at the moment is the Goodyear...

My favourite tyre at the moment is the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric. Quiet, comfy, and very grippy. Not cheap - 150 a corner, but worth it on an S8.

Favourite budget tyre is the ThreeA P606. Made...
Forum: Owners Meets 6th June 2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,691
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hi all, The meet agenda is now available...

Hi all,

The meet agenda is now available here: http://d2doctor.co.uk/files/A8S8UK_2019_meet_agenda.pdf

We will of course supply printed copies on arrival :)
Forum: Motormouth 6th June 2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By MikkiJayne
Deluminate :D I did not know that about the...

Deluminate :D

I did not know that about the EML. I always reset mine as I drive in to the test centre as it comes on with every other startup :P

Have you tried O2 sensor spacers? They...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hi all, For those who haven't been before,...

Hi all,

For those who haven't been before, the workshop is at Copplestone Mills Business Park, EX17 5NF. I'll put General Vod out the front so you can see him from the main road.

If you come...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By MikkiJayne
Unfortunately Saturday only, and we already had...

Unfortunately Saturday only, and we already had several bookings before even finding a detailer to do the work.

We will have water and power in the car park so Bert is taking a pressure washer in...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By MikkiJayne
Alright thanks both +++

Alright thanks both +++
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By MikkiJayne
Car cleaning at the meet

Hi all,

Bert has arranged for local PVD member Lawrence Bentley of Black Diamond Detailing to come and clean cars for us at the hotel on the Saturday morning :)

As we have limited time...
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By MikkiJayne
We'll probably leave the Rydon around 14:30 I...

We'll probably leave the Rydon around 14:30 I think.
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By MikkiJayne
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: Owners Meets 4th June 2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By MikkiJayne
and ponies +++

and ponies +++
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By MikkiJayne
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 - Engine Bay 3rd June 2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By MikkiJayne
I can show you the lumbar support shenanigans too...

I can show you the lumbar support shenanigans too +++ I shredded a seat the other day while Bert was here since he has the same issue.
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd June 2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By MikkiJayne
PDF of the procedure attached +++ Ha too...

PDF of the procedure attached +++

Ha too slow :D
Forum: Daily banter 3rd June 2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By MikkiJayne
I go past J30 about once a month if that helps,...

I go past J30 about once a month if that helps, but not sure when my next trip will be. Some time in June probably.

If no one else is passing on the way home from the meet then I can sort it +++
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd June 2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think there is actually, but its a while since...

I think there is actually, but its a while since I saw one in bits. I will have a look in the manual later.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd June 2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,646
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's handy to know ^ My Route 66 needs some TLC...

That's handy to know ^ My Route 66 needs some TLC I think.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st June 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,646
Posted By MikkiJayne
I still have the Bose speakers in the doors wired...

I still have the Bose speakers in the doors wired in to my PG Route66, and a couple of Infinity Kappa subs in the boot. When I wired the amp I assumed the door speakers were colour stripe + and brown...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st June 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,646
Posted By MikkiJayne
Those look rather nice. I like the description in...

Those look rather nice. I like the description in the link :D

I really need to re-do all of mine since it's never sounded quite right.

Although... now I'm wondering if I should check the...
Forum: Owners Meets 1st June 2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By MikkiJayne
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 - Engine Bay 31st May 2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By MikkiJayne
5mm longer means the flaps won't be fully opened...

5mm longer means the flaps won't be fully opened so it may reduce low end torque.

Doesn't someone in the US make aluminium link arms already?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th May 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,586
Posted By MikkiJayne
I had a similar crack welded up in Big Red by a...

I had a similar crack welded up in Big Red by a local tig welding specialist. He commented that it was exceptionally hard aluminium and quite hard to weld, but it came out well.

Bear in mind that...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th May 2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By MikkiJayne
That procedure is about right but there is a...

That procedure is about right but there is a plastic clip instead of a big nut. The black insert with the red o-ring is similar though.

Its used for the FM radio as well as the phone in cars with...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th May 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By MikkiJayne
The antenna is attached from inside the rear...

The antenna is attached from inside the rear quarter. You'll need to remove the boot side trim to get to it, and iirc there's one bolt holding it to a bracket. It then drops down out of the rubber...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th May 2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By MikkiJayne
Expensive monkeys! Those aerials are almost...

Expensive monkeys! Those aerials are almost unobtanium :( I've been waiting for Prestige to get one in for ages.
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 27th May 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By MikkiJayne
Looks like they may have been done once so you...

Looks like they may have been done once so you might be ok getting another cut, but only a light one. If that corrosion at the centre is quite deep you're probably better off getting them painted.
...
Forum: Daily banter 26th May 2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By MikkiJayne
and girls :D Elite have it stock here...

and girls :D

Elite have it stock here (https://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product/bouncers-done-dusted-si-edition-detailer-500ml/) for about the same price inc postage.
Forum: Owners Meets 25th May 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By MikkiJayne
Last call for shirts - the order goes to the...

Last call for shirts - the order goes to the printer on Tuesday +++
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah may well be because its an import. Neil had...

Yeah may well be because its an import. Neil had issues with his D4 because of a plate change so the slightest thing seems to trigger it.

Maybe point out that other D2s with the same drivetrain...
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By MikkiJayne
Most definitely +++ There's a whole community...

Most definitely +++ There's a whole community that exists around reverse-engineering and re-using EV drivetrains like Volts and Teslas.

Didn't we recently have a thread about a Tesla-powered A4?...
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hmm yeah. 540Kg for a 100KWh Tesla battery. The...

Hmm yeah. 540Kg for a 100KWh Tesla battery. The Tesla drive units weigh 150Kg but make 400Kw each apparently so you really only need one if RWD is acceptable. 700Kg for the Tesla powertrain compared...
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By MikkiJayne
I did give some serious thought to this a while...

I did give some serious thought to this a while ago - I think Goran mentioned it? Given the weight and of the drivetrain in the D2 I think an electric conversion would be entirely feasible, although...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd May 2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By MikkiJayne
If you want a non-deathtrap budget tyre I can...

If you want a non-deathtrap budget tyre I can vouch for the Three A P606:

https://cdn.tiresleader.com/static/img/tyre_medium_cp/86329.jpg

I run these on my daily A6 and a friends TT and they...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its not uncommon for the V8s to 'burp' themselves...

Its not uncommon for the V8s to 'burp' themselves after having the coolant filled, and I had just refilled it before you picked him up. It may well be that it was just that and it only showed the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,303
Posted By MikkiJayne
The aircon can only request speed 1 :) Speed...

The aircon can only request speed 1 :)

Speed 2 is still available though - thats old fan at 1 and new fan at full. The total airflow is likely more than the original speed 2.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,303
Posted By MikkiJayne
Just checked - 6.0mm cable can carry 50A so you...

Just checked - 6.0mm cable can carry 50A so you would be right on the limit running both fans. It has a 60A fuse, so I would be disinclined to try running both in parallel. Inrush current of 48A of...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,303
Posted By MikkiJayne
The fan speeds are determined by how much of the...

The fan speeds are determined by how much of the resistor pack the current has to flow through before it gets to the motor. Speed 1 goes through two resistors, speed 2 goes through one resistor,...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,329
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hmm that's a tad worrying :(

Hmm that's a tad worrying :(
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th May 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,303
Posted By MikkiJayne
Weird. I'm sure I posted that I'd changed it, but...

Weird. I'm sure I posted that I'd changed it, but I can't find it now.

Yes, the original fan now comes on for 1 & 3, and the new one is 2. The electrical setup is much the same - I just subverted...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th May 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,303
Posted By MikkiJayne
D'oh! We've ordered more fan surround panels...

D'oh!

We've ordered more fan surround panels btw. I'll let you know when they land +++

The new fan is too many amps to run in parallel with the original btw, although you could wire in a...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th May 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,773
Posted By MikkiJayne
Dean had this with his S8 and it was the bearings...

Dean had this with his S8 and it was the bearings in the compressor. We put a new one on and the noise was no more.

I actually had to label the compressor so I knew it was duff and didn't make its...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 20th May 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By MikkiJayne
Powder-coating wheels is a cheap and nasty...

Powder-coating wheels is a cheap and nasty shortcut to a proper paint process IMO. You lose a lot of definition in the detail because the powder goes on so thick, and because its basically a layer of...
Forum: D2 - Interior 19th May 2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 803
Posted By MikkiJayne
Those pics illustrate the point actually. ...

Those pics illustrate the point actually.

The rear door here needs the seal moving forward

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21640&stc=1&d=1558272787

and the front door...
Forum: Daily banter 19th May 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its a big steaming pile of something, that's for...

Its a big steaming pile of something, that's for sure :mad:
Forum: Daily banter 18th May 2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By MikkiJayne
and I know in which I'd rather cross a continent...

and I know in which I'd rather cross a continent +++
Forum: Daily banter 18th May 2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By MikkiJayne
A pointless and stupid test, the apparent purpose...

A pointless and stupid test, the apparent purpose of which was to show up the S8, for reasons only known to the muppets who made it. Of course modern stuff is going to be faster than something 20...
Forum: Owners Meets 18th May 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By MikkiJayne
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,...
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