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Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th June 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I was going to guess at Impala from the rear...

I was going to guess at Impala from the rear lights until you explained! :D
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 11th June 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I run the same Falkens on the Chauffeur Cars and...

I run the same Falkens on the Chauffeur Cars and somehow manage to get them for £95 a corner.
Handling is very good and as an added bonus they are very quiet road noise wise.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th May 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Sorry my bad, I dodnt see the S8 Part just saw D3...

Sorry my bad, I dodnt see the S8 Part just saw D3 :-(
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th May 2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
As far as I know PF ones were from either 03 or...

As far as I know PF ones were from either 03 or 53 plate onwards but I dont remember seeing an 03 plate PF D3
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
For a really easy to use option, we sometimes...

For a really easy to use option, we sometimes wash the cars off (usual wash mitt and 2 bucket method with wheel fallout remover) and dry them with double layer drying towel, then use a spry on...
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I had to send them a PDF of my V5 for the D4 and...

I had to send them a PDF of my V5 for the D4 and theyve now added it to the ULEZ register, but they took their time doing it! :(
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 24th May 2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If you remove the oil filler cap whilst the...

If you remove the oil filler cap whilst the engine is running and the variation in engine speed / rough running improves significantly then it is likely it could be the PCV valve for sure +++
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Surely its almost getting to the point where you...

Surely its almost getting to the point where you could buy a second hand tesla (possibly with body damage etc)
and use all parts to convert a D2? :D
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th May 2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Pages 227 - 232 of THIS DOCUMENT...

Pages 227 - 232 of THIS DOCUMENT (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=9913&d=1420367344) should help +++

I believe that the outer ones locate into a socket on the outer edge of...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th May 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,773
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd guess at the magnetic clutch on the aircon...

I'd guess at the magnetic clutch on the aircon compressor beginning to fail, when the econ button is pressed it doest try to engage, but when the aircon is required the magnetic clutch should cause...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,044
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I would agree - their offer on the value is ok,...

I would agree - their offer on the value is ok, the buy back value is way too high try and negotiate that down but make sure you keep the car for the spares it has on it which are special to you,...
Forum: Daily banter 17th May 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks for the info, I'm around there a lot!! +++

Thanks for the info, I'm around there a lot!! +++
Forum: Owners Meets 17th May 2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
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: Daily banter 17th May 2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Anyone need a nice new cheap windows 10 laptop for vagcom use?

Here's a nice cheap laptop for use for vagcom if anyone needs one but be quick it's a one day only deal today!...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 16th May 2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Should be fine - theres loads of space on a D3...

Should be fine - theres loads of space on a D3 wheel arch wise +++
Just make sure that they are all the same profile front and back
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,044
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Really sorry to hear of this Sergey, I know that...

Really sorry to hear of this Sergey, I know that nobody was injured but you really looked after that lovely car. :(

I recently has someone ding one of the D4 Cars in a car park and was simply...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 7th May 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,511
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
My D4 is a 2014 FL 4.0T TFSi Model so has even...

My D4 is a 2014 FL 4.0T TFSi Model so has even funkier engine mounts than standard as it has cylinder shutdown which requires even more complex active engine mounts to offset any shutdown and startup...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I can confirm that I have a 2005 4.2 Petrol V8 D3...

I can confirm that I have a 2005 4.2 Petrol V8 D3 A8L with LPG Conversion and registered as such, and it is ULEZ compliant so free of that particular charge +++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I bought this bundle from Halfords at Xmas...

I bought this bundle from Halfords at Xmas discount (£125) to put into a D4 as I needed a small rear cam to sit in the gap between the rear blind when it goes up and the rear window.
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th April 2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Sounds like you need to come along to one of our...

Sounds like you need to come along to one of our meets where Craig Nettleton from Auto Solutions is present to re-program and cut new keys for your car - he can delete and reconfigure non working...
Forum: Daily banter 26th April 2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thats a shame, it seemed like a good "cover...

Thats a shame, it seemed like a good "cover story" to keep them out of the way of Mrs Conan :D
Forum: Daily banter 26th April 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Can't you convert the stables into "car ports"...

Can't you convert the stables into "car ports" and slot one into each!! +++
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Well done to the General and his Owner!! ...

Well done to the General and his Owner!!
Another 3.7 V8 lives another year +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th April 2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Sounds like the keys may need re-coding but I'd...

Sounds like the keys may need re-coding but I'd recommend giving Craig Nettleton at Auto Solutions in Huddersfield a call as he is an expert from the Auto Locksmith point of view
07900-600548 ...
Forum: Spotless 24th April 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Can you please park them in Colour Shade Order...

Can you please park them in Colour Shade Order for my OCD next time Brian?
:D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 24th April 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Blimey! thats wide - even my Kahn Wheels are only...

Blimey! thats wide - even my Kahn Wheels are only 295 - 25-21 at rears! :eek:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21490&stc=1&d=1556120636
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th April 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I know a couple of Ceramic company directors so...

I know a couple of Ceramic company directors so I'll ask that very question! or failing that Bert from the PVD will almost certainly know too +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th April 2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
What about polishing the Aluminium then ceramic...

What about polishing the Aluminium then ceramic coating it to give 3-5 years of protection?
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I think the logo is "do not bend" rather than "no...

I think the logo is "do not bend" rather than "no Mick Jagger's Allowed" :D

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21487&stc=1&d=1556051128
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
The SQ7 I test drive had a similar internal sound...

The SQ7 I test drive had a similar internal sound modifier and I was shocked at how good (and addictive) it sounded!
Forum: Owners Meets 16th April 2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Minack - I can walk up MJ - 1 steamship -...

Minack - I can walk up

MJ - 1
steamship - 1
The Laird - 2
CtL - 2
Tonupkid - 2
HPsauce - 2 crumblies
Moltuae -2
tintin - 2
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
That looks a nice spec Dean, very tidy - and a...

That looks a nice spec Dean, very tidy - and a monsterous boot!! :D +++
Forum: Daily banter 12th April 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Current engines for the D5 are - - 3.0 Tdi...

Current engines for the D5 are -
- 3.0 Tdi Diesel
- 3.0 Tfsi Petrol

Upcoming Engines for the D5 are (according to my sources in Germany)
- 4.0 Tdi - Same as the SQ7 ie twin turbos plus a...
Forum: Owners Meets 12th April 2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'm out if its as far up as York, would happily...

I'm out if its as far up as York, would happily drive to Robs or Crich though +++
Forum: Owners Meets 11th April 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
21st is Simply Audi at Beaulieu down in t'south...

21st is Simply Audi at Beaulieu down in t'south but a lot coming from all over parts of the UK for it. The Audi Owners Club have a stand there that anyone interested is welcome to join me on, the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th April 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,480
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If that doeesnt work (and I hope it does) then I...

If that doeesnt work (and I hope it does) then I still maintain that a low output on the air suspension compressor (anything under 10-12 bar) will not be able to keep the system topped up properly...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th April 2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,004
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
What I have discovered with D3's and the same...

What I have discovered with D3's and the same issues is that the ABS block and the ECU affixed to it should either be changed for another complete unit which comes as a pair, or the replacement half...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 6th April 2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Exclamation I've got a set of 20" Acceleras on my D2 and put...

I've got a set of 20" Acceleras on my D2 and put them on before I went to the Germany meet in the car last autumn.
I wouldn't say I drive that car hard and I certainly don't do many miles in it or...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 2nd April 2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,113
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Interior Electrics Upgrades Sticky

Here we will link to successful upgrades to our 8's If you have upgraded either via OEM or after market products, or indeed by home design and build, then post in the forum and we will link your...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 2nd April 2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks for taking the time - a Brilliant write...

Thanks for taking the time - a Brilliant write up! I'll sticky this at the top of the section for future use +++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
And crucially . . . She's got your number...

And crucially . . . She's got your number Mike!!! :D
The best news I'd heard in a long time and I couldn't be happier for you both!

The only thing we need to work out is -
If I'm "Romping" and...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
He's only got that so that CTL (Mike) can't catch...

He's only got that so that CTL (Mike) can't catch him to steal his cake and desserts any more! (Watch this space!)

Seriously though they are brilliant fun and amazingly practical so well done on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 29th March 2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
The bit that worries me is that he mentions...

The bit that worries me is that he mentions damage -

"Damage to near side mounting see photo 3
Damage to top corner of number plate recess see photo 4
General marks / scuffs from storage"

No...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th March 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,480
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Ive put 3 different replacement struts onto 3...

Ive put 3 different replacement struts onto 3 corners of my A8L D3 so far, and a new compressor.
I think youd need to replace both the compressor (or fix it) and the air jack because the jack...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th March 2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Great spot! That seems like a bargain at that...

Great spot!
That seems like a bargain at that price and mileage. .. +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th March 2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,480
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
7 Bar is very poor Manny - a good compressor...

7 Bar is very poor Manny - a good compressor should put out 16 bar when new and 12-16 Bar when its functioning well so thats not helping!
I've got an unused new aftermarket compressor in my barn...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 25th March 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Im sorry Mario but this post has now been removed...

Im sorry Mario but this post has now been removed - please note our terms for selling parts :

"For the personal sale of Vw/Audi parts, tools, vouchers, accessories, anything that isn't an actual...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th March 2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,134
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
This article also explains how to embed pictures...

This article also explains how to embed pictures directly onto the forum post once you have uploaded them - http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1405
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 21st March 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks Ainars - I have a D3 with that windscreen...

Thanks Ainars - I have a D3 with that windscreen in a very pitted condition and have snapped it up to swap it over in the near future! Much appreciated +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 21st March 2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You may have to check out whether you need new...

You may have to check out whether you need new brackets and you will certainly require new grilles both sides so it will cost a lot more than just replacing one failed fog lamp unit to do the swap...
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