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Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By paulrstaylor
Depending on how long you plan on keeping it, a...

Depending on how long you plan on keeping it, a 2017 will be 5 years old next year, so then tax is only 10 a month vs 25 😉
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By paulrstaylor
The tax can be all over the place for the C7,...

The tax can be all over the place for the C7, pre-facelift has higher emissions - so you won't like the tax, post-facelift pre-2017 is probably the sweet spot (you probably still won't like the tax)...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,623
Posted By paulrstaylor
Only 330 tax, bargain :rolleyes:

Only 330 tax, bargain :rolleyes:
Forum: House and Home DIY 17th February 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,453
Posted By paulrstaylor
Another vote for evohome for me, my house is...

Another vote for evohome for me, my house is zone valve and manifold controlled for the under floor heating, the wiring was fun but logical and worked first time! I have non of their TRVs, so can't...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,623
Posted By paulrstaylor
I've a B7 RS4 cab on the drive, sprint blue, low...

I've a B7 RS4 cab on the drive, sprint blue, low mileage and not increasing at the moment. I could do you a good rental deal :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,623
Posted By paulrstaylor
Having seen your cars come and go, I think it is...

Having seen your cars come and go, I think it is safe to say, "it is you, not them" when it comes to your breakups :ROFL:

Variety is the spice of life... if you eat the best fillet steak every...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th February 2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By paulrstaylor
or stick a melted hot glue stick to it and pull...

or stick a melted hot glue stick to it and pull maybe?

Assuming you can't get around the back that is?
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,319
Posted By paulrstaylor
Get some of this +++ ...

Get some of this +++

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25523&stc=1&d=1612972068
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,319
Posted By paulrstaylor
Hope you got a good price, congrats, looks like...

Hope you got a good price, congrats, looks like a lovely car..... shame they left it in primer though 🤣
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd February 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By paulrstaylor
Similar issue on door cards on my S4, gorilla...

Similar issue on door cards on my S4, gorilla glue was my answer - which activates with moisture +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 23rd January 2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 26,037
Posted By paulrstaylor
Now the logic of still using the handbrake whilst...

Now the logic of still using the handbrake whilst in park is absolutely clear 👍
Forum: Daily banter 22nd January 2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By paulrstaylor
Audi announces end of combustion, new A8 due this year?

Presumably, the D5 is due a facelift?

But perhaps the other news may affect it's residuals further :Confused:
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th January 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,665
Posted By paulrstaylor
Or a trailer +++ :ROFL:

Or a trailer +++ :ROFL:
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th January 2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,238
Posted By paulrstaylor
Looks like it would also work on the Q7 4M, hence...

Looks like it would also work on the Q7 4M, hence my interest. I already have carplay/android auto in that, but the factory one is wired only - and sadly while it works on the main screen there is...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th January 2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,238
Posted By paulrstaylor
Would be interested to see more on this +++

Would be interested to see more on this +++
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 4th January 2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,062
Posted By paulrstaylor
Well that will teach me to read and not just look...

Well that will teach me to read and not just look at your sig pic! In that case you should have measured the pads and entered the thickness when you changed them +++

Could be you are within a...
Forum: Daily banter 4th January 2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By paulrstaylor
2022 Audi A8 Facelift to Resurrect Horch Brand for Ultra-Luxury Version

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2022-audi-a8-facelift-to-resurrect-horch-brand-for-ultra-luxury-version-153935.html

Will be interesting to see the residual value on these in about 2027!
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 4th January 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,062
Posted By paulrstaylor
Could be old age, but i don't think you need to...

Could be old age, but i don't think you need to enter pad size on a D4 :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 4th January 2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,163
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sounds like a good place to keep it! I've two...

Sounds like a good place to keep it! I've two sets of wheels including a full sized spare for both, my logic is worst case is a breakdown recovery home to fit a spare, the inconvenience of it...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 4th January 2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,163
Posted By paulrstaylor
I wish my Q7 had a spare wheel, but in the upside...

I wish my Q7 had a spare wheel, but in the upside it has plenty of bass from the factory fit bose system so I guess it's not all bad!?
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C5 29th December 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By paulrstaylor
Pretty sure the b7 was the into of dual stage...

Pretty sure the b7 was the into of dual stage airbags to the a4?
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C7 20th December 2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By paulrstaylor
https://youtu.be/62J7n09A8zk

https://youtu.be/62J7n09A8zk
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C7 20th December 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By paulrstaylor
Use a puller, or if you haven't got one, leave...

Use a puller, or if you haven't got one, leave the nut on loosely and use a pair of mole grips behind the arm onto the nut +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th December 2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,729
Posted By paulrstaylor
Yes, but design. Only affects the output of one...

Yes, but design. Only affects the output of one headlight at a time +++
Forum: Daily banter 9th December 2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,675
Posted By paulrstaylor
"Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar...

"Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar power plant in Gujarat, India." :ROFL:

Maybe we need to turn up the sun for those of us in less favourable climates?

Anyway, back on topic, ...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th November 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,081
Posted By paulrstaylor
I have a line like this in one of our offices, I...

I have a line like this in one of our offices, I get 18mbs down and 2.5mbs up on Annex-M on a direct exchange line that is <150m, but no chance of FTTC as there is no cab. Also no FTTP yet, so I am...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 4th November 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,534
Posted By paulrstaylor
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12045&...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12045&highlight=heated

See post 17, hopefully useful +++
Forum: Daily banter 28th October 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,888
Posted By paulrstaylor
Looks to be an appreciating asset - 25p in 1974...

Looks to be an appreciating asset - 25p in 1974 would be equivalent to 2.63 factoring inflation, so for being stored under a bed for 46 years has shown a three fold increase in real value :ROFL:
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th October 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,238
Posted By paulrstaylor
It isn't the first time this has been rumoured -...

It isn't the first time this has been rumoured - time will tell if it will be the last :Confused:
Forum: Other marques 25th October 2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 119,269
Posted By paulrstaylor
Because by the time they have depreciated to the...

Because by the time they have depreciated to the same as a 2 year old ICE car, they are much older, higher miles (which may or may not affect the drivetrain, but does seem to affect the interior) and...
Forum: Other marques 24th October 2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 119,269
Posted By paulrstaylor
Good residuals don't help bangernomics.... most...

Good residuals don't help bangernomics.... most of the reason I bought A8's, d2, d3 and d4 was they seemed a bargain against new list.

With a Tesla, by the time they get to "bargain" status they...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st October 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,182
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'm on O2 and rely on WiFi calling despite living...

I'm on O2 and rely on WiFi calling despite living in suberbia. It works okay for calls, but does not work for SMS at all :tuttut:

Paypal do have an option to "call you" so you can enter a number...
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'd of thought any dealer should be able to give...

I'd of thought any dealer should be able to give you a print out of the service history?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th September 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,301
Posted By paulrstaylor
Exactly that, auxiliary heater circulation pump...

Exactly that, auxiliary heater circulation pump +++
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 17th September 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,708
Posted By paulrstaylor
Agreed, but I think it is for a pre-facelift?

Agreed, but I think it is for a pre-facelift?
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 17th September 2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,708
Posted By paulrstaylor
Description Hello, I have a GRILL GRILL...

Description
Hello,

I have a GRILL GRILL for sale with the number 4H0853651 for AUDI A8 D4 W12 10-14.

Original !!! Comes from disassembly !!! Very good condition !!!

I have more parts for...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th September 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,708
Posted By paulrstaylor
Pic as per PM - in short, dremel to remove inner...

Pic as per PM - in short, dremel to remove inner section of both grills, then bond the W12 inner to your existing frame +++
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th September 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,708
Posted By paulrstaylor
I've still got the aftermarket one, but it's...

I've still got the aftermarket one, but it's pre-facelift and one of the mountings is broken! My plan was to remove my current and fit the centre insert into the original chrome outer, this is a...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th September 2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,708
Posted By paulrstaylor
It is a straight swap so far as I know, in fact I...

It is a straight swap so far as I know, in fact I bought an aftermarket one to fit to my D4 but never fitted as I had to change to car for a Q7 shortly after because of pram issues! I think I still...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 8th September 2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,320
Posted By paulrstaylor
Be careful, if it doesn't lock in properly and...

Be careful, if it doesn't lock in properly and you back the screw in and out, it can come loose and end up dropping into the door, which is a massive pain to get back out..... I spent about two hours...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th September 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,259
Posted By paulrstaylor
I remember this button on my D3, I also remember...

I remember this button on my D3, I also remember missing it on my D4 :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 6th September 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,174
Posted By paulrstaylor
For what you have described, I'd be tempted to...

For what you have described, I'd be tempted to cut the carpet either side of the transmission tunnel, if done well you won't be able to tell the difference and could save a lot of work!?
Forum: Daily banter 1st September 2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By paulrstaylor
The D4 (face lift at least) was the first time I...

The D4 (face lift at least) was the first time I didn't feel the 3.0 was under powered, it felt very close to the 4.2tdi off the line. Suspect it is actually gearbox related, but wasn't shocked...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,462
Posted By paulrstaylor
It's been a lesson learnt for me, as I've...

It's been a lesson learnt for me, as I've switched mine back on now!
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,462
Posted By paulrstaylor
Well this has got me thinking as I too have the...

Well this has got me thinking as I too have the passener airbad turned off most of the time, so dare I suggest it, I decided to RTFM

I have two boys, 4 and 2 years old. Both love to ride in the...
Forum: Daily banter 20th August 2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By paulrstaylor
I hear there is a really nice spec white d3 tdi,...

I hear there is a really nice spec white d3 tdi, lots of owners on the log book but clearly been loved. Maybe right up your street!? :D
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th August 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By paulrstaylor
Could be a leak, could also be road conditions in...

Could be a leak, could also be road conditions in Norway - especially if both sides are the same?
Forum: Daily banter 5th August 2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By paulrstaylor
Maybe they have been referencing your forum...

Maybe they have been referencing your forum posts, like this gem http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15250 :ROFL:



Insurance is in some ways mandated gambling, sadly "the house" always...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 3rd August 2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,217
Posted By paulrstaylor
See...

See http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11750&highlight=digital+speedo+wide
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 3rd August 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,217
Posted By paulrstaylor
I have a distant memory that it only worked on FL...

I have a distant memory that it only worked on FL clusters, possibly wide DIS based? I know I wouldn't make this work on my 2006 :Confused:
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