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Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By steamship
If you don't have RSE then the code would be...

If you don't have RSE then the code would be 0000003.



Did VCDS throw up an error for antenna 4? Just curious since the output test shows it as 'deactivated'.

BTW The part you have;...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,267
Posted By steamship
If memory serves, he had to take evasive action...

If memory serves, he had to take evasive action from a tractor and trailer and ended up sideways. Pictures were on Facebook. Main thing is that everyone in the car was okay.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th February 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By steamship
Came across a GK and Vaico but the names don't...

Came across a GK and Vaico but the names don't mean anything to me (whether those are original manufacturers or after market), but the latest revision of the pump is 079121010D. Around 250 from the...
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,267
Posted By steamship
All's well in the world again. +++ ...

All's well in the world again. +++



Maybe he should be called Admiral Vod until his suspension is sorted.
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th February 2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By steamship
The cracked wires in the headlight were specific...

The cracked wires in the headlight were specific to the adaptive light system AFS, as the wires were too tightly secured, and would eventually crack due to being bent back and forward.
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th February 2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By steamship
Unfortunately it could be one of many things....

Unfortunately it could be one of many things. First thing I'd check is the level sensor on the suspension arm. Has it become detached? Check the electrical connector for corrosion. Use your scan tool...
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By steamship
I think it would take some doing to average...

I think it would take some doing to average single figures over the course of a full tank of fuel in the S8.

Regarding your comment that you don't really go anywhere, I dug out the spreadsheet...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th February 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,095
Posted By steamship
I remember looking at a Phaeton years ago at the...

I remember looking at a Phaeton years ago at the same time I was checking out an A8 and the struts do look nice. Almost a shame to hide them.
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By steamship
I fully concur with what Jim said. I think your...

I fully concur with what Jim said. I think your attention to detail and fastidious nature has kept a lot of us sane during this past year when we've had little else to keep us going. Rest and regroup.
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By steamship
Check out the following thread which has several...

Check out the following thread which has several D4 A8 brochures attached:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11030
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,852
Posted By steamship
Ironically, after chatting to Neil about the A2,...

Ironically, after chatting to Neil about the A2, I made some enquiries with my insurance company to see how much it would cost to insure a 1.4tdi (I gave them the reg of one for sale on eBay), and it...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th February 2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By steamship
So let it be written, so let it be done. ...

So let it be written, so let it be done.

David, I've just created a new thread in the D2-Common Faults section with those instructions. The link to it is as follows:

Boot Lock Failure - Removal...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 16th February 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By steamship
Boot Lock Failure - Removal and Repair

The following instructions on the repair of the boot lid locking mechanism is the work of Michaela/MikkiJayne/D2 Doctor and is a single post extract from one of her threads. I've posted it as a...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By steamship
Easy Jim. Just search for threads started by MJ...

Easy Jim. Just search for threads started by MJ in the Daily Banter section and with the word pelican in it.

What's in the workshop this week, Pelikanblau edition...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By steamship
An eBay seller wanting to make a bit of money due...

An eBay seller wanting to make a bit of money due to Brexit and the border in the Irish Sea. Check the price for shipping to Northern Ireland... and that's with Hermes!
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th February 2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By steamship
In that case, the part number is 4E0121485R....

In that case, the part number is 4E0121485R. Number 23 in the attached image for reference.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th February 2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By steamship
If you can identify the pipe in the following...

If you can identify the pipe in the following PDF, I'll check for a part number as the illustration in the parts catalogue has a host of pipes. Section 19 is the relevant part to look in.
...
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,852
Posted By steamship
Can't say for certain, but it may well be this...

Can't say for certain, but it may well be this one here with the S8 plate.
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,852
Posted By steamship
Quite the collection... and I don't mean the sets...

Quite the collection... and I don't mean the sets of wheels +++
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,852
Posted By steamship
Good stuff, keeping it in the A8parts family. ...

Good stuff, keeping it in the A8parts family.

Not into classic cars but that is stunning.
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 10th February 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By steamship
Absolutely agree with homer. The reason is in the...

Absolutely agree with homer. The reason is in the name. Think how the exhaust will behave if it's effectively joined solidly to the engine at one end and almost five metres in length. I'd suggest...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th February 2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 26,037
Posted By steamship
Be interesting to see what mine looks like, as...

Be interesting to see what mine looks like, as I've been running on LPG since about 56k miles, although it does use a little petrol for the first few minutes on a cold start.
Forum: Daily banter 8th February 2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By steamship
Just as well you had a small skiff of snow, or...

Just as well you had a small skiff of snow, or you could do yourself a serious injury going to get wood.
Forum: Owners Meets 8th February 2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,302
Posted By steamship
Finally got around to watching it last night and...

Finally got around to watching it last night and have to agree with you on the 'visiting mates'. A programme called 'Coastal Ireland' should be primarily about the coast of Ireland, but it was more...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 8th February 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By steamship
Do you need to fashion yourself one of these...

Do you need to fashion yourself one of these tools (VAG 1331/8) to do the fuel lines with? I took this image from the service manual for the BSM engine:

21-Service Manual Direct petrol injection...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 7th February 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By steamship
I saw your request yesterday but since homer had...

I saw your request yesterday but since homer had already responded, never thought anymore about it. Now seeing this comment, I wish I had thought more about it, as I had the same issue with the rear...
Forum: Owners Meets 6th February 2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,302
Posted By steamship
Seems such a shame to only have two parts, as...

Seems such a shame to only have two parts, as there is so much that he missed, even with the help of Tourism Ireland.



And so you should... if we ever get to leave our houses again.

Really...
Forum: Owners Meets 6th February 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,302
Posted By steamship
Unfortunately there's only two parts to the...

Unfortunately there's only two parts to the series, and even better, you can even watch it online. Decent transport as well.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th February 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By steamship
The torque settings being referenced in the post...

The torque settings being referenced in the post are for the 5.2 V10 engine.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th February 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 844
Posted By steamship
I found the following settings for the sump...

I found the following settings for the sump bolts, which I've reproduced exactly (as I don't understand the difference):

Sump (Lower bolt(s))
Stage 1 - 5Nm
Stage 2 - 9Nm

Sump (Upper bolt(s))...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,578
Posted By steamship
Apologies David. Never thought of it that way.

Apologies David. Never thought of it that way.
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,578
Posted By steamship
Not wanting to put a dampener on things (because...

Not wanting to put a dampener on things (because I could really do with getting out for a decent drive - anything above a 25 mile round trip every two months!), but I wouldn't bother looking at...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 1st February 2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,603
Posted By steamship
:ROFL: Nice one. Really appreciated that comment.

:ROFL: Nice one. Really appreciated that comment.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st February 2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 26,037
Posted By steamship
That's easy, a certain software application on my...

That's easy, a certain software application on my laptop, a lot of time on my hands and an assumption that the part was found in the vicinity of the work area. For confirmation,...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 1st February 2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By steamship
It won't help with the water ingress issue, but...

It won't help with the water ingress issue, but the part number for the covers is 4E0863283. However, the price is 7 and that might be 'each'.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 1st February 2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,603
Posted By steamship
And the skewwhiff rear S8 badge. At least three...

And the skewwhiff rear S8 badge. At least three of the door cards have gone saggy. Aren't those warning lights for 'bulb out' and 'parking brake on'?



Read somewhere that the ever expanding...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st February 2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 26,037
Posted By steamship
MJ, having cheated to find out what it is, you...

MJ, having cheated to find out what it is, you need to give us mortals easier ones to give us any chance of knowing.

A suggestion for you for when you finish the car. Post a photo of the one...
Forum: D2 - Interior 31st January 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By steamship
First time I've ever removed it, but it appeared...

First time I've ever removed it, but it appeared to be fully intact, with the duct tape acting more like padding.
Forum: D2 - Interior 31st January 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By steamship
Curiosity got to me so had to go have a look at...

Curiosity got to me so had to go have a look at mine... and now I'm even more confused from your description, mainly because I can't find a 'a yellow white cylindrical bit of plastic'.

Looking at...
Forum: Other Audis 31st January 2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By steamship
Have you checked out any dedicated Seat forums...

Have you checked out any dedicated Seat forums like this one to see if someone has had the same issues?

https://www.seatcupra.net/forums/
Forum: D2 - Interior 30th January 2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By steamship
This is the one you're looking for Jim. Start at...

This is the one you're looking for Jim. Start at section 7 and from your description I believe it's item number 18 you're interested in.

Service Manual Brake System.pdf...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th January 2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 26,037
Posted By steamship
That sounds intriguing. Any info about it posted...

That sounds intriguing. Any info about it posted on here to read?



Would you have expected anything less from this car?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th January 2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By steamship
Forgot that it was LPG.

Forgot that it was LPG.
Forum: D2 - Lights 29th January 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,865
Posted By steamship
Now if there was only someone who could make...

Now if there was only someone who could make these plastic parts with a 3D printer AND based in the UK, that might help keep the price down. ;)

Pity you can't use the PF version of them (P/N...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th January 2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By steamship
Afraid not. Can barely afford to keep the D2 on...

Afraid not. Can barely afford to keep the D2 on the road as it is, and that runs on LPG!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th January 2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By steamship
Have heard of people using a 50/50 mixture of...

Have heard of people using a 50/50 mixture of engine oil and diesel fuel to do the flush. As to whether either option is wise or advisable, I'd leave that to the expert on here to comment on......
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th January 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By steamship
That was another thing I saw and forgot to...

That was another thing I saw and forgot to mention. Both overhead panels have gouge marks around the edges where they have been levered off.

I agree with you about the aftermarket suspension, in...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th January 2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By steamship
From watching the video I think what he means by...

From watching the video I think what he means by 'frame' is the chassis itself, and not the subframes.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th January 2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By steamship
The one that 4StarClassics has for sale is a good...

The one that 4StarClassics has for sale is a good deal by comparison, and that's saying something.

The advert on the 503 website has contradictory information, the mileage on the clock is 214,044...
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By steamship
Neil has one, and since he also has access to all...

Neil has one, and since he also has access to all the A8s from D2 to D5, he should be able to provide some suitable feedback for you.
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