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Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th July 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By snapdragon
https://mega.nz/#!YhgmzCyA!p8jUJUOCb6NU4_4ALjUNTfL...

https://mega.nz/#!YhgmzCyA!p8jUJUOCb6NU4_4ALjUNTfLvlKBXkYITw7PsP9w8VSE
The only thing that doesn't work so well is the POI catergories.
For example every gym and leisure centre is shown under...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th July 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By snapdragon
A 2019 MMI 2G MAP DVD based on the BMW Business...

A 2019 MMI 2G MAP DVD based on the BMW Business database is now being beta tested.:D

Map zoom now shows all streets even at 750 yards (450yds ATM).
Slightly dfferent POI catergories
TMC works
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th July 2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,530
Posted By snapdragon
I thought 3G MMI came in with the 2nd facelift...

I thought 3G MMI came in with the 2nd facelift with the later tail lights, ectangular front fogs and indicators in the mirrors - is this not always the case?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th July 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,530
Posted By snapdragon
Supposedly, I bought it from ebay and it was...

Supposedly, I bought it from ebay and it was listed as from a 2008 FL so would have had MMI 3G.

When I google the part number it says FL.
e.g....
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th July 2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By snapdragon
Gosh I use to get pattern ones for £5 delivered...

Gosh I use to get pattern ones for £5 delivered from APPerformance on ebay they were fine. Now I am struggling to get them for under £11. I haven't found the cheap ones any worse than the genuine...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th July 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By snapdragon
Someone was going to try it but if they did I...

Someone was going to try it but if they did I missed the results - not aware of anyone trying it - so it is just a theory.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th July 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By snapdragon
The two thin wires are to count the revolutions...

The two thin wires are to count the revolutions of the motor and so calculate the change in pad thickness (wear) there is a hall sensor in the motor housing and these wires connect to that, it gives...
Forum: Daily banter 8th July 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Probably by now... My 13 year old D3 can brake...

Probably by now... My 13 year old D3 can brake with no vacuum.
You know how the EPB applies the service brake instead of the electric caliper park brake when moving over ~3mph? Well once, I was on...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 8th July 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By snapdragon
I tend to get Korean (South) ones these days....

I tend to get Korean (South) ones these days. While 30 years ago they couldn't even make toilet paper they have become a first world country. Hankook are OE fit on many VAG cars, even PORSCHES and I...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 29th June 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By snapdragon
Hats off to you fellar - interesting to see the...

Hats off to you fellar - interesting to see the weather changing in the background, looked foggy half way through.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th June 2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,194
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks for the additional feedback, yes that...

Thanks for the additional feedback, yes that would be good. I wonder if they will ever 'virtualise' the ARB and just use damper control? I guess they probably wouldn't be able to react fast enough.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th June 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,194
Posted By snapdragon
Nice, so what is the trade-off? I assume some...

Nice, so what is the trade-off? I assume some kind of reduction in ride comfort?
Forum: Alternative Fuels 26th June 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,087
Posted By snapdragon
I use the 2EHN and it does make for a smoother...

I use the 2EHN and it does make for a smoother running, but it does reduce lubricity. It also makes the exhaust gas smell awfully acrid.
Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By snapdragon
You also need a wind-back tool - not one that...

You also need a wind-back tool - not one that spins the piston, but one that presses it in. Opening caliper with VCDS doesn't pull the piston in, it just allows it to be pressed in..
You are...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 21st June 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,530
Posted By snapdragon
I think this is what I have - it was from a 2008...

I think this is what I have - it was from a 2008 facelift into my 2006.
4E0 920 951 J
The backlighting is slightly nicer on the later ones and has a digital speedo option (which you can also set to...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 18th June 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By snapdragon
I always spray Dr Magic/Oven Pride into them on...

I always spray Dr Magic/Oven Pride into them on my TDI, it foams up and drips out black. Leave it overnight and then hose them next time you clean the car - repeat 2-3 times. I do this annually...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By snapdragon
INA are good too, they are FAG in a differnt box...

INA are good too, they are FAG in a differnt box (same company).
Forum: Daily banter 11th June 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By snapdragon
£37 is quite good these days, the price of R134a...

£37 is quite good these days, the price of R134a has gone through the roof in the last 4 years.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th June 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By snapdragon
There is some info here... ...

There is some info here...
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthrea...35225AK&page=2

You could also look on here...detail and cross reference all the PR codes on a VAG decoder website......
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 3rd June 2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By snapdragon
I don't know try washing it again as a...

I don't know try washing it again as a workaround.:D
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th May 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By snapdragon
May 2006, it was described as 'new' in the...

May 2006, it was described as 'new' in the brochure.
Forum: Daily banter 27th May 2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By snapdragon
I don't get this, we are all going to die once...

I don't get this, we are all going to die once and so there can't be any additional deaths - so they could argue premature deaths but that can only ever be a guess and flies in the face of increasing...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd May 2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By snapdragon
Sadly, EU Tyre labels are not independently...

Sadly, EU Tyre labels are not independently verified or policed, so the less trustworthy the brand, the lest trustworthy the ratings.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd May 2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By snapdragon
Oh dear, well I suppose it could be any of the...

Oh dear, well I suppose it could be any of the pulleys, can you pop the belt off again?
It could be turbocharger but I would think you would be able to hear it is coming from that with the bonnet...
Forum: Daily banter 19th May 2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By snapdragon
To be honest, I don't believe anything the...

To be honest, I don't believe anything the political elite says. Gordon Brown told us to buy diesels while the scientific researchers who were being paid to produce the propaganda were involved in...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th May 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By snapdragon
Yes! When I bought my A8, the coinholder never...

Yes!
When I bought my A8, the coinholder never lit up, so I piggy backed the connector on the vent to make it light up. Years later, I removed the glovebox and there was the cable and connector,...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th May 2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,017
Posted By snapdragon
Firstly, after 274,000 miles, the spring itself...

Firstly, after 274,000 miles, the spring itself (the bladder or airbag was still pristine) I suspect the leakage was from one of the two o-oring seals.

When I assembled the new airbag and metal...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th May 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,017
Posted By snapdragon
Worwsers. I worked on mine yesterday and today,...

Worwsers.
I worked on mine yesterday and today, if I knew it was such a PITA I would have probably held out for a decent used strut. Mine seems OK now but I did then have a leak where the air-pipe...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 11th May 2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By snapdragon
Engine>>>Advanced ID Of course what Duff...

Engine>>>Advanced ID

Of course what Duff says is true and so you need to think has a 10 year old car had a factory update recently (unlikely when out of warranty) . Does it say it was never...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th May 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By snapdragon
If you have VCDS, it tells you when the ECU was...

If you have VCDS, it tells you when the ECU was last flashed and how many times in total.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 8th May 2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By snapdragon
I have a 3.0TDI, but it doesn't sound a million...

I have a 3.0TDI, but it doesn't sound a million miles away from a sound I had which turned out to be the bearing in the A/C compressor pulley. What is the scope of cutting your aux belt and...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 6th May 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By snapdragon
friend, i am the garageman, I saw the picture you...

friend, i am the garageman, I saw the picture you sent, this is not like Audi's transmission, it is a bit like Buick, or probably the oldest Audi transmission. If it is the oldest Audi transmission,...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 6th May 2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By snapdragon
Aw, I forgot about the RHD difference. The...

Aw, I forgot about the RHD difference. The seller is investigating the fitting to the D3 though.
Late Q7 and D4 are quite a different design....

21563

21564
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 5th May 2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By snapdragon
Autobox Shifter Pall Upgrade

21561

What do you think of this shifter for the D3?...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 4th May 2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By snapdragon
I also had a bad experience with mackies, but it...

I also had a bad experience with mackies, but it was around 2003-4, so probably doesn't count. There was nothing wrong with the gearbox in my Omega, but a couple of us from the owners forum went...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd May 2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By snapdragon
Ray. Is this a ‘knock-knock’ joke? ;)

Ray. Is this a ‘knock-knock’ joke? ;)
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th April 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,017
Posted By snapdragon
My new valve block didn't help, so I will be...

My new valve block didn't help, so I will be getting an airspring assembly and remove the strut and take apart and fit this. It will be a struggle I know. Sadly I missed a used strut off a 2009 for...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th April 2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By snapdragon
Check the SW version. I saw a 2009 one on ebay...

Check the SW version. I saw a 2009 one on ebay and what I think is the software version on the label (055 IIRC) was the same as my 2006. While there are later versions available than what is on...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th April 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By snapdragon
They seem to fail more than the main thermostats...

They seem to fail more than the main thermostats but are cheaper and often easier to replace.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th April 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-A8-4E-Coolant-Ther...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-A8-4E-Coolant-Thermostat-4-2-4-2D-05-to-10-4E0121113-Febi-Quality-New-/332302365216

4E0121113 This is the usual culprit, Audi call it a Coolant Regulator.
I don't...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th April 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By snapdragon
"either have plenty money for garages or be...

"either have plenty money for garages or be competent with doing it yourself." - Nice write-up - that about somes it up+++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th April 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,562
Posted By snapdragon
Just changed the valve solenoid block. £52 it...

Just changed the valve solenoid block. £52 it was. Hardest part was jacking up and removing the wheel really. It is behind the front left wheelarch liner, the liner is in two parts, it is behind...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th April 2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,562
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks for the label file Del, it works as you...

Thanks for the label file Del, it works as you say.
I drained the whole thing down. It went much lower than it sinks to naturally through the leak, all 4 tyres hidden in the wheelarch. Then inflated...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th April 2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,017
Posted By snapdragon
21249 Hi Mannyo, does yours go as low as the...

21249
Hi Mannyo, does yours go as low as the attached photo with the tyre hidden up the wheelarch?

21250

21251

I checked the top where the cable comes out with bubble mixture, nothing, also...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th April 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,264
Posted By snapdragon
It never seems to be on UK models. Searching for...

It never seems to be on UK models. Searching for the part on ebay, they are pretty much all in central and eastern europe.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th April 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,017
Posted By snapdragon
Hi Mannyo, Your car does seem a bit like mine....

Hi Mannyo,
Your car does seem a bit like mine. Today I am in the countryside and so can hear hisses as it is quiet. I parked up in Lift mode and enabled jacking mode and got out and turned off. I...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th April 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,017
Posted By snapdragon
My problem is very similar - if I watch VCDS and...

My problem is very similar - if I watch VCDS and operate to lift mode the compressor starts and it lifts, but the front right lags. When the compressor stops, the front right sinks and I can see the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 4th April 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,516
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks HP sauce. I had a look yesterday. The top...

Thanks HP sauce. I had a look yesterday. The top section of the backrest cover pops off with trim levers, it is held by 4 sping clips the same as the boot lid liner. After that, I can raise the...
Forum: D3 - Lights 30th March 2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By snapdragon
20996 Here is my old light after splitting...

20996

Here is my old light after splitting (for the second time before binning).
The outer shell/lens is brittle red plastic which has a 'letterbox' aperture in it for the clear reverse light....
Forum: D3 - Lights 28th March 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By snapdragon
No, there wasn't any. Since this story, the...

No, there wasn't any. Since this story, the lights clouded up due to the curing of the cyanocrylate, so I bought another 'perfect' one off ebay that was also cracked but got a refund and kept the...
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