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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 31st December 2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By mondie
Fair enough TinTin, I hve adjusted the price....

Fair enough TinTin, I hve adjusted the price. I've no idea +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th December 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By mondie
Thanks, Homer, they are indeed Dunlop!

Thanks, Homer, they are indeed Dunlop!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 29th December 2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,881
Posted By mondie
FS: Michelin Piot Alpin winter tyres 2 x 285/35 R19 103V XL

We are moving house soon so its time to move these on as they have been sitting in the backyard since we sold our M5 a couple of years ago. I know we have a few owners on TZ. I bought these as a set...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th December 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By mondie
FS: Dunlop SP Winter Sport 265/40 104V winter tyres set of 4 used.

We are movnig house soon so its time to move these on as they have been sitting in the backyard since we sold our A8 early in the year. The tyres are used but in great condition, I estimate at least...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th May 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,284
Posted By mondie
Now sold, thanks to the forum for the facility...

Now sold, thanks to the forum for the facility and the buyer Paul +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th May 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,284
Posted By mondie
Thanks for the comments fella's. You are correct,...

Thanks for the comments fella's. You are correct, I had the mileage buried in amongst my waffle. 60k on the 4.2 is nothing, it's barely run in ;)

I struggled to price the car because of the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th May 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,284
Posted By mondie
Lovely day to get some better photos. ...

Lovely day to get some better photos.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/40144535050_6a7abf2dd9_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24areE3)IMG_20180507_093541 (https://flic.kr/p/24areE3) by Simon Gee...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,284
Posted By mondie
Sold: Audi A8 4.2 TDi V8 Quattro Executive SE Fully loaded 93k new!

Hi folks,

Thought I would post up our A8 with the phenomenal 4.2 TDi V8 before I advertise it more widely. We searched high and low across the UK until we found this mega-optioned SE Executive...
Forum: Daily banter 19th December 2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By mondie
Update: Took the car to M&S who were unable to...

Update: Took the car to M&S who were unable to nut out the various faults, however, they did do the MOT and fix the broken sunglass holder. The price was right and the service was good, would...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 10th November 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,181
Posted By mondie
Great post thanks, Glyn. I was all set to have...

Great post thanks, Glyn. I was all set to have our 4.2 done when we bought it 2 years ago but we have now decided to sell it early next year. Alas, I found your experience interesting and I wish now...
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By mondie
Excellent thank you Goran. They are indeed 50...

Excellent thank you Goran. They are indeed 50 miles up the road and with a good rep. Think I will try the local garage vagdream recommended and then go to them for a service and anything the local is...
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By mondie
Thanks Graham, I will do just that. About 10 mins...

Thanks Graham, I will do just that. About 10 mins walk from our house too, that would be very handy :D

Cheers
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By mondie
Reputable Audi independant garage located in NW Wales - any recommendations?

Hi forumers,

Our A8 needs a few niggly electrical gremlins sorted. We recently moved to Llandudno and I wanted to know if anyone on the forum had any good experiences with garages located in the...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 7th May 2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,575
Posted By mondie
I will let you know Paul once I get it back to...

I will let you know Paul once I get it back to the garage, dnot know when that may be right now.

Cheers
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 26th April 2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,575
Posted By mondie
No i dont Paul but the mechanic does, I will have...

No i dont Paul but the mechanic does, I will have the car back to him by the end of the week and will get him to check into it. He did go into VCDS after he replaced the sensor so its all a bit...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 24th April 2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,575
Posted By mondie
Had my local garage fit the new sensor today...

Had my local garage fit the new sensor today since the car was there to have the winter tyres swapped over (while it was snowing outside :-()

Anyway, with a bit of fiddling around he got the...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 16th January 2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,575
Posted By mondie
Great to know thank you Paul, at a little over...

Great to know thank you Paul, at a little over 10 for the part its a cheap fix thats for sure. +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th January 2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,325
Posted By mondie
Thanks Joe and Duffy, I will chase a part down....

Thanks Joe and Duffy, I will chase a part down. Alreayd had one quote for just over 150 but hopefully find one for less than that.

Cheers
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 11th January 2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,325
Posted By mondie
A 2011 D4 mate.

A 2011 D4 mate.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 11th January 2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,325
Posted By mondie
Mine has just failed too so this thread is very...

Mine has just failed too so this thread is very handy thanks Duffy. The ACC and Audi braking guard have also disabled I assume because it uses Satnav positioning, anybody know? The ACC actually...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 3rd January 2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,575
Posted By mondie
The part arrived last week Paul, it all looks...

The part arrived last week Paul, it all looks legit but have not had it fitted yet.
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 9th December 2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,575
Posted By mondie
Thanks for the confirmation, I will go ahead and...

Thanks for the confirmation, I will go ahead and order one and try my luck.

Cheers
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 4th December 2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,575
Posted By mondie
Anybody know if I can buy one of these OEM sensor...

Anybody know if I can buy one of these OEM sensor replacements and install it myself without needing to reset the ECU?

Thanks Simon
...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 7th October 2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,575
Posted By mondie
Thanks, this is a fantastic post. Our D4's...

Thanks, this is a fantastic post. Our D4's drivers door sensor has failed too, now I just need to decide if I have the nads to tackle this job myself :)
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 28th September 2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
The new battery arrived today from Tanya, 99...

The new battery arrived today from Tanya, 99 delivered. This one:

https://www.tayna.co.uk/610-200-Varta-Silver-Dynamic-Car-Battery-020-Short-Code-I1-Varta-DIN-610-402-092--P3200.html

Fitted it...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 27th September 2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
six months and still a problem! Hopefully the BCM...

six months and still a problem! Hopefully the BCM was the cause of this but what are we coming to when you cannot safely jump a car and need to spend hours learning how to change a battery. Its...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 26th September 2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
Brian, yes I read that any details will do...

Brian, yes I read that any details will do provided you can get the car to accept them. Seems like its a load of tosh, resetting the ECU/BCM so it knows it has a new battery is what matters I gather....
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 26th September 2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
God this is a ball ache. From tonight's...

God this is a ball ache.

From tonight's reading, I have found that to code the new battery to the car you need a battery with a BEM code. Guess who sells them, yep Audi and no one else :mad: So...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 26th September 2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
The car has start-stop (it's always off though)...

The car has start-stop (it's always off though) and I guess has an AGM, all 3 I posted above are AGM although the Varta Silver Dynamic does not promote it. Hence why I am confused, is this all just...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 26th September 2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
can anyone decipher the difference between these...

can anyone decipher the difference between these two Varta's, one claims to be for stop-start but the spec of it is lower. Is this just marketing as I cannot see how there is any real difference.
...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 26th September 2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
Thanks for the advice Paul, especially the bit...

Thanks for the advice Paul, especially the bit about not being able to code to new the battery and needing to buy another. How ridiculous is that! I am glad that I havent jumped the car, its stuck on...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 26th September 2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
Thanks guys, very helpful :) Found the...

Thanks guys, very helpful :)

Found the battery - it's in the boot which I am sure most of you already knew. Looks easy enough to change out. Car is fitted with a Varta battery so probably original...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 26th September 2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
Hi John, Who is ECP? I have asked the club...

Hi John,

Who is ECP? I have asked the club shop for a price on a battery and have found a few options online, will wait and see what the shop comes back with first.

I measured the voltage...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 26th September 2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,691
Posted By mondie
D4 dead flat battery - help please

Our car must have gone off me. After the recent handbrake failure it now has a stone cold dead battery. Had been fine until Saturday when it would not even unlock. Used the key to get in but found...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th September 2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,707
Posted By mondie
Found a switch through our forum host for 66 and...

Found a switch through our forum host for 66 and PN4H2927225B so have ordered that. Cannot find anything online like a DIY replacement guide so will probably chicken out and have my local do it.
...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd September 2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,707
Posted By mondie
Handbrake fault traced to switch. Anybody had this failure?

The handbrake refused to disengage on our 2011 A8 a couple of weeks back so I have been managing without. Made it into my local garage yesterday for diagnosis and the computer flagged the switch as...
Forum: D4 - Lights 9th January 2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,726
Posted By mondie
This is the description in the brochure that came...

This is the description in the brochure that came with the car:

LEDs for all front lighting functions. Total of 54 LED light sources in each headlight provide lower energy consumption
and...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th January 2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,092
Posted By mondie
How much would a dealer typically charge to...

How much would a dealer typically charge to update the MMI software? Ours is a 2010 model, would I gain much from doing so?

Cheers
Forum: D4 - Lights 3rd January 2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,726
Posted By mondie
Hi Glyn, My car is a MY2011 so your comments...

Hi Glyn,

My car is a MY2011 so your comments would seem to confirm that I am out of luck on the adaptive functionality. Makes me wonder why somebody would option them for 2k and lose the proper...
Forum: D4 - Lights 30th December 2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,726
Posted By mondie
Thanks Psyche, you may very well be correct on...

Thanks Psyche, you may very well be correct on both points. I haven't noticed them lighting corners actively either but will take more notice.

I was spoilt by the adaptive Xenons on the M5, those...
Forum: D4 - Lights 29th December 2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,726
Posted By mondie
Not sure Paul, I dont have a cable but a mate...

Not sure Paul, I dont have a cable but a mate does. We just haven't got around to plugging it in yet.

Should me lights do some auto level thing on start up as I haven't noticed that if so?
...
Forum: D4 - Lights 28th December 2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,726
Posted By mondie
Hi Paul, Thanks for the great post. I read...

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the great post. I read the manuals you linked to and re-checked my settings and still no go :( The MMI has two options - one is for the high beam assist and the other adaptive...
Forum: D4 - Lights 26th December 2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,726
Posted By mondie
Adaptive functionality on LED headlights not working

Evening forummers,

This function hasn't worked since we got the car a few months ago. The high beam assist works fine but the adaptive feature doesn't seem to - well not as I expect it would when...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 7th November 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,868
Posted By mondie
Cheers Nath, tempting ........ ;)

Cheers Nath, tempting ........ ;)
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 7th November 2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,868
Posted By mondie
Nath - did you notice any improvement in economy?...

Nath - did you notice any improvement in economy? Curious at t waht hp/ft you gained and what company you used through your mate.

I reckon the brakes on the A8 are fantastic, they feel very strong...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 6th November 2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,868
Posted By mondie
Thanks Nath. Tell me more about the remap :D ...

Thanks Nath. Tell me more about the remap :D

For a laugh I went through the 2011 brochure that was with the car, with all options it originally came to 93k OTR. Wow, these cars are bargains for...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 4th November 2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,868
Posted By mondie
Hi Dave, yes the car has Audi lane assist but no...

Hi Dave, yes the car has Audi lane assist but no active steering. We recently had a rental Mondeo in Germany that had active steering, not a feature I will be looking for in the future.
Forum: Daily banter 1st November 2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,336
Posted By mondie
The Scots will be attracted to the AWD, as I was...

The Scots will be attracted to the AWD, as I was +++
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 31st October 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,868
Posted By mondie
I have done some reading on the CD/Jukebox issue,...

I have done some reading on the CD/Jukebox issue, it seems I need to access the hidden menu to activate the function but on the D4 I can only do this with a VCDS cable unlike the D3 where it could be...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 31st October 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,868
Posted By mondie
Ah, that's interesting. So Auto doesn't really do...

Ah, that's interesting. So Auto doesn't really do much at all other than lower the vehicle at speed. More real world testing required I think :D
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