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Forum: Daily banter 19th January 2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By Norretal
They obviously don't realise you're a Yorkshire...

They obviously don't realise you're a Yorkshire man :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 15th January 2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,111
Posted By Norretal
Take a look at MJ's series of "What's in the...

Take a look at MJ's series of "What's in the workshop this week?" threads on this forum, hours of fascinating reading about D2 overhauls, engineering feats, and engine bay cleaning demonstrations,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th January 2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Norretal
It would definitely make it a more attractive...

It would definitely make it a more attractive proposition to anyone whose contemplating buying one as the "original look" is what makes them so appealing, alongside the V10 of course. You would get...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Norretal
No problem fella, it's great to share information...

No problem fella, it's great to share information and prompt discussions +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Norretal
:ROFL::ROFL: Let me know if your cunning...

:ROFL::ROFL:

Let me know if your cunning plan works +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Norretal
It's not OEM due to the age of the car, but I...

It's not OEM due to the age of the car, but I knew that, I'm just glad to have an unmarked screen. The one just removed wasn't the original so that probably wasn't OEM either. It was an interesting...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th January 2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Norretal
I know that feeling

I know that feeling
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th January 2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Norretal
Windscreen Renewal

I decided to have my windscreen replaced last week as there were a couple of chips directly in my field of vision while driving, which annoyed me.

I rang my insurance company on Tuesday, arranged...
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 505
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations Jim, that looks lovely, it really...

Congratulations Jim, that looks lovely, it really stands out +++

I wasn't a fan of the TT until SWMBO got herself a TT roadster last March. It's only a 2.0 TDi but what a lot of fun to drive, and...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd December 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Norretal
Multiple arrests in Stockton today after some...

Multiple arrests in Stockton today after some "shooting incidents", Dezzy. Don't let that worry you mate, it's not routine type behaviour in that area.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd November 2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,324
Posted By Norretal
I couldn't agree more, it's a ticking time bomb....

I couldn't agree more, it's a ticking time bomb. Mine had two flaps lying over the inlets and I reckon one last drive with the EML light on would have seen the engine a write-off. Peace of mind for a...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations Brian, an already very impressive...

Congratulations Brian, an already very impressive drive has been further enhanced :love:
Forum: Daily banter 21st November 2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Norretal
I agree, to "poorman'sS8" because it will surely...

I agree, to "poorman'sS8" because it will surely soon be so :ROFL:

Congratulations on the upgrade, I'm sure you'll enjoy it +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th November 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,457
Posted By Norretal
This thread has all of the information you need...

This thread has all of the information you need about the D3 fan jet upgrade dangerdred +++
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 26th October 2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Norretal
Look into North East Tyre Services based in...

Look into North East Tyre Services based in Spennymoor, they cover a 30 mile radius and I suspect you're further north than Redcar these days?

Good luck +++
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 26th October 2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Norretal
And the award for "Unluckiest Forum Member" goes...

And the award for "Unluckiest Forum Member" goes to...

Are you EVER going to experience the joy of owning an 8 without it going drastically wrong at some point?!? :(

Hope it's a minor...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th October 2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,584
Posted By Norretal
You tinker...:ROFL: :ROFL:

You tinker...:ROFL: :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th October 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By Norretal
The clue is in the location, mate ;) I can...

The clue is in the location, mate ;)

I can vouch for you being a man of your word though, I'll join the hunt +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th October 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations on ending your search and finding...

Congratulations on ending your search and finding a suitable A8, here's to an enjoyable ownership +++

He's a great bloke is Paul, we never did trade a car between us but we've kept in touch for...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th October 2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Norretal
...although rather ignorant ;) You must be...

...although rather ignorant ;)

You must be living in God's county now, Paul? +++
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,019
Posted By Norretal
Pretty much sums it up mate :ROFL:

Pretty much sums it up mate :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,019
Posted By Norretal
I get that sort of response too MJ, always makes...

I get that sort of response too MJ, always makes me laugh, conversation usually along the lines of:

"What's that then, a 3 litre?"

"No, it's a 5.2 litre V10"

"Oh, I bet that's thirsty??"
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th October 2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Norretal
Well I asked late last night if it was still...

Well I asked late last night if it was still available, received a simple "Yes" this morning.

I asked his location as I already have a D3 but would like the opportunity to view the car on behalf...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th October 2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Norretal
That's not far from me mate, I've sent the seller...

That's not far from me mate, I've sent the seller a message asking if it's still available.

If it is I'll go and give it a once over if you like?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th October 2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By Norretal
Those stretched tyres and rusty discs would send...

Those stretched tyres and rusty discs would send me away screaming...:tuttut:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th October 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By Norretal
Good evening Paul, I think you'll like the D3, I...

Good evening Paul, I think you'll like the D3, I know I enjoyed the step from D2 to D3 motoring :cool:

The V6 is great, always enjoyed driving the A4 with that power plant, and the D3 variant...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 27th September 2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,397
Posted By Norretal
The pic of her standing in the street is a better...

The pic of her standing in the street is a better pic for showing her elegance and lovely shoes than the one in your sig, Jonny ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd September 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Norretal
Welcome to the forum Wayne, I hope you find the...

Welcome to the forum Wayne, I hope you find the car you're looking for.

There's was a 2006 4.2 TDi for sale a while back, Duff3103 was selling his back end of July. His post hasn't been updated...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th August 2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By Norretal
Bit harsh that mind Dezzy, I remember you asking...

Bit harsh that mind Dezzy, I remember you asking advice (on somewhere to eat, if I remember rightly?) but truth is there aren't many forum members in this area. Paul and I know each other well due to...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 11th August 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,177
Posted By Norretal
My previous phone (Galaxy S6) connected fine with...

My previous phone (Galaxy S6) connected fine with my D3 but my current Galaxy S9 won't for some reason.

I don't often use the phone whilst driving so haven't bothered investigating further.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th June 2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By Norretal
Nice work Chip, your mods are inspiring me +++

Nice work Chip, your mods are inspiring me +++
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 7th June 2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By Norretal
Just bought a set of hubcentric spacers on eBay...

Just bought a set of hubcentric spacers on eBay for £85, longer bolts and locking wheel bolts included +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 3rd June 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Norretal
We get enough up here Ray, I don't need to...

We get enough up here Ray, I don't need to relocate :)
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 3rd June 2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Norretal
I did, it didn't :ROFL:

I did, it didn't :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd June 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Norretal
Soft close oddity

My soft close function hasn't worked on the two front doors since I bought her over five years ago. I washed her Friday afternoon and got a shock when the near side door closed itself. I tried it a...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 2nd June 2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By Norretal
Looks great fella, what type did you fit? ...

Looks great fella, what type did you fit?

We have similar spec cars, great to see another one being well cared for +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th May 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,195
Posted By Norretal
Four former owners before me, Including IT and...

Four former owners before me, Including IT and Roberto respectively. I recall Ian telling me when I bought it that the owner prior to Roberto had done the bulk of the miles in it. The service history...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th May 2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,195
Posted By Norretal
Mine is an 06 plate, DOB 28/7/2006 :cool: ...

Mine is an 06 plate, DOB 28/7/2006 :cool:

So, probably one of the earliest still around?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th May 2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,130
Posted By Norretal
Great news Manny, glad to see your determination...

Great news Manny, glad to see your determination has finally paid off and you have a useable D3 again +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th May 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By Norretal
Glad you got sorted Manny, every day is a school...

Glad you got sorted Manny, every day is a school day +++

I believe the V10 is also different, it can't be reached via the wheel arch.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th May 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By Norretal
Well done JQ, glad to hear you're having some fun...

Well done JQ, glad to hear you're having some fun in her again +++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th May 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,925
Posted By Norretal
I had the middle resonators removed on mine and...

I had the middle resonators removed on mine and it sounds great, I'm sure the Miltek system exceeds the current sound though +++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th May 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,925
Posted By Norretal
Sounds promising, fingers crossed for you fella...

Sounds promising, fingers crossed for you fella +++

I'd love to hear your S8 with that Miltek fitted, might have a drive down in fact :cool:
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By Norretal
For the RS6 obviously Brian, because the S8 is...

For the RS6 obviously Brian, because the S8 is exclusively black?
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By Norretal
I can't let a discussion about kids go by without...

I can't let a discussion about kids go by without mentioning Connor, son of briang9. I attended an A8 Parts open day in 2013, knew nobody prior, so turned up in my D2 feeling a bit apprehensive....
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By Norretal
Their parent(s) :mad: Hope they're caught...

Their parent(s) :mad:

Hope they're caught and your car is sorted to your satisfaction and without too much hassle or cost to you
Forum: Owners Meets 10th April 2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,526
Posted By Norretal
I'd be up for it, always looking for a decent...

I'd be up for it, always looking for a decent ride out in the 8, and it'd be great to see Rob again and meet other forum members +++
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 7th April 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,466
Posted By Norretal
Well said Ray, it's more down to the driver than...

Well said Ray, it's more down to the driver than the tyres

I've got a set of Acceleras on mine at the moment, bought from Roberto, and chosen because of budget at the time and the urgency to...
Forum: Daily banter 31st March 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations CtL +++

Congratulations CtL +++
Forum: D3 - Lights 29th March 2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,365
Posted By Norretal
The reason I ask is because I fitted a new pair...

The reason I ask is because I fitted a new pair from Spareto a year ago and they soon had condensation appearing in the clear, reverse light section.

It's got to be detrimental to their longevity...
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