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Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th January 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I expect that spring was my fault as well then! ...

I expect that spring was my fault as well then! :rolleyes: :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th January 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I've just put 380mm mtec front discs with a c...

I've just put 380mm mtec front discs with a c scroll pattern on the D4 4.0T bought direct from mtec for 220 the pair in their new year sale which was a bargain, and the pads were Brembo from euro...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You mean one of these? :D

You mean one of these? :D
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th January 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I may have the original drawings saved as a pdf...

I may have the original drawings saved as a pdf but would need some time to search +++
James did the flap fix on my D2 many years ago after me and Reffro compared flaps at the first AITPand mine...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th January 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
The "Brand New" D3 one ended up being a D2 one,...

The "Brand New" D3 one ended up being a D2 one, but has gone to TinTin now, but I still have a couple of FE D2 Spare Wheels at 8.5mm, need to check if they are diamond cut or not (I suspect not so...
Forum: Daily banter 7th January 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Dont forget to mention A8/S8 UK Owners Group and...

Dont forget to mention A8/S8 UK Owners Group and refer to Harry Spilman as the contact point and they should sort you out! +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th January 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,180
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
My car is an early face-lift model - is yours the...

My car is an early face-lift model - is yours the later facelift model?
It may possibly be because until I have fitted the adaptive cruise widescreen dash but had to currently still code it as the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 6th January 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,180
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If you've got an adaptive cruise widescreen...

If you've got an adaptive cruise widescreen cluster then you wont get the digital speedo as well as apparently it needs to be able to use a "vacant" screen display option to show the distance between...
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You'll be pleased to hear that we've started...

You'll be pleased to hear that we've started working on securing some deals and contacts for group owners and the first has now been sorted - to get additional discount via the well known brokers...
Forum: Daily banter 18th December 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
To make clear, Mike and myself were...

To make clear, Mike and myself were co-conspiritors in the organising and presenting but some 10 or 12 additional customers, friends etc all contributed to the cost of the surprise, and we were even...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Only the onset? wooo! huge result! .. . . ....

Only the onset? wooo! huge result! .. . . . :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Sorry wasnt paying attention! :-( must try...

Sorry wasnt paying attention! :-( must try harder!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Had a.knocking rattle on mine a few years ago and...

Had a.knocking rattle on mine a few years ago and it turned out the be top suspension mounts worn and knocking against metal sometimes. That's the mounts at the top of the uprights where it comes...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th November 2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks snap that's a great spot and a great...

Thanks snap that's a great spot and a great price! +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th November 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I would guess that using the in car SIM would...

I would guess that using the in car SIM would generally give a better signal to the phone than the standard mobile phone aeriel would but not sure how beneficial that is these days. It's also...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 25th November 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,520
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I had an issue with a D4 where we though it was...

I had an issue with a D4 where we though it was the parking brake switch and indeed replaced it, and a couple of months later the same issue occured of the electronic parking brake not releasing....
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Not sure if you'd seen this one Mark! ...

Not sure if you'd seen this one Mark!
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123951807789
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
maybe on recirc the aircon function is cut as its...

maybe on recirc the aircon function is cut as its just wanting to recirculate what air is in the car, but its just a guess.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If its still got the same air con compressor as...

If its still got the same air con compressor as the D2 then it could be the electro-magnetic clutch on it singing when the air con is on, if i turn mine to eco then the noise stops. Getting the...
Forum: Owners Meets 6th November 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Andrew sorry but I'm there working Sat and Sun...

Hi Andrew sorry but I'm there working Sat and Sun this year, so will probably miss you. The AOC stand is in Hall 8 Stand 305 +++
https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/exhibitor-list
Forum: Daily banter 6th November 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Yes Happy Birthday Roberto! +++ Go on go buy...

Yes Happy Birthday Roberto! +++
Go on go buy that RS6 or a nice S8 Plus! :D
Forum: Owners Meets 4th November 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Pics from the meet - +++

Pics from the meet - +++
Forum: Owners Meets 4th November 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Long may it continue Ray! :D It was just one...

Long may it continue Ray! :D

It was just one of those meet ups which turned into a great one, driven off the back, I have to say, of some careful realisations and schemings by Moltaue (Mark &...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd November 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 1st November 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 31st October 2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th October 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Correct! +++ I'm trying to keep it updated with...

Correct! +++
I'm trying to keep it updated with those saying they are definitely coming (following that up with messages to them to get dinner and or cream tea numbers for the hotel) and those that...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th October 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th October 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 1 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
3. Roberto 1 for Lunch .D3 A8 3.0 Tdi...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th October 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,758
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Good work that man! That's excellent news. ....

Good work that man!
That's excellent news. . . . +++:D
Almost worth sending for a pair ahead of needing them and keeping them "in stock". . . I note you also get additional discount for ordering...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,622
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Frankie I'd recommend fitting / using a...

Hi Frankie

I'd recommend fitting / using a CTEK charger / conditioner with comfort charger, you can leave it connected as much as you wish and it automatically shuts off any functions if the...
Forum: Daily banter 25th October 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Recorded for Posterity - this is what Mike did to...

Recorded for Posterity - this is what Mike did to the Traders 8 . . . :eek:
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd October 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,911
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) ...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch
2. TC4332 Ray 1 for Lunch
3. Roberto 1 for Lunch
4. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch
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Forum: Owners Meets 11th October 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I should be there for some if not all of it as an...

I should be there for some if not all of it as an AOC Admin -
You can get your discounted tickets using code CC2415
You'll find us in hall 8 this year ! +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th September 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
There's a self study program document in the tech...

There's a self study program document in the tech dump under common faults in the D3 section which should answer that -
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=9945&d=1420368237
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,203
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Ooh yes wasnt there mikes and that purple one at...

Ooh yes wasnt there mikes and that purple one at the same ADI meet one year - we got a picture off both together! *see attached pics*

Also wasnt there the Ex Rowan Atkinson owned one with the...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 27th September 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,074
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Either side of the tunnel up nearly as high as...

Either side of the tunnel up nearly as high as the top as the footrest but back towards the driver by about 9 inches as per pictures for drivers footwell. The other side is reflected on the other...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 27th September 2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,397
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd love to see an A8 LWB D2 at one of our meets...

I'd love to see an A8 LWB D2 at one of our meets - I nearly bought one many moons ago but it had very high mileage, but they are becoming super rare now - that one looks particularly clean so...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 26th September 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Congrats on the sale - but come back soon! +++

Congrats on the sale - but come back soon! +++
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th September 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,074
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Mine was the aircon drains!! :ROFL:

Mine was the aircon drains!! :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th September 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,074
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
In that case could either be blocked sunroof...

In that case could either be blocked sunroof drain, blocked scuttle drain or windscreen leak :(
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th September 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,074
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd agree with that - take the side trim off to...

I'd agree with that - take the side trim off to the drivers side transmission tunnel / footwell area and you'll see it there.

Sod's law these things always come along together - hope the missus...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 26th September 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
are they oyster grey?

are they oyster grey?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th September 2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,203
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
It's a disease, once you get it, its very hard to...

It's a disease, once you get it, its very hard to stop!! :o
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Because of Cylinder shutdown technology when...

Because of Cylinder shutdown technology when cruising I am getting 30-36 on longer journeys and an average of about 25 around town, and to be fair I'm not trying to save fuel, so I'm sure it can be...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
My 2014 D4 A8L (FL Car) certainly seems to have...

My 2014 D4 A8L (FL Car) certainly seems to have some integration with Android Auto, not that I use it because the interface is horribly clunky and it annoys the hell out of me! **EDIT** No Scrub...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th September 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,662
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
it almost sounds more like an earthing or...

it almost sounds more like an earthing or connector problem of some kind Manny. I had an issue with the Electronic Handbrake switch on a D4 and it turned out to be the handbroake module having loose...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th September 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Ive got the gateway 500 in my D3 A8L and its...

Ive got the gateway 500 in my D3 A8L and its pretty seamless once you get used to going to the CD player and selecting a non-existant CD drive to tell it to connect! Plays music well and the phone...
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Was it an email or a private pm message? if its...

Was it an email or a private pm message? if its a pm message we should be able to ban the sender +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th September 2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I think he might have meant the 4.2 Tdi that...

I think he might have meant the 4.2 Tdi that Oli18 was selling a while back +++
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