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Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 10:16 PM
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Posted By MikkiJayne
I meant a long term test of the plastic one. I...

I meant a long term test of the plastic one. I don't want to wait for that either ;)

The bulkhead can be moved by hand so I don't think that would help tbh, but I will investigate. Its actually...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,520
Posted By MikkiJayne
With the HP2 brakes I would say its the prime...

With the HP2 brakes I would say its the prime reason yes. It has made much more difference to Big Red than it did to my S8 with Brembos.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By MikkiJayne
A couple of before and after vids with a plastic...

A couple of before and after vids with a plastic part. In the after vid you can see it actually flexes the strut brace slightly :rolleyes:

I can definitely feel a difference with this in place on...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 99
Posted By MikkiJayne
Only V8s have the laminated / twin pane side &...

Only V8s have the laminated / twin pane side & rear glass (4KV) as standard, whereas it was an option on the V6 (none of my V6s have it). The UV insulating coating was definitely an extra option as...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By MikkiJayne
Assuming they are the same brake fittings as the...

Assuming they are the same brake fittings as the D2 with the C-shaped spring holding the flexi in to the bracket:


Press the brake pedal and hold it down with a broom. This stops fluid draining...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,520
Posted By MikkiJayne
ASA is a fairly malleable plastic. It's...

ASA is a fairly malleable plastic. It's compressive strength is only 50MPa, compared to PLA's 100MPa, or Aluminium's >500MPa. If printed in the right orientation PLA will theoretically make a...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,520
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's definitely an 'I don't want to do it'...

That's definitely an 'I don't want to do it' price :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th October 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 98
Posted By MikkiJayne
Some of us do 1000 miles in a long weekend to the...

Some of us do 1000 miles in a long weekend to the German A8 Treffen and the D2 is the perfect car for the trip. Heading home on the Sunday we visit 5 countries in one day :D Last year we went for a...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th October 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,520
Posted By MikkiJayne
1, I'm also interested in that, but one of our...

1, I'm also interested in that, but one of our members here has one of the originals and so I presume it works ok. I am fairly sure the relationship of master cylinder and bulkheads is the same...
Forum: Daily banter 25th October 2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
Mostly just reassembling today. The air filter...

Mostly just reassembling today. The air filter box was toast - all four screws snapped off leaving rusty stumps. Its recoverable but I didn't feel like it today so just fitted a good spare.
...
Forum: Daily banter 24th October 2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
Power steering pipes back on. After removing the...

Power steering pipes back on. After removing the rust I painted the fittings with Rustoleum and then wrapped the pressure hose union with self-amalgamating tape.
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 23rd October 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Notes on fitting in lieu of proper instructions: ...

Notes on fitting in lieu of proper instructions:

1, most of the fitting is done by touch with the glovebox in the car, since once you put a hand or two in there you can't see anything! Push the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd October 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,520
Posted By MikkiJayne
Basically this: ...

Basically this:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24266&stc=1&d=1603463516

It just wedges between the FL upper strut brace and the back of the master cylinder and stops the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 23rd October 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,846
Posted By MikkiJayne
Not enough! :ROFL:

Not enough! :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 22nd October 2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thursday evening was consumed by the wiper...

Thursday evening was consumed by the wiper mechanism which turned out to be utterly seized when I went to re-fit it. I dismantled it completely, cleaned everything up, re-greased it all and...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd October 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yup. I should have one of those +++

Yup. I should have one of those +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 22nd October 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Paid for units have been posted today +++ ...

Paid for units have been posted today +++

I'll write some fitting notes later this evening.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd October 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By MikkiJayne
Well, the TCU is easier to get to than the...

Well, the TCU is easier to get to than the shifter so that's what I'd do first.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd October 2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah thats it as far as I can tell from comparing...

Yeah thats it as far as I can tell from comparing them. The AQH has Bosch ME7.1 and the AVP has ME 7.1.1. Based on observation, that 0.0.1 difference will cause the EML to come on for faults with...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd October 2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By MikkiJayne
V8 alternators are all the same +++

V8 alternators are all the same +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 22nd October 2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes +++

Yes +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st October 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
All ready to go +++ ...

All ready to go +++

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24253&stc=1&d=1603316204

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24254&stc=1&d=1603316204

I need to...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st October 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes I believe so based on the wiring diagram. I...

Yes I believe so based on the wiring diagram. I have one on the bench as I was investigating earlier so I can have a closer look tomorrow. The 10-pin connector T10g is at the front of #26.

I...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st October 2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By MikkiJayne
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Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st October 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,520
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'll be doing this swap on my Murple S8 as soon...

I'll be doing this swap on my Murple S8 as soon as it needs brakes or upper suspension arms. Its mechanically easy, but sourcing the parts is very difficult as the spindles / uprights are extremely...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st October 2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By MikkiJayne
Tip buttons in D are a TCU coding thing and...

Tip buttons in D are a TCU coding thing and definitely should work on an 02 S8. Assuming the stick is in D (red-circled switch) then the TCU will still respond to the tip signals which it knows are...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st October 2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By MikkiJayne
You may have killed the fuel pump running it low...

You may have killed the fuel pump running it low on volts. I've seen that before when the alternator has died and the car was driven until the battery went flat.

The alternator does need to come...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st October 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By MikkiJayne
Interesting fault. This one will require some...

Interesting fault. This one will require some pondering...

In the meantime, this is the F189 wiring to the TCU:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24251&stc=1&d=1603302633
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st October 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm setting up my own online store for these and...

I'm setting up my own online store for these and other stuff. Ebay commission is way too high with the volume of boot grommets I've sold - I'm not getting burned again with these!

Once this first...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 20th October 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
No rush. I'm hoping to post them at the end of...

No rush. I'm hoping to post them at the end of the week :)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th October 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,520
Posted By MikkiJayne
Have you noticed an improvement? What is it...

Have you noticed an improvement? What is it printed from?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 20th October 2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Spot on thanks +++

Spot on thanks +++
Forum: Daily banter 20th October 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
The problem with this one is that it is so thin...

The problem with this one is that it is so thin there is nowhere for the material to key in to itself like the boot grommet does. It may have to simply be a straight cut at the bottom so it can slip...
Forum: Daily banter 19th October 2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
Something like this would seem to be in order,...

Something like this would seem to be in order, but it is considerably easier to render than it is to print, or indeed assemble...
...
Forum: Daily banter 19th October 2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
It joins the vac system here, but this the 40V....

It joins the vac system here, but this the 40V. The 32V vac system is different though.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24224&stc=1&d=1603137317

Cobwebs everywhere under...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 19th October 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Ok thanks. That's the first batch then sold out...

Ok thanks. That's the first batch then sold out then +++

Spannerrash - warm
HPSauce - cool
Moltuae - cool
The Laird - warm
Audifan - cool white
vagdream- warm white +repair wire please...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 19th October 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
I ordered a couple of spares of each, just in...

I ordered a couple of spares of each, just in case ;)

Spannerrash - warm
HPSauce - cool
Moltuae - cool
The Laird - warm
Audifan - cool white
vagdream- warm white +repair wire please
Tintin...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 19th October 2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Ok guys thank you. I'm ordering the requisite...

Ok guys thank you. I'm ordering the requisite LEDs today and will start printing the housings +++

Could you send payment (25) to mj@d2doctor.co.uk please, and make sure you include your address...
Forum: Daily banter 18th October 2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
A day of mending and cleaning today. The...

A day of mending and cleaning today.

The power steering pipes are in pretty good condition (city car) so I'll soak them in evaporust for a couple of days to clean them up, and then paint them with...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 18th October 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Spannerrash - warm HPSauce - cool Moltuae -...

Spannerrash - warm
HPSauce - cool
Moltuae - cool
The Laird - warm
Audifan - cool white
Forum: Daily banter 17th October 2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
Did the other upright yesterday. The tie rod bolt...

Did the other upright yesterday. The tie rod bolt came out with the nut method, as did the pinch bolt, so only two hours for this one.
...
Forum: Daily banter 17th October 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
Some edge-case where the original design...

Some edge-case where the original design calculations showed the alloy upright and / or 82mm bearing wasn't strong enough with the extra rotating mass / inertia of the 20" wheel I think, so they went...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th October 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Cool white installed in Big Red: ...

Cool white installed in Big Red:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24186&stc=1&d=1602938539

For clarity, this is "Yes I will definitely take one of the first batch please",...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th October 2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Please stick your name below, which colour you...

Please stick your name below, which colour you would like, and whether you need repair wires:

Spannerrash - warm
HPSauce - cool
Ronin - ?
Forum: Daily banter 17th October 2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, facelift with 17 or 18" wheels had aluminium...

Yes, facelift with 17 or 18" wheels had aluminium uprights / knuckles / achsschenkel with bolt-in wheel bearings for either Brembo or HP2 brakes, save for the first 500 cars which had a unique steel...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th October 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By MikkiJayne
Beta testing done +++ It is fiddly but possible...

Beta testing done +++ It is fiddly but possible to fit the light without removing the glovebox **as long as the original terminals are intact**. If the glovebox wires or terminals are broken the...
Forum: Daily banter 16th October 2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm more of the monster's mother, but I'm not one...

I'm more of the monster's mother, but I'm not one to waste a good analogy :D

24185
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th October 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By MikkiJayne
Prestige have the lower rad hose:...

Prestige have the lower rad hose: https://www.prestigemotorservices.co.uk/audi-a8-d2-v6-bottom-coolant-hose-item-216351.html

I couldn't find the oil cooler hose anywhere when I did Big Red. No new...
Forum: Daily banter 15th October 2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,881
Posted By MikkiJayne
It is slowly being assimilated ;) This is...

It is slowly being assimilated ;)

This is all that's left of the tie rod bolt

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24174&stc=1&d=1602788644

Obviously the pinch bolt...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 15th October 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,136
Posted By MikkiJayne
The hose for the return line needs to be tucked...

The hose for the return line needs to be tucked in to the pump bowl. I've seen the same problem when its been reassembled with that line loose outside the bowl.

Its not unheard of for the pump to...
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