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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th May 2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By Audidothat
I bought a new daily drive so.......

....... I have a Ď59 D3 S8 sat on my driveway and I donít know what to do!

I picked up a BMW M6 Gran Coupe with comp pack.

In terms of performance the D3 S8 is in its shadow. It is so so so...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 18th March 2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
An update So I had the regulator changed in...

An update

So I had the regulator changed in the alternator, I was prepared to replace the entire thing but on the advice of the Indie I just changed the regulator.
Anyway I am a week in and all...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By Audidothat
Which one is which?????? LOL Seriously, is the...

Which one is which?????? LOL
Seriously, is the top car the 8?

I HATE this trend of fake exhaust ends embedded in the rear valance.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 23rd February 2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By Audidothat
Yes! I didnít do it though but can give you...

Yes!

I didnít do it though but can give you the contact details of the garage that did it, so you can give them a call if you need......
Forum: Other marques 20th February 2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,850
Posted By Audidothat
Passat W8 Estate

Spotted this afternoon on the M4 eastbound. Quite a sleeper.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th February 2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,195
Posted By Audidothat
After reading your post I checked my car against...

After reading your post I checked my car against the ULEZ on the TFL site as I am in Putney all week and apparently iím Ok, so get an S8!!
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th February 2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
Just had a quote of £880 from Audi to change the...

Just had a quote of £880 from Audi to change the alternator regulator. Damn it.
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,818
Posted By Audidothat
I like them, I think if they had Audi centre caps...

I like them, I think if they had Audi centre caps only the initiated would ever know!
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
I just googled the symptoms of a poor alternator...

I just googled the symptoms of a poor alternator regulator and I think that's me! Dimming flickering internal lights, inoperative dash gauges/readings, etc etc

I bet the front of the car has to...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
Sorry MJ we were typing at the same time! I canít...

Sorry MJ we were typing at the same time! I canít check the voltage so wouldnít know. I imagine that would be resolved via a new alternator?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
Yes to the hole and the black pipe was connected....

Yes to the hole and the black pipe was connected. It doesnít looked like it has split or cracked anywhere so perhaps as you say, it boiled up!

What I canít figure out is whether a crazy battery...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
Leaking battery - I took the battery out and...

Leaking battery - I took the battery out and everything underneath is covered in a light film of battery juice, lots of yellowing and corrosion. The corner of the boot closest to the battery was...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th February 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
Actually I think you might be on to something. I...

Actually I think you might be on to something. I wonder if there is a test for that?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th February 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
So my gremlins have returned with a vengeance,...

So my gremlins have returned with a vengeance, the entire car cut out for a micro second, lost all power whilst on the M40! I properly sh1t myself!

That is bloody dangerous and not sure really...
Forum: Daily banter 1st February 2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Audidothat
Not too far from you Ray, i'm currently in...

Not too far from you Ray, i'm currently in Marlborough and the snow is about 10-15 cm deep and doesn't look like stopping.

I think the A346 north out of Marlborough toward M4/Swindon has been...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 29th January 2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
Yes I think that is what my issue is. There...

Yes I think that is what my issue is.

There is a fix but it requires a competent person opening the headlight unit up.
I think there is a write up somewhere, I believe the wires are either too...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 28th January 2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
I mentioned to the garage that the media/hard...

I mentioned to the garage that the media/hard drives etc in the glove-box are really noisy, like a PC hard drive writing data .
They had a look and realised the noises were coming from elsewhere,...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th January 2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
A further update. The previous owner had a...

A further update.

The previous owner had a Cobra Tracker installed way up into the dash behind the glovebox. Apparently it was still Ďoní and drawing down heavily on the battery and having an...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th January 2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
No I haven't! Good point, every little helps.

No I haven't! Good point, every little helps.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th January 2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
Hi all Thanks for the feedback. The...

Hi all

Thanks for the feedback.

The garage dont think it is belt related but more aligned to a CPU/software/power issue and want 2 days to investigate.

I will keep you all in the loop.
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th January 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,834
Posted By Audidothat
Gremlins

Hi all

My car has developed a number of gremlins.
I believe it may be something to do with the oil leak I have had resolved recently. The oil must have been leaking down the front and back of...
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,562
Posted By Audidothat
I missed this! Is it a regular event?

I missed this! Is it a regular event?
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 15th December 2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,431
Posted By Audidothat
Windscreen wipers

Hi all

The computer at Halfords does not list wipers for the D3 S8 or any D3 for that matter. Anywho, anyone know the fitment/code for D3 S8 wipers? The Bosch aero twin blade style.
Forum: Daily banter 11th December 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By Audidothat
Look how high the rear is! He is hard on the...

Look how high the rear is!
He is hard on the brakes, scrubbing speed having just realised there is a camera, I am assuming that photo is event 1.
Forum: Daily banter 9th December 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Audidothat
Caught a Train! GWR Hitachi

As the car is in the garage having an oil leak fixed I took a new Hitachi train to the west country this weekend from Paddington.

Anyone else been on one? They are dreadful.

The ride is...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th December 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,689
Posted By Audidothat
So I have just had the garage call me. It...

So I have just had the garage call me.

It sounds very similar your description.
The oil is leaking 'from somewhere' at the top of the engine under the intake manifold, in the V, and running...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th November 2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By Audidothat
Hi Dave Have you cleaned the sensor at the...

Hi Dave

Have you cleaned the sensor at the front?
Is your system showing three dots ēēē and saying ACC unavailable or other wording or just not displaying anything?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 26th November 2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,689
Posted By Audidothat
Drinking oil

I reset the mileage counter when I last put a litre of oil in and she has drunk it in 390 miles!!!! Warning came on again during this mornings commute.

Power delivery is down and she has been very...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd October 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By Audidothat
I think my fantasy presenting team could consist...

I think my fantasy presenting team could consist of a combination of....

I'd keep Chris and Rory
Jenson Button
Jay Leno
Ginny Buckley (Carbuyer on Youtube)
Jay Kay (Jamiroqui)
Ben Collins...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd October 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By Audidothat
Top Gear presenters

So I am sure you will have all seen the news today, Top Gear has announced its refreshed presenting lineup.

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/top-gear-tv/welcome-your-new-top-gear-presenters

I...
Forum: Daily banter 28th September 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,645
Posted By Audidothat
Thanks for sharing. The red really stands...

Thanks for sharing.

The red really stands out in the photo of all 5 marques together, I was trying to imagine another colour in there, would have made the photo look quite drab.
Forum: Daily banter 18th September 2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,727
Posted By Audidothat
One step closer.......? ...

One step closer.......?

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-audi-electric/audi-launches-electric-suv-in-teslas-backyard-with-assist-from-amazon-idUKKCN1LY0CX
Forum: Daily banter 29th August 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By Audidothat
Mick Jagger...Ö.Ö.?

Mick Jagger...Ö.Ö.?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th August 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,519
Posted By Audidothat
Well you wanted an interesting daily drive so you...

Well you wanted an interesting daily drive so you ticked that box!
Forum: Daily banter 19th August 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,081
Posted By Audidothat
A friend of mine has a A5 3.2 on a 09 plate, itís...

A friend of mine has a A5 3.2 on a 09 plate, itís lovely, sounds great and has never given him any problems.
Forum: Daily banter 8th August 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,611
Posted By Audidothat
Great link, thanks.

Great link, thanks.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th August 2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,800
Posted By Audidothat
I agree, this forum is a godsend, although my...

I agree, this forum is a godsend, although my relationship with it still quite 1 dimensional, I am not quite competent enough to post fixes myself yet!

Glad your issue is sorted.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th July 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,519
Posted By Audidothat
I am not the worlds best fan of ACC, it works on...

I am not the worlds best fan of ACC, it works on a deserted motorway and that is about it. Or Richmond Park trying to keep at 20mph!

You are correct, overtaking starts much further down the road...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th July 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,519
Posted By Audidothat
I would. Lots of great cars are often overlooked...

I would. Lots of great cars are often overlooked because of higher mileage, despite solid, evidence history.

Have you thought of a Golf R estate? Too small?
Forum: Other marques 19th July 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,920
Posted By Audidothat
Unknown supercars!

I spotted this pair in central LDN yesterday.

Any takers on having seen or heard of this brand before?? The engineering, especially on the active aero looked amazing.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th July 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,259
Posted By Audidothat
Hi I believe £5,700, despite the mileage,...

Hi

I believe £5,700, despite the mileage, is quite a price for a repaired, non standard looking D3.

Can I suggest that your chances of a sale may be improved if you tried to return the car to...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 16th July 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,259
Posted By Audidothat
I have just arrived at Sainsbury in the outskirts...

I have just arrived at Sainsbury in the outskirts of Plymouth having travelled from Putney (LDN). 200 Miles, no stop and she covered the miles with ease. Great cruiser!

I have to admit she has...
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Audidothat
Forgot to say, this lovely R8 parked behind me...

Forgot to say, this lovely R8 parked behind me and the driver was a young chap who does loads of car reviews / vlogging on YouTube, will search later for his name.

Just checked, SOL - Supercars of...
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Audidothat
More photos....

More photos....
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Audidothat
LOL, actually I sat in the model X! Really liked...

LOL, actually I sat in the model X! Really liked it and makes my D3 seem very dated. The queue for the model 3 was huge so looks like it is going to be popular!

Very odd watching electric cars...
Forum: Daily banter 12th July 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By Audidothat
Goodwood FoS photos from today

No Audi stand, very bizarre.

Anyway hope you enjoy the random photos.
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 10th July 2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,978
Posted By Audidothat
Looking forward to hearing the results!!!

Looking forward to hearing the results!!!
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 26th June 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,361
Posted By Audidothat
V10 Engine out

So after much deliberation and searching for a dreadful, intermittent rattle from the rear of my engine it has been narrowed down to either something to do with the oil pressure or a chain tensioner,...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,855
Posted By Audidothat
Ray Very very sad to read your news. My...

Ray

Very very sad to read your news. My family and I are thinking of you.
Forum: Daily banter 4th June 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Audidothat
Yep but not for the S8. I used to get oil...

Yep but not for the S8.

I used to get oil analysis conducted for the M6 (itís been off the road for 2 years so havenít bothered in that time).

The tolerances are so fine in the BMW V10 engine...
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