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Forum: A4/S4 B6 9th February 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By paulrstaylor
One of these behind the dash will work just fine...

One of these behind the dash will work just fine +++

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magnetic-GPS-Blue-Fakra-Antenna-Ariel-Receiver-Audi-RNS-E-MMI-BNS-2G-3G-DVD-/322514148315
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,837
Posted By paulrstaylor
Maybe offer 27k now ;)

Maybe offer 27k now ;)
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th February 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,727
Posted By paulrstaylor
FWIW if start up time if your main concern, I got...

FWIW if start up time if your main concern, I got a Sony unit in my RS4, they don't have the custom/OEM look face plate, but they make noise in a couple of seconds and screen is responsive very...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th February 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By paulrstaylor
Have a read of this thread, it is possible...... ...

Have a read of this thread, it is possible......

http://www.ozaudi.com/forums/showthread.php/44844-Tethering-phone-data-for-Google-Maps?highlight=google

Led to products like this
...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 3rd February 2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By paulrstaylor
Polishing the headlight lenses will probably make...

Polishing the headlight lenses will probably make zero difference to light output I'm afraid, the xenon units have silver coloured plastic "reflectors", they will now be black and not reflecting...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 2nd February 2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By paulrstaylor
I had Autoglass do a couple of screens on my D4,...

I had Autoglass do a couple of screens on my D4, suspect a lot of it comes down to the fitter but no huge problems. From memory, at least one of them was OEN glass, but can't remember if there was a...
Forum: Daily banter 26th January 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,837
Posted By paulrstaylor
Check out the exclusions in the cover booklet,...

Check out the exclusions in the cover booklet, pages 10-11. https://www.audi.co.uk/content/dam/audi/production/PDF/UsedCars/Audi%20Approved%20Warranty.pdf

It looks like you have personally...
Forum: Daily banter 25th January 2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,837
Posted By paulrstaylor
If you but a car that is 27 months old, it comes...

If you but a car that is 27 months old, it comes with the balance of the factory warranty which it's "topped up" to a minimum if 12 months, so effectively 9 months if factory followed by 3 months...
Forum: Daily banter 24th January 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,837
Posted By paulrstaylor
Like most things, I think you could get a set of...

Like most things, I think you could get a set of brakes for much less outside of the dealer network +++
Forum: Daily banter 24th January 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,837
Posted By paulrstaylor
Warranty is from date of purchase..... I got 2...

Warranty is from date of purchase..... I got 2 years (took PCP, which lasted ~14 hours), but it was from date of purchase, not balance of factory plus 2 years.

The "Approved Used" warranty isn't...
Forum: Daily banter 24th January 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,837
Posted By paulrstaylor
Audi Approved is a joke at best, I think the term...

Audi Approved is a joke at best, I think the term "Approved" applies to the ridiculous PCP deals they try and flog :ROFL:

They were not happy that I brought a set of vernier calipers to collect my...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th January 2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By paulrstaylor
have you got any AA/RAC/breakdown cover - if so...

have you got any AA/RAC/breakdown cover - if so use that, as they will tow you to a garage for repair+++

If not, maybe now is the time to take some cover out ;)
Forum: Other marques 23rd January 2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 68,004
Posted By paulrstaylor
Yes seriously. Clearly the gtr was being driven...

Yes seriously. Clearly the gtr was being driven by a loon, was smashed up, front end destroyed and injuries sustained. Pretty much what you'd expect.

But I think the fact that the driver of the...
Forum: Other marques 23rd January 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 68,004
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'm not convinced their crash structures are...

I'm not convinced their crash structures are quite there yet, if a datsun can do this.....

https://www.grandtournation.com/cars/tesla-model-x-ripped-apart-by-red-light-running-nissan-gt-r/amp/
...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th January 2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By paulrstaylor
I had it on a 2005 55 plate from the factory, was...

I had it on a 2005 55 plate from the factory, was an option for sure +++
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th January 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By paulrstaylor
There has, to be honest the D3 DAB was hit and...

There has, to be honest the D3 DAB was hit and miss. The D4 reception was better, places that the D3 would cut out or switch to FM the D4 worked.

My Q7 is better again, and supports DAB+, which...
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By paulrstaylor
Or the front page of the service book....

Or the front page of the service book....
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th January 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By paulrstaylor
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th January 2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By paulrstaylor
I expect given the location they will put it down...

I expect given the location they will put it down to stone chips. Would be interesting to understand the cost of an independent view?
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 9th January 2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By paulrstaylor
I suspect the early LEDs were made of cheese, as...

I suspect the early LEDs were made of cheese, as they obviously failed fast. Two fell apart in my hand when removed!!!!
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 8th January 2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'm not sure to be honest, my car (launch spec...

I'm not sure to be honest, my car (launch spec SE) didn't light any handles when I bought it at 2.5 years old, was told it didn't have them......

A while later a keyless sensor died, when I...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 4th January 2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sorry, I looked but can't find the original...

Sorry, I looked but can't find the original order, was a few years back. A quick search throws up retrofit kits, but not the individual components.
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 3rd January 2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By paulrstaylor
I got mine from China in Aliexpress, but there...

I got mine from China in Aliexpress, but there was a recent thread on here that suggested a reasonable cost from a dealer...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15368
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 31st December 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By paulrstaylor
Really unlikely to be a physical issue with the...

Really unlikely to be a physical issue with the SIM card slot. If you have an android handset that supports rSAP you can test the theory by accessing the SIM via bluetooth and see if the connection...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th December 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By paulrstaylor
On a 2014 it should work out of the box...

On a 2014 it should work out of the box :Confused:

Out of interest, what network was his SIM on?
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th December 2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By paulrstaylor
Possibly. It's been a few years since I looked at...

Possibly. It's been a few years since I looked at it in detail, but it likely rules out a hardware upgrade for the car as you will already have the later modem.

The fundamental issue is that...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th December 2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By paulrstaylor
3 don't have thre correct spectrum for the 3g...

3 don't have thre correct spectrum for the 3g modem in thre early D4 cars, they also don't have a 2g network to fall back on.

Choices are a hardware change on the 5f unit on thre car, or a...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sign on the times and their resource levels I...

Sign on the times and their resource levels I guess.

Three days after I bought my current Q7 my youngest (6 weeks old at the time) was taken into Wigan hospital in a bad way.

A few days later...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By paulrstaylor
PS I hope you have shared the picture of said...

PS I hope you have shared the picture of said cyclist somewhere..... doesn't sound like a nice person! :Confused:
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By paulrstaylor
No sensors for the lane assist or side assist in...

No sensors for the lane assist or side assist in the mirror, lane assist is a camera in the windscreen and side assist sensors are in the rear bumper (but there are LED's in the mirror housing for...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By paulrstaylor
A camera I'd guess? Good service in the end...

A camera I'd guess?

Good service in the end +++
Forum: D4 - Lights 14th December 2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By paulrstaylor
This thread should help +++ I posted on page...

This thread should help +++

I posted on page 2 with my experiences and the repair manual instructions.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12185
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th December 2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By paulrstaylor
Resistance to corrosion, yes. Corrosion proof -...

Resistance to corrosion, yes. Corrosion proof - 100% no.

Iron oxide - rust, brown and flaky.

Aluminium oxide - hard and white bubbles.

Bear in mind, it isn't pure aluminium, it is an alloy,...
Forum: D4 - Lights 13th December 2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By paulrstaylor
The handle comes off by loosing a torx screw...

The handle comes off by loosing a torx screw which is under a rubber plug, you should then pull the handle and it locks "open" and the entire thing comes away. Couple of connectors to unplug at the...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By paulrstaylor
I bought a 2010 car at just under three years...

I bought a 2010 car at just under three years old, on collection I found corrosion on the tailgate lid. Was an approved used car so there was no question they would need to rectify, but it was done...
Forum: Daily banter 7th December 2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By paulrstaylor
Recent D3 S8 review.....

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/general/audi-s8-d3--the-brave-pill/41432
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th December 2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By paulrstaylor
I bought a new armrest for my D3 as it was broken...

I bought a new armrest for my D3 as it was broken when I bought it. Then I realised that the "broken" piece would just clip back on when oriented correctly :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th December 2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By paulrstaylor
Rear armrest latch?

Rear armrest latch?
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st December 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By paulrstaylor
Bear in mind, 10 mins before the brake test they...

Bear in mind, 10 mins before the brake test they lift each axle and turn each of the wheels by hand, if the car has a "proper" diff you see one wheel turning backward as the other turns forward. ...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st December 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By paulrstaylor
I've had samsung phones for years, currently got...

I've had samsung phones for years, currently got a Note9 +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th November 2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sadly, Apple phones don't support rSAP, so...

Sadly, Apple phones don't support rSAP, so suggest a cheap PAYG SIM card +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th November 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By paulrstaylor
If you have an phone that supports rSAP, you can...

If you have an phone that supports rSAP, you can achieve the same via bluetooth if you select "car" in the bluetooth profile +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th November 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By paulrstaylor
The D3 and D4 should function exactly three same,...

The D3 and D4 should function exactly three same, but three D4 improved the handle design as the "sensor" is a separate part, meaning when it goes faulty it can be fixed for about a tenner and boot...
Forum: Daily banter 14th November 2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By paulrstaylor
Erm, is that where he went? What was with the...

Erm, is that where he went? What was with the soaking the dash with water :Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 14th November 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By paulrstaylor
D5 s8

Will it isn't a diesel as the rest of the S cars seem to be these days, sounds like a nice car, but is it really relevant anymore?
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th November 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,938
Posted By paulrstaylor
Glad to hear the S4 is still going strong +++

Glad to hear the S4 is still going strong +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th November 2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By paulrstaylor
Maybe worth paying a fitter, a doubt they would...

Maybe worth paying a fitter, a doubt they would need to remove the shelf, probably use a cheese wire cutting tool in with it in situ?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th November 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By paulrstaylor
Agreed - if the car was sound and priced well...

Agreed - if the car was sound and priced well then I guess taking the kit off would be an option.

Someone would buy the kit I have no doubt +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th November 2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By paulrstaylor
Hofele I think? ...

Hofele I think?

https://www.hofele-direkt.com/en/Audi/Audi-A8/Audi-A8-D2-4D/car-body-design/
Forum: Daily banter 31st October 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By paulrstaylor
What we need is one of these..... ...

What we need is one of these.....

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22296&stc=1&d=1572519936

Not too far from the truth maybe......
...
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