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Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 162
Posted By notorious
Pictures will be great, thanks. Just to...

Pictures will be great, thanks.

Just to confirm: Corrosion area wasn't repaired in a bodyshop before. Corrosion has developed on untouched area as it came from factory. Correct?
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 162
Posted By notorious
I've had no experience with corrosion and I'm...

I've had no experience with corrosion and I'm very interested to know where the corrosion areas are on D4. The areas were not repaired, right?

Can you load some pictures for the benefit of this...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 8th December 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By notorious
Your speed will match GPS speed exactly. On...

Your speed will match GPS speed exactly.
On standard tyres speed shown is about 3% higher than actual GPS speed.
Gearbox is not affected
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 8th December 2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By notorious
Buy 245/50 R18 tyres. They are more comfy than...

Buy 245/50 R18 tyres.
They are more comfy than 245/45 R18.
I had used them on D2 for many years.
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By notorious
How D2 can be in the same league with those ugly...

How D2 can be in the same league with those ugly monsters?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th November 2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By notorious
Who replaced silencers with straight pipes? Who? ...

Who replaced silencers with straight pipes? Who?

Good luck with sale! +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th November 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,314
Posted By notorious
We have wife’s 2017 A3 with ACC. Very fine car,...

We have wife’s 2017 A3 with ACC.
Very fine car, but not something to love and cherish.
Also have Fiat Grande Punto 2007 beater car that receives minimum maintenance.
These two cover transportation...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th November 2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,314
Posted By notorious
Welcome to 8less club. I'm still undecided...

Welcome to 8less club.
I'm still undecided where I want to go.
After D2 I hate everything.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th November 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By notorious
Just a thought: After upgrading from RNS-D...

Just a thought:

After upgrading from RNS-D to RNS-E I immediately noticed significant uplift in sound quality. Perhaps due to better pre-amplifier in RNS-E (the car has had Bose option with an...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 3rd November 2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By notorious
With single frame grille and ACC :-Q Crazy

With single frame grille and ACC :-Q
Crazy
Forum: Daily banter 31st October 2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By notorious
I'd start with aviation industry +++ Create a...

I'd start with aviation industry +++
Create a plane that will fly between the Europe and the US on a single battery charge.
After that all other problems will be solved automatically.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th October 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By notorious
This extended leather door cards problem is...

This extended leather door cards problem is documented in ELSA.
Audi released an updated version of extended leather door cards with full plastic perimeter, so that leather actually starts only...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 5th October 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,542
Posted By notorious
The character of D2 Iíll miss forever +++

The character of D2 Iíll miss forever +++
Forum: Alternative Fuels 2nd October 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,542
Posted By notorious
Subscribed! +++ Haven't yet found decent...

Subscribed! +++

Haven't yet found decent replacement for FL D2.

Hope Tesla will hold it's value. Well, until VAG catch up with competing alternatives.

Already upgrading my consumer unit to...
Forum: Daily banter 30th September 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By notorious
Received this today from user dedikGauts ...

Received this today from user dedikGauts

Dear notorious,

You have received a new private message at A8 Parts Forum from dedikGauts, entitled "Лучший Хакерский Форум "Творческая Лаборатория...
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By notorious
Diesels are more complicated than petrol and I’m...

Diesels are more complicated than petrol and I’m all about long term reliability. Lots of things that can break. Most ULEZ compliant diesel cars will have AdBlue, which is just another system with...
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By notorious
"I wish you could smell what I smell"...

"I wish you could smell what I smell" +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th September 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,314
Posted By notorious
Oh no... sorry to read about this :-( If you...

Oh no... sorry to read about this :-(

If you have space and love the car maybe to buy a second used gearbox and swap? Can be cheaper than fixing existing one, leaving it for some time in the...
Forum: Daily banter 12th September 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By notorious
I’ll subscribe to this thread. After losing...

I’ll subscribe to this thread.

After losing very nice D2 in an accident it looks like D4s and D5s are almost all diesel which is a big no no for me. No high spec examples too (even adaptive cruise...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th July 2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Agree about Q8. Looks nice too. But haven't seen...

Agree about Q8. Looks nice too. But haven't seen anything below £50k.
Depreciation will quickly fix this though. Only need to wait 2-3years.

Same applies to A8 D5 :p


"All good things come to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th July 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Iím now slowly getting into the car market after...

Iím now slowly getting into the car market after 9 years of ignoring it and learn quite a lot of interesting things.

Q7s are fantastic in latest design. They are not available with Petrol engines...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th July 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,841
Posted By notorious
how about this example? ...

how about this example?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-S8-V10-5-2-naturally-aspirated-AUDI-WARRANTY-AVAILABLE/273914770873

Yorkshire man's car!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th June 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Thanks Sarg and TC. Love how Volvoís look from...

Thanks Sarg and TC.
Love how Volvoís look from outside. That lovely subtle elegance.
Inside and mechanically I looks like they are not quite yet stack up with zee Germans.
But it may be a good...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th June 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Thanks Ainars, Will look at all family...

Thanks Ainars,

Will look at all family cruisers with ACC on Petrol.
Whatever you friends will suggest.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th June 2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
The car now belongs to Mike, the Librarian. Who...

The car now belongs to Mike, the Librarian.
Who has heroically collected it with all spare parts from me too.
Hopefully he’ll have enough nerve and tenacity to restore it.

I’ll be looking for...
Forum: Owners Meets 17th June 2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,464
Posted By notorious
lovely pictures +++

lovely pictures +++
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,682
Posted By notorious
I think they actually meant it'll cost £££, like...

I think they actually meant it'll cost £££, like £100k
For money they'll do anything I'm sure :)
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,682
Posted By notorious
fully electric D2 FL for me please

fully electric D2 FL for me please
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st May 2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Current negotiating position with 3rd party...

Current negotiating position with 3rd party insurer Covea remains.
£8k value, with a salvage amount of 31%, £2480.

I called my insurer Aviva and they confirmed that it's normal practice to split...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th May 2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Thank you friends! I've got no whiplash symptoms...

Thank you friends! I've got no whiplash symptoms so far, but I won't forget about it.
Cheers Adrian -- insightful!
Forum: Daily banter 19th May 2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By notorious
I'd never buy a diesel car

I'd never buy a diesel car
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
I already played this card to articulate to them...

I already played this card to articulate to them their cost avoidance benefit of not providing me bmw 7 series at £1к per week
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
That is in line with resprayed area that Mikki...

That is in line with resprayed area that Mikki has identified.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
I compared PR codes of that car and my and wing...

I compared PR codes of that car and my and wing mirrors are the same from factory.

At some point of time mirrors were replaced and I'm wondering why, why?

It's same engine and same gearbox too.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Yes, I could have instructed Aviva to deal with...

Yes, I could have instructed Aviva to deal with them, but for now I decided to go to 3rd party directly although Aviva advised that it'll be the 'same thing' if I go through them.

I'ts a good next...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Thanks steamship, I agree with you. Insurance...

Thanks steamship, I agree with you. Insurance industry here is dangerously near to bullsh*t.

Received this from them by email
"
I’ve had a chat with the engineers and reviewed all evidence...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Covea explained me that they have progressive...

Covea explained me that they have progressive scale for scrap value.

If I would accept their 1st £5k offer, then scrap value would be 25%
But £8k offer scrap value goes up to 31% -- next...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
2010+ RNS-E £500? Wheels in original paint and...

2010+ RNS-E £500?
Wheels in original paint and mint £1100?
New genuine front suspension with cast iron knuckles?
Audi Digital TV, Audi Bluetooth, AMI?
Gearbox with 3 oil changes?
Engine?
Self...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
First offer was £5175 I showed them ads ...

First offer was £5175
I showed them ads
Second offer was £7000
I showed them ads again
Third offer was £8000

But the 'scrap value'...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
OK, 3rd party insurance company called Covea has...

OK, 3rd party insurance company called Covea has returned to me today.

It's "Category S" write off whatever that means.

After some haggling they can pay £8k for car, BUT scrap value is 31%,...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
+++ +++ +++

+++ +++ +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
That will be too heartbreaking to drive it mate. ...

That will be too heartbreaking to drive it mate.
Look at pictures with all that damage.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Cheers Mikki, Great analysis! I can...

Cheers Mikki,

Great analysis!
I can clearly see it now.
And I fully agree with you.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Hi Adrian, -- thanks for this. Very interesting. ...

Hi Adrian, -- thanks for this. Very interesting.

Yes, bi-xenons survived.

Can I ask you if you ever plan returning to the world of D2 back again?
Or are you not 'looking back' any more...?...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Mikki, would please you take a look at eBay...

Mikki, would please you take a look at eBay advert one more time https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223514465998

In description section there's many outdoor pictures of the car.
I wonder if you can...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Cheers Spanker. That's great to know! +++ No...

Cheers Spanker. That's great to know! +++
No rush from my side until it's clear with insurance situation.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Idiots. Still lots on eBay.

Idiots. Still lots on eBay.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
>> Does it have S mirrors or are those chrome...

>> Does it have S mirrors or are those chrome caps?

He told me he instructed garage to change to those plastic ****ty cups and forgot to take the original ones with him

>> this has been painted...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Question to 'D2 gurus' This car has self...

Question to 'D2 gurus'

This car has self dimming internal rear new mirror:
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21626&stc=1&d=1558039754
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th May 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,058
Posted By notorious
Video how engine starts: ...

Video how engine starts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y8KUgfHpNI
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