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Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, and no there is no service interval for...

Yes, and no there is no service interval for them. Typically the nylon pads last around 100K, and they're the primary cause of catastrophic engine failure in the D2. I've seen failures from as little...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 162
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've not seen any others than the areas I...

I've not seen any others than the areas I mentioned before.

Filler flap (by far the most common)
Upper leading corner of the rear doors just below the brightwork
Sunroof panel

I'll get some...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By MikkiJayne
Odd as it may seem, I've never done just a timing...

Odd as it may seem, I've never done just a timing belt on a D2. Usually I take the engine & box out and do chain tensioners, oil leaks, and the plastic oil cooler pipe all together.

That said, if...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 162
Posted By MikkiJayne
Look at fuel filler caps on D2s - the paint wears...

Look at fuel filler caps on D2s - the paint wears through on the lower left corner and then they just rot away. The cap may be a different alloy to the rest of the body since it corrodes...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 162
Posted By MikkiJayne
I had an issue with my first A6's roof corroding...

I had an issue with my first A6's roof corroding along the gutters - it was a known issue and there was an updated version of the gutter trim to deal with it. At 10 years old and 235K miles my local...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 12th December 2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 150
Posted By MikkiJayne
Bizarre isn't it? I have a mixture of both - my...

Bizarre isn't it? I have a mixture of both - my grey S8's original black ones are black all the way down, but my red FE parts are vavona underneath!

C4r - an 'FE' is a Final Edition. They were...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 12th December 2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 150
Posted By MikkiJayne
Nothing missing from the toolkit. The L-shaped...

Nothing missing from the toolkit. The L-shaped space at the front is for the factory tow hook.

You have a curious mix of wood trim there. I have those same ash-pretending-to-be-maple door inserts...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th December 2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By MikkiJayne
Prices and Sachs part numbers are plausible but I...

Prices and Sachs part numbers are plausible but I haven't bought any. Not cross referenced the OE numbers to see which ones are available either.

Edit - I'm getting deja vu now. I'm sure we've...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th December 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 754
Posted By MikkiJayne
J207, but not in a D2 ;)

J207, but not in a D2 ;)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th December 2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 754
Posted By MikkiJayne
This is the factory piece fitted to manual...

This is the factory piece fitted to manual versions

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22519&stc=1&d=1576065718

No idea what the part number is though, hence why I made one...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th December 2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'd be inclined to look at some Sachs OE...

I'd be inclined to look at some Sachs OE replacement springs in that case. Replacing the dampers will make no difference at all to ride height.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th December 2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By MikkiJayne
Bilstein are a weird combination of superb...

Bilstein are a weird combination of superb dampers and really stupid spring design. For some reason they design their springs a; to lower the non-sport models only and b; for ride height to be at...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th December 2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By MikkiJayne
Your rear bushes definitely need doing Jim, but...

Your rear bushes definitely need doing Jim, but I've personally not seen bad ones behave like this. Usually they give a loose feeling at the rear on cornering and really bad ones make the car quite...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th December 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By MikkiJayne
Popup blocker? That button should open another...

Popup blocker? That button should open another window allowing you to upload files.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th December 2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 754
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its not that. Its just an ordinary relay. I...

Its not that. Its just an ordinary relay.

I will have a look at a parts car when the weather is better.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th December 2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By MikkiJayne
Good news +++ I've never done the upper arm -...

Good news +++ I've never done the upper arm - there never seems to be any appreciable wear on those.

Were the bushes available from Audi or are they aftermarket?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th December 2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 754
Posted By MikkiJayne
I don't appear to have a photo of it...

I don't appear to have a photo of it unfortunately. Its J207 which Elsawin claims is top left in the relay panel in the footwell. I remember it being more in the middle of that panel tbh. The manual...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th December 2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 754
Posted By MikkiJayne
Sounds like... F125! This is the same...

Sounds like... F125!

This is the same problem Neil had when the neutral lockout terminal fell off inside the switch - there is a relay in the starter solenoid circuit which is only activated in P...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th December 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By MikkiJayne
The original alloy bushes are larger than the...

The original alloy bushes are larger than the hole too. You can see them necking down as they go in. The single-piece steel one isn't though obviously. Thats just a very tight interference fit.
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th December 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By MikkiJayne
I re-bush the rear arms a lot. They have to be...

I re-bush the rear arms a lot. They have to be destroyed to get them out, but then they all do. I made a tool to push them back in though - its a cup shaped thing which presses on the outside flange...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th December 2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,492
Posted By MikkiJayne
From the Quantum range you need Longlife III -...

From the Quantum range you need Longlife III - 5W30 and 507.00 +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think Neil might mean the D2. The D3 air strut...

I think Neil might mean the D2. The D3 air strut is different though as its all one assembly.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd December 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By MikkiJayne
You know I never thought of a slide hammer. The...

You know I never thought of a slide hammer. The first time I did one of these bearings I didn't have a slide hammer and so never changed my techique after I got one.

If it went through the centre...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd December 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By MikkiJayne
I would be astounded if, after 13 salty winters,...

I would be astounded if, after 13 salty winters, the bearing has any movement whatsoever in the upright! More likely it is jammed in there so tight with mixed metal corrosion it will take a sound...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd December 2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By MikkiJayne
Original Audi bearings last a spectacularly long...

Original Audi bearings last a spectacularly long time compared to other stuff I used to work with. 200K is not at all uncommon.

The bearing is a bolt-in component, but you are correct that the hub...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 1st December 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think the switches are just rubbish. Mine...

I think the switches are just rubbish. Mine popped out and fell on the floor the first time I pressed it :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st December 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By MikkiJayne
Lots of heinous bodging on this car unfortunately...

Lots of heinous bodging on this car unfortunately :( Can't get the control arm bolts out? Never mind - just drill a sodding great hole in the floorpan http://www.corradov8.com/pics/banghead.gif
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st December 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By MikkiJayne
I possibly should have clarified that the pound...

I possibly should have clarified that the pound was spent on bolts to hold the F125 back together after I drilled the rivets out :ROFL:



If it goes in to limp the instant the shifter moves...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st December 2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By MikkiJayne
Mended, for 1 :D This is the problem - a...

Mended, for 1 :D

This is the problem - a burned contact in the F125:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22492&stc=1&d=1575230195
...
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yay! Good stuff, even if it is on the dark side :D

Yay! Good stuff, even if it is on the dark side :D
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st December 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By MikkiJayne
Wheels on the same axle should rotate in opposite...

Wheels on the same axle should rotate in opposite directions +++

So lets say we're testing the front axle - spin one wheel forwards and one wheel backwards which will result in net zero rotation...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st December 2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By MikkiJayne
Because turning the wheels in opposite directions...

Because turning the wheels in opposite directions will result in zero rotation of the output shaft of the diff. Turning the wheels in the same direction results in the output of the diff turning....
Forum: D2 - Transmission 30th November 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By MikkiJayne
Proper quattro with a torsen diff is absolutely...

Proper quattro with a torsen diff is absolutely fine on 2wd brake rollers as the torsen can easily accomodate the small amount of rotation. Haldex though, not so much, as the rear diff clutch would...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th November 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's handy to know. It must be the combination...

That's handy to know. It must be the combination with Bilstein that lifts it then. Their B6 'sports' dampers are actually longer than the originals :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th November 2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, we fitted them to Mike's Murple before the...

Yes, we fitted them to Mike's Murple before the last Germany roadtrip as we were supposed to be going round the Nurburgring.

The Spax RSX set is designed to lower the car at least 2-3" - when we...
Forum: D2 - Lights 24th November 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By MikkiJayne
Probably easier to just replace the complete...

Probably easier to just replace the complete headlight unit than pull one to bits. I know Prestige just dismantled a couple of A8s.

Or replace the MoT tester. I've never seen the headlamp level...
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 24th November 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By MikkiJayne
Excellent +++

Excellent +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd November 2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm not taking on any customer work at the...

I'm not taking on any customer work at the moment.

Hopefully someone will be able to make a recommendation in your area though :)
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oooh very nice +++

Oooh very nice +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st November 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'd recommend a genuine water pump - they're only...

I'd recommend a genuine water pump - they're only 80 or so, and they come with a new gasket.

A genuine thermostat is about 25, although this time doesn't come with the o-ring so don't forget...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 21st November 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,538
Posted By MikkiJayne
This is not just winter. This is an Audi winter...

This is not just winter. This is an Audi winter http://www.corradov8.com/pics/banghead.gif

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22412&stc=1&d=1574369035
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st November 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By MikkiJayne
Change the sensor & see what it does. Or swap the...

Change the sensor & see what it does. Or swap the two over and see if the fault moves.

Implausible is the code to worry about. Open or short is just an electrical failure.

058905161B used on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th November 2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By MikkiJayne
You don't need the computer for front pads - only...

You don't need the computer for front pads - only the rears. You don't need to cannibalise that wear sensor anyway - it's already shorted together at the end which goes in the pad. You could just...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 20th November 2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,538
Posted By MikkiJayne
With a 400V electrical system thats going to get...

With a 400V electrical system thats going to get exciting pretty quickly! :eek:
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 17th November 2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By MikkiJayne
Have you tried basic settings in VCDS? The ECU...

Have you tried basic settings in VCDS? The ECU ought to be able to do it rather than having some dododad connected directly to the actuator. IIRC the actuator is driven by canbus which is why said...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th November 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,393
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its the rear upright bottom bush in the B5. All...

Its the rear upright bottom bush in the B5. All the B5 rear uprights were steel, including the RS4.

I just looked up the same bush in the C5 - the basic A6 with a steel rear upright has a steel...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th November 2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,393
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've had one of these from an A6 on my desk for...

I've had one of these from an A6 on my desk for years, but never bothered to measure it because of the mixed metals issues. I really don't know how everything would react.

I wonder if using some...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th November 2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By MikkiJayne
I am sure moisture is a factor. My grey S8's...

I am sure moisture is a factor. My grey S8's displays were perfect until it's been forced to spend a couple of months sitting on the driveway getting rained on. Now the clock is beginning to fade :(
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th November 2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By MikkiJayne
Good to know - I've had this same experience with...

Good to know - I've had this same experience with Pagid on several cars, although my S8 still squeals with Brembo pads on Pagid discs. I've just Mintex discs and pads all round on my Mum's car so...
Forum: Daily banter 10th November 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By MikkiJayne
BTTF is exactly what I had in mind while writing...

BTTF is exactly what I had in mind while writing all that :ROFL:
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