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Forum: Spotless 11th May 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Mine's a "Justification & Tonic" if you're...

Mine's a "Justification & Tonic" if you're asking! :D+++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th May 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I seem to remember Sergey getting hold of some...

I seem to remember Sergey getting hold of some curved front number plates from Germany that were specially curved to suit the D2 bumper but cant seem to find the thread whilst on the phone not sure...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You might want to do a continuity check on each...

You might want to do a continuity check on each of the pairs of twisted wires from the Brake ECU to the Calipers to see if that throws up any issues - I ended up replacing each twisted pair with my...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th April 2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 87,974
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Except for the lower aircon controls that I have...

Except for the lower aircon controls that I have squirrelled away which went from IT to Amanda to me and which appears to be the only known perfectly matching lower section!
I could probably be...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th April 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,146
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You need to use vagcom on the rear EPB to tell...

You need to use vagcom on the rear EPB to tell the brake module you are changing the pads for new and also re-enter the new pad thickness as measured. This is so that the brake module knows that the...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Great memories thanks Brian! +++ Please thank...

Great memories thanks Brian! +++
Please thank Connor too - he did a lot of photography and videos for many meets and it was always hugely appreciated except by Mike who mostly stole his food :D
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th April 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Ollie As the resident "wheel whore" on the...

Hi Ollie
As the resident "wheel whore" on the forum I could no doubt use them at some point!
If you can wait until I'm passing that would be great +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st April 2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Check out : D2 section > Common Faults > Tech...

Check out :
D2 section > Common Faults > Tech Dump
For all the PDFs you can handle! +++
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 1st April 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,502
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd literally just switched from 19" winter...

I'd literally just switched from 19" winter wheels on my D4 across to 21" summer wheels with brand new Pirelli pzeros a couple of weeks before everything started to grind to a halt.
The rears...
Forum: Daily banter 25th March 2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Service Manual 6 for 3.0 tdi should have all you...

Service Manual 6 for 3.0 tdi should have all you need Rob - the pdf is on this page :

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9347
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 18th March 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Mine is working ok, have you maybe run out of...

Mine is working ok, have you maybe run out of pre-loaded data on the sim card?
The white normally sweeps slowly across the whole word as it loads until it has fully loaded and that can take a few...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th March 2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Not that particular car (not seen it before) but...

Not that particular car (not seen it before) but a friend from Germany called Stefan has a flared arch D2 also - pics attached +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th March 2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,380
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'm sure you can adjust the speed at which it...

I'm sure you can adjust the speed at which it greys out somewhere in vagcom settings / menus but cant remember if its in the standard areas or the green menu settings, so its also possible that...
Forum: D2 - Interior 11th March 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Heres the uber-rare Aqua / Mountain Dew Final...

Heres the uber-rare Aqua / Mountain Dew Final Edition interior. . .
never saw one in the flesh as yet. . .
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
and here is my D2 in Soul / Swing with half...

and here is my D2 in Soul / Swing with half leather and half alcantara, with upgraded headlining and ABC Pillars in Dark Alcantara +++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th March 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Here's Audis take on the D4 4.0T Tfsi Active...

Here's Audis take on the D4 4.0T Tfsi Active Engine Mounts :

Active engine mounts: counteracting vibration for greater refinement
Audi normally uses firm, sporty settings for its engine mounts....
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Here's the Purple Final Edition Seats found in...

Here's the Purple Final Edition Seats found in Avus Silver FE Cars, probably Adrian_E's car which is now up in Scotland with another forum member. . .+++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th March 2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I should imagine once the German engineer...

I should imagine once the German engineer realised his error he offered himself for sacrifice! :(
Forum: Other marques 5th March 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,929
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Might be worth a call to Flying Spares as they...

Might be worth a call to Flying Spares as they break Bentley cars
They can also sometimes order new parts cheaper . . .
https://www.flyingspares.com/
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd March 2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Inlet manifold out for the N/S pre cat sensor (in...

Inlet manifold out for the N/S pre cat sensor (in a RH Drive car)
and the LH (Drivers) Side one isnt accessible and requires engine out :-(
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th February 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,279
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'm sure I've got a couple of modules as Spares...

I'm sure I've got a couple of modules as Spares so if you can post your modules exact codes then I'll have a look +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,170
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Also worth considering crankshaft position...

Also worth considering crankshaft position sensor, which recently went on mine. We thought it was fuel pump and got it recovered, changed the fuel pump, seemed to fix it and then it went wrong again...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 25th February 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,584
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks that's very useful to know - not heard...

Thanks that's very useful to know - not heard about that particular issue anywhere yet but a lot of this type of issue will no doubt come out of the woodwork over coming years!
Forum: Owners Meets 25th February 2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I can remember bringing a bottle and I seem to...

I can remember bringing a bottle and I seem to have one I didnt buy at home afterwards! I can remember us guessing where they came from on the "whisky passport of Scotland" but cant seem to remember...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st February 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,821
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Botang who is sometimes lurking on here has...

Botang who is sometimes lurking on here has fitted a supercharger on his D2 S8 a few years ago, he brought it to the Xmas meet at the Leopard Inn one year to show us. . . the only issue seems to be...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th February 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,380
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
has he definately checked the fuse and relay...

has he definately checked the fuse and relay under the carpet in the front passengers footwell area? its a huge orange 30A fuse and I had one go whilst I was in Germany once and it stopped the air...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,729
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
They were refinished by platinum Alloys in...

They were refinished by platinum Alloys in Swindon and I believe the colour is "dark shadow chrome"

I still have the Kahn Wheels and they may well see the light of day again at.some point - I like...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,729
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I can update things a little as Arek and myself...

I can update things a little as Arek and myself took a spirited drive to the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset a couple of weekends ago to attend one of their monthly breakfast meets :D+++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th January 2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Correct Sean the D5 requires the Hex-V2 lead +++

Correct Sean the D5 requires the Hex-V2 lead +++
Forum: Owners Meets 27th January 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri...

briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat.
Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
HPsauce and Mrs...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th January 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
In the D2 > common faults section there is a Tech...

In the D2 > common faults section there is a Tech Dump with all of the PDFs your heart will ever desire!

Follow this link and there is a section in this document with all the trim removal shown - ...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th January 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I expect that spring was my fault as well then! ...

I expect that spring was my fault as well then! :rolleyes: :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th January 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I've just put 380mm mtec front discs with a c...

I've just put 380mm mtec front discs with a c scroll pattern on the D4 4.0T bought direct from mtec for 220 the pair in their new year sale which was a bargain, and the pads were Brembo from euro...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You mean one of these? :D

You mean one of these? :D
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th January 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I may have the original drawings saved as a pdf...

I may have the original drawings saved as a pdf but would need some time to search +++
James did the flap fix on my D2 many years ago after me and Reffro compared flaps at the first AITPand mine...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th January 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
The "Brand New" D3 one ended up being a D2 one,...

The "Brand New" D3 one ended up being a D2 one, but has gone to TinTin now, but I still have a couple of FE D2 Spare Wheels at 8.5mm, need to check if they are diamond cut or not (I suspect not so...
Forum: Daily banter 7th January 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Dont forget to mention A8/S8 UK Owners Group and...

Dont forget to mention A8/S8 UK Owners Group and refer to Harry Spilman as the contact point and they should sort you out! +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th January 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,254
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
My car is an early face-lift model - is yours the...

My car is an early face-lift model - is yours the later facelift model?
It may possibly be because until I have fitted the adaptive cruise widescreen dash but had to currently still code it as the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 6th January 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,254
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If you've got an adaptive cruise widescreen...

If you've got an adaptive cruise widescreen cluster then you wont get the digital speedo as well as apparently it needs to be able to use a "vacant" screen display option to show the distance between...
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You'll be pleased to hear that we've started...

You'll be pleased to hear that we've started working on securing some deals and contacts for group owners and the first has now been sorted - to get additional discount via the well known brokers...
Forum: Daily banter 18th December 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
To make clear, Mike and myself were...

To make clear, Mike and myself were co-conspiritors in the organising and presenting but some 10 or 12 additional customers, friends etc all contributed to the cost of the surprise, and we were even...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Only the onset? wooo! huge result! .. . . ....

Only the onset? wooo! huge result! .. . . . :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Sorry wasnt paying attention! :-( must try...

Sorry wasnt paying attention! :-( must try harder!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th December 2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Had a.knocking rattle on mine a few years ago and...

Had a.knocking rattle on mine a few years ago and it turned out the be top suspension mounts worn and knocking against metal sometimes. That's the mounts at the top of the uprights where it comes...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th November 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks snap that's a great spot and a great...

Thanks snap that's a great spot and a great price! +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th November 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,078
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I would guess that using the in car SIM would...

I would guess that using the in car SIM would generally give a better signal to the phone than the standard mobile phone aeriel would but not sure how beneficial that is these days. It's also...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 25th November 2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,584
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I had an issue with a D4 where we though it was...

I had an issue with a D4 where we though it was the parking brake switch and indeed replaced it, and a couple of months later the same issue occured of the electronic parking brake not releasing....
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Not sure if you'd seen this one Mark! ...

Not sure if you'd seen this one Mark!
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123951807789
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
maybe on recirc the aircon function is cut as its...

maybe on recirc the aircon function is cut as its just wanting to recirculate what air is in the car, but its just a guess.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If its still got the same air con compressor as...

If its still got the same air con compressor as the D2 then it could be the electro-magnetic clutch on it singing when the air con is on, if i turn mine to eco then the noise stops. Getting the...
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