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Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Absolutely, never have I known a forum poster to...

Absolutely, never have I known a forum poster to contribute so much to help others +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
By way of an update and thanks to MJ's wisdom,...

By way of an update and thanks to MJ's wisdom, the brake fluid has been successfully changed, yay!

The oil leak turned out to be the cam cover in the end so that will be a job for the next cambelt...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 21st May 2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
A lot of the MX-5 lot love a bit of dinitrol and...

A lot of the MX-5 lot love a bit of dinitrol and let's be honest they should know a thing or two about the subject.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th May 2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Thanks MJ, that's awesome, thank you. I've...

Thanks MJ, that's awesome, thank you.

I've made a note and it's going in tomorrow. I have used them before and I think they are grateful for the work!

As far as I can tell they are the only one...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 5th May 2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Just a quickie, can someone point me in the...

Just a quickie, can someone point me in the direction of the correct cam cover gaskets for my 2.8 Quattro please?

Found a garage that's open for key workers, hooray! I'm pretty sure the oil leak...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th May 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Yep, fluid was a little on the low side! I'll get...

Yep, fluid was a little on the low side! I'll get some today if I can find somewhere open! I know Halfords is but I'm allergic to them!

Thanks all, hopefully this will sort it. I'm checking the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Thanks MJ and ainars. I've not had a decent...

Thanks MJ and ainars. I've not had a decent chance to look around it but I'm off now for three days with my son, I've never been so busy!

Brake fluid sounds plausible, as you say MJ I wonder...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th April 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,580
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
They look flipping awesome! Good stuff MJ! ...

They look flipping awesome! Good stuff MJ!

Never praised a grommet before!
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Okay, so something new on the D2!

Okay, so I do have an oil leak somewhere that's wafting a bit of smoke out of the drivers side front arch, just a bit. And this last week I have something new!

When I make a turn, left or right...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,260
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Yes, thanks, was a real shock and so sad. No...

Yes, thanks, was a real shock and so sad. No underlying health issues as far as I know. The family were not allowed near him nor will there be a funeral to attend for him. Terrible times, especially...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
We have just bought 5 litres of hand gel in 50 x...

We have just bought 5 litres of hand gel in 50 x 100ml bottles for 99. Its disgraceful companies are profiteering like that.

By the way, for context, I have a care service. The local distillers...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
I was joking, I'd have no idea how you'd even...

I was joking, I'd have no idea how you'd even start given their shape. How much do Audi Tradition charge for them?? Are they like hand sanitizer money?? :ROFL::ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th April 2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Haha! I loved that rubbish film. God knows how...

Haha! I loved that rubbish film. God knows how much they had to pay Nigel Hawthorne to be in that!
Forum: Daily banter 6th April 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
That's brilliant! Well done. Can we have...

That's brilliant! Well done.

Can we have lower fog light grills next?? :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 6th April 2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,260
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
I hope everyone is staying safe. Sadly, this...

I hope everyone is staying safe.

Sadly, this got a lot closer to home to me over the weekend. It was my friend Dean's birthday, he was 52 yesterday. Not a close friend, we worked together in the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th April 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Thanks all, sorry for the late reply but I've...

Thanks all, sorry for the late reply but I've been rushed off my feet! I'll be taking the car out again today so I'll keep an eye out. Maybe I did hallucinate it!

Be well everyone
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd April 2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Smokey front offside?

I was pootling along this morning in the V6 and when we stopped at some lights I noticed some steam/smoke from the offside front tyre area. From inside the car, it was difficult to determine whether...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd March 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Crikey!! 100GB sounds a lot! We are quite...

Crikey!! 100GB sounds a lot!

We are quite lucky here, they tend to pilot stuff here on the island. We were one of the very first place to BT Infinity and it was mega cheap when they first offered...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th March 2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
I think 100-150k is the sweet spot for...

I think 100-150k is the sweet spot for catastrophic failure! However, there are those who are getting 200k from a gearbox. The one on my S8 went at 112k (and then again at 118k less than 3 years...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th March 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,616
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Start saving!

Start saving!
Forum: D2 - Lights 9th March 2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
It's normal for MJ. Her 'normal' is our...

It's normal for MJ. Her 'normal' is our 'brilliant'!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th March 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Nope. Black and red all the way!

Nope. Black and red all the way!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
'D3 transmission Valve-body upgrade' Eh??

'D3 transmission Valve-body upgrade'

Eh??
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 23rd February 2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Where would we be without MJ?? I doubt there's...

Where would we be without MJ?? I doubt there's anyone at Audi itself or has ever been at Audi that knows more about the D2 than what she does.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th February 2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
I blame the parents! :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:

I blame the parents! :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th February 2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
If ever there was a reason to unfriend someone,...

If ever there was a reason to unfriend someone, it's that!

A bloke up the road was after an S4 Cabriolet for ages, ended up getting a 645ci. Had it 3 months, traded it in for an S4 Cabriolet...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
That car needs to stay here. Are you sure you do...

That car needs to stay here. Are you sure you do not want to clock up the 20 years of ownership first??

And I admire your approach to passing it on to a loving home. That car still has much love...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 18th February 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Just to add something to this, the WD40 solution...

Just to add something to this, the WD40 solution has been around for a while and it does work, as I have seen again this week.

Following all this rain I have been getting the long beep from my new...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 17th February 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,420
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Flipping Nora. Wouldn't the world be a better...

Flipping Nora. Wouldn't the world be a better place if MJ was in charge of it?!

Honestly, I think you are about five years away from restarting complete D2 production from Devon.

If you do...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th February 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Thanks MJ! I did manage eventually to get it open...

Thanks MJ! I did manage eventually to get it open with some pushing, puliing and jiggling so no need for secret naughty ways to do this. Not yet anyway!

You may wonder why I'm checking the oil so...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th February 2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
D2 bonnet release

Hi folks,

Is there a secondary way to get the bonnet open on a D2? Just want to check the oil, the bonnet release pulls all the way back but doesn't release the bonnet latch and push the white tab...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,729
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Ooh this makes me want one! Must resist! Out...

Ooh this makes me want one! Must resist!

Out of interest, is there anyone here running a D2 and a D3 S8? Sounds like a very classy way to greet bankruptcy!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,729
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Good stuff! Glad to see it's still about the...

Good stuff! Glad to see it's still about the place! Lovely looking thing.

Obviously not a D2 though, but that isn't it's fault! :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th February 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,729
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Has the new owner surfaced? I loved looking...

Has the new owner surfaced?

I loved looking at this car and I hope it stays here!
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,387
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Roberto, Just go and buy this instead. You...

Roberto,

Just go and buy this instead. You know you want to!
...
Forum: Daily banter 8th February 2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
That's brilliant!! Yay!! Who says the D2...

That's brilliant!! Yay!!

Who says the D2 gearboxes are like chocolate?!
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th February 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,570
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
I've also been keen to see the results of this....

I've also been keen to see the results of this. That looks OEM and probably the most 'stock' looking until I've seen.

Good stuff, especially with a reversing cam too. Looking forward to the...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd February 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Sadly mine is a moody 13 year old who is closest...

Sadly mine is a moody 13 year old who is closest to his Rubik's cube!

Thanks all, the longest I've ever made a D2 gearbox last is 14 weeks! So if this is still shifting in May I'll have a little...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd February 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Thanks all. Yes, I am quite nicely surprised by...

Thanks all. Yes, I am quite nicely surprised by the V6. I has a more than decent rumble and shove, especially in Sport mode.

Can't make the meet, I have my son that weekend and he's not...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd February 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Woo hoo! Back in a D2!

Okay after much missing of my temporarily sleeping D2 S8, I've managed to get myself back into the D2 groove and picked this up from MJ's on Thursday.

This was Mike's car (Conan) and was...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 22nd January 2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Haha! Love that! Love the pics too! Nice...

Haha! Love that! Love the pics too!

Nice car. Over 200k on probably the original gearbox? That's full of awesome sauce.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th January 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,051
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
That looks flipping brilliant! Well done MJ +++ ...

That looks flipping brilliant! Well done MJ +++

Now onto the D2 fog light grills! :)
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th January 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,570
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
That's interesting. I wonder where you could...

That's interesting. I wonder where you could attach the antenna, I'm assuming it's not magnetic if it's supposed to attach to an aluminium car??
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th January 2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,570
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
I wonder if it would take a reversing camera...

I wonder if it would take a reversing camera input? Could be a good little upgrade if you fancy all that stuff.

As for sat nav, I don't think there's a car in the world with a better one than ...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th January 2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Hahaha!!

Hahaha!!
Forum: Daily banter 5th January 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Yes, the rebuild costs on newer, highly technical...

Yes, the rebuild costs on newer, highly technical cars is an insurance issue.

Plus I wouldn't be surprised if all the driving aids newer cars have on them make us worse, less alert drivers
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 31st December 2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
46 degrees Celsius?? Seriously?? I'm not a big...

46 degrees Celsius?? Seriously?? I'm not a big fan (every pun intended) of the cold but that is just outrageous!
Forum: Daily banter 17th December 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
That's amazing, well done chaps! And very well...

That's amazing, well done chaps! And very well deserved!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 13th December 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
Thanks both, looks like I've got what I need now...

Thanks both, looks like I've got what I need now +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th December 2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By Davey Blueeyes
How many hours labour should a timing belt/water pump change be on a 3.7 V8?

Hello!

Following the destruction of my D2 S8 gearbox about 4 months into ownership (boo hoo, it will live again!) I am looking for a cheap way back into shorter-term D2 ownership.

So question....
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