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Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 23rd April 2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By 27litres
I had LPG on a Commodore many many years ago....

I had LPG on a Commodore many many years ago. Very basic analogue system, so i can't help with the ECU side of things.
However one thing I do remember is that the recommendation was to run a 1 or 2...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd April 2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,051
Posted By 27litres
I would like two of each! Or perhaps I should...

I would like two of each!
Or perhaps I should be asking Paul?!

I'll pay whatever the going rate is though Michaela!
Forum: D2 - Lights 17th April 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By 27litres
Mine are glass lenses... a little pitted after 19...

Mine are glass lenses... a little pitted after 19 years, but otherwise good. They polished ok by hand when I did the spoiler last year...
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,260
Posted By 27litres
Well they're both named after the same Queen (the...

Well they're both named after the same Queen (the Era and the State)!
I suppose we should be thankful our capital isn't 'Albert'!

..."i live in Albert, Australia"!
Doesn't sound quite right......
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,260
Posted By 27litres
Australia is doing really well with our...

Australia is doing really well with our "flattening the curve".
I'm not quite sure what our politicians are aiming for at present, if even they know, about some sort of end game. But attached below...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,260
Posted By 27litres
My reasoning behind Gerry was German=Gerry,...

My reasoning behind Gerry was German=Gerry, rather than Jerry. Anyway, enough off-topic, I'll go back to calling it Jerry Can (or Jerrycan)!
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,260
Posted By 27litres
I think they wanted to demonstrate how serious...

I think they wanted to demonstrate how serious they were about not being out without a valid reason here. It's expensive fines everywhere.
Good Friday alone raised over $300,000 in fines!

My 74...
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,260
Posted By 27litres
That's a real downer Dave... Chin up mate. ...

That's a real downer Dave... Chin up mate.


Funny story about that. Down here the self serve pressure and soapy brush car washes are still open.
So a bloke at work finishes late at night the...
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By 27litres
To quote my namesake... "thats heavy"!

To quote my namesake... "thats heavy"!
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 7th April 2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By 27litres
27 for Brazil... Would that be for the ethanol...

27 for Brazil...
Would that be for the ethanol content in their fuel?
Min 25% up to 100% blends 😲
Forum: Motormouth 4th April 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,488
Posted By 27litres
Except that Warp shouldn't involve an...

Except that Warp shouldn't involve an acceleration as you literally warp spacetime around you.
OMG - did I just say that out loud?
Forum: Daily banter 4th April 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,260
Posted By 27litres
It's nice to know that online deliveries from...

It's nice to know that online deliveries from major supermarket chains isn't just a local problem.
At the moment they were to shine and deliver us from having to interact with others, both...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th March 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,170
Posted By 27litres
Well done Paul! I felt a great sense of...

Well done Paul!

I felt a great sense of achievement when I successfully did my fuel pump. I had some complications with mine that ultimately meant the pump itself was probably ok. But with the...
Forum: D2 - Interior 11th March 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By 27litres
I want the Oxblood seats in my Silver car: ...

I want the Oxblood seats in my Silver car:
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23026&stc=1&d=1583921028
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th March 2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By 27litres
Which Engineer got a promotion for that idiocy? ...

Which Engineer got a promotion for that idiocy?

...If I ever buy a D3, it will have 2 more cylinders (And probably 2 x the problems!)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th March 2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By 27litres
Ok Paul, you'll need the sump plug crush washers...

Ok Paul, you'll need the sump plug crush washers (use once item)
N 0138503.
24x32 hollow crush washer
Local VW dealer or Euro parts supplier should have in stock.
Otherwise order multiple from...
Forum: Other marques 6th March 2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By 27litres
RFID chip in the car... over the air updates......

RFID chip in the car... over the air updates... data downloads... privacy concerns anyone?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th March 2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By 27litres
The FL D2's have similar mounts. As they're...

The FL D2's have similar mounts.
As they're hydraulic, I just thought the electrics were a sensor for when the mount failed?

I didn't think they were or are in any way "active"...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 5th March 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By 27litres
So you need the small o-ring for that bolt then? ...

So you need the small o-ring for that bolt then?

What about the sump plug? Is it the large one on the bottom of the pan same as the 40V?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 5th March 2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By 27litres
That kit looks like the one you use for the oil...

That kit looks like the one you use for the oil cooler housing, not the oil filter housing.
The oil cooler leak is one of those Audi V8 failure points you need to watch for, but it's not relevant to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th March 2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,170
Posted By 27litres
My 2c on fuel pump replacement: 1. Never do...

My 2c on fuel pump replacement:

1. Never do the long bolt up too tight - this is critical. Overtightening of the long bolt will deform the plastic surrounding the captive nut at the bottom. The...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th March 2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,170
Posted By 27litres
Hi Paul, Sorry I'm late to this discussion! ...

Hi Paul,

Sorry I'm late to this discussion!

You can test the pump relatively easily.

Bentley describes a procedure to test it:
It says that fuel volume is measured at the fuel return hose...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By 27litres
Did you say the silver ones were the new ones? ...

Did you say the silver ones were the new ones?
They look like D4 S8 rims without the narrow centre trim strip through the twin spoke.

The dark coloured FE wheels look great though on the white...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st March 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By 27litres
Sorry - I was thinking D2 O2 sensors. Just...

Sorry - I was thinking D2 O2 sensors.
Just realised this is posted in the D3 engine section...

Is BFM 4.2 an inlet manifold out job for the O2 sensors?
A bit silly, they're pretty much a service...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st March 2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By 27litres
I don't think Bosch make the plug and play ones...

I don't think Bosch make the plug and play ones anymore - or at least I couldn't find them.
The suggested replacement has a different plug with an adapter to modify the factory plug from what I...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st March 2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,050
Posted By 27litres
Could be? But I'm not taking a drive to...

Could be?

But I'm not taking a drive to Queensland to find out :p
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,050
Posted By 27litres
There was actually one for sale down here a...

There was actually one for sale down here a couple of days ago!
I just went to get a link after writing this post and it's gone!

UK import, quite cheap (A$10k). If it's the same one as a couple...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th February 2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By 27litres
Hope you adjusted it once you got it open!

Hope you adjusted it once you got it open!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd February 2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,050
Posted By 27litres
First glance at that photo, I thought it was a...

First glance at that photo, I thought it was a cabin filter! The grey colour had me fooled, so here was me thinking it looked like a biohazard!

Then realised it used to be a K&N!

I had one of...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd February 2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,538
Posted By 27litres
As it's spade connectors, makes for a pretty easy...

As it's spade connectors, makes for a pretty easy wiring job.

Either cut and shut a pigtail cut from your old fan, or from a wreckers yard (anything Audi (or VW?) from that era has the same style...
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By 27litres
They only did a refresh on the Audi logo about 4...

They only did a refresh on the Audi logo about 4 years ago anyway, when the new "Audi" lettering switched to a squarer font and they flattened the face and thinned the rings a bit too.

Changing a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd January 2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By 27litres
That would be worth grabbing for the interior...

That would be worth grabbing for the interior alone if it's in good nic!
I quite like that grey...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd January 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,051
Posted By 27litres
Marty and Moog are in Sydney. They hide in...

Marty and Moog are in Sydney.
They hide in their workshop whenever it's raining!

Skid Factory is in Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane. It's tropical up there.

Melbourne actually...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd January 2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,051
Posted By 27litres
Ha! It still rains here Michaela! Quite...

Ha!
It still rains here Michaela!
Quite heavily this past week too (which hopefully put the brakes on the Victorian bushfires a bit).
Pity NSW isn't getting similar downfalls...


So with the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st January 2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By 27litres
So the orange actuator seal is an original C4...

So the orange actuator seal is an original C4 part?

Is the Bosch part (the spark plug boot) one you think is a viable alternative?
Have you tested it?

Is a seal made to the original design a...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st January 2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,051
Posted By 27litres
Paul, does "ninjaflex" come in black?

Paul, does "ninjaflex" come in black?
Forum: Owners Meets 20th January 2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,635
Posted By 27litres
Are all the cars going to get as dirty as Brian's...

Are all the cars going to get as dirty as Brian's GT? :D
Forum: Daily banter 18th January 2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By 27litres
I'll have a look later, but is this the bearded...

I'll have a look later, but is this the bearded bloke with the weird fetish for 60's micro cars, who has driven the NSU RO80, and Audi F103 estate amongst others?
I tolerate his "style" for the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th January 2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,570
Posted By 27litres
A few years back when I looked around there were...

A few years back when I looked around there were several Android head units for retrofit into the A8.

Two of them looked like the RNS-E (ie: the unit being discussed here), the difference being...
Forum: Daily banter 15th January 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,158
Posted By 27litres
I use FCPEuro all the time. Their pricing and...

I use FCPEuro all the time. Their pricing and freight is difficult to beat.
Don't forget Paul that we have to pay the 10% GST on all imports now too ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th January 2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By 27litres
I'd be tempted by the rims if we could organise...

I'd be tempted by the rims if we could organise decent freight to Oz!

I'm assuming they'd be the factory D3 ones (ET43 or something?) and not RS6 rims.
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By 27litres
I'll be interested when they make a big one, like...

I'll be interested when they make a big one, like the classic VWs, Mini and Porsches 🤔
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th January 2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By 27litres
Silverd2 (Sam) has posted this on Audiworld and...

Silverd2 (Sam) has posted this on Audiworld and Quattroworld.
Edit: he posted it on QW and linked to it on AW.
For some reason it's been deleted from QW. Don't know why, but he appears to have left...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th January 2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,771
Posted By 27litres
Does Cadmium plating still exist? Extremely toxic...

Does Cadmium plating still exist? Extremely toxic isn't it?

We used to get blokes asking for "Cad plated" bolts when I worked in that industry.
What that usually meant was bright Zinc plate. But...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th January 2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,771
Posted By 27litres
I'm a fan of POR15 too. I'm planning on painting...

I'm a fan of POR15 too. I'm planning on painting the '65 Chev frame with it eventually. Very tough and it can be sprayed or brushed depending on preference.
You can also get zinc rich primers such...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th January 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By 27litres
I do like the idea of using A6 hardware. Most...

I do like the idea of using A6 hardware. Most Audi front suspension is similar enough to get away with that. The D2 only has 1 arm that is different in the way it mounts to a C5.


The green is...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 3rd January 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By 27litres
You can buy generic metric 8.8 high tensile bolts...

You can buy generic metric 8.8 high tensile bolts mechanically galvanised from the right bolt shops (or online).
I haven't looked for 10.9, but they're probably around too if you look hard enough.
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd January 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By 27litres
The outside air temp sensor sits on a panel that...

The outside air temp sensor sits on a panel that runs forward from under the radiator to the front bumper.
You could probably see it behind the lower centre grille (under the number plate) with a...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd January 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By 27litres
:ROFL: I remember when I was in the UK in...

:ROFL:

I remember when I was in the UK in summer 2000 and I was staying with my cousin. It was a lovely sunny 30C one day and he came home from work, flaked out on the couch and said "It's so...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd January 2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,236
Posted By 27litres
I can't speak for NSW, but I do know that in...

I can't speak for NSW, but I do know that in Victoria, if the model was fitted with an Airbag from factory (by that I mean that no versions of it were available without airbag), then it must have an...
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