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Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th February 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By Turbo Tony
Lightbulb Parking Sensors Playing Up? Possible Fix and/or Maintenance

Hi all,

My car doesn't get used much at all. Logic says I should put her up for sale but I just can't even contemplate that.

Anyway, around Christmas, I started the car and noticed the dreaded...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th February 2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,306
Posted By Turbo Tony
I've turned on the beep on lock on mine. It's...

I've turned on the beep on lock on mine. It's probably my favourite VCDS mod I've done!
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th February 2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,393
Posted By Turbo Tony
I was researching parking sensor issues and came...

I was researching parking sensor issues and came across a YouTube video where someone recommended spraying WD40 into the parking sensors to displace any water in there. It may be worth a shot on...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 1st February 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,693
Posted By Turbo Tony
Wow, thanks very much. Although I'm not on very...

Wow, thanks very much. Although I'm not on very often these days, it's no secret that I love this forum. It's one of the warmest groups of people I've ever come across.

Re-reading this thread...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th December 2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,338
Posted By Turbo Tony
I saw that on your other thread on the topic....

I saw that on your other thread on the topic. What a great idea! I'm glad it worked out for you.

I made sure I used plenty of assembly grease around the bolt holes to try and minimise future...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th December 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,338
Posted By Turbo Tony
I replaced my backing plate some time ago. It was...

I replaced my backing plate some time ago. It was an eye-waveringly expensive £300 for the part. When I picked it up, I realised why, it weighs next to nothing.

Thankfully, it doesn't require the...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Turbo Tony
I've barely driven my S8 since getting this...

I've barely driven my S8 since getting this absolutely horrendous mom-mobile of a company car - a Toyota CHR. Sometimes, I think I'd rather take the damned train.

I miss driving my S8. :(
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By Turbo Tony
I asked ECS Tuning in USA this very question...

I asked ECS Tuning in USA this very question (they sell a catch can kit). They told me it wouldn't make much difference on the S8.

After getting the carbon cleaning done, I've taken to using Wurth...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 16th December 2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,337
Posted By Turbo Tony
I'd definitely recommend the Audi ones. I had a...

I'd definitely recommend the Audi ones. I had a courtesy car and was amazed by the wipers, so I swapped mine to the original Audi blades and I've never looked back.
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
F1
Views: 1,444
Posted By Turbo Tony
Having taken a few years sabbatical from F1, I'm...

Having taken a few years sabbatical from F1, I'm really pleased to see this season is delivering on some of the excitement of past years.

I only started watching because Sky offered me a deal if I...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th May 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,295
Posted By Turbo Tony
So, for a D3, the only option is the standard...

So, for a D3, the only option is the standard key, right?

I may not be able to make the meet but could someone pass on my details so I could get a visit when he is around my area?
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 25th April 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,321
Posted By Turbo Tony
The boot lock handle is simple. Once you get the...

The boot lock handle is simple. Once you get the inner bootlid trim off, you can see the screws holding it in from inside the lid.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Turbo Tony
What a great idea! I'd have forked out the extra,...

What a great idea! I'd have forked out the extra, assuming the parking bays were bigger.

It's weird that they have 'any M model' of BMW available as well as any Nissan GTR, which threw out my...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th March 2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,520
Posted By Turbo Tony
How the heck did I miss this thread?!?! I'll...

How the heck did I miss this thread?!?!

I'll not be staying over, but I'll do my best to make it there on Saturday.
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,707
Posted By Turbo Tony
Audi West London made a cacophony of errors when...

Audi West London made a cacophony of errors when my car went there. It lead to a lot of stress for me and LONG periods without my car.

In the end, they stepped up and fixed/refunded all of it, so...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th March 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,982
Posted By Turbo Tony
If I could upgrade my D3's keys, I may actually...

If I could upgrade my D3's keys, I may actually make the annual meet!
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 25th March 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,673
Posted By Turbo Tony
Neat tip! +++

Neat tip! +++
Forum: Daily banter 24th March 2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By Turbo Tony
I thought the 'Space' in Audi Space Frame was...

I thought the 'Space' in Audi Space Frame was used because it shared the techniques used when Audi helped with the Lunar Rover?

I remember seeing an ad about it years ago.
Forum: D3 - Lights 24th March 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,193
Posted By Turbo Tony
I have those bulbs!

I have those bulbs!
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th March 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,556
Posted By Turbo Tony
My front centre does this and I was about the...

My front centre does this and I was about the shell out for a new one, but I might try this first.

I thought it may have been the housing rather than the speaker, but this is a great tip. Thanks!...
Forum: Daily banter 24th March 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,329
Posted By Turbo Tony
What a great thread! I agree with a lot of...

What a great thread!

I agree with a lot of the posts on here. I'd definitely like the PDC and mirror dimming to be switchable. The latter with a simple button rather than the MMI. I'd also like to...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 24th March 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By Turbo Tony
I modified mine a few weeks ago to close with the...

I modified mine a few weeks ago to close with the remote. It's a great feature to have when you need it.

If your hands are full carrying stuff out of the car, hit the button. If you're stopped at...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 23rd February 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,136
Posted By Turbo Tony
Have you seen Audi has their own front/rear...

Have you seen Audi has their own front/rear dashcam available as an accessory now.

My parts guy says his boss tested it and it's good, but probably not up there with the best of the third party...
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,210
Posted By Turbo Tony
Take a look at the Transferwise borderless...

Take a look at the Transferwise borderless account. I looked into it briefly and it costs nothing to receive funds in any currency. I'm not sure what the arrangements are with transfers though.

I...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st February 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,684
Posted By Turbo Tony
I'm confused. I don't get why one would not be a...

I'm confused. I don't get why one would not be a protective as the others, unless it is, as Del has suggested, fitted backwards.

Do all of your backing plates cover the disc edges?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th February 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,684
Posted By Turbo Tony
D3 S8 Ceramic Brake Backing Plates

Howdy all,

I've just had to purchase a brake disc backing plate for my S8. because it has the ceramic brakes, the backing plates are horribly expensive (£300+). If I'd known that, I wouldn't have...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th February 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By Turbo Tony
The Skoda jets were one of the very first...

The Skoda jets were one of the very first upgrades I made to my car. I love them! it's great that you can adjust them with a small allen key too.

As it turned out, I had a gunked-up washer fluid...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th February 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,486
Posted By Turbo Tony
I love the genuine Audi ones. I used to have...

I love the genuine Audi ones. I used to have Valeo blades on my car which were quite nice, until I tried the Audi ones on a courtesy car. I changed them immediately.
Forum: Owners Meets 3rd February 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,844
Posted By Turbo Tony
I'm really interested in going, but I can't make...

I'm really interested in going, but I can't make the Sunday. I'm waiting to hear from a friend, otherwise I might make my own way there on Saturday. Can't wait to see your car!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 31st January 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,684
Posted By Turbo Tony
I had mine done at Lepsons in Gillingham. You can...

I had mine done at Lepsons in Gillingham. You can leave the car with them, or remove the wheels yourself and they will collect and deliver.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 31st January 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,850
Posted By Turbo Tony
Thanks for the tip! I replaced two of my door...

Thanks for the tip! I replaced two of my door handles and although they've been working fine, the code has reappeared on VCDS, so I'll be checking out the wiring shortly.
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,377
Posted By Turbo Tony
Useful post, thanks! +++

Useful post, thanks! +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th January 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,045
Posted By Turbo Tony
I've seen this car in the flesh and I can vouch...

I've seen this car in the flesh and I can vouch for it's quality.

It's a real shame to hear you're selling it, but wish you the very best of luck with the sale.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 8th January 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,278
Posted By Turbo Tony
Contact adhesive should be able to stick the...

Contact adhesive should be able to stick the sponge back to the plastic. The spray kind would be easiest to use.
Forum: Daily banter 4th January 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By Turbo Tony
I've never seen thirty anything out of mine!

I've never seen thirty anything out of mine!
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th December 2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,197
Posted By Turbo Tony
Just to add a quick follow-up to my earlier post,...

Just to add a quick follow-up to my earlier post, one of the reported telltale signs of carbon build-up is a juddering when cold. Mine definitely had it before it went in and, a couple of weeks ago,...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 30th December 2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,351
Posted By Turbo Tony
The spare wheel on my S8 is a 19in, so I'm...

The spare wheel on my S8 is a 19in, so I'm confident it will fit. :)
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 24th December 2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,672
Posted By Turbo Tony
The damper and lighting housing are a single...

The damper and lighting housing are a single unit. I got one for around £30 from Audi.

I've (embarrassingly) not got around to fitting it yet, even though I've had it more months than I'd care to...
Forum: Daily banter 24th December 2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,139
Posted By Turbo Tony
I quite enjoyed it, although I preferred it when...

I quite enjoyed it, although I preferred it when they were killing celebs, rather than wasting screen time with them.

Even in Top Gear, I always wanted to skip through the interviews, they rarely...
Forum: D3 - Lights 24th December 2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,193
Posted By Turbo Tony
I've been researching replacement bulbs for a...

I've been researching replacement bulbs for a while now. My headlights were behaving the same as yours - they turned very blue and had little effect in poor conditions or... you know, darkness.

As...
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B5 9th December 2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,173
Posted By Turbo Tony
That's beautiful. :)

That's beautiful. :)
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th December 2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,827
Posted By Turbo Tony
MJ, please, please please start working on D3s! ...

MJ, please, please please start working on D3s!

I'm sure I'm in store for a bundle of odd noises that I'd love for you to diagnose!
Forum: D3 - Transmission 5th December 2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,431
Posted By Turbo Tony
I've used both companies (search for my thread...

I've used both companies (search for my thread entitled "clunking after Mackies flush" or something similar.

Both Mackies and Chester transmissions were good to deal with. Mackies changed the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th December 2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By Turbo Tony
Glad to hear you got it sorted. Was the motor...

Glad to hear you got it sorted. Was the motor expensive?

I cleaned mine out and it's now working well, but I'd like to be prepared in case it needs changing in future.

I think I removed the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 30th November 2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,165
Posted By Turbo Tony
You sir, are a legend. I'll let you know when I'm...

You sir, are a legend. I'll let you know when I'm next in the area. :)
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th November 2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,197
Posted By Turbo Tony
Mine felt totally different when it came back,...

Mine felt totally different when it came back, but it did also have injectors either cleaned or replaced, a new intake manifold and a stack of other bits done.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 25th November 2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By Turbo Tony
All is well here thanks. I just needed to take a...

All is well here thanks. I just needed to take a little time to fall for the beast again... Then I kept travelling.

Ray, what's this about a Merc???
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 25th November 2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,165
Posted By Turbo Tony
Wow, thanks Ray, that's really generous, but I...

Wow, thanks Ray, that's really generous, but I couldn't take it off you for nothing.

As it happens, I'm always travelling too, so I may end up closer to you than you think!
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 25th November 2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,075
Posted By Turbo Tony
Thanks! It's good to be back! :)

Thanks! It's good to be back! :)
Forum: Daily banter 25th November 2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 27,823
Posted By Turbo Tony
OK, I've just read through this thread and I'm,...

OK, I've just read through this thread and I'm, frankly, in awe. What an amazing restoration! I have two questions:

1) MJ, will you please work on a D3?

2) MJ, are you... uh... married? ...
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