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Forum: Daily banter 16th May 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By paulrstaylor
I went form an MX5 to an S4 cabriolet as my...

I went form an MX5 to an S4 cabriolet as my weekend car to sit alongside an 8....

The MX5 was "fun" but slooooow.... I was looking at a turbo kit, or even an LS3 V8 conversion, but it was cost...
Forum: Daily banter 13th May 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 512
Posted By paulrstaylor
Can you not get the address from the DVLA?

Can you not get the address from the DVLA?
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 8th May 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By paulrstaylor
D5 brings some steel back..... I think?

D5 brings some steel back..... I think?
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd May 2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By paulrstaylor
In short, maybe..... have a read of the...

In short, maybe..... have a read of the instructions I linked to before, seems that there are auto executing scripts that run off an SD card.... but Iíve not looked into it in detail as I have VCDS!
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 1st May 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By paulrstaylor
Ditto this, also repaired under warranty - seemed...

Ditto this, also repaired under warranty - seemed a quick easy job +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st May 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By paulrstaylor
The 2017 SD cards would still need to be...

The 2017 SD cards would still need to be activated - so probably not much use. But yes, I agree..... you want to follow the instructions to the letter for sure +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st May 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By paulrstaylor
Or download and do it yourself...... ...

Or download and do it yourself......

http://www.a5oc.com/forums/a5-general-q/113737-mmi-3g-3gp-navigation.html
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th April 2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By paulrstaylor
Usually I'd say it was their ability to rent a D4...

Usually I'd say it was their ability to rent a D4 at £300+ a day that they were interested in, along with other associated claims management charges :tuttut:

Once the insurers had made an offer,...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 23rd April 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By paulrstaylor
Can you not trigger the lock using the side of a...

Can you not trigger the lock using the side of a large screw driver? Does it latch? Does the striker plate move down an inch or so?
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 22nd April 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By paulrstaylor
4k will buy a b6 S4 these days +++

4k will buy a b6 S4 these days +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By paulrstaylor
+++

+++
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B8 21st April 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By paulrstaylor
I've had a few S4's over the years, this was my...

I've had a few S4's over the years, this was my first cab. Generally it just works, usual S4 "questions" (not issues in my mind) of chain rattle worries - but mines got 150K on it and still going...
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B8 20th April 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By paulrstaylor
Iíve got an S4 cab +++

Iíve got an S4 cab +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th April 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By paulrstaylor
From memory, think it was one or both of the back...

From memory, think it was one or both of the back ones +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th April 2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By paulrstaylor
Also worth mentioning, replacing the ecu used may...

Also worth mentioning, replacing the ecu used may be folly. I tried two “working” ones on eBay, both failed quickly leaving me high and dry. Bought a new part, flawless! Cost wasn’t cheap, but a...
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By paulrstaylor
You could well be right, there are a couple of...

You could well be right, there are a couple of clear batches on OV10 plates, silver seem to be higher spec than the black ones..... was there an Audi sponsored event in 2010 they needed a fleet for!?...
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By paulrstaylor
Or the ďlaunch specĒ cars that dealers are forced...

Or the ďlaunch specĒ cars that dealers are forced to order..... like my D4, and Ianís old one :rolleyes:
Forum: Other marques 7th April 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By paulrstaylor
Itís just BMW trying to correct their brand...

Itís just BMW trying to correct their brand image, given the age old jokes about indicators being an optional extra? :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 5th April 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By paulrstaylor
Or if the same as the 4.2TDI - just crank it,...

Or if the same as the 4.2TDI - just crank it, takes <20 seconds to self prime an empty filter +++
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 26th March 2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By paulrstaylor
I should have mentioned, this picture is of the...

I should have mentioned, this picture is of the OEM pressures sticker from a 2015 D4, which shows the recommended pressures for this size of tyre.....

It also has a part number, should you want to...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 24th March 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By paulrstaylor
36-38 front, 32-39 rear...... ...

36-38 front, 32-39 rear......

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=18231&stc=1&d=1521929189
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th March 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By paulrstaylor
You can often find the "kit" on ebay from german...

You can often find the "kit" on ebay from german breakers...... that plus the look from Kufatec should give you what you need for about the "new" price...... but it would be a huge amount of work and...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th March 2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By paulrstaylor
Not pre-wired...... ...

Not pre-wired......

https://www.kufatec.co.uk/shop/en/audi/a8/a8-4h/rear-seat-entertainment-system-wiring-audi-a8-4h

you can get it fully fitted, for a pretty penny!
...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th March 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By paulrstaylor
You can change the radio module within the 5f,...

You can change the radio module within the 5f, the issue is that there isnít an LTE 4G module that is a direct fit..... some seem to have made it work, maybe using an adaptor board or even getting...
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By paulrstaylor
Ditto that! Also, I think a good decision on...

Ditto that!

Also, I think a good decision on opening up access +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 26th February 2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By paulrstaylor
My view is that quattro is great at getting you...

My view is that quattro is great at getting you moving when slippy, but on standard tyres it won't help you steer or stop!

So maybe tyre is the deciding factor? In any case, 300miles I suspect...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By paulrstaylor
Thatís the one +++ ...

Thatís the one +++

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/mar/05/top-gear-tesla-jeremy-clarkson

He didnít take any chances when he reviewed the model x for TGT..... :ROFL:
...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By paulrstaylor
Was the one with the Tesla the subject of a long...

Was the one with the Tesla the subject of a long legal battle? :ROFL: Glad to hear it is back on now +++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th February 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By paulrstaylor
Yup, but not likely with a Lidl ďblasterĒ :ROFL:

Yup, but not likely with a Lidl ďblasterĒ :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th February 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By paulrstaylor
FWIW, the sand ďblasterĒ will probably be...

FWIW, the sand ďblasterĒ will probably be useless! They need a lot of air!
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By paulrstaylor
D4 re-starts more gracefully than my old mans...

D4 re-starts more gracefully than my old mans V60, but less so than the XC90 - but agreed, in the main it is all you need.

I actuality got car sick last year driving on the M62 over the pennines...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 16th February 2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sounds good, but also and like a waste of your...

Sounds good, but also and like a waste of your time sitting in a "business lounge" for a job that should take 2 minutes and is clearly a loss leader, be interesting to see what the healthcheck comes...
Forum: Daily banter 15th February 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By paulrstaylor
Agreed , much of the time+++ But not on...

Agreed , much of the time+++

But not on the M62(M1, M6, most city roads) at 08.30 or 17.00 on a week day, then I don't find much enjoyment :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 15th February 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By paulrstaylor
LOL - hence are you saying that your car is...

LOL - hence are you saying that your car is illegal!?



Of course not, with the key difference is that Tesla still say the driver is in control when Autopilot is on- Audi are positioning that in...
Forum: Daily banter 15th February 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By paulrstaylor
This. The D4 does everything listed also,...

This.

The D4 does everything listed also, but you still have to keep your hands on the wheel and your wits about you.

D5 you don't.

Tesla maybe more relaxed in its interpretation of "level...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th February 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 27,967
Posted By paulrstaylor
If it was me, Iíd not bother with a aerated block...

If it was me, Iíd not bother with a aerated block and go for a dense concrete block, almost certainly better at blocking noise +++. That said, also a lot heavier!
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By paulrstaylor
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170103-it-is-almo...

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170103-it-is-almost-impossible-to-herd-cats-thanks-to-evolution
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th February 2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 27,967
Posted By paulrstaylor
I was thinking a simple self standing "tunnel",...

I was thinking a simple self standing "tunnel", two 9 inch blocks either side and a 2x2 flag for the top!?
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th February 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 27,967
Posted By paulrstaylor
Can you not use bricks or concrete flags? Cheap...

Can you not use bricks or concrete flags? Cheap and 100% fire proof!
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 9th February 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By paulrstaylor
Wouldn't be a shock if that was the case,...

Wouldn't be a shock if that was the case, certainly was when I did a similar conversion on my B6 S4.

On the S4 it was easy to trim down the single din unit to fit, hopefully the same for you...
Forum: Daily banter 5th February 2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By paulrstaylor
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: Daily banter 30th January 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By paulrstaylor
I had a set of 20's diamond cut for my D4 last...

I had a set of 20's diamond cut for my D4 last year by a place near Manchester.

Stripped, cleaned, repaired, powder coated in a colour, faces diamond cut and then finally a clear powder coat over...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th January 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By paulrstaylor
I have a set, but they are SWB..... let me know...

I have a set, but they are SWB..... let me know if of any use, suspect the fronts will be the same....
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th January 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By paulrstaylor
Think you will struggle to find a UK 4.2tdi that...

Think you will struggle to find a UK 4.2tdi that didnít have one from new. I suspect you will find a few that may not any longer!

Not sure of the introduction date on the 3.0 tdi :Confused:
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 24th January 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 27,967
Posted By paulrstaylor
To be fair to the police, must be a difficult...

To be fair to the police, must be a difficult balance between "IT worker not getting out of bed" and "bad guy destroying evidence" - I suspect skewed by the fact they deal with more of the latter!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd January 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By paulrstaylor
S4 was the first chain driven v8, so that makes...

S4 was the first chain driven v8, so that makes sense +++

No idea on interval Iím afraid...... but I am sure someone else will advise!
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd January 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 27,967
Posted By paulrstaylor
They did knock, he didnít get up fast enough,...

They did knock, he didnít get up fast enough, they bought him a new door. :ROFL:
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd January 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 27,967
Posted By paulrstaylor
I know of at least one person who had his front...

I know of at least one person who had his front door smashed in for that very reason, apparently driven by the police helicopter being used for its thermal imaging camera to show how hot his loft...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd January 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By paulrstaylor
Almost certainly a belt +++

Almost certainly a belt +++
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 18th January 2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By paulrstaylor
Very this +++ ...

Very this +++

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12647
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