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Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th September 2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Goran
Thanks +++ Good to know some people are...

Thanks +++
Good to know some people are replacing them.
I chickened out and booked it in with a good local mechanic who changed the timebelt on my previous S8.
Lets see if he replaces the plates....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 26th August 2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Goran
I agree it is a very ambiguous sentence. The...

I agree it is a very ambiguous sentence. The thing that makes me think it could be asking for their replacement is that the instruction is about renewal. The items to be renewed are identified by a...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th August 2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! Good to have the part numbers. ...

Thanks Mikki! Good to have the part numbers.
Good point about the paint marks the belt was replaced twice so far since new and there are paint marks on the plates, so I doubt they were ever...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th August 2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Goran
Question Cam belt - does anyone replace locating plates?

Hello,
I'm collecting parts for a timing belt service.
Does anyone replace these locating plates with new ones?
The service manual appears to indicate they should be renewed. I can't find a part...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,411
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! Great advice as always! Iíll be...

Thanks Mikki! Great advice as always!
Iíll be very careful in that case, that explains why the Halfords one attacked the paint so easily.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 22nd August 2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Goran
Its alive! 🥳 Does this mean its good for...

Its alive! 🥳

Does this mean its good for another 20 years?
:ROFL:

Now on to the timing belt, oil cooler pipe, cam cover gasket, fuel filter
:-(
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,411
Posted By Goran
Thanks ++++++ I am going to stick to the ones...

Thanks ++++++
I am going to stick to the ones you recommended. The Halfords brake cleaner I have seems to attack the paint/lacquer. I think mine is FL1? Autumn 2001 build date.
Will the naptha...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,411
Posted By Goran
Looks amazing! I wish I had your patience to...

Looks amazing! I wish I had your patience to clean mine, its a bit grimy inside.
What do you use for cleaning grease and grime off the painted bits?
Would brake cleaner start attacking the paint?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 21st August 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,534
Posted By Goran
I had both of my post-cat lambdas mapped out by...

I had both of my post-cat lambdas mapped out by MRC tuning 7 years ago, no problems since. I highly recommend them. It only cost £150.
I'm running either 100cell or 200cell HJS cats, cant remember...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th August 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki thats great +++ Iíll go to the...

Thanks Mikki thats great +++
Iíll go to the petrol station with a jerry can. I definitely donít want to kill a brand new pump, this is not a job I would enjoy repeating.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th August 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki +++ I’ll just leave it as it is. ...

Thanks Mikki +++
I’ll just leave it as it is.

Is it ok to start it like this (I didn’t empty the tank), or does some fuel need to be poured in to the tank?
I’m thinking of that catch-can at the...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 19th August 2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Goran
Does the polarity of this connector matter? I...

Does the polarity of this connector matter? I think I plugged it in the other way round. The wedged side outwards, smooth flat side inwards.
Although this guy in the video could have it reversed?...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 19th August 2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Goran
My fuel pump story

Today I changed my fuel pump.
It wasnít so bad, reading other peopleís experiences I was expecting some horrors.
My main stumbling block was actually right at the start. The fuel sensor housing...
Forum: Daily banter 15th August 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,001
Posted By Goran
I never even heard of the movie Ronin when I got...

I never even heard of the movie Ronin when I got my 8, I only watched the movie years afterwards. Just wanted to get that out of the way :)

What led up to me getting a S8? My first car was a Volvo...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th August 2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By Goran
Good to hear Mike. Enjoy tomorrow! Hope to see...

Good to hear Mike. Enjoy tomorrow!
Hope to see you and other people at a meet soon.
I saw it in the calendar, I wish I could have made it.
So many things to do on this car now.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th August 2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By Goran
Thanks very much Mikki! ++++++ Yes please, can...

Thanks very much Mikki! ++++++
Yes please, can I have a laser-cut mounting plate. I'll pm you just realised I need another couple of bits.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th August 2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By Goran
Hi Mike, I hope you are well. That's great! +++...

Hi Mike, I hope you are well.
That's great! +++
I'm gonna go electric too.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th August 2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By Goran
Hi Mikki, Thanks very much! I was waiting...

Hi Mikki,

Thanks very much! I was waiting for your input. In that case I may as well have a go myself. I was really worried about getting the tensioner right, but if that's not too tricky then I...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th August 2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By Goran
Hi Adrian, how are you? I am still in London....

Hi Adrian, how are you?
I am still in London. Thanks for recommending Camspec.
I seem to remember the tricky bit was the belt tensioner (some spacing needs to be right?) and eccentric pulley. I...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th August 2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By Goran
Red face Timing belt - how easy to screw up?

I think my timing belt is due/overdue. It was last changed in 2014.
The car has only done 70K km since then.

How easy is it to screw up? :)
I have all the locking tools so I'm tempted to try...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 3rd August 2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! ++++++ I'm going to contact them...

Thanks Mikki! ++++++
I'm going to contact them straight away.




Thanks, good to know they are legit. I won't use them this time as I need the parts quickly.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd August 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By Goran
Thanks guys +++ Just found it on Audi tradition...

Thanks guys +++
Just found it on Audi tradition too, of course they won't let people from the UK place orders :(
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd August 2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,855
Posted By Goran
*edit - wrong thread

*edit - wrong thread
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd August 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By Goran
Fuel pump gasket - anyone buy from here

I want to get a fuel pump housing gasket kit, just to be on the safe side. Since its a horrible job I don't want to have to do it again.
There are a few places in the USA which sell the kit....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 31st July 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,855
Posted By Goran
Hi! Glad to hear you still have the car. It...

Hi! Glad to hear you still have the car.
It seems around the 20 year mark is around the limit for these old fuel pumps. I guess 20 years work is very good for a brushed motor fuel pump.
I still...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th June 2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,855
Posted By Goran
Hi Mikki! Hope you are well. Thanks for listening...

Hi Mikki! Hope you are well. Thanks for listening to the video, I was hoping to get your opinion.
+++

I guess after almost 20 years it was time for it to fail, it had a good run.
I'm going to...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th June 2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,855
Posted By Goran
Car won't start, fuel pump?

Sorry I should do a bit more investigation before asking.
Car would not start today after a month of not being driven.

Battery was disconnected and was fine, I checked the voltage.

Its turning...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th November 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,187
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki, no worries +++ I am sure the...

Thanks Mikki, no worries +++
I am sure the T-head would have been fine too.

Now I'm curious about the diagram which shows a nut on that machine head bolt, but on my car there seems to be a thread...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th November 2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,486
Posted By Goran
You guys are lucky! I requested the...

You guys are lucky!

I requested the homologation document from Audi, it came back with emissions code 1999/102A/EG which turns out to be Euro 3
Even though my car is late 2001 production.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 6th November 2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,187
Posted By Goran
Thanks that's great +++ I'll get those ones. ...

Thanks that's great +++
I'll get those ones.
Maybe I even have an anodised Audi nut in my box of parts.
The strange thing is, when I (gently) tested the hole with a small allen key, it felt like...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 5th November 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,187
Posted By Goran
Thanks for the tip! I hope its the side one. ...

Thanks for the tip!
I hope its the side one.

I can't wait to get intimate with the gearbox again :D
Already had a close encounter a few years ago when I replaced the reverse light sensor. That...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 5th November 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,187
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! That's great, I'll put that...

Thanks Mikki!
That's great, I'll put that bugger back in, its going to be fun trying to find where it goes if its on top of the bell housing. How do you even get a wrench in there?

I checked my...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 5th November 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,187
Posted By Goran
Mikki you are a star! Thanks for your help. ...

Mikki you are a star! Thanks for your help.
Ouch! that's not good, so I am missing a bolt from somewhere on top of the bellhousing, and another one down at the bottom.
Looks like these numpties...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 5th November 2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,187
Posted By Goran
Hi Mikki, thanks I was relying on your knowledge!...

Hi Mikki, thanks I was relying on your knowledge! +++

Its a 12mm bolt (M12) 75mm long without the head.
86.5mm with the head. I hope its not from anything critical.
Perhaps they replaced it and...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 5th November 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,187
Posted By Goran
:ROFL: Hi Jim, glad to provide some light...

:ROFL:

Hi Jim, glad to provide some light relief
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th November 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,187
Posted By Goran
Question Bolt mystery

Hello, I hope you are all keeping well during this crazy time.
I have been away for a while, life got in the way, but I'm still driving the old D2.

I was doing an oil change today, and discovered...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 48,503
Posted By Goran
Wow that is impressive! And there I was worrying...

Wow that is impressive! And there I was worrying how I would fit in the dashboard into a 8 :)
That's great advice, I'll drive over there and select a dash and drive it back myself. I would be too...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 48,503
Posted By Goran
Sorry I saw it later on in the dash weighing...

Sorry I saw it later on in the dash weighing picture +++
19kg that's kind of a relief, I was worried it would be heavier. Still not easy to handle, I'm not looking forward to that.

Thanks for...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 48,503
Posted By Goran
:ROFL: That's similar to mine. I still keep...

:ROFL: That's similar to mine. I still keep wondering, who the hell options an S8 with self-levelling suspension, manual gearbox and no Bose????
And may I add no towing bar???
mental!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 48,503
Posted By Goran
:ROFL: Brilliant! Heroic effort again! ...

:ROFL:
Brilliant!

Heroic effort again!

This is music to my eyes! I desperately want to do a colour change to black. I am so happy to hear that it was easy to remove the dash in the end.
I...
Forum: Other marques 17th May 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,698
Posted By Goran
Thanks! Makes sense why I am not seeing any of...

Thanks! Makes sense why I am not seeing any of those for sale.
I was hoping to get the newest one possible and avoid the N53 engine. Looks like I'll just have to risk it. Hopefully it will be ok....
Forum: Other marques 15th May 2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,698
Posted By Goran
BMW 323i & 328i not for UK?

BMW, I know, I apologise in advance :ROFL:

I'm hoping someone on here is a BMW guru, to answer a mystery.

I have been looking around for a hard-top convertible, and was considering a BMW E93. I...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th April 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 138,917
Posted By Goran
To me the older RNS-E look to have black plastic,...

To me the older RNS-E look to have black plastic, I don't remember noticing any difference when looking at Sergey's car.
Perhaps you mean the newer units which are clearly lighter and grey in colour...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th April 2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 138,917
Posted By Goran
Is this an old non-HC SD card? ...

Is this an old non-HC SD card?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/transcend-4GB-4G-SDCard-non-HC-V1-1-Secure-Digital-Memory-Card-for-older-devices-/222713853091

I too am preparing for a RNS-E...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 28th April 2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,480
Posted By Goran
Thanks for the video. It is really useful to see...

Thanks for the video. It is really useful to see how the housing looks even if he skipped a few steps. Great idea about the keyhole camera, I think
i have a old one of those somewhere, Iíll...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 27th April 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,480
Posted By Goran
Definitely read the guide in the D2 tech dump....

Definitely read the guide in the D2 tech dump. The youtube video skipped a few steps.
I am planning to do this too after this lockdown ends.
Its not the removal that worries me, its putting it...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 25th April 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,885
Posted By Goran
Brilliant! Add me too please. thanks!

Brilliant!
Add me too please. thanks!
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 25th April 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,025
Posted By Goran
Thanks, that's great! Should I get some rubber...

Thanks, that's great!
Should I get some rubber rejuvenation stuff to soften the rubber seal a bit?
I have some ester type engine oil (Fuchs Titan) maybe it will help?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th April 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,025
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! Should I try to find one of those...

Thanks Mikki!
Should I try to find one of those fuel pump seal kits?
I found a few links in an old thread, maybe its still available?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=14584
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th April 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,025
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! That's great! I'll probably have...

Thanks Mikki! That's great!
I'll probably have a go at fitting it myself.
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