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Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By ainarssems
It's inside ABS unit. I had one of those...

It's inside ABS unit.

I had one of those codes for A6, don't remember which. In my case it was sticking master cylinder not fully releasing. Sometimes if would stick for a bit and release but on 2...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 23rd January 2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 564
Posted By ainarssems
Or the resistors are for heating it up to working...

Or the resistors are for heating it up to working temp
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd January 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By ainarssems
Thanks for the offer but not really interested in...

Thanks for the offer but not really interested in them. Is that size a typo? Anyway I am mostly interested in winter tyres for 18" and it would be very hard to find another matching pair for a full...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th January 2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By ainarssems
Not sure if they are still available but aerial...

Not sure if they are still available but aerial grommet part number is 4A5035539 and I should have one if I can find it as I bought one but never got round to fitting it before gearbox failed
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th January 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By ainarssems
I will take it

I will take it
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th January 2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By ainarssems
It does differ a bit for different insurance...

It does differ a bit for different insurance companies generally £60-100, I think most are £75, check your policy T&Cs


You do not loose NCD even if it is not protected, I suspect it does affect...
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th January 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,834
Posted By ainarssems
One of the boot lights was filled with water so...

One of the boot lights was filled with water so took it off to drain and to try and reseal it. Measured voltage on LEDs while I was in there and they run at 1V when tail lights are on and 1.7V for...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By ainarssems
In Argos https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3419203 ...

In Argos https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3419203

There is a way of taking advantage of making decent savings using Complete Savings
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th January 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By ainarssems
I have never used Brembo but I have plenty of...

I have never used Brembo but I have plenty of experience with other aftermarket brands and OEM .

In essence regular brake discs are pretty simple and made of relatively cheap cast iron but real...
Forum: D3 - Lights 9th January 2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,834
Posted By ainarssems
To be honest I have not looked at lights much. I...

To be honest I have not looked at lights much. I did get warning error on dash, went out and checked to see that some LEDs don't work and I have not even checked if it's the same LEDs for tail lights...
Forum: D3 - Lights 8th January 2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,834
Posted By ainarssems
Are 5mm/3mm diameter? 5V? Anyone measured current?

Are 5mm/3mm diameter? 5V? Anyone measured current?
Forum: D3 - Lights 8th January 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,834
Posted By ainarssems
Reviving old thread. Did anyone find a good...

Reviving old thread.

Did anyone find a good match of LEDs, need to replace some on mine.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th January 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By ainarssems
I am new to D3 myself so not much experience yet...

I am new to D3 myself so not much experience yet but in general ABS pump should only be running when ABS/ESP/EDL is activated, not all the time. I don't think there are any external relays for ABS....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd January 2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By ainarssems
Where are they located and what's the date code? ...

Where are they located and what's the date code?

If they were 18 or 19 inch I would probably take a punt at this price if they are not too old even if my previous experience is that Dunlops along...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 3rd January 2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By ainarssems
I always thought green coating is threadlock to...

I always thought green coating is threadlock to stop them from undoing, not antiseize.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th December 2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By ainarssems
I have no experience with D4 and it's probably...

I have no experience with D4 and it's probably not your issue but I know that 3 cards do not work with old phones as 3 is only 3/4/5G and 3G only works on 2100Mhz, not 900MHz and no 2G at all.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th December 2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,562
Posted By ainarssems
Just a cheeky though but could you just apply...

Just a cheeky though but could you just apply sticker from another airbag with different part number/date if only just as temporary measure to get them off your back. Would be easier to mail just the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st December 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,562
Posted By ainarssems
I know most people disconnect battery when...

I know most people disconnect battery when disconnecting airbag, I guess it's a fair safety measure for just in case but if everything is working as it should there is no reason why. I disconnected...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st December 2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,562
Posted By ainarssems
If you keep ignition off while airbag is...

If you keep ignition off while airbag is disconnected it will not register fault code. Even if you have ignition on with airbag disconnected it will register fault code but light will go off when the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th December 2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,562
Posted By ainarssems
On the old cars airbags was only good for 10 or...

On the old cars airbags was only good for 10 or 15 years anyway and was supposed to be replaced after that but it was never enforced due to the cost of replacements comparing to value of 10+ years...
Forum: Daily banter 20th December 2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By ainarssems
I was not completely out of V8 scene, I still had...

I was not completely out of V8 scene, I still had S4 Cab after letting S8 go. Well mostly wife was driving it, you know how it goes; I have S8, wife has A6 estate, guess who is driving what! I get S4...
Forum: Daily banter 20th December 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By ainarssems
You are more likely to see my wife driving it, my...

You are more likely to see my wife driving it, my main job is on night shift so during day I am either in bed or if I am on the road chances are I will be in the workhorse A6 diesel estate :)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th December 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,562
Posted By ainarssems
PF has side airbags in seats but not the curtain...

PF has side airbags in seats but not the curtain airbags
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 12th December 2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By ainarssems
Any interest at £200?

Any interest at £200?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 10th December 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By ainarssems
Testing interest - Toyo Proxes Sport 235/50R18 101Y

David was king enough to put a new set of tyres on the D3 4.2TDI before I bought it and they have done less than 1000 miles.

Tyres are Toyo Proxes Sport 235/50R18 101Y, decent mid range tyres but...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 7th December 2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By ainarssems
I put 205/55R16 on my before sending it to...

I put 205/55R16 on my before sending it to scrapyard, they were very small, car very low on out of 2 designs only one just about fitted over front brakes, other would not. If you go 16" make sure...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th December 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,673
Posted By ainarssems
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quantum-Longlife-3-5W-3...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quantum-Longlife-3-5W-30-Fully-Synthetic-Engine-Oil-2x-5-Litre-Bottles-10-Litres/253868421568?epid=7032265364&hash=item3b1bbcb1c0:g:9KoAAOSweWZbllHK
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st December 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By ainarssems
It is now :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:

It is now :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By ainarssems
Back in 8 again

Well me being 8less did not last long, I did not need another car and I was not that keen on D3 but when 4.2TDI came up for sale at £2.5k only 46 miles from me it was too hard to resist.

So I am...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th November 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By ainarssems
Sent PM

Sent PM
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 24th November 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 120,754
Posted By ainarssems
Don't think Ripple and Neo can be mined. But...

Don't think Ripple and Neo can be mined.

But yes I am mining Eth and Litecoin or to be more precise I am mining Eth and was mining LTC in the past, now it's too expensive to mine LTC even when...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd November 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By ainarssems
That's a lot of car for £2.5k. Where is it...

That's a lot of car for £2.5k. Where is it located? I suppose you would not be interested in part exchange with B6 S4 Cabriolet if you are looking for something higher.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 21st November 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By ainarssems
Because yours is S, not A

Because yours is S, not A
Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th November 2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,199
Posted By ainarssems
So what do you drive these days? Do you have a...

So what do you drive these days? Do you have a stop gap car, drive wife's car or take a bus?:)

I still have C5 A6 2.5 TDi quattro Sport which is technically wife's but I mostly use it and a B6 S4...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th November 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 511
Posted By ainarssems
Some A/S8 bit's for sale

With my S8 going to the forum sponsors to be dismantled and me being 8less I will have some bits for sale.

Exhaust is up for sale again http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13142

I have...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th November 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,199
Posted By ainarssems
Goodbye to S8

Well the S8 went to forum sponsors Wednesday morning, I kept the alloys putting £30 16" set from A4 bought locally on the car to get it rolling on and off the trailer and cut out cats and sold...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By ainarssems
I am pretty sure D3 will have permanently driven...

I am pretty sure D3 will have permanently driven compressor without a clutch.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th October 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By ainarssems
No progress as I have been busy with other...

No progress as I have been busy with other things. I bought a set of 16" wheels from A4 to go on it so that I can keep 19" Carlsson wheels, cats are coming off as they have £340-350 scrap value,...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th October 2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By ainarssems
No issues as long as both batteries are healthy...

No issues as long as both batteries are healthy and similar. You don't want a battery on it's last legs together with a new battery. It might be OK but I would not risk bad battery dragging the good...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By ainarssems
This is what happens with mains charger on drive...

This is what happens with mains charger on drive if you have more than 1 user and that other user drives away without spotting a cable.
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By ainarssems
13W solar charger ...

13W solar charger

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=14040&stc=1&d=1472036846
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By ainarssems
Don't bother with it. I had 2.4W and 13W solar...

Don't bother with it. I had 2.4W and 13W solar chargers and in summer 2.4W did not make noticeable difference, 13W was taking up 2/3 of windscreen and while it was slowing down discharge it could not...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th October 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,478
Posted By ainarssems
My friends guy came back with only £280 offer for...

My friends guy came back with only £280 offer for a pair
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th October 2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,478
Posted By ainarssems
As my S8 gearbox has failed I have been exploring...

As my S8 gearbox has failed I have been exploring different options of which the most likely is to partially dismantle it and sell some parts including cats and scrap the rest. Most places does not...
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,106
Posted By ainarssems
They are just jealous and try to find a negative...

They are just jealous and try to find a negative and and excuse why they have not got one.:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th October 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By ainarssems
I just use standard copper pipe

I just use standard copper pipe
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th October 2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By ainarssems
I did it on A6 but on D2 I could not get the bolt...

I did it on A6 but on D2 I could not get the bolt turning. I also first over-did it on A6. I did it by feel with the rack near mid position but as the most of the time rack spends near middle...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 7th October 2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,537
Posted By ainarssems
I guess 73m in wet is not that bad, according to...

I guess 73m in wet is not that bad, according to highway code stopping distance from 60 mph is 73 meters in normal circumstances and could be double that in wet. So it's not that much about Accelera...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 6th October 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,537
Posted By ainarssems
Obviously results can be different in different...

Obviously results can be different in different tyre sizes and different cars but on this video it shows wet handling and braking very bad for Accelera. 73m braking distance vs 46m on Michelin,...
Forum: Daily banter 6th October 2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By ainarssems
Honey - Chrome extension for voucher/coupon codes

This is quite handy to find and apply coupon codes on different sites instead of manually hunting for them. I just started so not fully tested but I just placed order on Eurocarparts for a set of...
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