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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Today, 08:28 AM
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Posted By MikkiJayne
Thats the idea +++ Both of my FEs...

Thats the idea +++

Both of my FEs unfortunately became parts cars, and tbh if I did ever put one back together it wouldn't have platinum any more ;)

I have received responses from those from...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm not a fan of platinum interiors - they're...

I'm not a fan of platinum interiors - they're either parts cars or candidate for an interior swap ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By MikkiJayne
Brand new D2 platinum over-mats

Hi all,

I have a set of brand new front platinum over mats available, which will come with as-new rear mats.

Since a few people have asked me for these and I only have one set I am inviting...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 230
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hurrah!

Hurrah!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th January 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By MikkiJayne
Wiper mechanisms are on my list of things to...

Wiper mechanisms are on my list of things to re-engineer, as soon as I get time...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 230
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes thats it +++ IIRC they have to go in the...

Yes thats it +++ IIRC they have to go in the right sequence otherwise the ECU can't work out what is happening.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 230
Posted By MikkiJayne
The brake light switch may need adjusting. It has...

The brake light switch may need adjusting. It has two sets of contacts which need to change at the same time as a failsafe. This problem often happens when the switch isn't quite in the right...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th January 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By MikkiJayne
Far too optimistic I'm afraid. I think all of it...

Far too optimistic I'm afraid. I think all of it is different, although it may be possible to adapt the motor with some tinkering. I need to take another look at one.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th January 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By MikkiJayne
They are just a friction fit on a lip on the top...

They are just a friction fit on a lip on the top of the sheet metal - exactly the same concept as the door seals. Theoretically yes, you should be able to gently push one on with the door intact. I...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th January 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By MikkiJayne
Strip the door down and remove the door frame...

Strip the door down and remove the door frame then the trim knocks off upwards. No rivets. I've not managed to get one off with the frame still in place - I suspect it would take a fair bit of force...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th January 2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By MikkiJayne
It would work, but you'd have to pull the front...

It would work, but you'd have to pull the front end to change the pump, and trying to drive a D2 with no power steering in traffic is not going to be easy. At that point, just get a tow truck ;)
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd January 2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oh yeah I forgot you have a lithium pack don't...

Oh yeah I forgot you have a lithium pack don't you? 30Ah won't run an 8 for very long, and bad things happen to the electronics when the battery runs out of jiuce.

Can you borrow a bigger battery...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd January 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think that would be very difficult tbh - the...

I think that would be very difficult tbh - the output of the pump is 130bar / 1800psi. With no restriction on it I suspect it would be almost impossible to restrain the hose to keep it in the...
Forum: Owners Meets 23rd January 2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 918
Posted By MikkiJayne
Shall I hire a car transporter and bring D2s for...

Shall I hire a car transporter and bring D2s for everyone? :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By MikkiJayne
Surprisingly no, it blows in to the cabin still,...

Surprisingly no, it blows in to the cabin still, but only about 10% of its normal airflow, leaving one very puzzled as to why the fan is making loads of noise but there's nothing coming from the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 22nd January 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 564
Posted By MikkiJayne
That sensor is identical to the one used in every...

That sensor is identical to the one used in every Audi other than the D2. I think it basically works like an O2 sensor, but looking for oxides rather than oxygen. The two resistor elements are...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd January 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By MikkiJayne
Personally I wouldn't drive it if it's smoking as...

Personally I wouldn't drive it if it's smoking as it's dripping on the exhaust. With a flash point of 160C that would make me very nervous. And yes, if the pump runs dry it will shred itself very...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd January 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By MikkiJayne
Normally smoke from the left hand side is the...

Normally smoke from the left hand side is the pressure feed pipe rusted through where it runs in the wheel well, even on LHD cars.

However, there are two hardlines running along the body of the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd January 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By MikkiJayne
I confess all I know about Australian weather is...

I confess all I know about Australian weather is that it doesn't rain much on Marty and Moog :D I think they are in NSW?

Yes, Sikaflex. The biggest problem with those types of adhesives is that...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st January 2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 79,689
Posted By MikkiJayne
I will start collecting kit together. I have...

I will start collecting kit together. I have wiring diagrams too +++
Forum: Owners Meets 21st January 2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 918
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think we need fair warning if that is the case...

I think we need fair warning if that is the case as it will affect which 8 I bring :D
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st January 2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By MikkiJayne
Even though I know how it works, its still...

Even though I know how it works, its still slightly magical that something I designed on my computer can then be a real object on the other side of the planet a short while later :love:

It looks...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th January 2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 918
Posted By MikkiJayne
Looking forward to it +++

Looking forward to it +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th January 2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've been doing 2D CAD for about 25 years, but 3D...

I've been doing 2D CAD for about 25 years, but 3D for only a year since I bought my CR-10S. From a 2D background the leap to extruding a 2D object in to 3D space is fairly simple, but Fusion is very...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th January 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By MikkiJayne
This is what I'd do for TPU: ...

This is what I'd do for TPU:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22773&stc=1&d=1579513423

Each half would clip over the cable and then be bonded together with polyurethane...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th January 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thanks. I have an E3D Hemera sitting on my desk...

Thanks. I have an E3D Hemera sitting on my desk waiting to go on my CR-10 so I can print TPU and nylon eventually. Just haven't got round to it yet :rolleyes: I tried it accidentally on my Ender 3...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th January 2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By MikkiJayne
3D Printed Boot Grommet

Enthused by Ronin's thread on boot grommets, but not wanting to cut the wiring harness (because its a bit short) I finally got round to designing one for 3D printing. I can't do flexible materials...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th January 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah there are a bunch of variations in the...

Yeah there are a bunch of variations in the dampers as well. I just realised what you meant by the colours earlier - they are basically red or black, but they have a coloured mark to denote the part...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th January 2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By MikkiJayne
Sports dampers are red, comfort are black. Thats...

Sports dampers are red, comfort are black. Thats it from the factory - any other colours are aftermarket.

Springs, yes there are loads of variants all dependent on model and specification. You...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th January 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By MikkiJayne
Polarity of the wires is not obvious, and on...

Polarity of the wires is not obvious, and on replacement factory motors for the D2 actually wrong, so replacement motors spin backwards and don't work.

I would suggest checking that old and new...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th January 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its a common problem with the extended leather...

Its a common problem with the extended leather because the door card forms part of the seal. If you look where the rubber sits you'll see that some of the door card is actually outside the car. With...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 18th January 2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By MikkiJayne
We're both posting in parallel :ROFL:

We're both posting in parallel :ROFL:
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 18th January 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By MikkiJayne
I suspect your problem is that a D3 needs a...

I suspect your problem is that a D3 needs a canbus-capable interface, which a KEY-USB is not:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22762&stc=1&d=1579369615

Your best bet is to...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th January 2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 79,689
Posted By MikkiJayne
RNS-ds make pretty good door stops in the...

RNS-ds make pretty good door stops in the workshop so I can send you one of those as well ;) I've never actually used the nav in one tbh so have never seen the legendary DIS directions in action.
...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th January 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 79,689
Posted By MikkiJayne
I can lend you an A8 cluster and wiring to play...

I can lend you an A8 cluster and wiring to play with if that would help? I am going to be fitting a mk2 RNS-e in to an S8 in the next few months so if you can get the DIS working that would be some...
Forum: Daily banter 18th January 2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its a completely bonkers engine. A friend has one...

Its a completely bonkers engine. A friend has one which is dressed up to look similar to an RS6, and few people would doubt it based on the way it moves. Last I heard it was making 800nm on standard...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th January 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, its the same apart from the plug +++

Yes, its the same apart from the plug +++
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th January 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've got one in bits on the healing bench but...

I've got one in bits on the healing bench but would it even have an audio DAC? Afaik the internal drive is just for nav isn't it? The only digital audio source (apart from the nav processor) is the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th January 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thanks for going in to that much detail +++ Kinda...

Thanks for going in to that much detail +++ Kinda handy you had to open it up really!

The DAC specs seem pretty good which bodes well for sound quality and if you've got Bose then the built in...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th January 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By MikkiJayne
Lucas :)

Lucas :)
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th January 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm interested in what the sound quality is like,...

I'm interested in what the sound quality is like, especially since it seems to support FLAC. I wouldn't expect audiophile quality for something of that price, but if its got pre-outs and the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th January 2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By MikkiJayne
Looks to me like the differential girdle spring...

Looks to me like the differential girdle spring from the upper cardinal grammeter. Likely you have a hydrocoptic marzlevane loose in the unilateral phase detractor. If you run basic settings on the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 604
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think that is the proprietary MMI connector....

I think that is the proprietary MMI connector. You'll need a proper MMI adapter cable to connect it to an i-thing. They are plentiful on ebay.

I believe RNS-e only connects to the phone as a...
Forum: Daily banter 15th January 2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,234
Posted By MikkiJayne
Usually I'll wash down oily bits with...

Usually I'll wash down oily bits with naptha-based brake cleaner first to degrease, but this one didn't need that because its not leaking anything :Confused:

I then use Gtechniq W5 Citrus All...
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,234
Posted By MikkiJayne
Bearings came for the alternator. I forgot to...

Bearings came for the alternator. I forgot to show the front one, but they just press on to the rotor shaft, then the front one presses in to the front casing.
...
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,234
Posted By MikkiJayne
Genuine parts are 600-800 ish I think? I only...

Genuine parts are 600-800 ish I think? I only asked TPS once for the D2, laughed, and bought INA instead, who make the original parts for Audi anyway. I had a belt kit for my A6 come from TPS in an...
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,234
Posted By MikkiJayne
The alternator dismantled and awaiting bearings: ...

The alternator dismantled and awaiting bearings:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22742&stc=1&d=1578950844

They are just standard bearings which hopefully will arrive on...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th January 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 564
Posted By MikkiJayne
M6 are too big - there isn't enough plastic in...

M6 are too big - there isn't enough plastic in the box to hold them. There are plenty of M5 versions on ebay. I drill the original holes out to 8mm before fitting them. If you're replacing the screws...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th January 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 564
Posted By MikkiJayne
Are they just spinning? If so, force the lid open...

Are they just spinning? If so, force the lid open while turning the screw and it will pull the threaded insert out of the lower box. The trim will have to be forced out unfortunately. A bit of 3-in-1...
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,234
Posted By MikkiJayne
Not much progress today as I'm waiting on parts....

Not much progress today as I'm waiting on parts. Got the oil cooler back on and the timing gear off.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22740&stc=1&d=1578858643

The rest of...
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