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Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By MikkiJayne
Well I did wonder that. With them opening 7 the...

Well I did wonder that. With them opening 7 the shelves are nearly empty by 9 anyway.
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By MikkiJayne
It certainly is +++ 6.5" speakers in the front...

It certainly is +++ 6.5" speakers in the front doors :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah equally possible its the gearbox, but the V6...

Yeah equally possible its the gearbox, but the V6 tends to leak more from the engine than any of them do from the gearbox so that's the first thing I'd look at +++
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By MikkiJayne
Lockdown - not even slightly bored...

I'm using this extended period at home to get on with all the little stuff I've been meaning to do for ages but can't normally find the time for because I'm in the workshop. The 3d printers are...
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By MikkiJayne
Tesco do have a vulnerable and elderly hour 9-10...

Tesco do have a vulnerable and elderly hour 9-10 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and have said by email they are giving online priority to the same people. I have delivery accounts with both Tesco and...
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By MikkiJayne
Close, wrong end ;)

Close, wrong end ;)
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By MikkiJayne
Teaser: ...

Teaser:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23088&stc=1&d=1585849616
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've read about the anosmia on a couple of...

I've read about the anosmia on a couple of science sites. Interesting to hear a personal account of it.

I saw an article positing exactly what you said about millions already having had it and...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oil leak? I can't remember whether you got the...

Oil leak? I can't remember whether you got the cam cover gaskets done but they're a prime candidate for smoke at the front end. If not, clean the lower edge of the cam cover and top of the exhaust...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st April 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 74
Posted By MikkiJayne
It would cost me that much to post it once I'd...

It would cost me that much to post it once I'd bought an envelope and stamp!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st April 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 74
Posted By MikkiJayne
I keep them in stock. PM me your address and I...

I keep them in stock. PM me your address and I will send you one. I have to go to the workshop anyway tomorrow and the post office is on the way +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 31st March 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By MikkiJayne
Andrew probably won't find much because I forgot...

Andrew probably won't find much because I forgot to post the switch before the apocalypse started :(

I might take it apart later.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th March 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,033
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thats a good result +++ Are you going to peel the...

Thats a good result +++ Are you going to peel the film off the front now? :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th March 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By MikkiJayne
I shall be sure to keep a towel on my head next...

I shall be sure to keep a towel on my head next time I do the job :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th March 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By MikkiJayne
I take it you're scanning with something generic...

I take it you're scanning with something generic and not VCDS?

The transmission output speed sensor to which 'P0721' allegedly refers is inside the gearbox, and it would cause the gearbox to go...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th March 2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,033
Posted By MikkiJayne
Good find +++

Good find +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th March 2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By MikkiJayne
VCDS can definitely recode Motronic 7 ECUs (and...

VCDS can definitely recode Motronic 7 ECUs (and others) - I've done it myself on V8s and TDIs. However, in order to recode it you have to log in to the ECU with a specific code. Only then will it...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th March 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,932
Posted By MikkiJayne
There are a few different variants of that...

There are a few different variants of that bracket depending on the location of the AC drier. Conveniently for Sergey the 3.7 and 3.3 TDI have the same one so the stud would have been there from the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd March 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By MikkiJayne
Did you replace the tensioners with genuine units...

Did you replace the tensioners with genuine units or just change the pads? The right hand (bank 1) tensioner fails when it eats the filter gauze which then jams the cold start pin. The cold start...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 23rd March 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By MikkiJayne
Elsawin has this to say about it: ...

Elsawin has this to say about it:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23048&stc=1&d=1584958627

Your coding is for EU4 configuration. I suspect you may need 26753 for...
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd March 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By MikkiJayne
There are three levels of extended leather as far...

There are three levels of extended leather as far as I understand it (Ian knows more and may correct me here)

1: Leather pack 1 - as Jim describes, partial leather on the door cards, lower dash,...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd March 2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm planning to switch to Airband in the next few...

I'm planning to switch to Airband in the next few months when my EE 4G contract comes to an end, as I'm having the same problem as Mike. I didn't have Airband coverage when I signed up with EE - they...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd March 2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By MikkiJayne
In theory it should be possible to tune the...

In theory it should be possible to tune the servotronic to be weighted just how you like, anywhere between broken and max assist. Its just a PWM signal on the solenoid, with a ratio of speed to pulse...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st March 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By MikkiJayne
Sadly they have all the same weak spots as all...

Sadly they have all the same weak spots as all the others.

Does it grumble while moving, or while stationary as well? If moving it could be diff oil level. They are notorious for leaking out of...
Forum: Other marques 20th March 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 70,935
Posted By MikkiJayne
Interesting article on ultracapacitors...

Interesting article on ultracapacitors (https://www.zdnet.com/article/faster-than-filling-up-with-gas-these-ultracapacitors-will-change-electric-cars-says-startup)


Meanwhile Audi can't even work...
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've seen this in a few car communities actually,...

I've seen this in a few car communities actually, even companies offering coronavirus discounts on parts so people have stuff to do while they're bored at home :ROFL:

I will be self-isolating in...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th March 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yay! :)

Yay! :)
Forum: D2 - Interior 15th March 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By MikkiJayne
Haha so it does! :D

Haha so it does! :D
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th March 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By MikkiJayne
Not that useful on a manual swap. Use it for...

Not that useful on a manual swap. Use it for nitrous :D Or exhaust cutouts?
Forum: TT 8N 14th March 2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By MikkiJayne
Mk1 TT is 5x100, mk2 is 5x112. Typical ET on the...

Mk1 TT is 5x100, mk2 is 5x112. Typical ET on the mk1 is 30-33 though so there is room for 20mm adapters.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th March 2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By MikkiJayne
These units are simultaneously interesting and...

These units are simultaneously interesting and frustrating! There is next to no information on them, no screen dimensions anywhere that I can find, and no one keeps them in stock.

The Euro models...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th March 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By MikkiJayne
The promo vid from Pioneer suggests it was...

The promo vid from Pioneer suggests it was designed for cars which already have the screen separated from the electronics in the way the D3 does, although there are pics of it in classics too,...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th March 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By MikkiJayne
Some quick calculations based on a 16:9 unit with...

Some quick calculations based on a 16:9 unit with 10.1" diagonal says 222mm wide by 125mm high. An RNS-D is 227 wide by 124 high so actually its borderline whether it would fit or not, depending on...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th March 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By MikkiJayne
Off with the fairies price tag (Ģ1200) aside, I...

Off with the fairies price tag (Ģ1200) aside, I can't find actual dimensions for the damn thing anywhere :mad:

I am pretty sure looking at comparisons to a standard double-din unit that it is too...
Forum: D2 - Interior 11th March 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've never seen the logo embossed like that on a...

I've never seen the logo embossed like that on a factory D2 interior, only on custom jobs. None of my FEs have it.

Perhaps it was done by a previous owner?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th March 2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By MikkiJayne
It is behind the bumper.

It is behind the bumper.
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By MikkiJayne
Wow that red and alcantara is unusual. It looks a...

Wow that red and alcantara is unusual. It looks a bit like the oxblood in the US 2003 model, but the red dash and carpet are just too much!

I do like the black and cream very much - I was...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By MikkiJayne
So a broken servotronic rack is heavier than a...

So a broken servotronic rack is heavier than a non-servotronic? Is it any different while moving? I really dislike how light working servotronic is at low speeds - it feels like driving on ice.
...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By MikkiJayne
I want that purple interior so badly :love:...

I want that purple interior so badly :love: Obviously I'd cut it up and swap all the grey for black and then it would be even more lush :D

Here's my custom black and red leather pack 2:
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 10th March 2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By MikkiJayne
If the solenoids are there its anyone's guess as...

If the solenoids are there its anyone's guess as to where they might have been stashed. The proper way to do the swap is to flash the ECU with a manual file, and code the cluster and ABS to manual. ...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th March 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By MikkiJayne
The TCU lives in the electronics box with the...

The TCU lives in the electronics box with the ECU. The solenoids are part of the transmission valve body.

Yes, that sort of coating on manifolds, turbine housing, possibly downpipes. A turbo...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th March 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah its a fair chunk of cash to save 5kg per...

Yeah its a fair chunk of cash to save 5kg per corner. The alloy uprights aren't without their problems either - the mountings for the upper control arms can be more easily damaged than on the steel...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th March 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thats some nasty hack manual swap to still have...

Thats some nasty hack manual swap to still have all the auto solenoids and the TCU http://www.corradov8.com/pics/screwy.gif

The heat damage is not surprising - its the same sort of issue Martin...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 9th March 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By MikkiJayne
Plenum is the rain tray - from the base of the...

Plenum is the rain tray - from the base of the windscreen to the engine bay bulkhead. The main drain for this is almost inaccessible in an auto car, underneath the AC housing, but in a manual you...
Forum: D2 - Interior 8th March 2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By MikkiJayne
The connector is for the radio. Thats its normal...

The connector is for the radio. Thats its normal place.

It does look like you need to trim the insulation as well as the plastic.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th March 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By MikkiJayne
I reckon its possible to complete in a weekend,...

I reckon its possible to complete in a weekend, and will be attempting so in a few weeks +++ Everything from the glass down, including dash. I'm keeping the headlining since its alcantara, but...
Forum: D2 - Lights 8th March 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By MikkiJayne
Two solutions. I prefer to make a new linkage...

Two solutions. I prefer to make a new linkage from M6 race car ball joints and some M6 stainless threaded rod. I cut the original ball joint off the metal bracket which goes round the control arm...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th March 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By MikkiJayne
If it has factory 18s then it has alloy front...

If it has factory 18s then it has alloy front hubs :)

Mine is May / June 2002 iirc so the switch over, if there was one, was after that.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th March 2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm not 100% sure, but I think by 2002 the 20"...

I'm not 100% sure, but I think by 2002 the 20" wheels were standard on the only two remaining D2 models which were the S8 and the 2.8QS. Up to 2001, sport models were on 18s - the Bolero (7 rounded...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th March 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By MikkiJayne
The PF all had steel front uprights, as did the...

The PF all had steel front uprights, as did the first 500 FLs in 1999. After that the V6 & V8 petrol had alloy hubs, either in HP2 or Brembo format. The W12 and 3.3 TDI had steel hubs, in HP2 format....
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