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Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th July 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Joe2.0E
Looks the business, well done. Could this be...

Looks the business, well done.

Could this be easily fitted to a D4 without a TV Tuner as an Aux Input ?
Most D4's already have a 3G Sim Slot/Wi-Fi Hotspot next to the SD Card Slots which should...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 29th June 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Joe2.0E
A multitronic gearbox is a totally different...

A multitronic gearbox is a totally different animal, its a cvt/stepless type of gearbox. If your A8 is a multitronic, it's not a bad price I'd say.
I never used Audi North Dublin so can't comment on...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th June 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Joe2.0E
Kufatec Fiscon Pro might be an option...

Kufatec Fiscon Pro might be an option particularly if you need a Bluetooth phone setup anyway. I had one fitted to a 2004 D3 and if was a great piece of kit. Streaming is via A2DP and displays as a...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 26th June 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Joe2.0E
Stay away, 250 is too cheap to have it done...

Stay away, 250 is too cheap to have it done properly. If you price the ATF Fluid and Pan Filter from their parts dept, you'll know what I mean.
You're better to leave it if you can't get somebody...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By Joe2.0E
Did you get this sorted or figure what happened ?

Did you get this sorted or figure what happened ?
Forum: D3 - Lights 19th June 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Joe2.0E
My experience of Halfords is with their ROI...

My experience of Halfords is with their ROI stores, the UK ones might be better.
I've seen them struggle to change headlight bulbs on a ford fiesta !
Forum: D3 - Transmission 19th June 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Joe2.0E
I used a Dealer each time as knowledgeable Indys...

I used a Dealer each time as knowledgeable Indys are scarce in Cork/Tipperary. The first ATF change was free as part of the deal when I bought the car.
The other times, it cost maybe 400 ish from...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th June 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Joe2.0E
I can't help on oil colour as I haven't had a...

I can't help on oil colour as I haven't had a petrol car in a long time, TDI's seem to blacken oil the instant it's been changed.
An Annual Oil change would be wise considering the small miles you...
Forum: D3 - Lights 19th June 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Joe2.0E
I suggest staying well away from Halfords,...

I suggest staying well away from Halfords, unlikely they'll have a clue what they're at. I would buy LL (Longlife) bulbs from a reputable maker such as Bosch or Hella.
They being such a pain to...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 19th June 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Joe2.0E
My 2p worth would say have it changed if you...

My 2p worth would say have it changed if you intend keeping the car indefinitely. I had the ATF changed at least 3 times on my old D3. The box was as smooth at 240K when I sold it as it was when I...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 21st May 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By Joe2.0E
You may be better off buying them online, all of...

You may be better off buying them online, all of those brands are around 150 to 175 each delivered to your door.
Forum: D4 - Transmission 2nd May 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,729
Posted By Joe2.0E
You might be on to something, I don't think it's...

You might be on to something, I don't think it's going to be the best in terms of longevity.
My 2011 3.0TDI developed a whine in reverse about a year ago. Had the ATF changed but it didn't make any...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd May 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By Joe2.0E
Is there any way to update the maps without...

Is there any way to update the maps without having VCDS ?
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st May 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By Joe2.0E
The download and do it yourself option looks...

The download and do it yourself option looks quite scary if you don't know what you're doing.
Lots of Genuine OEM 2017 SD card maps on eBay for less than 100.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 1st May 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By Joe2.0E
This may be covered already somwhat in "D4 -...

This may be covered already somwhat in "D4 - Common Faults - Wiring Loom" and "D4 - Everything Else - Heater Woes".
In my case, I hadn't noticed anything wrong but it showed up as a fault code when...
Forum: D4 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st May 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Joe2.0E
I wouldn't worry too much about it. 1500miles is...

I wouldn't worry too much about it. 1500miles is a decent warning to pick up some adblue, all filling stations seem to stock it now.
I don't think it would matter if its not OEM branded.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th April 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Joe2.0E
Try rebooting the MMI, Press SETUP, Main...

Try rebooting the MMI, Press SETUP, Main Controller and top right button together as per the photo.
Make sure you press them simultaneously. The MMI screen will go black/blank, then show the MMI...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 24th April 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,330
Posted By Joe2.0E
I wouldn't be certain about the brake switch,...

I wouldn't be certain about the brake switch, when mine went the gearbox went into limp mode. I drove it to the garage thinking the gearbox was toast. I was thrilled to be told it just needed a brake...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 27th March 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,766
Posted By Joe2.0E
I'd be tempted to take off the cambelt cover and...

I'd be tempted to take off the cambelt cover and have a look at the cambelt. If it has no age related cracking and looks ok, You could leave it for a while and take your chances.
Worst case, there...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Joe2.0E
Is selling the Volvo not a better option ? ...

Is selling the Volvo not a better option ?
Sounds like the D3 is worth more to you than anyone else taking sentimentality into account.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st March 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Joe2.0E
A8 TDI Glowplugs seem to extremely prone to...

A8 TDI Glowplugs seem to extremely prone to failure. The Service History indicated that my D3 had all 6 replaced twice over a 5 year period before I bought it. Over the next 5 years that I had it,...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 28th February 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Joe2.0E
Be warned, this can be difficult as they can be...

Be warned, this can be difficult as they can be seized.
I would suggest using a good knowledgeable mechanic that you trust.

On my old 2004 D3 which was an ASB engine code, I had a duff plug that...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th February 2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Joe2.0E
It's on the inside cover of the service booklet.

It's on the inside cover of the service booklet.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th February 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
Annual road tax of 1809 just kills the resale...

Annual road tax of 1809 just kills the resale value on them.
You can quickly get to the stage where a combination of road tax, a set of tyres and a service cost more than the car is worth.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th February 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
That's what I thought. 2200 or so of a VRT...

That's what I thought.
2200 or so of a VRT rebate if it qualifies would make it a cheap car.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th February 2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
Here's another one for you, a 4.2TDI in black on...

Here's another one for you, a 4.2TDI in black on black.
It has Bose, Sunroof and very small miles if it's genuine.

https://www.donedeal.ie/view/17921204
Forum: Daily banter 1st February 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Joe2.0E
Great find, pity the later videos were taken...

Great find, pity the later videos were taken down.
It's another example of why the yanks need to reform their gun laws.
Forum: Daily banter 1st February 2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Joe2.0E
It's likely the later injectors. I have an 06 EU4...

It's likely the later injectors. I have an 06 EU4 Q7 3.0TDI and it's always had visible dark grety/black smoke on hard acceleration. Tailpipes are always quite sooty too.
Half a litre of Dipetane...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th January 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
I searched for a black or grey interior last time...

I searched for a black or grey interior last time I was on the hunt for an early D4, ended up with cream/ivory as the car was right in every other respect.
I bought a full set of genuine carpet mats...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th January 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
It's likely to be on sale for quite a bit. ...

It's likely to be on sale for quite a bit.
Looks pretty uncared for judging by the steering wheel and the armrest isn't much better. If it looks that bad in the photos, it'll be worse in the flesh....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th January 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
You're welcome, it's worth a bit of effort to...

You're welcome, it's worth a bit of effort to find a good one.

This one is a bit more expensive but it's a facelift with less miles and is being sold by an independent dealer with a good...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th January 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
It's definitely an imported car from the UK, (the...

It's definitely an imported car from the UK, (the high numbers on the reg give it away) but thats an advantage for you.
Verify with the seller or Revenue in the South that VRT was paid when it was...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 22nd January 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
Yes, that would work if you don't mind the...

Yes, that would work if you don't mind the hassle.
The VRT rebate is repayable to the Current registered owner of the car at the time of export. The car has to be presented to an NCT Centre for an...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 22nd January 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
As far as I know, the VRT rebate is issued to the...

As far as I know, the VRT rebate is issued to the original ROI owner of the car after the paperwork is processed to prove the car has been registered abroad. You would need to arrange this with the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 22nd January 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,358
Posted By Joe2.0E
Looks decent for the money but I would have a...

Looks decent for the money but I would have a good look at the service history before parting with cash. Wheels are nice but could be replicas from China.

It might be worth looking at finding a D3...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 15th January 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By Joe2.0E
I would steer clear of replicas, they are often...

I would steer clear of replicas, they are often of chinese origin and prone to cracking/disintegrating if you hit a bad pothole.
OEM will also be more desirable when you come to sell.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 8th January 2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Joe2.0E
I can't comment specifically on the 4.2TDI but my...

I can't comment specifically on the 4.2TDI but my 2011 3.0TDI D4 does take about 20mins in such cold weather. My old D3 with the 3.0TDI was definitely faster to warm up. The D3 had a webasto fuel...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 6th January 2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,790
Posted By Joe2.0E
I'm sure the starters can be refurbished as they...

I'm sure the starters can be refurbished as they are sold on an exchange basis.
It wasn't an option for me as it would mean having the car off the road for several days. Earth strap is difficult to...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 6th January 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,790
Posted By Joe2.0E
Great result, well done for persevering. A lot of...

Great result, well done for persevering. A lot of folks would have got shut of the car and let the next owner be dealing with it.
I also had the starter and earth strap replaced on a 2006 Q7 with...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th January 2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Joe2.0E
I thought suspension issues were quite rare on...

I thought suspension issues were quite rare on the D4 ?
I presume a relay is only a few quid. It's got me thinking maybe I should change mine, it's also a 2011.
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 28th December 2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,303
Posted By Joe2.0E
Whats the cost of this Q7 Master Switch ? I...

Whats the cost of this Q7 Master Switch ?
I have a Q7 with older plain switches with some worn buttons, this would be a nice mod if it wasn't huge money.
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Joe2.0E
I would recommend the Recaro range of child...

I would recommend the Recaro range of child seats, I have used them in a D3, D4 and Q7. Top Quality and no more expensive than a lot of the tat being sold in mothercare type outlets. I always got...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd November 2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By Joe2.0E
It could be well cheaper than Audi OEM Discs.

It could be well cheaper than Audi OEM Discs.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th November 2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,766
Posted By Joe2.0E
Life is too short to spend any amount if it in a...

Life is too short to spend any amount if it in a Volvo.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th November 2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,306
Posted By Joe2.0E
I'd start with the C shaped drop links which can...

I'd start with the C shaped drop links which can be changed on your driveway handy enough.
Forum: Daily banter 30th October 2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,231
Posted By Joe2.0E
41 but had my first A8 at 34. I always...

41 but had my first A8 at 34.
I always considered them to be an old mans car but 7 years on, there is no better way to munch the miles.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th October 2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Posted By Joe2.0E
Keep it and start saving for when you need to...

Keep it and start saving for when you need to change it.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th October 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Posted By Joe2.0E
At that money, I'd be thinking of keeping it a...

At that money, I'd be thinking of keeping it a bit longer.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 24th October 2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Posted By Joe2.0E
I'd say 15K would be a fair price for it. ...

I'd say 15K would be a fair price for it.
Someone after the spec you have may pay more but 111K miles will be an issue for some. It's a nice car, best of luck with the sale.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th October 2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,006
Posted By Joe2.0E
Great result and a cheap fix in the end. Well...

Great result and a cheap fix in the end. Well done.
Modern Injectors are a mystery to me as to how 3 can be rubbish and 3 are okay given they would all have covered the same mileage ?
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