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Forum: D3 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By snapdragon
Well done - where did you get the cogs from? I...

Well done - where did you get the cogs from? I have never seen that.
I don't know what is wrong with your cooler flap, Mine used to do that and when I investigated the whole thing had fallen apart...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By snapdragon
Is it connected to the latch so it knows when the...

Is it connected to the latch so it knows when the bonnet os open?[
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 17th July 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By snapdragon
The terms and conditions are that the part must...

The terms and conditions are that the part must be fitted by a VAT registered garage. It is usually in fine grey print on the back of the receipt. I think you would have to talk nicely to the dealer....
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th July 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By snapdragon
Well done, I was worried about this years' MOT...

Well done, I was worried about this years' MOT due to my DPF and catalytic conversion unit being hollow and the new tighter rules, but the emissions were 0.37 and the default limit is1.5. They should...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th July 2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By snapdragon
That's not the throttle valve, that's the EGR...

That's not the throttle valve, that's the EGR Cooler changeover valve.
The throttle valve is one the larger silver part somewhere above the dipstick.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 29th June 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By snapdragon
I took out my warning triangle and tow hook and...

I took out my warning triangle and tow hook and it now works:D
If I adjust those bolts so that it opens it kind of explodes open with a thud and I was worried something like a hinge would break. I...
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,175
Posted By snapdragon
Oh man, we are very sorry to hear that Ray, our...

Oh man, we are very sorry to hear that Ray, our love thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th June 2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks. Yes cig socket is on all the time, but...

Thanks.
Yes cig socket is on all the time, but battery seems to cope OK. I would unplug if I was parked at the airport etc... but car is used at least 5 times a week.
I will make a switched supply...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th June 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By snapdragon
Hello Chip, I like what you have done. Do you...

Hello Chip, I like what you have done.
Do you have any audio whine/hum whistle (ground loop feedback).
I do and I'm using a bluetooth receiver on AV1 and a MOTOVIEW airplay/chromecast on AV2 and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th June 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk nearish to heathrow...

https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk nearish to heathrow is the last one I used at 36 while I wait. My usual one had gone up from 30 to 75 when I telephoned.
They do not do recoding as part of this, only...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th June 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By snapdragon
These models list 8H0827249 - 8H is the A4 on...

These models list 8H0827249 - 8H is the A4 on the list.
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Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th June 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By snapdragon
19411 This is the version I have but when I...

19411

This is the version I have but when I try and turn the outer part, it does not budge. I will try again with mole grips.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th June 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQhK3P4gYk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQhK3P4gYk
This one is useful too, he added helper springs to the top of the bolts I was adjusting. (He has lots of A8 tech videos on his youtube page)

EDIT* I...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th June 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By snapdragon
Yes I have the spring laoded ones but forgot...

Yes I have the spring laoded ones but forgot about those will have a check of them. Thank you.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th June 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By snapdragon
My Audi parts are silver and the SGS are black...

My Audi parts are silver and the SGS are black but they look OK on the car.
However they haven't made a scrap of difference to the boot not opening without a little help.
What I will try next is...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd June 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By snapdragon
I'll try them first, I did get some from them for...

I'll try them first, I did get some from them for my Passat bonnet years ago and TBH was not 100% happy as when I opened the bonnet, it would shoot up really fast and bang hard on the end-stop and a...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st June 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By snapdragon
I have ordered GSC2546 so will post back with the...

I have ordered GSC2546 so will post back with the results in a week or so. It's a shame these will be black and the Audi ones stainless finish but hey ho.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st June 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By snapdragon
I retrofitted mine and it struggled to open the...

I retrofitted mine and it struggled to open the first few inches and would shut back down unless helped manually. I found on a US forum that adusting the bolts in the corners would help it pop up -...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 26th May 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By snapdragon
I remember now, the plastic nuts were stuck hard...

I remember now, the plastic nuts were stuck hard and when I turned them, the threaded plastic 'stud' snapped off flush on the inner metal arch. I drilled the remaining thread out with a drill and...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd May 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By snapdragon
I got some that look like what you want from ebay...

I got some that look like what you want from ebay after breaking a few when taking my arch liner off, the metal speednut was for one of the screws at the bottom edge as it had rusted. The plastic...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th May 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By snapdragon
18943 Eurocarparts, or if you are near LIDL,...

18943
Eurocarparts, or if you are near LIDL, they have something similar there unless they have run out.
...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 16th May 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By snapdragon
I sprayed Siprem silicone with the straw in the...

I sprayed Siprem silicone with the straw in the gap around the glass and it worked for about 2 years but I might take the glass out and try it this time. I am afraid of breaking the glass as they are...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By snapdragon
When I put a 2008 wide DIS cluster in my 2006, it...

When I put a 2008 wide DIS cluster in my 2006, it took quite a while to clock it forward. Eventually, a friend of an ex work colleague wanted to borrow my VCDS and in return I borrowed some hand...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 14th May 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By snapdragon
Well done! That's the one, now you find it I can...

Well done! That's the one, now you find it I can hopefully check mine soon.
I have always suspected lhigher-than acceptable osses between the BEM/battery and alternator and vice-versa to starter....
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 14th May 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By snapdragon
Somebody on here, sorry can't remember who posted...

Somebody on here, sorry can't remember who posted a photo of the big positive cable from the battery to the engine area which had a connection around the driver's footwell which looked a bit poor and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th May 2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By snapdragon
Rubber flexi pipes is a good start and is cheap....

Rubber flexi pipes is a good start and is cheap. It made a significant difference on my Passat as they must have been ballooning but I have only done the rears on the A8 so far which didn't make any...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th May 2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By snapdragon
Do you want the new one that runs via a web...

Do you want the new one that runs via a web browser over WIFI.
TBH, anything with a web browser and WIFI will work and if you don't already have a tablet or need one for other stuff I would just use...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th May 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By snapdragon
Fitted new pump today 87 off ebay (new ones are...

Fitted new pump today 87 off ebay (new ones are ~900).
Repeatedly flushed it out and rotated by hand while putting clean diesel in until sure any possible bits would be out of it (as they never...
Forum: Owners Meets 9th May 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By snapdragon
1. Treak (2), Afternoon Tea (2), Tissington Hall...

1. Treak (2), Afternoon Tea (2), Tissington Hall (2), Garage Tour (2) - Moltuae
2. Treak (2.5), Afternoon Tea (2.5), Tissington Hall (2.5), Garage Tour (0) - tc4332 (Gwen, Ray & Jordan)
3. Treak...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th May 2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By snapdragon
Also found these https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk ...

Also found these
https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk
in Surrey. 36.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th May 2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By snapdragon
18783 Blown brown shaft seal. Bad!

18783
Blown brown shaft seal.
Bad!
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 8th May 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By snapdragon
3.0 TDi diesel fuel leak all over belts and pulleys

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1dGuJZBSlQ
Today's problem...we are losing so much diesel sir!
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By snapdragon
Surprised it's not reverted to 81,000 miles.

Surprised it's not reverted to 81,000 miles.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 30th April 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By snapdragon
One day I noticed slight imperfection on the book...

One day I noticed slight imperfection on the book lid when in IKEA and imagined someone must have put something there while they opened their boot I was very angry. Then a year later, I changed the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th April 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By snapdragon
I am sorry to hear that. I would try...

I am sorry to hear that. I would try disconnecting the battery for a minute and connecting it cleanly (no bouncing or sparking). Sometimes flat battery seems to scamble the modules.
It's just a 10mm...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 27th April 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks! Pulley finally arrived from helpful...

Thanks! Pulley finally arrived from helpful German ebayer and upon fitting it, it appeared a slightly different size, there was no compressor 'snout' showing at the front upon which to fit the...
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th April 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By snapdragon
No, you can't prevent the errors with VCDS :(

No, you can't prevent the errors with VCDS :(
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th April 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By snapdragon
Which lights do you have? Bi-xenon with DRL as a...

Which lights do you have? Bi-xenon with DRL as a 21w 1156 bulb?
If so, you can replace that with an 1156 LED and either swap two pins over on the headlight connector (sidelight and DRL) or just...
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th April 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By snapdragon
Any news David? I had a more detailed look at...

Any news David?
I had a more detailed look at mine and the reflectors are terrible - in fact the first time I looked, I decided that they can't be a reflector and it must work some other way.
They...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd April 2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks pal, I wish my hands were clean enough to...

Thanks pal, I wish my hands were clean enough to operate a phone! This has been a filthy job due to the oil leak - tar and feathered but without the feathers!

I have tried to replace the bearing...
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th April 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By snapdragon
I think this is the motor, seems to drive a worm...

I think this is the motor, seems to drive a worm gear to move the xenon left and right.

18506

18507
Forum: D3 - Lights 19th April 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By snapdragon
The xenon light swivels when steering (an moving...

The xenon light swivels when steering (an moving forwards) as well as the cornering light turning on and off. My headlights are off the car at the moment, so if you want me to look at anything or...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th April 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By snapdragon
Rosstech website says Terminal 30 reset which...

Rosstech website says Terminal 30 reset which proabably easiest to disconnect the battery. After that you are in the realms of checking the wiring and replacing the EPB ECU :mad:
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th April 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By snapdragon
Took everything off within the V of the engine...

Took everything off within the V of the engine this week - fuel pipes, vacuum pipes, upper intake, lower intake and flaps, diesle injection pump, EGR, EGR cooler, oil filter housing, oil cooler, oil...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th April 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By snapdragon
Above the battery there is a small fuse board. 2...

Above the battery there is a small fuse board. 2 of the fuses of maybe 20a or 30a are for the EPB high current circuits, one is for left and one is for right. There are two 12V supplies into to EPB...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th April 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By snapdragon
http://www.realoem.me/Audi/RDW/A8/2006/291/R/4/407...

http://www.realoem.me/Audi/RDW/A8/2006/291/R/4/407/407001
Change the URL where it says 2006 to your model year.
Then look at items 13 and 14 and match the PR code in the right column with two of...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th April 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By snapdragon
Lemforder and TRW are the same companay (ZF) do...

Lemforder and TRW are the same companay (ZF) do you think they are made on the same line? I bought TRW from mister-auto for about 47 each. They had VW/AUDI logos cast into the aluminium but lasered...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th April 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By snapdragon
You have to buy some 99% isopropyl such as from...

You have to buy some 99% isopropyl such as from cpc farnell and then take out the PCB and flush it to remove the water.

As far as I remember, remove the ashtray, remove some screws, remove the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 11th April 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By snapdragon
I like your style - I will be doing that from now...

I like your style - I will be doing that from now on.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th April 2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By snapdragon
Good idea, that's how mine went south. In the...

Good idea, that's how mine went south.
In the end, I shorted two pins of the instrument cluster plug as it is now an MOT failure to have the light on and I can't risk it popping on.

New...
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