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Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,874
Posted By moltuae
Hi Mike, It works pretty well. ...

Hi Mike,

It works pretty well.

Connectivity and scanning can be a bit temperamental at times but that's more of a Bluetooth issue than a fault with the device. Usually if you turn Bluetooth...
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By moltuae
Have a good trip Jim +++ How are you getting...

Have a good trip Jim +++

How are you getting back? .... Train? plane? Or (a different) automobile?

I need to get mine down to the doctor's surgery some time soon ...



Chain tensioners?
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By moltuae
Congratulations +++ Might be a good...

Congratulations +++



Might be a good idea to source some springs before you need them. I struggled to find any, even used ones, when I needed a set recently.
Forum: House and Home DIY 23rd March 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By moltuae
Easy. Make a ramp out of the left over pieces of...

Easy. Make a ramp out of the left over pieces of timber ;)


https://i.imgur.com/XG2gEM4.jpg
Forum: House and Home DIY 22nd March 2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By moltuae
Nice idea Jim +++ Looks very neat. Did you...

Nice idea Jim +++

Looks very neat. Did you build it yourself?
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 22nd March 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 70,093
Posted By moltuae
I've been running most of my rigs over the winter...

I've been running most of my rigs over the winter months. Probably not made much more than they cost to run, but at the very least I've effectively had free heating. I've starting to turn some of...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st March 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By moltuae
I suppose it could be a number of things but...

I suppose it could be a number of things but that's how my power steering hose failure started. There was also a strong smell, like burning plastic.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 19th March 2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,609
Posted By moltuae
Nice. I like those. +++ What wheels are they?

Nice. I like those. +++

What wheels are they?
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By moltuae
One thing you get from watching the video is that...

One thing you get from watching the video is that this guy is a bit of a tree-hugger so I think it's probably quite unlikely that he's a pro-nuclear activist, at least not without good reason or...
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By moltuae
Here's the sources cited at the foot of the...

Here's the sources cited at the foot of the graphs in the video (I cropped the graphs when I screen-shotted them, unintentionally omitting that info):

The first one cites the Lancet (a...
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By moltuae
If you watch the TED talk I posted...

If you watch the TED talk I posted (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-yALPEpV4w), he puts forward a very credible argument about the damaging effects of renewables. I'm not saying that I fully agree...
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By moltuae
But we're talking about older technology here and...

But we're talking about older technology here and dated nuclear facilities. With investment, Nuclear power can be made very safe. Just like the development of electric vehicles, the safety concerns...
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By moltuae
Very true. But what are the long term effects of...

Very true. But what are the long term effects of renewables like solar if we've got it wrong? We could be causing environmental damage that might take much longer than 20,000 years to recover from,...
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By moltuae
Interesting. It wouldn't surprise me if much of...

Interesting. It wouldn't surprise me if much of that is true. I remember watching a documentary some years ago about the Windscale disaster, where ex-workers gave their accounts on what really...
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By moltuae
On the related subject of renewable energy, this...

On the related subject of renewable energy, this recent TED talk is well worth watching:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-yALPEpV4w

As we rush headlong into renewables, it seems that our...
Forum: D2 - Interior 17th March 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By moltuae
I don't know how rare beige leather is but you...

I don't know how rare beige leather is but you could get the cream leather seats dyed to match if beige seats aren't available.

Also, have you looked into getting your existing seat repaired? A...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th March 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By moltuae
My guess, after looking at the info here ...

My guess, after looking at the info here (https://nemigaparts.com/cat_spares/etka/audi/a8q/257/505110/)and here...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th March 2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By moltuae
It was quite rusty, so yes it was.

It was quite rusty, so yes it was.
Forum: Owners Meets 14th March 2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By moltuae
Yes, I want apparel! MJ - 2x ladies polo...

Yes, I want apparel!

MJ - 2x ladies polo 'Michaela'
steamship - 1 x mens polo 'steamship' (medium)
Tonupkid - 1 x mens polo 'Tonupkid' (medium). 1 x ladies polo 'Ann' (medium)
CtL - 1 X Man's...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th March 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By moltuae
I've had Bilstein shocks on mine for a few years...

I've had Bilstein shocks on mine for a few years now. Been great +++



As I found recently when I had the rear subframe replaced. And new ones are NLA. If you hadn't come to the rescue with...
Forum: Owners Meets 13th March 2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By moltuae
MJ - 1 Adult The Laird - 1 Adult, 1 Senior ...

MJ - 1 Adult
The Laird - 1 Adult, 1 Senior
steamship - 1 Adult
Tonupkid - 2 Seniors
HPsauce - 2 Seniors (over 70!)
CtL - 1 Adult and 1 Senior
Moltuae - 2 Adults
Forum: Owners Meets 13th March 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By moltuae
Minack - I can walk up MJ - 1 steamship -...

Minack - I can walk up

MJ - 1
steamship - 1
The Laird - 2
CtL - 2
Tonupkid - 2
HPsauce - 2 crumblies
Moltuae -2
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 11th March 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By moltuae
So, in other words, Audi (along with Porsche) are...

So, in other words, Audi (along with Porsche) are one of the few that have got it right. ;)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 11th March 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By moltuae
Would it not be easier to swap them at the TCU...

Would it not be easier to swap them at the TCU end (looks like pins 46/47 of J217)?

I've never really thought about the shifter direction before to be honest but forward for 'up' seems fairly...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th March 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By moltuae
400 miles for me but I just turn the trip into a...

400 miles for me but I just turn the trip into a mini-break now ..

I usually travel up on Thursday, borrow the Mackie courtesy car and leave my car with them overnight. We stay somewhere fairly...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th March 2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By moltuae
https://www.mackie-transmission.com/contact-us ...

https://www.mackie-transmission.com/contact-us

T: 0141 778 4545
E: info@mackie-transmission.com

I usually speak to John (sometimes Alan).
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th March 2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By moltuae
Quite possible that reverse-flushing is how they...

Quite possible that reverse-flushing is how they do it. Either way, they must be pretty confident that the service is thorough, if that's also how they do it with gearboxes that are still covered by...
Forum: Other Audis 7th March 2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By moltuae
Now we just need some technology to stop people...

Now we just need some technology to stop people from indicating without looking.

A lot of drivers seem to think it's Signal-Mirror-Manoeuvre not Mirror-Signal-Manoeuvre. It's so bloody annoying...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th March 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By moltuae
I've just checked my last invoice but it doesn't...

I've just checked my last invoice but it doesn't say, though I'm fairly sure they drop the pan. I did ask once and, IIRC, they said that they replaced the filter and even analysed the old...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 7th March 2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By moltuae
They just want the cats. The pipes were cut off...

They just want the cats. The pipes were cut off on mine.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 7th March 2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By moltuae
That's how mine were. One or both cats were...

That's how mine were. One or both cats were rattling, getting progressively worse for a few months until I managed to find someone who could make a new exhaust for me. I didn't think the old cats...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th March 2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By moltuae
That sounds very expensive. I have mine...

That sounds very expensive.

I have mine serviced every year at Mackie Transmissions (who are arguably the best in the country) for around 155 (inc. VAT).
Forum: Daily banter 6th March 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By moltuae
'Spoil her' with a table for one

https://i.imgur.com/GtLThgb.jpg
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 6th March 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,054
Posted By moltuae
Well, V2 is the blower motor itself of course and...

Well, V2 is the blower motor itself of course and the Ros-Tech Wiki (http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/01273) states:



Considering the motor has just two connections, the only way the...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 5th March 2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By moltuae
Powerlines can certainly be an issue, but they're...

Powerlines can certainly be an issue, but they're massively more powerful and emit radiation over various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. There are a few powerlines locally that I have...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 5th March 2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By moltuae
Interesting. Well, from a conventional...

Interesting.

Well, from a conventional physics point of view at least, I would certainly argue that there's no conceivable reason that weak RF signals such as WiFi could affect humans adversely....
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By moltuae
Ah, all good then +++ I haven't tried...

Ah, all good then +++

I haven't tried Zyxel's WiFi products but I would imagine they're pretty good. I've mainly worked with their 'Zywall' USG series firewalls which I have found to be very...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By moltuae
ZyXel is generally a good brand, and they make...

ZyXel is generally a good brand, and they make some good business-grade firewall/routers, but I would usually avoid WiFi repeaters altogether. The problem with repeaters is that they need a good WiFi...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By moltuae
You can actually cook with much lower frequencies...

You can actually cook with much lower frequencies than those used in the typical microwave oven. In fact, RF ovens are far superior to microwave ovens and are set to replace them, once the technology...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By moltuae
I'm glad it's not just me. I struggle at times to...

I'm glad it's not just me. I struggle at times to tell the later model larger Audis apart, especially at a distance.

That's what I like about the D2. With its long straight lines, the size is much...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 3rd March 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By moltuae
You can't put it in a plastic bucket, silly. ...

You can't put it in a plastic bucket, silly.

You need to use a metal bucket to keep internets in :tuttut:
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 2nd March 2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By moltuae
I'm jealous! Best I can get here presently...

I'm jealous!

Best I can get here presently is about 80Mbps down and 20Mbps up. Virgin's cabling infrastructure (or rather NYNEX's as it was at the time) doesn't quite reach my house. About 250...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st March 2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,547
Posted By moltuae
Encouraging to know +++ My last front...

Encouraging to know +++

My last front suspension overhaul lasted less than 2 years (and probably only 5-10K miles) before the looseness and rattling returned, supposedly all OE parts too. Although...
Forum: Daily banter 1st March 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By moltuae
Nice one Ray +++ Photos please :)

Nice one Ray +++

Photos please :)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st March 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,547
Posted By moltuae
Credit where it's due, Carl (at Prestige) quickly...

Credit where it's due, Carl (at Prestige) quickly rectified the mistake by sourcing the correct arms and posting them out to me +++

I now have what appear to be the correct arms but unfortunately...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th February 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,547
Posted By moltuae
Thanks very much MJ +++ I have to say I'm a...

Thanks very much MJ +++

I have to say I'm a bit disappointed that Prestige didn't know that. They're usually so knowledgable about these cars. The main reason I asked them to supply the kit was to...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th February 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,547
Posted By moltuae
So I decided to go with Meyle HD parts for the...

So I decided to go with Meyle HD parts for the front suspension overhaul, which I bought (new) from our sponsors a couple of months ago.

Prestige were able to source a D2 Meyle HD kit for me and...
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By moltuae
That's an interesting question. I hadn't thought...

That's an interesting question. I hadn't thought about that.

I suppose the serial number is more important with IC engines since it's necessary to tie mileage with the engine as a wear-indicator....
Forum: Daily banter 24th February 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By moltuae
If I'm desperately low on fuel and not near a...

If I'm desperately low on fuel and not near a Shell (for my car's usual fix of V-Power), I'll sometimes stop at the nearest service station for 10-30 worth of any old crap, just to get me to the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd February 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By moltuae
Absolutely. Strap them in tightly so that they...

Absolutely. Strap them in tightly so that they can't touch anything, that's the most important thing.

Don't be tempted to let them hold on to the roof bars like this.

...
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