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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Im sorry Mario but this post has now been removed...

Im sorry Mario but this post has now been removed - please note our terms for selling parts :

"For the personal sale of Vw/Audi parts, tools, vouchers, accessories, anything that isn't an actual...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,189
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
This article also explains how to embed pictures...

This article also explains how to embed pictures directly onto the forum post once you have uploaded them - http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1405
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 21st March 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks Ainars - I have a D3 with that windscreen...

Thanks Ainars - I have a D3 with that windscreen in a very pitted condition and have snapped it up to swap it over in the near future! Much appreciated +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 21st March 2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You may have to check out whether you need new...

You may have to check out whether you need new brackets and you will certainly require new grilles both sides so it will cost a lot more than just replacing one failed fog lamp unit to do the swap...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th March 2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,189
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
. . . and change your name by deed poll to...

. . . and change your name by deed poll to "Roberto" :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th March 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
The compressor could well be overheating - there...

The compressor could well be overheating - there is a cut out that switches it off if it overheats, also the relay under the passenger footwell area can also play up and/or cause the 30A fuse there...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 17th March 2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Sounds like the spare might be an original wheel...

Sounds like the spare might be an original wheel and the current wheels possibly upgraded to 20"
2% difference is right on the edge of what is acceptable, if not too much, I was always led to...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th March 2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Glad it helped +++ I've added it to the...

Glad it helped +++
I've added it to the stickies in the relevant section plus the tech dump so it's there for anyone else
Forum: Owners Meets 13th March 2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
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
tintin - 2 Adults (Juniors?)...
Forum: Owners Meets 13th March 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
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)[/quote]
CtL - 1 X...
Forum: Owners Meets 12th March 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,120
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
David's8;148011]Now booked: MJ - 1x double,...

David's8;148011]Now booked:
MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Neil (Architex_matey) - 1x Single, Friday & Saturday, Thursday night at New Inn, Coleford
Mike (CtL) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th March 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Not sure if this is useful or not? MMi Cog...

Not sure if this is useful or not?

MMi Cog Replacement to Screen Mechanism (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20940&stc=1&d=1552386076)
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 12th March 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Page 269 of THIS DOCUMENT...

Page 269 of THIS DOCUMENT (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=9919&d=1420367585) should help you - most docs are in the common faults thread of each seection (D2/D3/D4 etc) under...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 2nd March 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I think my mother's traditional ye olde fashioned...

I think my mother's traditional ye olde fashioned home WiFi can better that Nick! :(
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 23rd February 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I swear these cars do it deliberately some times...

I swear these cars do it deliberately some times if they don't get enough attention! 😜
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd February 2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Mike will be shocked as he's been doing that for...

Mike will be shocked as he's been doing that for many many years! +++
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,005
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I've used this guy before for wheel nuts and...

I've used this guy before for wheel nuts and bolts - very knowledgable
http://www.speedshack.co.uk/Wheelnuts.htm +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th February 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Added to the common faults sticky in D3 +++

Added to the common faults sticky in D3 +++
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th February 2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,284
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Freds D2 6.0 Litre W12 in Holland has a neat...

Freds D2 6.0 Litre W12 in Holland has a neat aftermarket stereo system upgrade including a sub woofer in the spare wheel well and a nice neat dab radio control unit in the cubby normally used for cup...
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 16th February 2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd start by looking anywhere that "may have been...

I'd start by looking anywhere that "may have been recently disturbed" or behind the glove box area is a particular favourite. Sometimes a VAGCOM scan shows where the signal is getting to and not...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th February 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,278
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Yikes well that just means even less people will...

Yikes well that just means even less people will use them for that now then as well, ridiculous! :(
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 16th February 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd agree with that - either a break or it has...

I'd agree with that - either a break or it has come unplugged somewhere
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You? 4 years with a car?? hahahahahahahahahaha...

You? 4 years with a car?? hahahahahahahahahaha :ROFL:
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 15th February 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
This could very well be a now faulty EPB...

This could very well be a now faulty EPB (Handbrake) Switch which forms part of the circuit and would give that fault if it was intermittantly failing, and hopefully if A8 Parts have a second hand...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 15th February 2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I did, and I have! +++

I did, and I have! +++
Forum: Owners Meets 6th February 2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hehe indeed and I can remember Mike arriving at...

Hehe indeed and I can remember Mike arriving at the Crown Car Park (the nearby pub we used to meet at for the BBB) with something (steam / smoke) pouring out of Projekt AnA, which is why it didnt go...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th February 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I wondered if he just opens a couple of side shed...

I wondered if he just opens a couple of side shed doors as air brakes?? :ROFL:
Forum: Owners Meets 5th February 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
:Confused: I wasnt trying to find pictures of...

:Confused: I wasnt trying to find pictures of your car, so I expect there are loads on the ADI 2010 meet report thread, its just that Mike, bless him, being the ahem. . . Librarian. . . .ahem. . ....
Forum: Owners Meets 5th February 2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
heres a few more from ADI on the day - ...

heres a few more from ADI on the day -

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=1398&d=1286640967

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=1402&d=1286640967
...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th February 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You mean like these? I Keep Everything lol +++

You mean like these? I Keep Everything lol +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th February 2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Manny I would also give the battery a...

Hi Manny

I would also give the battery a full charge as a lot of things on a D3 stop working properly if the battery isnt fully charged when you come to use them, worth a try at least?

You...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st January 2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Glad you got it fixed - and couldnt agree more...

Glad you got it fixed - and couldnt agree more about the above.

The AA managed to keep me waiting for 5 hours for a flat bed lorry when I told them it was a crankshaft position sensor that had...
Forum: D3 - Lights 31st January 2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,765
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
My D2 A8 has Xenons rather than Xenon pluses and...

My D2 A8 has Xenons rather than Xenon pluses and I would say that white dipped beam and a more yellowy main beam (which on mine is just halogen) describes what mine are like. . . I prefer the halogen...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 31st January 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,743
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Do you need the other 3 files that were on the...

Do you need the other 3 files that were on the initial website to load it properly?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 31st January 2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I would try recoding as a new battery first by...

I would try recoding as a new battery first by changing the last digit by 1, that will tell the BEM you have changed the battery and it will try to reset, I had issues with a D3 doing the same thing...
Forum: Daily banter 31st January 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I disagree that its "ruined" I think thats a bit...

I disagree that its "ruined" I think thats a bit strong, and rather than "pre-facelift" (which is a split upper and lower pair of grilles) they've used earlier facelift lower foglight grills and...
Forum: D3 - Lights 30th January 2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,765
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hmm should be the same bulb with BiXenons: ...

Hmm should be the same bulb with BiXenons:

"Xenon and Bi-Xenon headlights do not have a fundamental difference, since they both use the same Xenon bulbs. They differ only in the number of bulbs...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th January 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,743
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks Sean - not a problem. My broadband is...

Thanks Sean - not a problem. My broadband is fibre-optic so pretty quick so only restricted by the speed of the site to download, quite happy to wait +++
Forum: D3 - Lights 30th January 2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,765
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
No Issues and still good, I'm pleased to report! ...

No Issues and still good, I'm pleased to report! :D
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th January 2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,743
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Can't download unfortunately - not a "member" ...

Can't download unfortunately - not a "member"
Can anyone put the files onto a download site for me?
Many thanks if you can +++
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Can I have the keys to the workshop and all of...

Can I have the keys to the workshop and all of your vehicles if you kill yourself?
#vulturemode :eek2: :snigger:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th January 2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
CPS's on the D3 seem to inhibit start in the same...

CPS's on the D3 seem to inhibit start in the same way when the car has warmed up only, before they eventually fail completely so I'd agree that it could be that
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If you look in D2 > D2 Common Faults > D2 Tech...

If you look in D2 > D2 Common Faults > D2 Tech Dump
you will find your palm crossed with all sorts of wonderful Audi silver in the form of all of the available PDFs and more!

Link here: ...
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
New Audi Technology advert featuring the D5

I love this new advert about Audi technology and featuring the D5 A8!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cIgRYgv5Ac&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Owners Meets 10th January 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,380
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Jeffrey - its OK to use a picture of course -...

Hi Jeffrey - its OK to use a picture of course - but the stately home do not like us to use that particular one which you have used as it shows a horrible flat roof section at the top of the...
Forum: Owners Meets 10th January 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,120
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Booked: MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday ...

Booked:

MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Neil (Architex_matey) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Mike (CtL) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
David (A8parts) - 2x superior double/twin, Friday &...
Forum: Owners Meets 25th December 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Any more for any more? should be a nice meet on...

Any more for any more? should be a nice meet on Saturday
We will start at 12 noon at the Leopard Inn car park near Leamington Spa and then eat in the private dining room I've reserved at about 1pm....
Forum: Owners Meets 18th December 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Christmas Menu and Standard Menu attached - pm me...

Christmas Menu and Standard Menu attached - pm me with your choices please +++
Forum: Owners Meets 15th December 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Private dining room for 18 people now confirmed...

Private dining room for 18 people now confirmed on the Saturday to eat at 1pm so suggest a 12 noon arrival and then eat at 1pm then outside again until it's dark then leave.
I'll post the menus for...
Forum: Owners Meets 14th December 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Possible Xmas Meet - Who's Interested please?

Saturday 29th December 2018 - The A8/S8 XMAS meet!!!
Venue - The Leopard Inn, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa CV33 9RN
(Members from the Audi Owners Club invited also)
Time 12:00 noon til 5pm
...
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