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Forum: Owners Meets Today, 03:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,066
Posted By steamship
Congratulations to all three of you. I think it...

Congratulations to all three of you. I think it would be very appropriate that you come to the meet, especially when in your 8th month, and what better way to travel than in the luxury of an A8/S8.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By steamship
Came across this on the Ross-Tech site, which...

Came across this on the Ross-Tech site, which implies that it won't support the newer cars. Neil could check this since he has a D5:

Compatibility:

This interface works with all...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By steamship
Check out the following threads, all of which...

Check out the following threads, all of which contain useful information:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=8151

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=8329
...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th January 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By steamship
Check out the following thread: ...

Check out the following thread:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=8377
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th January 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By steamship
Was checking my old scans, and the last time I...

Was checking my old scans, and the last time I came across that code was back in 2017. In my case, it was this variant of it:

01435 - Brake Pressure Sensor 1 (G201)
48-10 - Supply...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th January 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 24,211
Posted By steamship
I think you may have jinxed yourself, as you...

I think you may have jinxed yourself, as you haven't had an issue for so long, and for that reason I'm saying nothing about my brake switch!
Forum: Owners Meets 27th January 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 21
Posted By steamship
Without wanting to go 'off topic' on the...

Without wanting to go 'off topic' on the Attendance thread, can I suggest you check out some of the threads in the 'Owners Meets' section here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=73
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th January 2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By steamship
30 mile round trip for me to get the equivalent...

30 mile round trip for me to get the equivalent of 67p (0.799 euro). Well worth the conversion cost, as mine paid for itself in less than a year (10,000 mile).
Forum: Owners Meets 26th January 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,066
Posted By steamship
The drive is all part of the fun.

The drive is all part of the fun.
Forum: Owners Meets 26th January 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By steamship
briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri...

briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat
Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat
HPsauce and Mrs Sauce...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 25th January 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By steamship
Finally managed to shift it. ...

Finally managed to shift it.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22789&stc=1&d=1579977263
Forum: Other marques 24th January 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 65,380
Posted By steamship
I know it's only a small sample, but between 3p...

I know it's only a small sample, but between 3p and 5p per mile, based on 'filling up' at home sounds very promising. Now if we could only transplant the workings of the Tesla into the body of a D2....
Forum: Other marques 24th January 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 65,380
Posted By steamship
Not that I will be looking at buying an EV any...

Not that I will be looking at buying an EV any day soon, but this is the answer to the real world question I've wanted to know, and has never really been mentioned in any of the YouTube videos I've...
Forum: Other marques 23rd January 2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 65,380
Posted By steamship
I think it's safe to say that each of the cars...

I think it's safe to say that each of the cars involved saved lives. Just because a car has a 5-star NCAP rating does not mean it will withstand everything thrown (driven) at it. A quick Google will...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd January 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By steamship
Will be interesting to hear how much it costs to...

Will be interesting to hear how much it costs to run on LPG.
Forum: Owners Meets 23rd January 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,066
Posted By steamship
With the assortment of vehicles already...

With the assortment of vehicles already mentioned, it sounds like a sort of Noah's Ark, except only one of each 'animal'. :D
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 22nd January 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By steamship
How about the following PDF, starting from page...

How about the following PDF, starting from page 6?

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/591/1/012033/pdf
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd January 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,066
Posted By steamship
I was for bringing a LPG powered vehicle, to add...

I was for bringing a LPG powered vehicle, to add to the variety... but at least it's an A8. +++
Forum: Owners Meets 21st January 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,066
Posted By steamship
We're a better breed of people than those Bentley...

We're a better breed of people than those Bentley owners.
Forum: Daily banter 18th January 2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By steamship
That is the paint colour, phantom black.

That is the paint colour, phantom black.
Forum: Daily banter 16th January 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By steamship
There are several A8 brochures listed in the D3...

There are several A8 brochures listed in the D3 Tech Dump section here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9347

Second and third from the bottom of Delboy's list are the brochures for...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th January 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By steamship
Afraid not. Your best chance for that is MJ, if...

Afraid not. Your best chance for that is MJ, if she sees this thread.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th January 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By steamship
Apart from the armoured version of the D2, there...

Apart from the armoured version of the D2, there only appears to be one caliper available on the D2, with part numbers 4D0615423E (left) and 4D0615424E (right), which was for both the 269mm and 280mm...
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By steamship
By coincidence, just watched the one about the A4...

By coincidence, just watched the one about the A4 earlier today. That's what probably started my love of Audis, that, and having bought a brand new one in May '95. Admittedly, it was only my second...
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,262
Posted By steamship
Great info and thanks. Will be printed out to go...

Great info and thanks. Will be printed out to go along with the full instructions on the job, so I have no excuses.

I did come across that seal kit, but couldn't figure out what all the bits were...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th January 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By steamship
I think the bolt is moulded into the end of the...

I think the bolt is moulded into the end of the bellows, and perhaps the end of the bellows has fractured/broken, and then been repaired in the way shown.
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,262
Posted By steamship
Is it worth doing this whilst doing the timing...

Is it worth doing this whilst doing the timing belt change, even if the existing pipe is not leaking? On the Audiworld site, it says it takes around 7 hours, which seems an awful long time.
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th January 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By steamship
No problem, I always knew it as the Wayback...

No problem, I always knew it as the Wayback Machine as well.



They move by hand, the pods are intact and the vacuum hoses were all replaced a couple of years ago. I was searching for something...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th January 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By steamship
Thanks, but as I did state in my original post, I...

Thanks, but as I did state in my original post, I already have the text, obtained the same way.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th January 2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By steamship
Not familiar with the D4, but would suspect the...

Not familiar with the D4, but would suspect the setup is very similar to the D3. With that being the case, I would initially rule out both rear air struts as being the problem (what are the chances...
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By steamship
I'm glad someone else made that connection as...

I'm glad someone else made that connection as well.

Nice sporty looking car Jim, especially in red.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th January 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By steamship
Sluggish Manifold Flaps Guide

In the D2 repair sticky, there is a link to a writeup on the quattroworld forum about sluggish or stuck manifold flaps. This is the link below:

40V Intake manifold fix for stuck or sluggish flap...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th January 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By steamship
I think Neil had a brand spanking new 20" FE for...

I think Neil had a brand spanking new 20" FE for sale a while back. Perhaps try sending him a PM if he doesn't see this post.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th January 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By steamship
Nothing is impossible, but I would highly doubt...

Nothing is impossible, but I would highly doubt it, as all the electrical connectors on the outside of the car are designed to prevent water ingress. I've used car washes in the past without issue.
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th January 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By steamship
Ian, are there any fuses for the ABS unit? Just...

Ian, are there any fuses for the ABS unit? Just wondering if it would be worthwhile pulling them once they get the battery charged, so that it isn't causing a continuous drain. That way they could...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th January 2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By steamship
A couple of things before delving into the VCDS...

A couple of things before delving into the VCDS scan.

Since you're a new member, pop along to the Introductions section and introduce yourself to everyone. We're a friendly lot, and we don't have...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th January 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By steamship
Yeah, I figured it was a PF based on some...

Yeah, I figured it was a PF based on some elements, but ended up running a check on it to find out what year it was.

It's just of those things I find annoying. Someone wants to sell an item (not...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th January 2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By steamship
A SWB W12 D3! You know the rules Chris, pictures...

A SWB W12 D3! You know the rules Chris, pictures or it didn't happen :)

You'll either have to get to one of the annual meets or drive the Wild Atlantic Way to get the most out of it.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th January 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By steamship
A few comments, the first being the images....

A few comments, the first being the images. Please resize them so that anyone wanting to look at them doesn't have to scroll left, right, up and down to see them. I have a HD screen and have to zoom...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 4th January 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By steamship
The part numbers you're looking for are...

The part numbers you're looking for are 4H0947133A (left) and 4H0947134A (right), or their superseded parts 133B and 134B. They cost less than 16 each from the dealers, and over 25 on eBay.
Forum: Daily banter 29th December 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By steamship
Check out the following thread by one of our...

Check out the following thread by one of our Australian members. There is quite a lot of info in it:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15366
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,133
Posted By steamship
What a fantastic way to end the year Ray. It's...

What a fantastic way to end the year Ray. It's going to take something very special to better this next Christmas.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 27th December 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By steamship
The first thing I'd suggest you do is clear all...

The first thing I'd suggest you do is clear all the codes, as some date back to 2003. Once cleared, go for a drive (leave overnight if necessary to reproduce symptoms) and then scan again. Post that...
Forum: Daily banter 25th December 2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By steamship
It seems very capable of doing 88 visually (in...

It seems very capable of doing 88 visually (in skid marks), but can it still reach 88mph? ;)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st December 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,584
Posted By steamship
Now that is the right way to conduct a business....

Now that is the right way to conduct a business. Imagine the cost involved in the storage of 12,000 cars (should everyone opt for it), and for as long as it takes to remedy.



Ironically enough,...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th December 2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,584
Posted By steamship
I think the main issue for Audi drivers is how...

I think the main issue for Audi drivers is how Audi themselves are dealing with this situation, in comparison to the other manufacturers who are also affected, and VW/Audi aren't exactly short of a...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th December 2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,584
Posted By steamship
From the various reports I've read, it is seems...

From the various reports I've read, it is seems to be related to hot and humid countries, and how the internals of the igniters react to that sort of environment. As such, that should in theory let...
Forum: Daily banter 17th December 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By steamship
+1 Worse still, it isn't a D2!

+1




Worse still, it isn't a D2!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th December 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,584
Posted By steamship
The article is rather vague on that, but from...

The article is rather vague on that, but from other articles relating to the issue (other manufacturers as well), it seems to be the drivers airbag.

About the only saving grace that I can gleam...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th December 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,584
Posted By steamship
A very worrying prospect indeed, especially if...

A very worrying prospect indeed, especially if you don't have the ability of having the airbags decommissioned instead, as an option. It's not as if cars that were manufactured before airbags were a...
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