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Forum: Daily banter 19th February 2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 500
Posted By snapdragon
Does anyone know if the cable is giving out DC or...

Does anyone know if the cable is giving out DC or AC?
Is the charger (AC-DC) in the car itself or in the lectern box?

It doesn't matter if there is not enough wind or sun, there is an acre of row...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th February 2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By snapdragon
Don't take it the wrong way - but the roman...

Don't take it the wrong way - but the roman numeral versions are for trucks and buses and numbers for cars. I recently saw this on wikipedia and added it to my data banks.:D
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th February 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By snapdragon
Do you think there was any scope for a hyraulic...

Do you think there was any scope for a hyraulic hose replair place to put new pipe on it - or is that something from the older days?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 296
Posted By snapdragon
United Nations Agenda 21 and UN Agenda 2030 plan...

United Nations Agenda 21 and UN Agenda 2030 plan that we will all be poor in 2030, The West will be collapsed by Kalergi Migration Plan (The great people replacement) and ruled by the elite who fly...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 785
Posted By snapdragon
Wow, never seen that before. I would put sodium...

Wow, never seen that before. I would put sodium bicarbonate all over it to neutralise it. Does the battery have that 5mm hole in the end that that pipe plugs into like the original? Did it come...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th February 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By snapdragon
Gosh, I hope it's not common. Have you seen the...

Gosh, I hope it's not common. Have you seen the protective sleeve you can slide over them......
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 15th February 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By snapdragon
There are also at least two sizes of washer and...

There are also at least two sizes of washer and plug depending on engine number, as I found to my cost. Mine is just on the cusp so I don't want to risk for now.
4 028 103 059 A oil drain plug F...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th February 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 296
Posted By snapdragon
I'm sure someone on here did it 5-6 years ago.

I'm sure someone on here did it 5-6 years ago.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 11th February 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By snapdragon
No, leave the part number and change a digit in...

No, leave the part number and change a digit in the serial number to tell the BEM a new battery has been fitted.
It is customary to add 1 to the serial, so N311111111 becomes N311111112

I was...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th February 2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By snapdragon
Yes, the part number is the important bit that...

Yes, the part number is the important bit that tells the car the Ah of the battery and maybe other characteristics such as AGM.
The serial is irrelevant it just tells the BEM it has had a new...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th February 2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By snapdragon
Just a quick update and thanks for all the help....

Just a quick update and thanks for all the help. It was the EGR vacuum solenoid 059906628B. It is one of the first things I replaced in 2017 and was GEPCO branded from Germany for 60 Euroshekels.
...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th February 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By snapdragon
If it was connected to analogue TV via the AUX-in...

If it was connected to analogue TV via the AUX-in then it should just work the same with the digital TV tuner without any wiring changes (might just need to enable AUX-in via VCDS) on the new tuner. ...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd February 2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By snapdragon
Maybe they will be to far apart for the...

Maybe they will be to far apart for the accessories from the same manufacturer? I can't see them not fixing on anyway. Do we Long owners have little dimples above the doors on the underside of the...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 1st February 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By snapdragon
I am seeing a 1.5A DC drain on my Amp-Clamp when...

I am seeing a 1.5A DC drain on my Amp-Clamp when taking the rubbish out and popping the trunk to check. My boot lights are LED so it is not them..
The meter has a min and max function which I...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 31st January 2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By snapdragon
Thank you both so much. Would you know it, it...

Thank you both so much. Would you know it, it did correct itself on it's own today.
Previously, even though the battery was full according to my charger and should be full as it had been charged so...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 31st January 2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By snapdragon
MMI Battery Gauge Stuck on 10%

I had a flat battery the other morning after a night shift, not sure if it was the driver's door handle or running VCDS the day before. 20 mins on fast charge and it was enough to start and get home...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 31st January 2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By snapdragon
Yes, I put it down to being old technology not...

Yes, I put it down to being old technology not mixing well with new. It seems to squeak, pop and crash and you can hear it click as it restarts. Certain apps that can output to handsfree BT audio...
Forum: D3 - Lights 30th January 2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,696
Posted By snapdragon
Hello, I took my headlights out and found the...

Hello, I took my headlights out and found the reflector bowls are no longer reflective. They are a dull matt beige. Our bi-xenons are Hella Gen4 and are renowned for this problem. Utter cheap and...
Forum: Daily banter 27th January 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By snapdragon
Nothing a bottle of Wynns wouldn't clear up.

Nothing a bottle of Wynns wouldn't clear up.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 27th January 2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By snapdragon
Great! MY o-rings were £70-80, just oddly- shaped...

Great! MY o-rings were £70-80, just oddly- shaped o-rings trapezoidal IIRC.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th January 2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 785
Posted By snapdragon
Nice one! But how did you discover that?

Nice one! But how did you discover that?
Forum: Daily banter 23rd January 2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By snapdragon
No snow up here in Nottingham - sadly. The A8...

No snow up here in Nottingham - sadly.
The A8 knows no bounds, even on summer tyres as long as they are pretty new and don't have a really plain tread pattern.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd January 2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks for the feedback Lee. I have uploaded...

Thanks for the feedback Lee.
I have uploaded screenshots of the relevant parts of the log to my post above.
I will try opening the EGR with my gun when the weather is a bit better and my work shift...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st January 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By snapdragon
How do Lee, Thank you for your instructions. ...

How do Lee,
Thank you for your instructions.
I carried out these tests, but could not find a kg/h labelled block so used mg/s
The other thing was that in the idle test, blipping the throttle only...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th January 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By snapdragon
Gosh, 2.5 years ago - I forgot about this...

Gosh, 2.5 years ago - I forgot about this thread...
The light didn't stay off long and has kept coming back pretty much ever since. Usually at about 1600rpm with very light throttle transitioning on...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 15th January 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,520
Posted By snapdragon
What about getting some 5w 12v tail bulbs and...

What about getting some 5w 12v tail bulbs and soldering to wire with 2x mini spade connectors the same size as those on the fuses. You could try the bulb in various suspected positions and the bulb...
Forum: D3 - Lights 14th January 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By snapdragon
Just a heads up. One of my DRLs started to...

Just a heads up. One of my DRLs started to flicker when turned on so I ordered these......
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th January 2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By snapdragon
Interesting and thanks for the update. I had...

Interesting and thanks for the update.
I had the same problem on my 3.0 TDI. Cooler looks pretty similar but is mounted on an oil cooler hosing which looks like a aluminium container ship with the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th January 2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,213
Posted By snapdragon
LOL, I remember this after I replaced my control...

LOL, I remember this after I replaced my control arms. It appeared to fix itself but I bet in reality it was this getting unset!
TBH, this is where Audi is worse than BMW or Mercedes of the same...
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By snapdragon
Please note some sequences shortened or omitted. ...

Please note some sequences shortened or omitted.
Not all features available in all countries.
From £79,000.
Model shown £209,000.
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 12th January 2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By snapdragon
I knew there would be a thread. This has happened...

I knew there would be a thread. This has happened to mine. The backing part is still inside the seat in the correct place, so I put a bit of glue in there to help it stay there. I would like to pop...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th January 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By snapdragon
from the audi site: Note: For vehicles with the...

from the audi site:
Note: For vehicles with the MMI 2G Basic Plus and DX systems, the last available update is the 2013 version. For vehicles with the systems MMI 2G High and BNS 5.0, the last...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th January 2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By snapdragon
The compressor doesn't have a clutch. It has a...

The compressor doesn't have a clutch. It has a breakaway' pulley. If the compressor seizes, the force of the pulley rotating flips some rubber parts and then it becomes a freewheeling pulley until...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th January 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Rubber-Jacking-Pad-...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Rubber-Jacking-Pad-Block-Tool-Jack-Pad-Adapter-For-Audi-TT-R8-RS-A6-A7/143024743350

20649

These can then be bought for trolley jacks.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd January 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By snapdragon
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9347 ...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9347
Also the PDFs here are the dealer repair procedures.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th December 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,453
Posted By snapdragon
What about EBC Ultimax 2.0? They are zero metal...

What about EBC Ultimax 2.0? They are zero metal and rated GG. 90+% of pads on the market are rated FF or lower.
I personally think EBC ultimax and reds are fine these days but were ropey in...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd December 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By snapdragon
The special armoured A8 has a second battery, no...

The special armoured A8 has a second battery, no idea where it went.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd December 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By snapdragon
I heard other people say it only comes on with...

I heard other people say it only comes on with the ignition.
There is no ignition controlled 12v in the boot :(
dognmonkey website shows how you can use a relay and take a trigger off the...
Forum: Daily banter 19th December 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By snapdragon
K** 201-225 £315 =£325 +£10 L 226-255...

K** 201-225 £315 =£325 +£10
L 226-255 £540 =£555 +£15

Mine would be £555 if a couple of months newer but is £325 - ridiculous that these are bands and have punitive jumps for no reason. They...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th December 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,089
Posted By snapdragon
My TPS used to put mine through as random local...

My TPS used to put mine through as random local taxi firms. Latterly they just said Trade Cash on the invoice. I haven't been since the spring though, maybe they have banned ordinary civilians too....
Forum: Daily banter 15th December 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By snapdragon
Someone's got to pay for the Paris Climate Accord...

Someone's got to pay for the Paris Climate Accord and all of it's architect's private jets and chaufered limos

***Includes cars with a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 15th December 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By snapdragon
It's a minefield - look at these previous...

It's a minefield - look at these previous threads...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13838

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9288
...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 14th December 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By snapdragon
The fuel (petrol & diesel) has lower calorific...

The fuel (petrol & diesel) has lower calorific value too, between October and March IIRC, it is on wikipedia etc.. Petrol has LPG dissolved into it under pressure....
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th December 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By snapdragon
Some have the auto-dimming glass and some don't -...

Some have the auto-dimming glass and some don't - just to complicate things more.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 11th December 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By snapdragon
If you take out the driver's (RHD) foglight...

If you take out the driver's (RHD) foglight grille, it is at the bottom coming up through plastic sheet. The T peice is held onto the lower bit of bumper below this foglight grille with two metal...
Forum: Daily banter 11th December 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By snapdragon
Makes a change from pencil sharpeners and...

Makes a change from pencil sharpeners and spaghetti!
I missed it but seems a 7 day trial of Motor Trend includes the series...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bentley-Mulsanne/dp/B07G9MYFYF/
Forum: Daily banter 11th December 2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By snapdragon
I think catch cans are for the 1980's and before....

I think catch cans are for the 1980's and before. Our cars already go one better than that - the oil separator with a sort of Dyson tornado inside that captures it and drops it back into the...
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By snapdragon
It was October 2011 we got ours. Wife was abroad...

It was October 2011 we got ours. Wife was abroad at her parents and I went around the UK to look at a few A6s but they were all clocked and/or dogs, I was looking at one and in the showroom was a...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 7th December 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By snapdragon
Oil's well that end well.+++

Oil's well that end well.+++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th December 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,051
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks for the videos, pretty conclusive :( ...

Thanks for the videos, pretty conclusive :(
Good luck with whatever you decide to do, sad - not heard of this before.
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