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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th September 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By mannyo
Hi All The D3 is still for sale, and shortly...

Hi All

The D3 is still for sale, and shortly I will need to sell her urgently. I would love for her to go to a forum member, but if I have no joy soon I will have to either put her through a car...
Forum: Daily banter 5th September 2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By mannyo
For my last two renewals on the D3, I have let...

For my last two renewals on the D3, I have let them auto renew as both times I was not able to get a cheaper quote. I pay less than 200 to insure my D3 with business use included, so there seems...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th August 2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By mannyo
The printout is from VCDS, first thing is to have...

The printout is from VCDS, first thing is to have all those codes cleared which needs vcds and then drive the car for a bit and see what comes back.
Forum: D3 - Lights 14th August 2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By mannyo
Moisture in the lamp cluster is common, you may...

Moisture in the lamp cluster is common, you may find some of the LEDs are no longer working which will cause problems. could be not enough current due to LEDs not working or maybe a short circuit is...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 14th August 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By mannyo
Fuel tank has two halves, with the fuel pump...

Fuel tank has two halves, with the fuel pump moving fuel between them, as well as supplying the engine, one half is I believe a different size to the other. This is why if you replace the fuel pump...
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By mannyo
Audi A3 2004 key

Going to stick this here for a greater audience.

My Neighbour has an A3, 2004 with the 2.0 TDi engine.

She only has one key for the car, so she went to a local place that advertises doing car...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 6th August 2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By mannyo
Not sure on the D2, but some VAG cars have...

Not sure on the D2, but some VAG cars have remotes that use different frequencies. its possible your keys are working but the car cannot hear them as they are on the wrong frequency.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th August 2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By mannyo
My 2004 folds upwards, the mirror glass is also a...

My 2004 folds upwards, the mirror glass is also a different shape to the later ones.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th August 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By mannyo
Did you get to the bottom as to why the...

Did you get to the bottom as to why the compressor failed? otherwise your replacement compressor may go the same way.

It may have been the relay which may have caused the compressor to overheat...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd August 2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By mannyo
could just be a sensor, especially if the gauge...

could just be a sensor, especially if the gauge said 90 and the engine was cold. but better be safe than sorry. I am not sure on the location of the coolant temp sensor on the V10.
Forum: Daily banter 1st August 2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By mannyo
How old were these tyres and how many miles do...

How old were these tyres and how many miles do you think they have covered.

I had similar wear issues on my D3 which came up at the MOT a couple of years back, the inside tread was really bad. I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st August 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By mannyo
Yes, I am registered with a number of agencies...

Yes, I am registered with a number of agencies and I have been sent quiet a lot of job details but something worthwhile has yet to come my way. I am not interested in shift or weekend work, or...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By mannyo
I am guessing a coding issue of the instrument...

I am guessing a coding issue of the instrument cluster, when I had my D2 and swapped the radio to an RNS-D I had to code the cluster as the RNS-D was using a different protocol to talk to the...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th July 2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,212
Posted By mannyo
Mid July 2018 and I still have the D3. The...

Mid July 2018 and I still have the D3.

The ABS ECU was repaired by MD Automotive in Uffculme, I took the car to them and they removed and repaired and refitted the ECU whilst I waited.

She went...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th July 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By mannyo
MOT is now passed, so my D3 has 12 months MOT. ...

MOT is now passed, so my D3 has 12 months MOT.

The issues with the exhaust are now fixed, new clamps fitted and the split has been welded up.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th July 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By mannyo
Not the Flexi pipes, I had those replaced just...

Not the Flexi pipes, I had those replaced just after I got the car with custom made ones.

There is a small hole in one of the pipes, I have no idea how it got there as it is not caused by...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th July 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By mannyo
Good news on the MOT front, my D3 is going in...

Good news on the MOT front, my D3 is going in next Monday to have the exhaust fixed and then its MOT, although depending on timing it may end up being MOT'd first, failed and retested.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th July 2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By mannyo
in warm weather I've found the radiator fan runs...

in warm weather I've found the radiator fan runs at quiet high RPM with the AC on that can cause more noise in the cabin, but that is a constant sound that does not vary.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th June 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By mannyo
The procedure is very fussy and difficult to...

The procedure is very fussy and difficult to complete.

How far are you trying to adjust, the key is to input small differences to the current values and repeat several times until you get it to...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 26th June 2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By mannyo
My 2004 D3 with 164K miles is still running the...

My 2004 D3 with 164K miles is still running the original ATF with no issues to report. I have read on somewhere that I cannot remember that getting the filter for inside the transmission is difficult...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th June 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By mannyo
I have edited the first post as the ABS fault is...

I have edited the first post as the ABS fault is now repaired, I am getting the exhaust sorted and a fresh MOT in the next few weeks then she will have to go.

I have been driving the D3 regularly...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th June 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By mannyo
Thanks I was a little worried yesterday,...

Thanks

I was a little worried yesterday, until Ians post, and now quiet relieved to have a normal looking instrument cluster.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th June 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By mannyo
IT, you were spot on with the fuse hunt. ...

IT, you were spot on with the fuse hunt.

They did check fuses, but I did not remember them going into the passenger side end of dashboard one. I know they did the drivers side as there is grease...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th June 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By mannyo
Here are two full scans One is a scan once I...

Here are two full scans

One is a scan once I got the car home, obviously tainted by the removal of the ABS ECU

The second one is a scan after a code clear but before starting the engine, the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th June 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By mannyo
2004 D3 ABS issue from bad to worse

Some of you know from another thread that for sometime now my D3 has had issues with the ABS controller ECU and a single wheel speed sensor failing to report once the car warms up, and generates an...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 11th June 2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By mannyo
Scott, you'll need to get some sort of sunroof...

Scott, you'll need to get some sort of sunroof working. The only easy way to clear the front drains of dirt is to open it and push air down from the top, or it's remove the front wheel arch liners...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 11th June 2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,473
Posted By mannyo
I wonder if there are any implications to doing...

I wonder if there are any implications to doing this with the new MOT test that came in a couple of weeks ago and the major changes to exhaust checks and diesel emissions.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 11th June 2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By mannyo
I wonder if would be easier to disassemble the...

I wonder if would be easier to disassemble the current cluster and swap the speedo face from a UK car onto the one from ROI, that would save a lot of ballache with component protection, dealer visits...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th June 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,212
Posted By mannyo
Ok all. Still have the D3, she is now due a...

Ok all.

Still have the D3, she is now due a service and MOT needs to be done next month. Cambelt change is now overdue on age and not mileage.

Next fix to be completed is the ABS ECU which has...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th June 2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By mannyo
Chris, I miss that same D2 as well. Much less...

Chris, I miss that same D2 as well. Much less trouble than the D3.

Someone should buy those discs off you.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 9th June 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
Well the D3 is going in on Monday to have the ABS...

Well the D3 is going in on Monday to have the ABS ECU fixed, after speaking with them on the phone they are going to.

1) Remove the ECU
2) Disassemble the ECU
3) Using a Microscope examine and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 26th May 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
I've had an email conversation with the company...

I've had an email conversation with the company (actually in Collompton) and they have said that they can fix the ECU. I am calling them next week to book the car in and then drive from Blandford to...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 22nd May 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
I've found a company in Exeter who will sort the...

I've found a company in Exeter who will sort the ABS whilst you wait, in around 2 hours. I am going to call them in the near future and see what they say.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th May 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
Ok, So today I've been out in the D3 with my...

Ok,

So today I've been out in the D3 with my laptop and did some logging with VCDS.

I've attached the results to this post, as you can see all is well and there are no problems at all for a...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th May 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By mannyo
My old 2001 D2 had a very basic satnav, which...

My old 2001 D2 had a very basic satnav, which from the outside you would not know it had, were it not for the GPS antenna on the boot. Its known on here as Text Nav, and it is all controlled using...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 15th May 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
I've been driving the D3 today, and no problem to...

I've been driving the D3 today, and no problem to report with the ABS until whilst sat idling outside my house doing 0mph the fault triggered.

Tomorrow I am going to hook up VCDS and connect to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th May 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By mannyo
The thing is, I have no idea how much the car is...

The thing is, I have no idea how much the car is worth given the above, or if I should remove the AMI and freeview and sell those separately.

Here are some pictures from yesterday. The VIN plate...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th May 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By mannyo
FS: 2004 A8 3.7 (not sport)

I have reluctantly decided to sell my D3 A8, she is in need of some attention and due to not currently being in work I do not have the ability to give my car the attention she needs.

Purchased by...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th May 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
Well as I am now unemployed, I took advantage of...

Well as I am now unemployed, I took advantage of the time to remove the rear wheel and investigate the wheel speed sensor.

After disconnecting the wiring to the sensor, there was no apparent...
Forum: D4 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd May 2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By mannyo
I was in Halfords the other weekend and even they...

I was in Halfords the other weekend and even they now had Adblue, it was on the same stand as all the engine oils.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd May 2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
I really hope is just a connection problem, with...

I really hope is just a connection problem, with the connector itself. I drove the D3 50 miles yesterday with no problem at all, but I did not get stuck in low speed traffic which is what tends to...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 1st May 2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
Another possibility of course, but that one was...

Another possibility of course, but that one was changed several years ago as the original whined a lot.

The first time I got all those lights on was not long after driving through a large puddle...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th April 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
The level control pressure sensor one I had...

The level control pressure sensor one I had before, and I had the bagpipingandy rebuild kit fitted more than 4 years ago. The cause then was low pressure output from the compressor.

The overtemp...
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By mannyo
I am wondering what my renewal in June is going...

I am wondering what my renewal in June is going to bring for my D3 3.7, last year it was 199 fully comp with business use and max NCD.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th April 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
Today I finally got around to scanning the car....

Today I finally got around to scanning the car. Sorry i am not Beulieu, I've got a job application to finish off and my CV as unemployment looms.

I have attached the log, but aside from the usual...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 24th April 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
I've got an old dodgy copy of vcds, I'll try and...

I've got an old dodgy copy of vcds, I'll try and scan the car later and post the results.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 24th April 2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,152
Posted By mannyo
MY 2004 D3 electrical gremlins

I think my D3 is telling me its time to be sold, I have had her for 4 and half years now.

Latest problem.

Driving in stop and start traffic, out of the blue up will pop a series of faults on...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 4th April 2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,900
Posted By mannyo
Well the D3 has been drying out fine, I used it...

Well the D3 has been drying out fine, I used it for a week commuting and despite all the rain last week the carpet is now at least dry. Obviously underneath is going to take a while longer to dry out.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 4th April 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By mannyo
Yes, just replace the battery. My Volvo one...

Yes, just replace the battery.

My Volvo one went a month or so back, I sstarted it and drove the 17 miles to work. Returned to the car 7 hours later and it was completely dead. New battery...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 27th March 2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,212
Posted By mannyo
Here we are at the start of April 2018 and I...

Here we are at the start of April 2018 and I still have the Audi, now this is the longest I have ever owned a car in my entire driving career.

4 years and almost 6 months later, and not many miles...
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