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Forum: D2 - Everything else Today, 06:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Finally cleaned... ...

Finally cleaned...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25182&stc=1&d=1610821271

This one is not quite so clean inside as the AQH was. Fewer miles, probably more short...
Forum: D2 - Lights Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By MikkiJayne
However... UK vehicle standards state that...

However...

UK vehicle standards state that a car equipped with HID lighting must have headlamp washers and automatic beam levelling. The rules don't differentiate between reflector or projector...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Software changes again. ECY and FBG are exactly...

Software changes again. ECY and FBG are exactly the same hardware, but with differences in the user interface - ECY has PRND432, FBG has PRNDS. You can put an ECY gearbox in an FL2 in place of an FBG...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Mechanically nothing as far as I can tell. It...

Mechanically nothing as far as I can tell. It seems to be all about the shift from Euro 3 to Euro 4, and the consequent change from Bosch Motronic 7.1 on the AQH to 7.1.1 on the AVP. With that comes...
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By MikkiJayne
When Chinesium naming strategy goes bad :ROFL:

When Chinesium naming strategy goes bad :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th January 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Soooo.... wind back the clock to Sunday when...

Soooo.... wind back the clock to Sunday when everything was just oily and not broken. Insert Time And Relative Dimensions In Space joke here...

I've decided this AQH is too much work right now, as...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th January 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Cost I would expect. The V6 went in cheaper...

Cost I would expect. The V6 went in cheaper models and so given the larger volumes it would have been cost effective to tool up for injection moulding, plus the port length changeover is a much...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th January 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By MikkiJayne
The forum doesn't use Sent Items unless you...

The forum doesn't use Sent Items unless you specifically turn it on. Lots of people get caught out by that :)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 12th January 2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Lets call him 'Mr Anti-Midas' and assume he's...

Lets call him 'Mr Anti-Midas' and assume he's been everywhere and touched everything. At this point I see his work, sigh, and carry on. I'm going to point out just two more of his little touches, and...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th January 2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By MikkiJayne
The gearbox is nbd really - just get a fluid...

The gearbox is nbd really - just get a fluid exchange done by a machine rather than the usual sump-off method and it'll give it new oil without disturbing anything.

The 14 year old timing belt...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 12th January 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Got the engine and gearbox split and the engine...

Got the engine and gearbox split and the engine mounted on the stand. Grot everywhere.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25127&stc=1&d=1610451458
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Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th January 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Kersteman Garage in Bristol, which if you google...

Kersteman Garage in Bristol, which if you google Streetview it appears to literally be a lockup-garage. Ironically, I have every receipt from when the car was 1 year old, so I can accurately date all...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th January 2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
The bolts for the front are in direct contact...

The bolts for the front are in direct contact with the subframe mounts and so have a larger washer to spread the load. The rears go through the large bracing plates and so have a smaller washer as...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th January 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Some 'interesting' discoveries today, including...

Some 'interesting' discoveries today, including two new contenders for the worst D2 bodge of all time. The guy who maintained this had a pathological inability to do anything properly.

There are...
Forum: D2 - Lights 10th January 2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,283
Posted By MikkiJayne
You need to do basic settings to calibrate it.

You need to do basic settings to calibrate it.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th January 2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
This is one of those cases where it's easier to...

This is one of those cases where it's easier to just remove the stuff than to try and work around it, the same as removing the driveshaft and suspension upright to do the power steering hoses. Sure,...
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its been done once in the US, and it was such a...

Its been done once in the US, and it was such a horrific job that no one else has ever tried! The back end of the cab is completely different sheet metal to the saloon and coupe so there are no...
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By MikkiJayne
Gorgeous +++ I wish they came in quattro so I...

Gorgeous +++ I wish they came in quattro so I could put an old-school 3.6 V8 in one.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th January 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Stupid PS cooler! That's not going back on :p ...

Stupid PS cooler! That's not going back on :p

No video today as I forgot to take the Gopro mount so back to pictures.

It's had the front level sensor and arm fitted at some point recently. Its...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th January 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
60 times normal speed, I think that's acceptable...

60 times normal speed, I think that's acceptable :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th January 2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,956
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm re-using the front pressure pipe, as that is...

I'm re-using the front pressure pipe, as that is the complicated bit and is normally recoverable. All it takes is to remove the old rusted union and then soak it in evaporust for a few days to clean...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By MikkiJayne
With the ZF 5HP, if it ain't broke, it will be...

With the ZF 5HP, if it ain't broke, it will be soon :ROFL:

That interior looks black to me too, but light coloured uppers is unusual in an S8 with black leather I think? My black interiors all...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th January 2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,956
Posted By MikkiJayne
Glad the notes were useful +++ It would be a...

Glad the notes were useful +++ It would be a pretty horrible job if you don't know the tricks :)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th January 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,459
Posted By MikkiJayne
Drivetrain time. No good it just being a nice...

Drivetrain time. No good it just being a nice place to sit - it needs to be driveable too so its in for an engine-out service +++

Due to more bodging by the aforementioned perpetrator, general...
Forum: Daily banter 7th January 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By MikkiJayne
I did think the dent was an odd shape for a speed...

I did think the dent was an odd shape for a speed bump, and I know we didn't do it when loading it on to the trailer, so a pothole would definitely explain it.

The alignment is good +++ I was a...
Forum: Daily banter 7th January 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By MikkiJayne
A bit sparse on updates recently sorry - had some...

A bit sparse on updates recently sorry - had some technology issues :rolleyes:

Once the suspension was back together I put the exhaust back on so I could get it back in to shape before welding. I...
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By MikkiJayne
I made keyring for mine from the 'S' of the...

I made keyring for mine from the 'S' of the original badge when I removed it. Just drilled a hole in the corner of the red diamond and attached it to the key :D
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 5th January 2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By MikkiJayne
I know many things about D3s. These things are...

I know many things about D3s. These things are exactly why I only work on D2s :ROFL:
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 5th January 2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By MikkiJayne
The D3 definitely needs to know pad thickness as...

The D3 definitely needs to know pad thickness as it uses that to calculate when the pads are worn down and hence control the light. If you change the pads without telling it the thickness of the new...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 5th January 2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah thats a decent machine especially with the...

Yeah thats a decent machine especially with the FHD screen +++
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th January 2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By MikkiJayne
The Dell 5000 series machines are a good used buy...

The Dell 5000 series machines are a good used buy - as Brian said, very popular for corporate fleets which tend to get replaced every 3-5 years or so and liquidated at very sensible prices. I have a...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 4th January 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have Q7 wheels on my S8...

I have Q7 wheels on my S8...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By MikkiJayne
Does anyone have a copy of that drawing on the...

Does anyone have a copy of that drawing on the shirt, of an FL S8? Plenty of the PF about, but I've never seen the one in the link before.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 2nd January 2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By MikkiJayne
IIRC American models have a load of extra fuel...

IIRC American models have a load of extra fuel system evap gear in there. B5 and C5 are the same. Best to have a look underneath and see if there is actually anything in there before cutting it out ;)
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd January 2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thank you :) Yes, my 'proper job' is as an IT...

Thank you :) Yes, my 'proper job' is as an IT consultant which is pretty dull (cloud all the things) but it pays the mortgage and allows the workshop to be a hobby that pays for itself.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By MikkiJayne
V8 front subframes rot out frequently - at least...

V8 front subframes rot out frequently - at least 50% of the ones I get in the workshop are toast, usually just above the rear control arm mount so at least its easy to cut out the rot and weld in a...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By MikkiJayne
Sadly not :( I'm hoping David's enquiry with...

Sadly not :( I'm hoping David's enquiry with Pilkington Classic comes to fruition, but even if it does its not going to be a cheap retrofit. People are going to have to be really very committed to...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By MikkiJayne
A shade or two darker but otherwise quite similar...

A shade or two darker but otherwise quite similar in tone.

My Dolphin Grey is a late non-FE, but had almost no options other than the dealer-fit playstation stuff which didn't work anyway. Its...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd January 2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By MikkiJayne
That last pic is of the AC lines, not power...

That last pic is of the AC lines, not power steering. The PS pipes are the two with hose clamps which go up to the top of that radiator assembly - top few rows are the PS cooler, the rest is the AC...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st January 2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By MikkiJayne
There are three different alternators for the 2.8...

There are three different alternators for the 2.8 - 120A Bosch (078 903 016F), 120A Valeo (078 903 016H, and 150A Bosch (078 903 016). I think we just got the 150A in the UK but I'm not 100% on that....
Forum: Daily banter 31st December 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By MikkiJayne
I put the rear brakes and springs back on, and...

I put the rear brakes and springs back on, and then put the wheels back on to get an idea of ride height and alignment. I wound the KWs all the way up before putting them back on, since its much...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 31st December 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,285
Posted By MikkiJayne
Correct, hence why they get replaced with...

Correct, hence why they get replaced with non-heated versions.
Forum: Daily banter 31st December 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By MikkiJayne
Unfortunately not. We cut up the old subframe to...

Unfortunately not. We cut up the old subframe to get the three good ones out to investigate and its pretty much certain they would be destroyed on removal which is why I painted this one rather than...
Forum: Daily banter 31st December 2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By MikkiJayne
Lunchtime update - the subframe is back on +++ ...

Lunchtime update - the subframe is back on +++

1C in the workshop this morning, so the heater is working hard today. Thank you to all who contributed to that last year +++
...
Forum: Daily banter 31st December 2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By MikkiJayne
But we also find solutions to many of them +++...

But we also find solutions to many of them +++ The vent hose clips actually cleaned up fine with a bit of elbow grease so not a big problem.



My main concern with the shock was that it may have...
Forum: Daily banter 31st December 2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By MikkiJayne
I put the tank back on yesterday. It took about...

I put the tank back on yesterday. It took about 30 minutes to put the tank back in place and bolt it up, and then an hour fighting with the pipework to the filler neck :rolleyes:

Back in the way...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 30th December 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think that's in a C6 A6 / Allroad. The C5 one...

I think that's in a C6 A6 / Allroad. The C5 one is smaller.

I suppose its obvious it would deflate itself having looked at the video - the tread surface has to expand considerably as the sidewall...
Forum: Daily banter 30th December 2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By MikkiJayne
I was wondering the same. Lots of quick detailer?

I was wondering the same. Lots of quick detailer?
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 30th December 2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By MikkiJayne
The Allroad has the same size tyres as the D2, so...

The Allroad has the same size tyres as the D2, so if the 2.2% difference is ok on the Allroad it'll be ok on the D2 as well +++

I didn't know they were 16" - I'd assumed 17". The larger-engined...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 30th December 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its a curious thing, done to make room for the...

Its a curious thing, done to make room for the air suspension stuff which necessitated a bulge in the spare wheel well. By 'quite small diameter', its actually probably about 19", but thats a lot...
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