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Forum: Daily banter 24th November 2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By notorious
Can they do off-roading? How about ralley?

Can they do off-roading? How about ralley?
Forum: Daily banter 10th November 2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By notorious
A brief explanation of Paradise Papers ...

A brief explanation of Paradise Papers

https://youtu.be/8N7gljqsIKc
Forum: Daily banter 25th October 2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By notorious
+++

+++
Forum: Daily banter 24th October 2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By notorious
Also did this some time ago: ...

Also did this some time ago:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6501
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By notorious
>> Or, use waze instead of google and have...

>> Or, use waze instead of google and have realtime traffic data from others around you.

After Google bought Waze they've ditched their traffic algorithms and now use traffic data from Waze for...
Forum: Daily banter 24th August 2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By notorious
Idiots

Idiots
Forum: Owners Meets 16th August 2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By notorious
This video looks great. What a technology! +++

This video looks great.
What a technology!
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Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By notorious
https://youtu.be/3DH-k3fwBSo Complete crap....

https://youtu.be/3DH-k3fwBSo

Complete crap. No focus on reliability. Only gimmicks.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 27th June 2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,574
Posted By notorious
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8abHWiETPvs&t=8s ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8abHWiETPvs&t=8s

I'm not custom exhaust fan, but here is a guy in Germany who will do custom exhaust for 550 euro installed. He is on German A8 D2 forums and on...
Forum: Daily banter 9th June 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,641
Posted By notorious
Exhaust pipes back to stock. Otherwise looks ok...

Exhaust pipes back to stock. Otherwise looks ok to me.
Forum: Spotless 23rd May 2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By notorious
Yes, please. Would be great to know if it'll...

Yes, please.

Would be great to know if it'll survive a 2-3 of months of summer driving.

Perhaps polyurethane adhesives will work, i.e.
1. Petec 94730 Car Body Sealant Adhesive Putty Black
2....
Forum: Spotless 23rd May 2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By notorious
Is it fixed with 'double sided 3M VHB tape' that...

Is it fixed with 'double sided 3M VHB tape' that comes with the rings originally? A bit worried about the adhesive since its so hot there. Otherwise great mod!
Forum: Spotless 23rd May 2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By notorious
Very interesting. Did you manage to remove the...

Very interesting. Did you manage to remove the old rings then?
Forum: Spotless 22nd May 2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By notorious
+++ Looks lovely Jim

+++

Looks lovely Jim
Forum: Owners Meets 9th May 2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,643
Posted By notorious
I'll do my best to attend. Marked my calendar. +++

I'll do my best to attend. Marked my calendar. +++
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By notorious
There was only one car that deserves attention....

There was only one car that deserves attention. D2.
A2 is a very distant second.
Forum: Daily banter 7th February 2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By notorious
Fantastic +++

Fantastic +++
Forum: Daily banter 5th February 2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By notorious
Welcome to the club. Will look even better on...

Welcome to the club.
Will look even better on 245/50 R18 rubber, which I use :)
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By notorious
Very nice +++

Very nice +++
Forum: Daily banter 31st December 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By notorious
Here is another interesting text from ULEZ web...

Here is another interesting text from ULEZ web site:

"Some manufacturers started producing vehicles which met the Euro 4 or 6 standard before it came into effect. These vehicles are known as early...
Forum: Daily banter 31st December 2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By notorious
We love going with family to London on weekends,...

We love going with family to London on weekends, so I care about the subject.

>> You sure?

After failing so many times on this forum I can't be sure on anything,
but here is my boot sticker...
Forum: Daily banter 31st December 2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By notorious
D2s in London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) from September 2020

It looks like some D2 owners will need to pay a fee when they drive D2s to central London starting from September 2020. Even on weekends and bank holidays.
...
Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,843
Posted By notorious
Hi Adrian, good luck and stay in touch. Will you...

Hi Adrian, good luck and stay in touch. Will you be selling sunroof that we didn't manage to install?
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 22nd November 2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,987
Posted By notorious
In mainland UK postage is free.

In mainland UK postage is free.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 22nd November 2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,987
Posted By notorious
Perhaps this is even better match for D2 stock...

Perhaps this is even better match for D2 stock strut:

Febi part number: 31678
OE number: 4E0 827 551 A
Length: 408mm
Stroke: 152mm
Eject force: 300N
Housing diameter: 20mm
Piston rod...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 22nd November 2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,987
Posted By notorious
Stock D2 strut: Part number: 4D0 827 551 B ...

Stock D2 strut: Part number: 4D0 827 551 B

Length: 403.5mm
Stroke: 161mm
Eject Force: 310N
Outer Diameter 1: 8 mm
Outer Diameter 2: 19mm

Given the info above as well as from Germany I have...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 22nd November 2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,987
Posted By notorious
Many thanks Gosser. Try to source part...

Many thanks Gosser.

Try to source part numbers that I mentioned and let us all know.

I'll do some digging from my side too.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 18th November 2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,987
Posted By notorious
Thanks Gosser, let us know if you find chrome...

Thanks Gosser, let us know if you find chrome struts that actually work on D2.

Following this thread with interest.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 17th November 2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,987
Posted By notorious
Very interested in this. I saw D2 on German...

Very interested in this.

I saw D2 on German meet 2015 with chrome D3 boot struts.
Want to install them on my car too.

The boot opens nicely in terms of weight balance and fully, so struts are...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By notorious
Audi A8 calendar 2017 from Germany

Take a look at 2017 calendar from A8-Freunde forum in Germany.

Printed copies can be ordered @ 17.50€ plus delivery from Germany.
Forum: Daily banter 30th October 2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,582
Posted By notorious
North Korea Missile Technologies Love that...

North Korea Missile Technologies

Love that robe !
Forum: Daily banter 22nd October 2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,305
Posted By notorious
Nice house in that reflection Jim. +++ ...

Nice house in that reflection Jim. +++

SilverS8, the procedure will open the boot regardless of lock position since you directly access the tension rod that drivers the latch.
Forum: Daily banter 13th October 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,173
Posted By notorious
Sorry to see this. Hope it'll be fixed soon. ...

Sorry to see this. Hope it'll be fixed soon.

Hate small parking lots in this country.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd August 2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,305
Posted By notorious
Solution: drill a hole behind the number plate to...

Solution: drill a hole behind the number plate to access tensioning rod that drives the latch.
In my situation the latch itself was fine.
It was the 'button' mechanism which failed to pull the rod...
Forum: Daily banter 13th August 2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,305
Posted By notorious
No luck yet. No one is working here tomorrow...

No luck yet. No one is working here tomorrow (Sunday). Will try to call ADAC 1st thing in the morning.

I'm trying all possible combinations to try to open boot lid as you guys suggested.

Does...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 23rd July 2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,513
Posted By notorious
So from this thread it seems that 3.7 will run...

So from this thread it seems that 3.7 will run lowest rpm on 5th driving at 70mph in comparison with 4.2 and S8. Correct?
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 23rd July 2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,513
Posted By notorious
72mph @ 2000rpm on my 3.7 Interesting to...

72mph @ 2000rpm on my 3.7

Interesting to learn about w12 cars too.
Forum: Owners Meets 19th July 2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,021
Posted By notorious
Just checking if anyone is planning to go to...

Just checking if anyone is planning to go to Germany in August ?
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By notorious
Excellent

Excellent
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,530
Posted By notorious
Are you withdrawing from eBay? Looking for...

Are you withdrawing from eBay?

Looking for FL D2 black headlining kit (non-alcantara) in great condition.
Forum: Daily banter 17th June 2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By notorious
Well done !

Well done !
Forum: Daily banter 17th June 2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By notorious
I'm dreaming of black, non-alcantara roof...

I'm dreaming of black, non-alcantara roof headlining.

... If only A8 Parts could supply a kit in condition I need ...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 19th April 2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,803
Posted By notorious
I drive my D2 daily. Edit: But it is A8, not S8

I drive my D2 daily.
Edit: But it is A8, not S8
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,527
Posted By notorious
Oh no! Poor d2... What happened with the...

Oh no! Poor d2...

What happened with the deer?
(I'd personally grill and eat the damn thing. Must be lots of quality meat.)
Forum: Daily banter 8th March 2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By notorious
great car. great scenery +++

great car. great scenery +++
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By notorious
I love those A2s. Thinking of buying one some day.

I love those A2s. Thinking of buying one some day.
Forum: Driving bliss 20th February 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,570
Posted By notorious
Sometimes I like listening to Mylene Farmer when...

Sometimes I like listening to Mylene Farmer when I drive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzGmpqN9zZc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oOSEDzT6tI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IFWzKmrhKs...
Forum: Motormouth 8th February 2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,770
Posted By notorious
I personally love boxy body-on-frame Mercedes...

I personally love boxy body-on-frame Mercedes G-class.

Touaregs, Q7, Cayenne, etc. are steel-space-frame chassis SUV, so not proper body-on-frame 4x4s.
Forum: House and Home DIY 22nd December 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,590
Posted By notorious
I have two Nest Thermostats that control heating...

I have two Nest Thermostats that control heating and hot water. Also have 9 Nest Protect smoke alarms with integrated movement sensors and night light features. Because Nest products 'talk to each...
Forum: Motormouth 18th December 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,825
Posted By notorious
Maybe you're right and I don't get it :) +++

Maybe you're right and I don't get it :)

+++
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