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Forum: Owners Meets Today, 10:25 AM
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Posted By HPsauce
Not really, he was a prosperous Northern...

Not really, he was a prosperous Northern industrialist and just bought AM when it was for sale having (I think) had some technical contacts from his business previously.

See Wikipedia:
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By HPsauce
He's still not a happy bunny though, his wife...

He's still not a happy bunny though, his wife managed to catch the NSR door on the gatepost reversing in and put a serious dent in it, plus broke the plastic sill cover which fell off in 2 parts....
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 21st April 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By HPsauce
I don't know exactly what the dealer did, but my...

I don't know exactly what the dealer did, but my son has his car back.

He also has in writing that there is a 2-year guarantee on the work they have done.

And the technician who did the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st April 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 657
Posted By HPsauce
The washers jets arrived today, hopefully the...

The washers jets arrived today, hopefully the wiring connectors will arrive soon.

Tested them, both are around 50ohms, so just 0.25A each in a 12v circuit or about 3W.
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 19th April 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By HPsauce
It takes ages to dry out the front carpets so get...

It takes ages to dry out the front carpets so get them out of the car, left inside they could be damp for weeks!
Not much under the drivers feet to be honest, mostly ventilation ducts and a bit of...
Forum: Motormouth 19th April 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By HPsauce
The policy documents just say "Market Value" and...

The policy documents just say "Market Value" and I'm pretty sure they won't change that wording, so it's a debate to have if (hopefully never) the question arises!

The other odd thing is that it...
Forum: D2 - Interior 18th April 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By HPsauce
Sorry, confusing you (on IOW) with those in...

Sorry, confusing you (on IOW) with those in Northern Ireland! :o
Forum: D2 - Interior 18th April 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By HPsauce
If you're taking a ferry over from NI to GB and...

If you're taking a ferry over from NI to GB and can get to A8parts in Eaglescliffe they DEFINITELY have the right machine and don't charge too much, though if they find a problem they're not equipped...
Forum: D2 - Interior 18th April 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By HPsauce
I think it may be that the D2 system only has a...

I think it may be that the D2 system only has a single port whereas most (many) systems will have two.

I'm absolutely not an expert on this, just repeating what one of the team at A8parts told me...
Forum: Motormouth 18th April 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By HPsauce
It's very closely related, you should have just...

It's very closely related, you should have just carried on there Sean. :cool:

I'm tempted to tell them ten grand. ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th April 2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 520
Posted By HPsauce
At current exchange rates maybe, but back in the...

At current exchange rates maybe, but back in the 1990s it was more like 2.6 AU$ to the , so 60K becomes AU$156K. ;)
Forum: Motormouth 18th April 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By HPsauce
Talking of value, what would you put on a policy...

Talking of value, what would you put on a policy as a reasonable value for my D2?

It has no accident damage, is well-maintained (though due a service soon - ideally down in Devon if MJ has a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th April 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 520
Posted By HPsauce
But the telephone was standard! :Confused:

But the telephone was standard! :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th April 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By HPsauce
You are probably right, I was pretty sure the...

You are probably right, I was pretty sure the badging change didn't coincide with the Facelift, just seems like I got it the wrong way round! :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th April 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 520
Posted By HPsauce
Talking of unlisted options, that price list (one...

Talking of unlisted options, that price list (one month before my PF S8 was built) only list FRONT footwell lights. Mine 100% had rear ones as well.

This is not something I can get wrong because I...
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By HPsauce
A paltry 1500 (inc VAT) extra in my "New A8"...

A paltry 1500 (inc VAT) extra in my "New A8" October 2003 price list!

It was an absolute mandatory item when we replaced our runabout car (Focus) 2 years ago. Amazed it's not standard now on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th April 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 520
Posted By HPsauce
From the 1st September 1998 price list:

From the 1st September 1998 price list:
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 17th April 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,553
Posted By HPsauce
I have 255/35R20 on my genuine FE 20" wheels...

I have 255/35R20 on my genuine FE 20" wheels (8.5"). I believe that is the correct size, it corresponds with the tyre pressures label.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th April 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By HPsauce
I tried and tried and tried many years ago after...

I tried and tried and tried many years ago after my PF was repaired and they put a new style emblem on having stupidly discarded the old one.

I did get one eventually (possibly from our sponsors?)...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th April 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 520
Posted By HPsauce
Hmm, there were quite a few but it depends what...

Hmm, there were quite a few but it depends what you want.
Bose is a bit of a mission if absent, not sure anyone has done that.
Servotronic I'd guess is near impossible.
Heated windscreen is very...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th April 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By HPsauce
They have a silver one in stock, but its LY7W not...

They have a silver one in stock, but its LY7W not Avus Silver. IIRC you can't just swap the innards.

Very easy to swap, though you do have to remove the boot lid lining to get at the securing...
Forum: Other marques 17th April 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 323
Posted By HPsauce
Remember there were a lot of changes around that...

Remember there were a lot of changes around that time to the taxation of new cars, though I can't recall exactly when, but it largely meant reductions.

Edit: Just found the price list, mine was...
Forum: Other marques 17th April 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 323
Posted By HPsauce
I priced up my PF (1998) S8 from the 1998 price...

I priced up my PF (1998) S8 from the 1998 price list (which I still have) and that was about 70K new, though it did have a "few" options.
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By HPsauce
Which means that in future any "enthusiasts"...

Which means that in future any "enthusiasts" (like us) looking for a special car will probably be limited to those few high-spec models initially bought
regardless of cost for "celebrities".

I...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,494
Posted By HPsauce
Well I never thought I'd top anything of yours...

Well I never thought I'd top anything of yours Ian, but I can that!
It's 16 years since I got my first D2 and that was also under Audi (extended) warranty.

Though it did end up as one of the very...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,494
Posted By HPsauce
I just love the complete contrast between the...

I just love the complete contrast between the totally confident way that started up compared to the (obviously staged) failures and quick-fix recovery after a silly error (e.g. distributor wired in...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th April 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By HPsauce
And if you look at David's photo you'll see even...

And if you look at David's photo you'll see even his are not properly pushed on - after the right-angle joint. :tuttut:
Forum: TT 8N 15th April 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,859
Posted By HPsauce
Done all that plus digital TV. Though I don't...

Done all that plus digital TV. Though I don't have a TV tuner so have an extra interface box for the camera (CVBS to RGB made by T-era but NLA). All sits happily alongside a full Xcarlink.
Summary...
Forum: TT 8N 15th April 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,859
Posted By HPsauce
Strange, I find it very good, even for classical...

Strange, I find it very good, even for classical music. And my S8 doesn't even have Bose!
Forum: D2 - Interior 15th April 2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By HPsauce
As I think I've posted elsewhere my ongoing...

As I think I've posted elsewhere my ongoing solution to the scuttle drains is a length of flexible transparent tubing that is curled up on top of the ECU box cover.
(It actually came from an old...
Forum: TT 8N 14th April 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,859
Posted By HPsauce
Bluetooth is dead easy, loads of adaptors for the...

Bluetooth is dead easy, loads of adaptors for the RNS. I've got an Xcarlink but there are other solutions.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th April 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks for that David, mine's surprisingly...

Thanks for that David, mine's surprisingly similar but just lacking in length so tight.
I even have the same cable ties in the same places, though they don't look right to me.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th April 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By HPsauce
Washer piping near wiper motor - photos please

Could someone please take off the cover and post some photos of the routing of the washer pipes as they leave the wing, pass by the wiper motor and join the scuttle cover. Ideally from a car where it...
Forum: Owners Meets 13th April 2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,839
Posted By HPsauce
Just a funny little follow-up for those of us who...

Just a funny little follow-up for those of us who met up at the Fatboy's Diner beforehand. I have a nephew who lives just over Bow Creek from there in a block of flats on the SW corner of the dock by...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th April 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 439
Posted By HPsauce
Just looked at mine again, it does actually have...

Just looked at mine again, it does actually have a grub screw in it but is just a push fit.
IIRC I just adjusted the screw in tiny increments until it pushed onto the spindle securely. T'was long...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th April 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 439
Posted By HPsauce
The problem with a screw fixing is getting access...

The problem with a screw fixing is getting access to tighten it. You need a tiny screwdriver or an angled one.
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 12th April 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By HPsauce
The F125 switch in itself is a very dumb...

The F125 switch in itself is a very dumb mechanical unit so doesn't give any error information at all, but the ECUs take information from its state and do record errors as a result.

The common...
Forum: Motormouth 12th April 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By HPsauce
Oh, don't even get me going on my house...

Oh, don't even get me going on my house insurance.
My buildings policy had been linked to my mortgage, repaid long ago, but I just let the insurance run on (inertia!) and paid it monthly so didn't...
Forum: Motormouth 12th April 2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By HPsauce
D2 insurance renewal time

It's that time of year that presumably makes us all think.

I've been with the same insurer (Direct Line) for several years and premiums have usually stood up well to comparisons, so I've not...
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 11th April 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks MJ, that's what I sort of expected, but...

Thanks MJ, that's what I sort of expected, but put rather bluntly. I've passed that on to him verbatim. +++
Forum: House and Home DIY 11th April 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By HPsauce
I know, that's why I made my comment! :tuttut: ...

I know, that's why I made my comment! :tuttut:

So who bought them, Stephen (Tintin) or Roberto?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 11th April 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By HPsauce
Same here! +++ A friend of mine (still on...

Same here! +++

A friend of mine (still on first marriage by the way) always refers to his wife as "the CURRENT Mrs. xxxx" - keeps her on her toes!
Forum: House and Home DIY 11th April 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By HPsauce
Of course, fully powered up. +++

Of course, fully powered up. +++
Forum: House and Home DIY 11th April 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By HPsauce
I can see the obvious error there, can everyone...

I can see the obvious error there, can everyone else? (hint: seating)
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 11th April 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By HPsauce
Seat symmetry sounds brilliant; not available on...

Seat symmetry sounds brilliant; not available on the D2 though.
Memory seats was one of the "must haves" on our #2 car (along with petrol, auto, shifts a bit...) but only have it drivers side.
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 11th April 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By HPsauce
Incompetent workmanship when undertaking repairs?...

Incompetent workmanship when undertaking repairs?

No loss of earnings, he walks to work. :ROFL:
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 11th April 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By HPsauce
Swarf in Power Steering circuit!

I posted some comments in this thread, starting at post #26: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13934&page=3

My son's Audi S4 Avant had power steering problems, details of which I'm not...
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,270
Posted By HPsauce
We have concerning some feedback from Audi on...

We have concerning some feedback from Audi on this, so I'm going to start a new thread looking for advice. Here: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=140038#post140038
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By HPsauce
What's even more fun, and I don't know if they do...

What's even more fun, and I don't know if they do it any more, is driving along a road in the far NW of Scotland to find it has just been shut for the next 6 hours while the forestry commission spray...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th April 2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By HPsauce
My last similar battle was a while ago but asking...

My last similar battle was a while ago but asking them to find an equivalent car in the same (pre-accident) condition and buy it eventually persuaded them to get it fixed.
Best to go through...
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