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Forum: Owners Meets 13th April 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By The_Laird
I think we’re a pretty well-behaved bunch, but...

I think we’re a pretty well-behaved bunch, but would you want to stay in a hotel that was otherwise fully booked with, for example, train spotters (no offence intended if any of you have this...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th April 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By The_Laird
Sorry, the black '8 through me; I thought it was...

Sorry, the black '8 through me; I thought it was Mark's! :o

Yes, if you PM me bank details I'll transfer the aerial cost plus postage and let you have an address.
Forum: Owners Meets 13th April 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,137
Posted By The_Laird
EXTRA ROOMS! Good news for those not booked...

EXTRA ROOMS!

Good news for those not booked in to the Durker Roods Hotel: I’ve just spoken to them and they have warned the other guests that we’ll be there - and they’ve booked another weekend...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th April 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By The_Laird
That’s just what I need Mark - brilliant! The...

That’s just what I need Mark - brilliant! The base is fine, but the ‘genuine’ flea bay aerials are a different shape at the bottom - they flare out so they’re wider than the aerial base in the wing....
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th April 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By The_Laird
But they donít have one :( So, if anyone out...

But they donít have one :(

So, if anyone out there has one surplus to requirements.......
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th April 2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By The_Laird
Brilliant - an answer in 10 minutes! Thanks...

Brilliant - an answer in 10 minutes! Thanks loads. The aerial is the problem - just gonna call our sponsors!
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th April 2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By The_Laird
Phone aerial

Now, this sounds like a strange request, but can anyone post a photo of an original phone aerial (not the retractable radio aerial) on the n/s rear wing?

The reason I ask is that mine was fitted...
Forum: Owners Meets 31st March 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,805
Posted By The_Laird
Iíd like to add a special note of thanks to Mark...

Iíd like to add a special note of thanks to Mark and Stephen for picking up the organisation of this meet after I dropped them in it by abdicating most of my responsibilities for personal family...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd March 2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By The_Laird
You can buy chrome-effect spray paint, which is...

You can buy chrome-effect spray paint, which is surprisingly good
Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By The_Laird
I really like them too :)

I really like them too :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 22nd February 2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,644
Posted By The_Laird
Funnily enough, your near neighbour (me) also has...

Funnily enough, your near neighbour (me) also has a similar cooling issue. I can run it on idle all day and it stays at 90. And out on the open road it sits at 90. But then, if I slow down in traffic...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 14th February 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By The_Laird
And without any warning! Double shame :tuttut:

And without any warning! Double shame :tuttut:
Forum: Spotless 11th February 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By The_Laird
Photos of that car always make me drool, Brian....

Photos of that car always make me drool, Brian. The D2 is, IMHO, a truly beautiful car but, if I were ever to be tempted away, then an RS6 estate (in that very same colour) would be high on my list....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th February 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,061
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks guys. Even after many years on this forum,...

Thanks guys. Even after many years on this forum, I still find myself amazed at how helpful (and QuickTime respond) everyone is. I know it’s been said before, but the members of this forum are...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th February 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,061
Posted By The_Laird
Itís the caption where 2 part numbers are called...

Itís the caption where 2 part numbers are called item 8. Does the wheel arch liner need to come off too?
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By The_Laird
Spot on! In a book on genetics that I read...

Spot on! In a book on genetics that I read recently, it pointed out that, not only does genetics not recognise Ďraceí, but that if you find 3 people in a pub, one white and two Ďblackí, then each of...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th February 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,061
Posted By The_Laird
There are two item 8s on the diagram. Should one...

There are two item 8s on the diagram. Should one of them be 15?

And is there a diagram of just where these hoses are - I need to check mine too.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 31st January 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By The_Laird
Not all FE interiors were LOUD! Mine (and Markís)...

Not all FE interiors were LOUD! Mine (and Markís) are silver grey - very tasteful IMHO! And the FE wheels were quite common on late non-FE cars. The FEs all had the phone prep, dark myrtle wood trim...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 31st January 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,061
Posted By The_Laird
I’ve got a slight leak from the hose directly...

I’ve got a slight leak from the hose directly below the reservoir. Is that a special hose?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 31st January 2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,061
Posted By The_Laird
Was it a stock item or a special, Brian? And did...

Was it a stock item or a special, Brian? And did you have to pay silly money?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd January 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By The_Laird
I’m on my third D2 and second S8. I’ve got just...

I’m on my third D2 and second S8. I’ve got just under 180K on the clock and the gearbox, which has had a proper gearbox oil service 3 or 4 times, is good. I’ve never got more than 24mpg, but then I...
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By The_Laird
140 miles from me. Is there no-one on the VagCom...

140 miles from me. Is there no-one on the VagCom register close by?
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By The_Laird
Just a thought - wouldn’t it be easier and...

Just a thought - wouldn’t it be easier and quicker to name a town? I know where most major towns are in the UK, but certainly not most of the post codes so, unless I take the trouble to look it up, I...
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By The_Laird
Before we moved south last February, we had even...

Before we moved south last February, we had even bigger trees. Our ceilings on the ground floor were 11 foot plus, so we’ve had some big trees! One year we had to cut a few inches off to make it fit....
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 5th January 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By The_Laird
Where’s TS12?

Where’s TS12?
Forum: Owners Meets 30th December 2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,431
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks for organising, Neil. Good to meet up with...

Thanks for organising, Neil. Good to meet up with friends old and new.

Happy New Year everyone
Forum: Owners Meets 28th December 2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By The_Laird
Yep, plan to be there on Saturday (but I have...

Yep, plan to be there on Saturday (but I have some exhaust issues that I hope to get fixed in time). Happy to consider a detailing event.

Are you sure about Bertís booking? Do you know his surname...
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd December 2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,137
Posted By The_Laird
No, he's not booked

No, he's not booked
Forum: Owners Meets 21st December 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,137
Posted By The_Laird
Now just one room left in the hotel! Have we ever...

Now just one room left in the hotel! Have we ever been so close to a sell out so far ahead of the event? +++
Forum: Owners Meets 21st December 2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,137
Posted By The_Laird
Be good to see you Sergey. Will you stay for...

Be good to see you Sergey. Will you stay for dinner on Saturday night?
Forum: Owners Meets 21st December 2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,431
Posted By The_Laird
BOOKED AS COMING! 1. Architex MA8tey - 1...

BOOKED AS COMING!

1. Architex MA8tey - 1 Adult for food
2. Sarg - 2 Adults for food
3. Wolfinsheepsclothing - 1 Adult for food.
4. CtL - 1 Adult for food.
5. Jess Slattery - Audi TT - 1 Adult...
Forum: Owners Meets 21st December 2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,431
Posted By The_Laird
We have a cocker spaniel :)

We have a cocker spaniel :)
Forum: Owners Meets 21st December 2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,431
Posted By The_Laird
Does the pub allow dogs?

Does the pub allow dogs?
Forum: Owners Meets 21st December 2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,431
Posted By The_Laird
BOOKED AS COMING! 1. Architex MA8tey - 1...

BOOKED AS COMING!

1. Architex MA8tey - 1 Adult for food
2. Sarg - 2 Adults for food
3. Wolfinsheepsclothing - 1 Adult for food.
4. CtL - 1 Adult for food.
5. Jess Slattery - Audi TT - 1 Adult...
Forum: Owners Meets 11th December 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,137
Posted By The_Laird
OK everyone, attached is the list of attendees...

OK everyone, attached is the list of attendees (with a few details missing) that currently matches up with the Durker Rood Hotel's list. Rooms have been booked under the following names:

Jim...
Forum: Owners Meets 8th December 2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,137
Posted By The_Laird
Now just 2 rooms left. I will post an...

Now just 2 rooms left.

I will post an attendance list as soon I can the time - and before I get any remarks about having all the time in the world now that I've retired, these meets take a lot of...
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By The_Laird
A message from The Laird

In response to some doubt :tuttut: over the continuing validity of my forum name (I won't mention any names :)), I have attached a copy of my certificate to show that I am, indeed, a Laird, despite...
Forum: Owners Meets 4th December 2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,137
Posted By The_Laird
Booked in person on our visit to The Peak...

Booked in person on our visit to The Peak District yesterday. +++

Now just 3 rooms left in the hotel.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd December 2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By The_Laird
I’d give Mackies or Chester Transmissions a call...

I’d give Mackies or Chester Transmissions a call and ask what they use. The former have been very helpful in my experience.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd December 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By The_Laird
I’ve spoken at length to the head technician at...

I’ve spoken at length to the head technician at Mackies (the Glasgow ZF gearbox specialists) on the 3 occasions that I’ve had the fluid in my box changed (and flushed with warm oil through the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th November 2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By The_Laird
Sergey, that should have come with a health...

Sergey, that should have come with a health warning! :o
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 16th November 2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 102
Sticky: Vagcom Register
Views: 35,210
Posted By The_Laird
ainarssems-Rushden-Northants- e-bay lead with...

ainarssems-Rushden-Northants- e-bay lead with VAGCOM, VCDS, VWTool + ELM327 Bluetooth with Scanmaster & Torque on Android + Galletto 1260 + VAS5054A with VAS-PC & ODIS + VAG K+CAN Commander + Volvo...
Forum: D2 - Lights 9th November 2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By The_Laird
IIRC, I'm pretty sure that there are 3 Torx...

IIRC, I'm pretty sure that there are 3 Torx screws, so that is probably what you're missing
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 8th November 2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By The_Laird
I've had my D2 S8 (well, actually it's now...

I've had my D2 S8 (well, actually it's now David's S8) on a track on a performance car driving course and it didn't slide at all. But I do wonder what wheels and tyres you've got on as winter wheels,...
Forum: Daily banter 7th November 2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,869
Posted By The_Laird
A whole load of things used to be legal: slavery;...

A whole load of things used to be legal: slavery; raping your wife; burning so called witches; apartheid. Legality is no guide to morality. These super-rich people are bleeding our civilisation and...
Forum: Daily banter 7th November 2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,869
Posted By The_Laird
And that's what will divide this debate. Even on...

And that's what will divide this debate. Even on my (now ceased) relatively insignificant income, I paid my taxes through PAYE and donated and raised significant sums for many charities. If I were...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 5th November 2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By The_Laird
It's an easy fix and well worth being the first...

It's an easy fix and well worth being the first check. On advice from an Audi specialist, I've removed the rubber 'teats' as they just seem to aggravate the problem (they just pull off).
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 5th November 2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By The_Laird
I think you need to learn how to post a photo...

I think you need to learn how to post a photo Dezzy! :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd November 2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By The_Laird
Have you tried the 'easy' drains in the wheel...

Have you tried the 'easy' drains in the wheel arches?
Forum: Daily banter 29th October 2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,335
Posted By The_Laird
Why? Isn't ageism illegal? We get a massive mix...

Why? Isn't ageism illegal? We get a massive mix at the meets, from maybe late 20s and early thirties to 60 plus (I'm 63 if it really matters). Shall we do do a sex audit, a race audit, an economic...
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