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Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,502
Posted By PsYcHe
The white taxis as you walk out the arrivals cost...

The white taxis as you walk out the arrivals cost a fortune usually. You can book an when you get your bags, and they'll usually be about 10-15 minutes and get you in the pick up zone across the road.
Forum: Daily banter 13th February 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By PsYcHe
Guessing it's the swapping bits thing.. Though I...

Guessing it's the swapping bits thing.. Though I think the climate unit may be one of the bits with component protection on it, can't remember now.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 2nd January 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By PsYcHe
I use TeamViewer to access my PC and access...

I use TeamViewer to access my PC and access anything else from there.
Forum: House and Home DIY 20th December 2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By PsYcHe
I'm sure my b&q job was pretty reasonably priced...

I'm sure my b&q job was pretty reasonably priced when I bought it last year.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 20th December 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By PsYcHe
A scan will help to pinpoint it. I had a wheel...

A scan will help to pinpoint it. I had a wheel bearing go which mashed an ABS sensor, causing similar errors.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 14th December 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By PsYcHe
My PF D3 did the same in the cold, you need to...

My PF D3 did the same in the cold, you need to make sure the wash concentrate is strong enough, otherwise it freezes in the pipe, and pops the connector off with the pressure.
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,502
Posted By PsYcHe
If you're a fan of Gin, then Gin71 is a few...

If you're a fan of Gin, then Gin71 is a few minutes walk up the road on Renfield St.

The Amber Regent is a particularly fine Oriental Restaurant which is nearby, or the Ho Wong about 5 minutes...
Forum: D2 - Interior 21st November 2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By PsYcHe
I'm sure I've seen posts on this elsewhere. I...

I'm sure I've seen posts on this elsewhere. I think if you can get the under tray off and hands up the front of the engine, it can be released.
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 9th November 2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By PsYcHe
Yup.. I think they were discontinued a good while...

Yup.. I think they were discontinued a good while ago. I think the cost put people off and they swapped them for normal wheels when the first tyre replacement came round.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 6th November 2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By PsYcHe
It's particularly an issue if you use outlook on...

It's particularly an issue if you use outlook on the desktop, as it saves the contact details for a quick lookup. When the little box appears with the name as you type it in, see what it says, if I...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 31st October 2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By PsYcHe
Tyres will make all the difference. 20s with crap...

Tyres will make all the difference. 20s with crap tyres will be worse than 19s with good tyres, and vice versa.
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 31st October 2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By PsYcHe
Yup.. The newer ones are 66mm and the older ones...

Yup.. The newer ones are 66mm and the older ones are 57mm. Pretty sure the D4 is the new size, and D3 the old one.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th October 2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By PsYcHe
A lot of car for the money.. And one of the few...

A lot of car for the money.. And one of the few things I'd consider swapping out the A7 for. I do still sometimes miss that 4.2TDi lump.
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 8th October 2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By PsYcHe
Could just be the way that the unit reports back...

Could just be the way that the unit reports back to the car. Possibly the old one reported each stage of the engine start, and this one simply reports an engine start while it manages the process.
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By PsYcHe
It's only really arrived in the last year or so...

It's only really arrived in the last year or so as an OEM fitment. A few aftermarket stereos with them that might work in D2s. If you've got MMI, you're basically stuffed unless you can retrofit the...
Forum: Daily banter 27th September 2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By PsYcHe
I was quite impressed when using it in a hire...

I was quite impressed when using it in a hire Astra a few months ago. It works standalone on Android phones too, giving the same reduction in interface clutter for using the phone in a holder.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th July 2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By PsYcHe
Check for a short inside the adapter. Or pick up...

Check for a short inside the adapter. Or pick up a new one from halfrauds or a caravan shop
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th June 2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By PsYcHe
Assuming you've tried hex keys, etc? A photo...

Assuming you've tried hex keys, etc? A photo would be needed otherwise.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th June 2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By PsYcHe
Must... Resist...

Must... Resist...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th June 2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By PsYcHe
As far as I know, it'll accept part worn values....

As far as I know, it'll accept part worn values. The procedure is on the ross-tech wiki
Forum: Daily banter 9th June 2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By PsYcHe
The rear headroom is compromised a little. I'm...

The rear headroom is compromised a little. I'm 6'2 and it's a bit tight, though usually I'm in the front :)
Forum: Daily banter 2nd June 2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By PsYcHe
A7/A8 Dieselgate recall

http://fourtitude.com/news/audi-recalls-a8-a7-models-europe/

Looks like it's expanding.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 26th May 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By PsYcHe
Groupon usually have some good deals for air con...

Groupon usually have some good deals for air con recharge, had my oldest's done for 19, which is less than half the price for the kit from Halfrauds.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th May 2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By PsYcHe
You do get MMI loop extension kits to drop in...

You do get MMI loop extension kits to drop in stuff like the Dension units from Kufatec (and probably ebay)
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th April 2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By PsYcHe
At least there's some progress in getting it all...

At least there's some progress in getting it all up and running. Better result than the magic disco blinds in thr rear :)
Forum: A7/S7/RS7 4G 6th April 2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,945
Posted By PsYcHe
Very nice :) I do like the A7 in black, but...

Very nice :)

I do like the A7 in black, but my silver one hides the dirt better...
Forum: A7/S7/RS7 4G 3rd April 2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,945
Posted By PsYcHe
A very nice A7 it is too Ian :) The BiTDI is a...

A very nice A7 it is too Ian :) The BiTDI is a great engine, though I did want to go back to petrol for my next car after my 4.2TDI A8.

I didn't realise that keyless was an option on the A7. Is it...
Forum: Daily banter 1st April 2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By PsYcHe
The android auto integration is only on the new...

The android auto integration is only on the new models of car, but the app will run as a standalone, giving a much cleaner interface, more akin to a car or satnav. It'll launch on connection to a...
Forum: Daily banter 31st March 2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By PsYcHe
Bluetooth autoplay (Android)

For those of us who use Android mobiles, and have bluetooth streaming in the motor, I'd thoroughly recommend the 'bluetooth connect and play' app. It'll kick off your music app of choice when the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 3rd March 2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By PsYcHe
Wireless chargers are only a few quid from ebay.....

Wireless chargers are only a few quid from ebay.. Used to use them on my old Galaxy S5 as the connector was broken. All i did was put a band on it to hold the phone in place :)
Forum: D3 - Transmission 2nd March 2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By PsYcHe
I'd look into refurbing the gearbox. Still a lot...

I'd look into refurbing the gearbox. Still a lot less than replacing the car.
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By PsYcHe
If at any point you have any qualms about buying...

If at any point you have any qualms about buying a car, walk away.
Forum: Other marques 14th February 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,689
Posted By PsYcHe
I looked at both the SVO and the 3000GT in the...

I looked at both the SVO and the 3000GT in the past :)
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th February 2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By PsYcHe
The a6/7/8 have a similar b&O.. The q7 has...

The a6/7/8 have a similar b&O.. The q7 has something different, and the a5 down have something much cheaper.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th February 2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By PsYcHe
And pretty much any good classical. Iron...

And pretty much any good classical.

Iron Maiden's Pantom of the Opera is also a great tune for B&O
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th January 2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By PsYcHe
One will be the ACC vs Normal Cruise clusters.

One will be the ACC vs Normal Cruise clusters.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th January 2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By PsYcHe
Can't remember exactly, but I'm sure is was...

Can't remember exactly, but I'm sure is was about 700rpm at idle. Mine was remapped and had dpf removed, but still would do over 30mpg at 85 (ahem kph)
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th December 2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By PsYcHe
Keyless entry unit can cause all manner of...

Keyless entry unit can cause all manner of funnies when it gets wet and fries. Mine refused to start or open with keyless a lot, and would sometimes refuse to give the key back from the ignition...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd December 2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 282
Posted By PsYcHe
I still miss my D2 sports seats. Best car seats...

I still miss my D2 sports seats. Best car seats I have ever been in, ever.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 14th November 2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By PsYcHe
Yup.. I had this in my '8s. Even worse I found if...

Yup.. I had this in my '8s. Even worse I found if only a rear window was open.

The A7 doesn't seem to have the issue.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 2nd November 2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,792
Posted By PsYcHe
Is it worse when it's been raining? My 2003 D3...

Is it worse when it's been raining? My 2003 D3 had an issue with water ingress when I got it, which caused issues with starting.
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 26th October 2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By PsYcHe
My A7 wheels are a chrome finish, which is shiny,...

My A7 wheels are a chrome finish, which is shiny, but at 5 years old, they are looking a bit worse for wear, and that's a powder coat job to fix, possibly a specialist as a couple of places I've...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 401
Posted By PsYcHe
They're crap :) If you have the plain...

They're crap :)

If you have the plain button, retrofit the newer, round metal button.
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By PsYcHe
My first was a 1.3 mk 1 astra in pine green...

My first was a 1.3 mk 1 astra in pine green metallic, with lovely brown seats :)
Forum: Motormouth 8th October 2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,617
Posted By PsYcHe
So interestingly.. My entire MMI system could be...

So interestingly.. My entire MMI system could be seen as a phone.. Or maybe even the car itself as it can make calls using its built in SIM...
Forum: Daily banter 8th October 2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By PsYcHe
Ah.. The Maestro... Could be worse.. I had a...

Ah.. The Maestro... Could be worse.. I had a 2.0 Montego for a while, not even fuel injected.
Forum: Motormouth 7th October 2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,617
Posted By PsYcHe
Oi! I resemble that remark! :ROFL: But...

Oi! I resemble that remark! :ROFL:

But yeah... It's also an awful lot easier to be bundled off the bike by a bit of crappy tarmac if you're not looking.. so irrespective of the legal position,...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th September 2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By PsYcHe
Only late facelifts had 3g. So if there's no...

Only late facelifts had 3g. So if there's no joystick on ths main knob then it's 2g
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th September 2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By PsYcHe
Which year of car do you have? D3? D2? If it's...

Which year of car do you have? D3? D2? If it's D3, then it's 2G unless it has the little joystick on top of the main control knob.
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,967
Posted By PsYcHe
I think it can be remapped easily, though I've...

I think it can be remapped easily, though I've not actually checked properly.. Lots of maps for the 333hp S4 variant of the engine, which I assume is just a different map/rev range anyway. Shark are...
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