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Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th October 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 85
Posted By steamship
Would it be a case where the garage have trimmed...

Would it be a case where the garage have trimmed them too much, so allowing for too much movement, manifested by the 'clonk' you hear? As your example from forward to reverse, you've stopped with...
Forum: Daily banter 13th October 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By steamship
Ray is now kicking himself with his cowboy boots...

Ray is now kicking himself with his cowboy boots for 'volunteering' :ROFL:

Just wondering if Ray will be playing this on the coach stereo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBN86y30Ufc
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th October 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By steamship
If it isn't your driving style, then don't just...

If it isn't your driving style, then don't just buy a new brake switch. As Mark mentioned, the switch may just need adjusting by half a turn or so, and you use VCDS to set it.

EDIT: Just found the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th October 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By steamship
The spelling differences could be due to a number...

The spelling differences could be due to a number of things. It could be to do with the region of the world in which the article was written (colour in the UK, color in the US), it could be to do...
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th October 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By steamship
Is it an easy job to take apart? I have an...

Is it an easy job to take apart? I have an intermittent issue with the rear light on mine, which is due to two of the LEDs being faulty. Just wondering if mine is due to dry solder joints as well.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th October 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By steamship
Unusual. Do you get notifications about other...

Unusual. Do you get notifications about other subscribed threads? If yes, what about trying to Unsubscribe and then Subscribe again to the thread. Other than that, I'm stumped.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd October 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By steamship
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachme...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20205&stc=1&d=1538570097

Well spotted Ray. Keep him in suspense for a while ;)
Forum: Daily banter 2nd October 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By steamship
Could be worse. Could have photos of each one as...

Could be worse. Could have photos of each one as well!
Forum: Daily banter 27th September 2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By steamship
Thanks for reproducing the article. An...

Thanks for reproducing the article. An interesting read, and nice to see the S8 up against the competition.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th September 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By steamship
If you didn't have this ticked previously, you...

If you didn't have this ticked previously, you may not be subscribed to the thread. Near the top right, below the page number, there is an option for 'Thread Tools'. The last option on that is...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th September 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By steamship
Lovely sound, and a lot better than the 'Rice...

Lovely sound, and a lot better than the 'Rice Krispies' sounding ones. +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th September 2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By steamship
I've had the same issue with mine ever since I...

I've had the same issue with mine ever since I got it. I put it down to the fact that the previous owner managed to clip both rear corners, as both outer lights were cracked, and the left side has a...
Forum: Daily banter 28th August 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By steamship
Very nicely attired Ray. I hope you had the coach...

Very nicely attired Ray. I hope you had the coach door closed whilst you were driving! :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th August 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By steamship
That's weird. I bought my towbar from The_Laird...

That's weird. I bought my towbar from The_Laird (Jim) and fitted it myself, including wiring it in, and mine is also LPG (I have a 120l tank across the back).

Out of curiosity, where is the LPG...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By steamship
If you look above the door handles on either...

If you look above the door handles on either side, you'll a purplish area. This is where the image from the cameras are displayed.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd August 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By steamship
Will also be keen to see before and after photos...

Will also be keen to see before and after photos of the parts on the car.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 20th August 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By steamship
You'll find that quite a lot of members here...

You'll find that quite a lot of members here either have the 'Final Edition' 9-spoke alloys or the Avus ones. I'm also in that group, but do have one decent photo of the S8 on a different set of...
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th August 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By steamship
One of the good changes they made from the D2, as...

One of the good changes they made from the D2, as with that, when driving at night and you used the washers, the lights were completely useless. It was like switching the lights off and then on...
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th August 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By steamship
They only work when the lights are on. You also...

They only work when the lights are on. You also have to use the windscreen washers for several seconds before the headlight ones work.
Forum: Other Audis 20th August 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By steamship
Maybe Audi are just adding their cut as well....

Maybe Audi are just adding their cut as well. Have you contacted AT to ask if they can take payment over the phone? Might be worth a try.
Forum: Other Audis 19th August 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By steamship
There was a post on here some time ago about...

There was a post on here some time ago about payment issues with Audi Tradition, and specifically with PayPal. Can't remember if there was a solution to it.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th August 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,084
Posted By steamship
'Brilliant' job. +++ I think I kept my old ones,...

'Brilliant' job. +++ I think I kept my old ones, so will have to give that a try sometime, and if I can produce the same result, will try the bonnet ones as well. Like yours, mine were showing signs...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 18th August 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,163
Posted By steamship
The one I got was from a '05 A4 and had the 3-pin...

The one I got was from a '05 A4 and had the 3-pin rounded connector. The part number is 8L0951605A, which is identical to the part number for a '02 A8, although as MJ mentioned, the later ones are...
Forum: Owners Meets 18th August 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By steamship
Seeing all those cars in one big convoy is...

Seeing all those cars in one big convoy is amazing. Only problem is if you're watching the convoy, you're not in it.

When I got the S8, it had 21x10.5 all round, and only rubbed on the front...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th August 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By steamship
If you take Brian up on his offer, head over to...

If you take Brian up on his offer, head over to this thread on how to replace it:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6992

...and you're right, it is a real PITA.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th August 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By steamship
Stunning car and love the D4 interior. Could...

Stunning car and love the D4 interior. Could almost live in it. GLWS.
Forum: Daily banter 10th August 2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By steamship
Good to hear, Ray. If you don't like that...

Good to hear, Ray.

If you don't like that hot thing in the sky, send it over here.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th August 2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,145
Posted By steamship
Rereading your original post again, and what...

Rereading your original post again, and what others have said about how it detects an obstruction, it sounds like the steel cable used in the mechanism has started fraying and wrapping itself around...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th August 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,145
Posted By steamship
Andrew, instructions on how to remove the rear...

Andrew, instructions on how to remove the rear door cards can be found here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=85205#post85205
Forum: House and Home DIY 7th August 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By steamship
I don't know how planning works in the rest of...

I don't know how planning works in the rest of the UK, but here in Northern Ireland it goes through the local council. If that were the case, then they would/should have blocked the planning...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd August 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By steamship
I like this one the best, with the megaphone...

I like this one the best, with the megaphone facility. Then the idiots in front of me would really hear what I had to say about their driving. :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 29th July 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By steamship
Welcome from me. The 18s will fit no problem, and...

Welcome from me. The 18s will fit no problem, and they will help fill the wheel arches and give the car a better stance. As for spacers, some people fit them just to bring the wheels that little bit...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd July 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By steamship
Good man. Keep on trucking... or should that be...

Good man. Keep on trucking... or should that be 'Keep on coaching'? :)
Forum: Daily banter 20th July 2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By steamship
...and the way they get to the bolts for the top...

...and the way they get to the bolts for the top cover! "It's carbon fibre, it'll take your weight, just lie on it"
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By steamship
I think they are still in the planning process,...

I think they are still in the planning process, based on a review I read on their Facebook page. They are ruling out a lot of people based on postcode (BT) or a NI registration. Just as well all mine...
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By steamship
Just had to try this one. Not available in...

Just had to try this one. Not available in Northern Ireland, despite being underwritten by AXA, who just happen to be my current insurer. :Confused:

They won't quote for either D3 and they seem to...
Forum: Daily banter 18th July 2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By steamship
Now that you mention them, I have heard their ad...

Now that you mention them, I have heard their ad on the radio, but never considered them.





Will check Admiral, Direct Line & Privilege tomorrow & see what they say.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th July 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,624
Posted By steamship
Slightly OT, but was quite surprised that this...

Slightly OT, but was quite surprised that this even existed:

https://www.ecarni.com/charge-point-map

I'm at the other end of the country, but if you want to meet up (if not inundated with...
Forum: Daily banter 18th July 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By steamship
Insurance Time For The D2 A8 - Options

It's coming up to that time of the year again as I've just got my renewal notice for the D2. Current renewal quote is for £382. Under normal circumstances, I usually just do a couple of quick online...
Forum: Daily banter 9th July 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By steamship
Beat me to it with Inspirational.

Beat me to it with Inspirational.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th July 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By steamship
It appears my link in that thread no longer...

It appears my link in that thread no longer works, so try here:

https://www.kufatec.co.uk/shop/en/car-hifi-components/aux-terminal-adapter/video-in-adapter-tv-tuner
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th July 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By steamship
Check out the following thread: ...

Check out the following thread:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=65026
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 8th July 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,903
Posted By steamship
For those fitting these to a PF D3 that require...

For those fitting these to a PF D3 that require the addition of shims, I came across this image that might help with how the shims are fitted in relation to everything else.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By steamship
Baby due Monday, baby arrives Monday. You have...

Baby due Monday, baby arrives Monday. You have him well trained already. Congratulations to mum, dad, newborn and big brother/sister.
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 28th June 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By steamship
Mine reads as 0004349.

Mine reads as 0004349.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,874
Posted By steamship
Ray, as with others, I would like to pass on my...

Ray, as with others, I would like to pass on my sincerest condolences on hearing the news. Please know that my thoughts are with you and all your family at this time. I, like the rest of your...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd June 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,903
Posted By steamship
And just to confirm what I said was correct, I've...

And just to confirm what I said was correct, I've managed to find the new jets and shims and fitted them to the '04 D3, and they work fine. The fiddly bit was fitting the shims.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd June 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,903
Posted By steamship
Not quite. The FL D3 doesn't require the spacer,...

Not quite. The FL D3 doesn't require the spacer, but the PF D3 does. See the comment by tc4332 (Ray) regarding the reasons.

I know that the ones I bought off AliExpress and fitted to my '08 S8...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st June 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,411
Posted By steamship
Just as an aside, the same issue affects the VW...

Just as an aside, the same issue affects the VW Passat (maybe other VWs as well). My brother couldn't get his phone to connect despite BT being installed and active. The proposed solution found on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th June 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,140
Posted By steamship
So 'Exclusive' that there isn't a single photo to...

So 'Exclusive' that there isn't a single photo to justify the £25k price tag.
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