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Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 6th August 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By MikkiJayne
A quick search suggests that would be 55mm...

A quick search suggests that would be 55mm diameter so would work ok for the 2.8 or 3.7, but would be a bit small for the S8 which is 60mm.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 6th August 2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By MikkiJayne
I am pretty sure an FL D2 won't pass the...

I am pretty sure an FL D2 won't pass the age-appropriate appropriate emissions test without cats - I've tried it. Big Red (2002) has the pre-cats only which keep the ECU happy, but needs to be...
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th August 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,569
Posted By MikkiJayne
This seems to work ok, although its a tricky one...

This seems to work ok, although its a tricky one to print with the large overhang.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23701&stc=1&d=1596554380
...
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th August 2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,569
Posted By MikkiJayne
It never occurred to me to take it out by just...

It never occurred to me to take it out by just disconnecting the hinges. I always just unbolt the whole thing.

The puddle lights don't fit. That would have been a sensible and far simpler...
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th August 2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,569
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hmm. Should I just print a complete replacement...

Hmm. Should I just print a complete replacement using LEDs?

Is the glovebox still in the car at this point or have you removed it?
Forum: Daily banter 3rd August 2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By MikkiJayne
Use the paperclip in the Advanced Reply option: ...

Use the paperclip in the Advanced Reply option:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23697&stc=1&d=1596465818

I then copy the URL of the image by right clicking the link
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd August 2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By MikkiJayne
That was mostly because yours had previously been...

That was mostly because yours had previously been modified to fit a PF, so I had to un-modify it again to go back on the FL :)
Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By MikkiJayne
I just upload the images directly in posts. I...

I just upload the images directly in posts. I don't believe there is a limit on that.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd August 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By MikkiJayne
I would pay no more than 1K for an S8 which...

I would pay no more than 1K for an S8 which doesn't drive (half that for an A8). I paid that for my Murple because I knew it was recoverable, and also for my FEs for the red leather. In the case of...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th July 2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By MikkiJayne
I had the opposite issue in my Murple. The monkey...

I had the opposite issue in my Murple. The monkey who fitted the alarm and remote-start tried getting the transponder out of one key and destroyed it in the process, so then cut up the other key and...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 28th July 2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By MikkiJayne
The D2 chip is the glass one and can't be moved...

The D2 chip is the glass one and can't be moved to another key as it is epoxied in place. Coding a new key from scratch requires the immobiliser pin which is non-trivial to get. Audi just plug it in...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th July 2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,962
Posted By MikkiJayne
Steffen Nahnsen makes them at the moment. His...

Steffen Nahnsen makes them at the moment. His latest listing has expired but if you ask he may relist them...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 27th July 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thoughts in purple

Thoughts in purple
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 26th July 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By MikkiJayne
Technically yes (unless you have phone prep), but...

Technically yes (unless you have phone prep), but it is a pretty complicated thing with tendrils in every corner of the car. You have to have the whole interior out, including carpet, door cards,...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th July 2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
Very interesting. So I was dead wrong about...

Very interesting. So I was dead wrong about stiffness then :D The trade off of reduced weight is flexibility of the caliper. With the D2 brake system already being pretty spongy, I wonder what effect...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th July 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By MikkiJayne
You could flat tow it in neutral 1/2 km without...

You could flat tow it in neutral 1/2 km without any problems. 30km max at <30km/h, otherwise it needs a flat bed. Do not tow it with one axle lifted.

Its unlikely to be a wet ECU - that sits right...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th July 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm a bit stumped on that then tbh. I doubt the...

I'm a bit stumped on that then tbh. I doubt the fuel pump relau could cause that, unless somehow it can't stay turned on and is letting the pump die. Never seen that before though. IIRC its in the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th July 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By MikkiJayne
That sounds like fuel starvation. How much fuel...

That sounds like fuel starvation. How much fuel is in it? Have you run it below 1/4 tank since the pump was replaced?

Do you have VCDS / other code scanner?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th July 2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
Lighter and simpler but more costly to make. They...

Lighter and simpler but more costly to make. They have better wheel clearance as they can be thinner around the perimeter as they don't have bolts holding them together. I suspect they may also be...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 24th July 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By MikkiJayne
The 3.7 and 2.7TT both use 5HP19 gearboxes...

The 3.7 and 2.7TT both use 5HP19 gearboxes whereas the 4.2 uses the 5HP24. The extra cooler is a bit of a hack to try and compensate for pushing the 5HP19 to / beyond its design limits. They really...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th July 2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes. All the Brembo multi-piston calipers are...

Yes. All the Brembo multi-piston calipers are aluminium. The D2 S8 and RS versions are split calipers meaning they are two halves bolted together. The Porsche 17z and 18z are monoblocks so a single...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd July 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've replaced the 250ml of oil which is lost from...

I've replaced the 250ml of oil which is lost from the heat exchanger when removing the radiator that way, but I haven't tried filling it. I don't believe there is a free-flowing path in to the sump...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd July 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By MikkiJayne
I tried the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'...

I tried the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' approach with one of mine and it broke anyway :(

Personally I am sceptical of the dislodged crud theory as all the auto boxes I've opened up have been...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd July 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, the B7 rotors are almost flat, whereas the...

Yes, the B7 rotors are almost flat, whereas the C5 has about 6mm more offset iirc. That's all down to the C5 RS6 having more offset on the hub as it uses D2 wheel hubs (which sit 6mm further out than...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd July 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
They are 2-piece rotors, just staked together...

They are 2-piece rotors, just staked together rather than bolted like the RS4.

Weights from memory:

RS4 - 5.5Kg
RS6 - 6.5Kg
A8 - 14Kg!!
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st July 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hmm ok. The central locking module is mostly...

Hmm ok. The central locking module is mostly responsible for all that stuff. I'll have a look at the diagrams when I get a chance. I had one with this exact behaviour because a fuse had been pulled...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st July 2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By MikkiJayne
Check the fuse for the interior lights. That...

Check the fuse for the interior lights. That causes both your problems +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th July 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
Larger pads you say... ...

Larger pads you say...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23640&stc=1&d=1595235429

Porsche / Q7 18z pad vs S8 Brembo! These things are huge :eek2: Tbh I should have figured...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 18th July 2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,175
Posted By MikkiJayne
Loads on ebay if you search for 'bmw e38 lumbar...

Loads on ebay if you search for 'bmw e38 lumbar valve' +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 17th July 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By MikkiJayne
That looks like Swing Grey to me, possibly...

That looks like Swing Grey to me, possibly platinum, but its hard to tell in photos.

What do the colour code stickers on the inside of the panels say?

For example here is a soul black one:
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th July 2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
Correct ^ The RS4 setup is on an S8 Brembo...

Correct ^

The RS4 setup is on an S8 Brembo upright whereas I am showing the Porsche 18z with the A8 HP2 upright.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 16th July 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By MikkiJayne
That is a Prestige description. Have you spoken...

That is a Prestige description. Have you spoken to them about it? It may be a mistake in the description or packing, in which case I'm sure they would be happy to help rectify the issue.

Do you...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th July 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
All of my HP2 D2s brake better than my Brembo D2s...

All of my HP2 D2s brake better than my Brembo D2s :(



http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23612&stc=1&d=1594888873
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th July 2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
Sooo.... A8 upright, A6 C5 hub, OE S8 345mm...

Sooo....

A8 upright, A6 C5 hub, OE S8 345mm disc:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23603&stc=1&d=1594831739

To make the S8 disc work on the A6 hub (moving it inboard...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th July 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
I can't lock the wheels on my S8. I can't even...

I can't lock the wheels on my S8. I can't even trigger the ABS on dry tarmac.

This is what I mean about the 18z calipers btw:
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 14th July 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By MikkiJayne
You're right. Hmm. Checking Etka, it looks like...

You're right. Hmm. Checking Etka, it looks like only the autos have the phenolic spacers and I inadvertently stumbled on the factory difference without realising when I took them out for the manual...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th July 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,175
Posted By MikkiJayne
Quality German plastic strikes again...

Quality German plastic strikes again http://www.corradov8.com/pics/banghead.gif

Could you extend the pipework and put the pump in the seat base? Then you could epoxy it knowing that it's...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th July 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
Well, the 2 piston D3 calipers Work...

Well, the 2 piston D3 calipers


Work properly
Are simple to service
Don't seize up if the day has a Y in it
Don't squeak
Fit on larger discs than stock
Are reliable
Work properly (I...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 14th July 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By MikkiJayne
Wolfinsheepsclothes did that for his manual swap,...

Wolfinsheepsclothes did that for his manual swap, although he used an 0A3 gearbox and Skoda mounting brackets, but the principle is the same. They just need a riser fabricating which is two oval...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 14th July 2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By MikkiJayne
Pricey things over here though. Cheaper to modify...

Pricey things over here though. Cheaper to modify B5 mounts instead.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th July 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've done B7 RS4 brakes on a D2. Thats easy as...

I've done B7 RS4 brakes on a D2. Thats easy as they are radial mount calipers the same as the D2 Brembos so the adapter is a 10mm thick flat plate with 4 holes in it. I would expect they fit in some...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th July 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
oh gotcha +++ I read that wrong! A hydraulic...

oh gotcha +++ I read that wrong!

A hydraulic handbrake is not allowed for road use here. We have to have something mechanical.

Aren't the 17z discs smaller than the stock FL S8 fronts though?...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th July 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,175
Posted By MikkiJayne
I took a scrap one apart to see what was in it...

I took a scrap one apart to see what was in it and where the lumbar support went, but never got as far as finding where the leaks are so I'm interested to see what you find out +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th July 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,029
Posted By MikkiJayne
6-piston calipers with no provision for...

6-piston calipers with no provision for handbrake, on the rear? :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 10th July 2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By MikkiJayne
Objects in the mirror are losing :ROFL:

Objects in the mirror are losing :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 10th July 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By MikkiJayne
To do it properly needs a donor car from which to...

To do it properly needs a donor car from which to extract the wiring harness, and requires the headlining out. It has 6 connections to other circuits, comprising side lights, reverse lights, switched...
Forum: Daily banter 7th July 2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,151
Posted By MikkiJayne
100 on Amazon Prime at the mo, but you could...

100 on Amazon Prime at the mo, but you could have it tomorrow. I'm sure its cheaper there too when they haven't got any stock :D
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 5th July 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah thats tricky to line up. I find its easier...

Yeah thats tricky to line up. I find its easier to push the union down on to the pump body while getting the banjo to catch as thats the best chance of getting it parallel with the threads.

One...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th July 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oil on the front is not from the valley gasket as...

Oil on the front is not from the valley gasket as that can only get down the back. Things on the front are cam and crank oil seals which usually tend to be a bit damp but not leak profusely. The...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd July 2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By MikkiJayne
Just saw this on FB - this is apparently a type...

Just saw this on FB - this is apparently a type of rubber adhesive

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23565&stc=1&d=1593778673

Sugru might work too, although that might set...
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