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Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By The_Laird
Thanks David. As my car is pretty much the same...

Thanks David. As my car is pretty much the same as yours (2002 FE S8) and I’m the same age as you, I’ll try them when my renewal is due.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th May 2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,130
Posted By The_Laird
Welcome back Amar!

Welcome back Amar!
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd May 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By The_Laird
Typical BMW propaganda IMHO. What a load of tosh....

Typical BMW propaganda IMHO. What a load of tosh. Next time we have a snowy winter, see which cars are abandoned: FWD - nope; 4WD - nope; RWD - there the ones!
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 19th May 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By The_Laird
You’re better than Google, Michaela! Thanks again

You’re better than Google, Michaela! Thanks again
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 19th May 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks guys. I get it now, but I do wonder if...

Thanks guys. I get it now, but I do wonder if this is all a bit of smoke and mirrors. Is there really a need to make that many variations of every single tyre size? And can anyone tell the difference?
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 19th May 2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By The_Laird
Just realised that the suffix on mine is JRS, not...

Just realised that the suffix on mine is JRS, not JLR, and that’s not on Sean’s list. Even more confused now
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 18th May 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By The_Laird
So why did they fit JLR tyres to my Audi, I...

So why did they fit JLR tyres to my Audi, I wonder?
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 18th May 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By The_Laird
It’s strange how much the price differs between...

It’s strange how much the price differs between the different suffix letters. And how much they’ve gone up in a year!
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 18th May 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By The_Laird
Red face Tyre spec letters - confused!

I hit another effiní pothole and now have a bulge in one of my tyres. They were all new in June last year and have only done 3,000 miles, so Iím wanting to fit the same type of tyre. The spec on the...
Forum: TT 8N 17th May 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 61,163
Posted By The_Laird
A little while ago, I took a trip to Andy’s place...

A little while ago, I took a trip to Andy’s place (pre coronavirus days) to buy roof bars. He let me have a drive in his TT - that’s why I bought one! His is a really nice, tight car, and I was...
Forum: D2 - Interior 15th May 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By The_Laird
It’s my pleasure to help other forum members now...

It’s my pleasure to help other forum members now and then, as it’s been an amazing aid to my various ‘8s ownership over, what must be, getting close to 20 years! I really think that I might have...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th May 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By The_Laird
I think we've discussed this before and Ian's...

I think we've discussed this before and Ian's opinion was that this looks like a special order car, rather than a final edition. Mark and I have the only two FEs in this colour combination that we...
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th May 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By The_Laird
Ha Ha! I bet itíll be a bit more high tech than...

Ha Ha! I bet itíll be a bit more high tech than my offering! :D
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th May 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By The_Laird
I know this is a bit low tech, but I took mine...

I know this is a bit low tech, but I took mine out and measured it! Attached are photos with dimensions written on the cover itself (in cm), taken in two different lights, so I hope enough of them...
Forum: Spotless 9th May 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By The_Laird
Iím doing a lot of Ďjustificationí here too,...

Iím doing a lot of Ďjustificationí here too, Brian. Weather has been wonderful, the BBQ is getting a hammering, and the periodical shop is heavy on the beers!
Forum: D2 - Interior 9th May 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By The_Laird
Mark did too, so he may be along soon

Mark did too, so he may be along soon
Forum: Spotless 9th May 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By The_Laird
I keep cleaning mine to shift the bird s**t! And...

I keep cleaning mine to shift the bird s**t! And I take it in turns to take one of them out to the supermarket every ten days or so (hence the effin’ bump in Asda’s car park!)
Forum: Spotless 8th May 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By The_Laird
I didnít know you had a first name that began...

I didnít know you had a first name that began with ĎXí. :D
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th May 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By The_Laird
Do you have pre-drilled holes on the front...

Do you have pre-drilled holes on the front bumper?

IIRC, I’ve tried something like this before, but the lower face went all faded and looked naff. But I’m prepared to try again. This solution...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th May 2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks for this. I’ll have a closer look, as the...

Thanks for this. I’ll have a closer look, as the bolts seem very similar to the ones that I have already
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th May 2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By The_Laird
Number plate fixings

My (embossed metal) number plates are both secured by the double-sided sticky foam pads, which Iím not too fond of!

The front number plate, because its curved, frequently pops off at one end or...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 3rd May 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,476
Posted By The_Laird
Jeez, MJ, some of this keeps me awake at night!...

Jeez, MJ, some of this keeps me awake at night! Is there anything that fazes you? You need to get on Mastermind!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd May 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Michaela!+++

Thanks Michaela!+++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st May 2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By The_Laird
Mine arrived this morning and, even though there...

Mine arrived this morning and, even though there were no instructions, they're fitted! :)

But what are the little orange clips?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th April 2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By The_Laird
Ordered too! Thanks Michaela

Ordered too! Thanks Michaela
Forum: A4/S4 B6 26th April 2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By The_Laird
Ooh, nice!

Ooh, nice!
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th April 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By The_Laird
I eventually scrapped the 2 rear calipers that...

I eventually scrapped the 2 rear calipers that they did for me (after they’d been sent back for a rework, with no compensation for the cost of refitting twice to my car). They leaked (so much for...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th April 2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By The_Laird
I am so worried about contradicting Michaela,...

I am so worried about contradicting Michaela, but, seriously. Do not use BCS in Nottingham! I have had front and rear calipers rebuilt by these cowboys, all have which have failed big time! Theyíve...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd April 2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,247
Posted By The_Laird
Brilliant Michaela! I trust that I’m on your...

Brilliant Michaela! I trust that I’m on your waiting list? :)
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th April 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Michaela, thatís very kind of you

Thanks Michaela, thatís very kind of you
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By The_Laird
I’m planning on a paint job for both wings,...

I’m planning on a paint job for both wings, bonnet and front bumper once rhe panels are replaced.

I must have missed Sergey’s D3 bolt covers - is it on here somewhere?

As for driving it, I’m...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By The_Laird
And my insurance company is happy for me to...

And my insurance company is happy for me to choose a repair shop and to fit the used panels. But I suppose that I’ll have to wait until the lockdown eases. So, back to the TTS then.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By The_Laird
Those two are now mine!

Those two are now mine!
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By The_Laird
Paint colour/code is 4Z/LZ9W. Is that the same as...

Paint colour/code is 4Z/LZ9W. Is that the same as yours Mark?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By The_Laird
More pics:

More pics:
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By The_Laird
I knew that you’d know, MJ. I’m sure that mine is...

I knew that you’d know, MJ. I’m sure that mine is Ebony Black Pearl - I’ll check the build sticker, but I share your thoughts on new panels, Michaela. Will the glass need swapping out, or do the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By The_Laird
Lots of swear words!

Hit a bl**dy bollard in Asda this morning :mad:

The front o/s wing and door are damaged, probably in need of new panels, I suspect, as they're aluminium.

Does anyone know (well I'm sure at...
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By The_Laird
Brilliant - pun intended! +++

Brilliant - pun intended! +++
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th April 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By The_Laird
I’ll add my name to that list Sean. I had no idea...

I’ll add my name to that list Sean. I had no idea that there was such a recent disc available
Forum: Daily banter 3rd April 2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,485
Posted By The_Laird
Well, here’s a novel solution to the coronavirus...

Well, here’s a novel solution to the coronavirus pandemic. This is from my daily Bloomberg news feed, so not t’internet fake news:

A Navy captain commanding an airrcraft carrier pleaded for help...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd April 2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By The_Laird
Isn’t this typical of the gearbox rear output...

Isn’t this typical of the gearbox rear output seal leaking onto the cat? Or doesn’t that happen in the V6?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 31st March 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By The_Laird
I only ever use mine where there are average...

I only ever use mine where there are average speed cameras! It’s always been a bit temperamental and more bother than it’s worth most of the time, IMHO. Now, if we had any good long stretches of...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 29th March 2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By The_Laird
Dim question alert! I thought ‘fenders’ were...

Dim question alert!

I thought ‘fenders’ were bumpers in UK speak. Are we talking bumpers or wheel arches?
Forum: D2 - Lights 26th March 2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,191
Posted By The_Laird
I tried a load of different bulbs (LED and...

I tried a load of different bulbs (LED and standard filament bulbs) but nothing (green, yellow, orange ....) gave the right colour. I had a couple of MOT advisories and a failure, then gave up and...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th March 2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,063
Posted By The_Laird
Good try, but Christine chose the fabric! :)

Good try, but Christine chose the fabric! :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th March 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,063
Posted By The_Laird
I think sheís been pretty well tested already....

I think sheís been pretty well tested already. But maybe this could stump her:

I have a 2002 FE S8 (which MJ has done some amazing work on) which I used to pick up some chairs from a reupholsterer...
Forum: Daily banter 24th March 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,485
Posted By The_Laird
pH is actually a measure of the concentration of...

pH is actually a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a liquid and, according to Medical News Today ďHealthy cells have a slightly alkaline internal environment with a pH of around 7.2....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th March 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,063
Posted By The_Laird
Even more issues - the 'black bolt' isn't there...

Even more issues - the 'black bolt' isn't there and, as you can see from the photos, never has been there. So I had to drill the power steering fluid reservoir bracket and fit a nut and bolt. But I...
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd March 2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By The_Laird
Extended leather was an option, I think. It...

Extended leather was an option, I think. It included leather door cards, lower dash (glove box, etc) and sides of the transmission tunnel.
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd March 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,993
Posted By The_Laird
I hope you manage to get us all sorted out - I...

I hope you manage to get us all sorted out - I really don’t envy you (David and Brian) with all this going on as well as your own personal challenges. Nothing is certain for the coming months (or...
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